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Beautiful notecards feature work donated to non-profit by North Texas women artists 

 What are you gifting your gals for Galentine’s Day? Mommies In Need, a North Texas non-profit, is asking everyone to celebrate the love they have for the ladies in their life with a great gift that also benefits moms in need. Beautiful packs of notecards featuring art from North Texas artists make perfect Galentine’s gifts, or to carry messages of heartfelt appreciation to the ladies you love. Sales of the notecards support Mommies In Need’s mission of providing community, childcare and compassion to moms battling their own health crisis. 

“A community of amazing women is what helped us start Mommies In Need,” said Natalie Boyle, CEO, who founded the organization after battling her own health crisis and vowing to help other women through theirs. “As women show love for the friends, sisters, moms, grandmothers, aunts, teachers, colleagues and others who make their lives better, we hope they will consider gifting them something special that also helps moms in need. These women need all the love and support we can give them right now.”

Sold in packs of 10 for only $25, the Mommies In Need notecard collection features artwork by 10 North Texas artists, all talented women who have donated the use of their pieces to benefit the organization’s mission. Gift packs of notecards to the ladies in your life, use them as hostess gifts, or send each of your gals a heartfelt, handwritten note on one of these beautiful cards. Each pack of notecards features works by:

    • Sarah Todd, a Dallas artist whose work combines elements of timeless art techniques with a contemporary edge and features 24K gold leaf. @sarahtoddart
    • Helen Lary, a mixed media abstract fine artist based in Dallas.
    • Caitlin Peters, an abstract and impressionist painter based in Dallas, who studied art at TCU and the Lorenzo de’ Medici Art Institute in Florence, Italy.
    • Alana Kay, a resin artist who captures emotions, memories and moods into colorful pieces that can be digitally transformed into apparel, accessories and home décor. @alanakaylatiolais
    • Julianne Harris, who creates custom fine art for homes and families around the country. 
    • Melissa Carpenter, a figurative abstract artist who uses alcohol inks and acrylics. @Melissa_Carpenter_Art
    • Kimberly Wylie, an acrylic mixed media fine-art painter and fine-art photographer based in Dallas. 
    • Paula Molberg, a mixed media artist in Dallas who sells notecards, journals and other art in her Etsy shop.
    • Carolyn Joe, who creates large-scale, vibrant abstract paintings in Dallas and is represented by Maestri Gallery. @carolynjoeart
    • Scarlet Reaganowner Kristi Kennimer, a contemporary artist creating large-scale abstract oil paintings depicting happiness, who paints custom commissions, offers Home Art Labs and collaborates with designers for specialty applications. @scarletreagan

While showing support for the women we love is nothing new, the concept of “Galentine’s Day” was created in 2010 by the character Leslie Knope of “Parks and Recreation” as she gathered a group of her closest gal pals for a brunch of waffles and love. “Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style,” Leslie says in the episode. “Ladies celebrating ladies.” Today, Galentine’s is celebrated before Valentine’s Day as a way to show appreciation to the women in our lives.

When Natalie Boyle struggled with cancer and other health issues while also caring for newborn twin girls, it was the women in her life she called on for help. Mommies In Need was born in 2014 to help other moms out there get the help and hope they need when they are battling their own health crises. To date, Mommies In Need has provided more than 25,000 hours of care at no cost to families, all funded by the generosity of donors.

“The love of our mom is the first love we know,” Boyle said, “and we come to realize, throughout our lives, how important it is to celebrate the ladies we love who are always there to help, to heal, and to love us. We are eternally grateful to the women who have made this organization their life’s work, and to those who continue to show support to women whom they have never even met. We are honored to celebrate all of them this Galentine’s Day.”

Mommies In Need is a non-profit organization that relies on the generous support of compassionate individuals, foundations and businesses that recognize the value of the services Mommies In Need provides to families. Among its many supporters are The Crystal Charity Ball, The Simmons Sisters Fund at the Dallas Foundation, The Constantin Foundation, Hamon Charitable Foundation, The Meadows Foundation, The Moody Foundation, The Perot Foundation and Comerica Bank, as well as in-kind partners The Beck Group and Winstead PC. More information about Mommies In Need is available on its website and through its Facebook and Instagram. Notecards are available for purchase at mommiesinneed.org/shop.

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