I do love sunflowers. The movie “Calendar Girls” brought me out of my (stupid, surprising) doldrums when I turned 60 a while back. And the flower of the movie was the sunflower. The movie takes place in North Yorkshire, near where I lived for 6 months w-a-a-a-y back in 1977. It wraps around a Women’s Institute chapter’s fundraising effort for a local hospital by having it’s members pose nude for a calendar. It’s very tasteful, poignant and funny. And touching. And it was also my introduction to Helen Mirren. You can check out a trailer for the movie here.
Of course this card, inspired by Connie Babbert, hit right at my heart strings. Simple, clean and bright.
It shows another way to use images that are normally used for a Christmas poinsettia. Why not a sunflower as well!?
I’m hopeful that by looking at the card you can copy it (it’s very straightforward) and make a cheerful sunflower card for yourself and your lucky recipient. Be sure to mail it! Make someone’s day!