A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

Guest Post by Connelly Breeland

As I began brainstorming ideas for this guest blog post and why Ronald McDonald House Charities is the perfect partner for our Canvas for a Cause giving program, I began thinking about my own home and what I would miss most about it if I were spending time at the home-away-from-home that is the Ronald McDonald House.

Kitchen at the Ronald McDonald House, Austin

The Kitchen in the Ronald McDonald House

I would not miss my bed, kitchen, or even my comfy spot on the living room couch – all those things can be replaced and are so wonderfully provided by the Ronald McDonald House. But I know I would miss my pictures — they’re what really make every house a home. They capture my favorite moments from our Hawaiian family vacation, our wedding day, our black pug named Janet, and college days with best friends. My pictures turn those fleeting moments of happiness into memories that last a lifetime.

People spend countless hours personalizing their homes, picking out pictures from cherished memories, finding the perfect frame, or that “just right” spot on the wall. These pictures serve as reminders of the love and support we get from our family and friends.

In times of need and illness, it is the people who are featured in our pictures that come to our side with an outpouring of love. When they have given all they can, we are grateful to turn to places like the Ronald McDonald House where families are welcomed with open arms.

This Mother’s Day, take a moment to thank the mothers who are displayed in your family pictures. Give the gift of a custom canvas print so she can feature you in her home as well. Your gift of a canvas on Mother’s Day will not only make your mother smile, but it will also benefit mothers with hospitalized children.

Young sisters posing together, Easy Canvas, Ronald McDonald House

An Easy Canvas print of sisters enjoying a moment together

To help celebrate mothers everywhere, now through May 13, 2012 Easy Canvas Prints is giving 25% of certain purchases directly back to Ronald McDonald House of Austin and Central Texas and two other local charities. Use promo code “MothersDay2012” at check out, and learn more by visiting www.easycanvasprints.com/mothersday.

Connelly Breeland is the Cause Marketing Strategist at BuildASign.com, an Austin-based e-commerce leader in custom printing with a strong commitment to a culture of philanthropy and community support. Through the BuildASign Gives program, more than $350,000 worth of in-kind donations have been provided to over 400 local andnational non-profits. A local resident for more than 20 years, Connelly has a strong passion for giving back to the Austin community.

The Canvas for a Cause campaign will also benefit two other Austin charities: CASA of Travis County and Safe Place.

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