I’ve got a special giveaway for Happy Magazine this week, with the prizes from none other than my own amazing Mom!
My mom has been training herself in graphic design over the past few years (smart or what?) and sells her work on Amazon.
She has a selection of cancer journals (she is a breast cancer survivor too) and we both thought that a giveaway especially for those cocooning at the moment might be a nice way we could spread a little joy. She has sent me 5 different journals and I have taken the following photos of them to share with you here.
I know that for me, writing is very therapeutic and helpful for me in difficult times. It helps me to explore my emotions and often reveals solutions to my worries too. I always feel a lot better once all of my thoughts are ‘out’ on paper – almost as if I have released them from my head.
I also always find it so interesting to read back on my journals after a period of time – it can be a great reminder of how far I’ve come since a particular point in my life or of memories that could have just been lost in the mists of time.
If you like to read or write poetry, one of these journals might be perfect for you too. When my mom was designing them, she carefully typed in 50 Rumi quotes for each one, to provide a little extra inspiration or insight to the person writing.
She also included little box designs for any special thoughts or gratitudes worth highlighting.
My mom sells her journals on Amazon for around €6.50 each. It’s important to her that they are affordable no matter what your budget is. She also has many other designs and themes (plenty are nothing to do with cancer too if you’d prefer that). If you’d like to see more of her work or buy a journal for yourself or someone else, you can find her Author page on Amazon here.
How to enter
There are five different cancer journals to be won and as usual, we want to make entering as easy as possible.
If you’d like to win one for yourself, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post or on this post’s social media appearances, and tell us how you are doing during your cocooning/lockdown.
If you’d like one in particular, let us know that too!
We’ll get the journals posted out to the winners before the end of this week.
The white one is my favourite – I love the quote about the universe and the light of the stars and the pretty floral pattern.
…although black never goes out of fashion either! This one is lovely too. Which one is your favourite?
Now I better go and have that cup of tea 🤣 Good luck everyone and mind yourselves.
By Happy Magazine Editor, Holly Kennedy.
Entries close Wednesday 29 April 2020, winners announced on Thursday on social media. Open to residents of Ireland only.