Sunday, May 2, 2010

In honor of Mother's Day

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I've been wanting to post a giveaway for Mother's Day all week.
I think I've finally settled on what I want to do.

The winner may choose any print from my Etsy shop in 8x10 or 8x8 size.
All photographs are printed exclusively on Kodak Professional Endura Paper in a beautiful lustre finish.

Some mother's day facts:
In its present form, Mother's Day was established by Anna Marie Jarvis, following the death of her mother Ann Jarvis on May 9, 1905, with the help of a Philadelphia merchant called John Wanamaker. A small service was held in 12 May 1907 in the Andrew's Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, where Anna's mother had been teaching Sunday school. But the first "official" service was in 10 May 1908 in the same church, accompanied by a larger ceremony in the Wanamaker Auditorium in the Wanamaker's store on Philadelphia. She then campaigned to establish Mother's Day as a U.S. national holiday, and later as an international holiday.

The holiday was declared officially by the state of West Virginia in 1910, and the rest of states followed quickly. On May 8, 1914, the U.S. Congress passed a law designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

Here's some typical motherly advice...we've all said a few of these:
* Make sure to change your underwear always; you never know when you'll have an accident.
* Don't make that face or it'll solidify in that position.
* Be careful or else you'll put your eye out.
* What if everyone jumped into a well? Would you do it, too?
* You have enough filth behind those ears to grow potatoes!
* C'mon close that door! Were you born in a barn?
* If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.
* Don't put that thing in your mouth; you don't know where it's been!

All you have to do is visit my Etsy shop and come back here and tell me which of my prints is your favorite.

The rules:
··Accepting comments from now until May 7th at 8pm
··One comment per person, make sure I can contact you in some way. I've added an email box below for your convenience.
··The winner will be chosen by May 7th after comments are closed.
··Please share this post with your friends so they can enter too. Post it to your FB page!

So an early Happy Mother's day to all the Moms out there, and remember....Mom's are special. First they dream of us, then they lead us by the hand into an uncertain world. They love us, support us, encourage us, and comfort us, helping us realize who we are, while pointing us toward who we can be.

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Georgianna said...

Well, my fav has to be the Grand Canal in Venice. It's a beautiful image from that amazing city! xo – g

pati @-;-- said...

It's not easy to choose only one... but I heart Solitude. Happy mother's day!

melissa d. said...

i think if i had to choose, Pink Romance is my most fav. love your photos!

Isabelle Lafrance said...

Sylvia, you have so many fabulous images, and you want us to choose only one! I love them all, but Solitude is one of my faves ♥
Thanks for this giveaway Sylvia!

Claire Penn Photography said...

Ok that was tough but I decided Dogwoods is my fave. :) Thank youuuuu. Hope I win!! xxx

C~ said...

I love the faded lilacs, I do hope you pick me, I have a perfect spot for the print. thank you

lea said...

I love your floral prints! I love how classically shabby chic they are.

Amanda White C.P.A.G.B. said...

They are all fab! But for me it would have to be the Starfish as it would look simply fantastic on my bathroom wall!

Michelle Sparks Photography said...

They are all lovely, but dogwood and spring his here....those 2 are my favorites!!!

The Alexander's said...

Solitude is my fav :)

Kelley & Gabriella said...

In honor of Mother's Day, thanks for being a pseudo mother to me all these years!!! Love you Sylvia!!

Kelley & Gabriella said...

Too many beutiful pieces to decide, but I really love Appreciation. All these remind me of your beautful home. :)

Sylvia said...

Thanks for the comments everyone, and thanks Kelley!!

Erin said...

My favorite is the one with the white cherry blossoms with the bright blue sky in the background. So beautiful!

Kristi said...

So many beautiful images in your shop! My favorite is...and so it begins. Have a lovely day!

Amy said...

omg Sylvia! I love them all, how cruel to make us choose ;-) If I have to choose then I have to say Grand Canal in Venice Italy is my fave. I love your processing and knowing you were just in the beginning of your photography when you took it :-)

Abby Lanes said...

They're all gorgeous, but those Pink Roses fit my shabby chic frames! Thanks for having a giveaway. Good luck to us all! ;)

Mandy Chiappini Photography said...

Am I allowed to enter?? Ha ha. I like "And the spring comes slowly up this way" and "Wishing"! :-)
Posting to FB now!

Melissa J said...

Happiness is my favorite if i have to pick just one!

The Reluctant Blogger said...

It is hard to pick just I picked two! I love "Joy" and "And the spring comes slowly up this way" they would look perfect in my house.

Anonymous said...

They are all gorgeous, but I particularly love "Pink Peonies". Anne Wieder

Sheila said...

I like them all but Faded Lilacs is my favorite. A HUGE fan of Lilacs.

Gioia Boerrigter said...

A hard decision, I particulary appreciate sunshine,sand shells, and beach

Sylvia said...

Thanks everyone....contest has ended. Lea #7 is the winner of the print! Congrats!

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