Welcome! We are so glad you came to visit the all new MELISSA FRANCES BLOG! We are looking forward to sharing so many inspirational and creative ideas with our loyal customers and friends, and we are so excited to be joining the blogging world!
We would like to open with a personal note about Melissa. For those who don't know, she has been through a tough battle with Breast Cancer, and being the strong woman that she is, she has chose to fight this disease and use her trials to inspire and help others.
Thankful! The day that changed my life.
"While setting up for the Atlanta trade show this past January, I discovered a lump in my breast. Every day after that has not been the same. I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer and spent the rest of the year fighting it, having surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. There was much support, many tears and surprisingly some joy & laughter. As I'm writing this in December of 2007, I have been given a clean bill of health. What a great way to start the new year.
I was once told that cancer could be a blessing. At the beginning of my battle I found that extremely hard to believe. Once the shock was over, I realized that I was beginning to develop a new appreciation for everything; my family, loved ones, friends, and just waking up each day. I had totally taken life for granted!
Now I am thankful for every day I have and all that life has to offer. This picture was taken on Thanksgiving with my family. It says it all for me.
Please take the time to notice our "Thankful" line in the catalog. It was designed for anyone that has something to be thankful for. Part of the proceeds of this line will be donated to Breast Cancer charities.
It's sad that you have to get sick to find out how much you are Loved. I'd like to thank all those that supported me on my Journey. I'm "Thankful" that I didn't have to go through it alone. Have a terrific 2008! I know I will."
And...we are also very excited about the release of several new stamp sets...and to celebrate our new blog, we are giving away all of these stamps!!! So, leave us a comment below and you could be one of our first winners! And don't forget to tell all of your friends to stop by and enter!
We look forward to having you each come back to visit often. Be on the lookout for more sneak peeks, giveaways, challenges, inspiration and so much more! Don't forget to add our link www.melissafrances.typepad.com to your blog, and each month we will be giving away some scrapbook goodies to a person out their in blogland who has our link on their site! Thanks again for joining us, and we look forward to seeing you again!