finding the right story...
There are all sorts of days like Father's Day & Mother's Day & Valentine's Day... there are graduations, anniversaries, birthdays... so many reasons our calendars remind us to send a gift.
However, that's not how we tend to give gifts around here... We like to send something to someone at the moment we're thinking about them, because it's fun. It might be a loving reminder or a token of support or an inspiration that makes a difference in a moment that matters to them, or just something to let them know we are thinking of them. (I suppose another reason is we get so excited when we find something we know someone will love, we just can't wait for a holiday calendar date to give it to them!)
So... we have separated out the stories into categories that are about the person you're giving something to... not the holiday on the calendar.
(If I'm sending a gift to my mom, I know the story that will really light up her day is going to be something about tomatoes or strawberries...)
There are lots & lots of stories here at Flying Edna... So to save you a bit of time or to spark ideas, here are some we've grouped together for you & your special someones... (and in case you just have to find something in time for one of those calendar holidays, there are some links for those too...
for those who are most at home with the tides, sea, & wide oceans
for those who garden, or collect stones & stack them in windowsills, or love to walk the earth
for anyone who leans into the wind & dreams of flying
for the high spirited ones who light the way for others
for anyone who wishes on that first star in the night sky or talks to the moon
for anyone who has lost a special someone or is breathing through a difficult time
to give to new parents & children, & anyone you consider family
for anyone who might want a loving reminder or encouragement as they begin or continue on a journey
for anniversaries & weddings, valentine's day & for absolutely no other reason then to say, I'm glad you are here with me
a way to say thank you & to recognize those who keep the world going for all of us (care givers, first responders, teachers & anyone you just don't know what you would do without)
for anyone who knows how much better our lives are because of these furred & feathered sentient beings
for anyone whose favorite room in the house is the kitchen
stories to send wishes for joy