The Legend of the Hummingbirds
Last Chistmas I received a wonderful gift from a colleague (thank you Ms. BF): a box of notecards from Papyrus. Beside from the beautiful packaging and the intricate handwork of the card designs, on the bottom of the stack was a little note about the legend of the hummingbirds. If you are not familiar with Papyrus, this company specializes in paper products (stationery, notecards, cards, journals. custom printing, etc.) and a provider of personal expression and gift products. Papyrus began in 1950 by Margarit and Marcel Schurman with their love of art and the vision of delivering the finest paper products with their customers in mind. What is distinctive about this company is their logo: a hummingbird.
What is even more touching is the story behind the “hummingbird”.
Below is the note about hummingbirds inserted in the box of notecards I got last Christmas (see the picture below). I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!
“Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.” Papyrus