With Mother’s Day less than a month away, our Operation Hi Mom program is kicking into full gear again.
This initiative, started several years ago by Canvas on Demand, awards hundreds of our deployed men and women a free fine art canvas printed from a favorite photo. The canvas is presented to their moms on Mother’s Day. Deployed soldiers can simply go to a specially-designed webpage on our website to submit a request, write their mothers an endearing message, and upload their photo. It’s a way for soldiers to say to their moms: I love you! And it’s a way for Canvas on Demand to say to our troops: Thanks for a job well-done!
I want to share a…well, rather unusual image that we recently shipped out to Cindy, a mother in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her son, Justin, who is serving in the US military, told us why he wanted this special gift for his mom:
My mother has been a HUGE supporter since I enlisted. She is always sending packages and letters to me…but also to my friends who are deployed with me. He wrote: Happy Mothers Day, Mom! I love you. And I totally expect this to be hung up in the house somewhere. Justin
While this note about his Mom is quite sweet, the actual canvas is quite entriquing. In fact it really had all the folks in our production department chuckling as they created it! Justin explained that on a whim, he’d had a friend with great computer graphic skills create the image. “It IS quite random…but it IS quite me!”
I am hoping that Justin’s mom, Cindy, contacts us with her reaction. If you’re like me, you’d like to hear what Cindy thought about her son’s fun and edgy canvas and where she plans to hang it. Check it out below. Mom