Truth: we LOVE reading your posts about The Magic of Motherhood. But, if we're being totally honest, we love watching you give copies to your friends even more!
Which got us thinking.
What if there was an official day to gift your friends The Magic of Motherhood with a note thanking them for their friendship? What if there was a day set aside on the calendar to drop books and treats on the porches of your friends as a way to simply say, I'm so grateful you're part of my village?
(You know where we're going with this, right?)
Here at C+C, we're a bunch of gift-givers. We believe in surprises and little luxuries and tangible acts of love and the power of a handwritten card. We believe in friendship -- in real, authentic, living, breathing, always-there-for-you friendship. We believe in encouraging each other, supporting one another, and, as Anna Jordan so eloquently said, that one of the most wonderful joys of motherhood is the other mothers.
Which brings us to: The Love Your Village Challenge.
Here's how to play: on May 12th, surprise your mom friends by leaving a little gift on their porch. We're planning to drop copies of The Magic of Motherhood + a little treat (a coffee drink, jar of granola, flowers from our backyards, etc), with a handwritten note on the back of these prints thanking our friends for being part of our villages. That's it!
If everyone in your village already owns The Magic of Motherhood, would you consider blessing a stranger? Think: secret Santa, only better. Traveling? You could hand a copy to the first momma you see shuffling her toddler through airport security. Grabbing drive-thru coffee on your way to work? You could hand a copy to the barista and ask them to give it to the next tired momma who drives through with a screaming baby in the backseat. Whether you're spending the day at the library, the park, an office building or a doctor's office, we bet it won't be hard to spot a mom who looks like she could use a pick-me-up.
Coffee + Crumbs has been around for almost three years now, and while you've certainly learned a lot about us during that time, we've learned a lot about you, too. We know our readers are kind, gracious, creative, and above all else: generous. And we know if anyone can flood hundreds of mommas with love and encouragement next Friday, it's you.
Can't afford to buy extra copies of the book? No sweat. Download the print anyway, pluck some flowers from your yard, and tell a fellow momma that you see her, and that she's doing a great job. If a bunch of mothers hear those words next Friday, we will consider this campaign a total success.
We'd love for you to join us! If you post any pictures to Instagram, use #themagicofmotherhood and #loveyourvillage so we can see what you put together!