If you thought her emails were funny, you should be lucky enough to receive one of her homemade cards. After discussing Leanne's birthday card to Josie ("Happy Birthday Adopted Down Syndrome Baby!") my mom and I were reminiscing about some of the other greeting card doozies Leanne has created over the years. You won't find sentiments like this perusing the aisles at your local Hallmark store:
One time my Dad had the stomach flu and Leanne made him a "Get Well" card, complete with a graphic drawing of my Dad vomiting.
My mom got a call at work one day from her cleaning lady. She had found a card from Leanne that read "Don't clean my room or I kill you." She wasn't sure how to handle this situation. You see, Leanne has all of her things in a certain order and she always hated when the cleaning lady would come because things would inevitably end up put back wrong. Leanne decided a death threat would solve that problem.
When my Grandpa went into the hospital for prostate surgery, Leanne created a custom card that read "Grandpa, feel better. Bladder. Pee Problems." When the nurse complimented Leanne's medical diagnostic skills, Leanne immediately said "I'm looking for a job. Will you hire me?" to which the nurse replied "Well, that's not really my decision." Refusing to take no for an answer, Leanne said "Will you be my reference?" Priceless!
My mom's most recent birthday card from Leanne had a drawing of a coffin and a grave on it. While the illustration was certainly a direct reflection of the fact that my sister has my Grandpa's recent death on her mind, it doesn't exactly remind my mom that she's still vibrant and youthful...
So when Hallmark doesn't have just what you're looking for, maybe you could use an Aunt Leanne custom creation. I think the slogan should be: When you care enough to send the brutally honest.
OH my gosh that is hilarious!!!! I love the brutally honest one!ReplyDelete
Hilarious! There's probably a market for Leanne's creative cards. Not offensive, but "brutally honest."ReplyDelete
Truly awesome! Who needs sappy Hallmark when you have honest Leanne! Love!!!ReplyDelete
I want one from her!! Tell her my birthday's in August :-)ReplyDelete
She should definitely start her own card making business!! I would DEFINITELY buy one.
seriously laughing out loud at leanne's greeting cards - priceless :)ReplyDelete
I think Leanne Originals would make some money!ReplyDelete
those are fantastic...Hallmark has nothing on Leanne...ReplyDelete
Hilarious! Okay, maybe not the death threat one...but the rest really funny! :) More than once I would have liked to get a card like that...I see a market for it!ReplyDelete
I think the Death Threat one would sell actually. Two of my teens would buy them --they hate when I clean up their stuff.Delete
OMGoodness this just made my day. flippin' hysterical.ReplyDelete
Who needs Hallmark!
Would buy those cards in a heartbeat! Priceless! :)ReplyDelete
I am laughing so hard. I thought each one was priceless until I got to last one Leanne made for mom and I just couldn't stop laughing! Oh my goodness that made my day. You should write a book, I love the voice you use in your blog writing.ReplyDelete
One last thing, I saw the recent post of Josie greeting her daddy and that was SO SWEET! Hope your pregnancy is going well and all are healthy. Many good thoughts heading your way!
Okay I lied that wasn't the last thing, I would love to see a guest post or something from your MOM about some things to think about now as our kids are young with their 'adult' years in mind. I know the biggest one is enjoy them now, cause the time flies, but I was wondering since she raised such beautiful amazing daughters, if she had pearls of wisdom to share.
Okay, that's it (for now). :)
I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hardReplyDelete
OHHHHHH MYYYYYY everyone needs an Aunt LeAnne hehehe love love thisReplyDelete
She gets right to the heart of the matter, doesn't she?ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Adopted Down Syndrome Baby. :)
My Aspie son would think one of those brutally honest cards were absolutely perfect. I bet people on the spectrum would be a superb target market... :)ReplyDelete
I feel so blessed to have found your blog!!!!! I can't stop crying and laughing at the same time. My daughter, is intellectually challenged from a rare syndrome as well and with my upcoming birthday tomorrow she has reminded all week that she can't wait to spend the day with me "Don't worry mom, I'll give you a big hug when you wake up and we can spend the day together... don't be sad just because you're sooooo old." The brutal honesty is hysterical! You cannot get mad because what comes out of their mouths is just the "God's honest Truth" as they see it, not meant to hurt or embarrass!ReplyDelete
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