Emily and Eve affirmation cards | Our story
I’m Sandra one quarter of Emily and Eve brand and mother to Eve my 5 year old firecracker. Mischievous and fun, she always wants to be outdoors and looking to hangout with her older brother Finn (much to his annoyance). She started school during the pandemic and I returned to study at UCD. Things have changed since my schooling years something that struck me returning to college. I had always been an anxious child at school and confidence and self doubt did raise its head once I logged on to my first day of class by zoom. My vulnerability has given me courage and a new restored confidence which has created this brand Emily and Eve in which we ultimately realise how important it is to give our children the tools to be stronger, more confident and kind.
I’m Jane and mother to Emily, my sensitive beautiful soul. Gentle and shy by nature she loves nothing more than protecting her baby brother; a true home bird. Like Eve, Emily started school during the pandemic while I continued to juggle a full-time job from home. The stresses of working from home, entertaining small children and the constant feeling of not being able to ‘switch off’ forced me to get off the treadmill and revaluate what behaviours I wanted my children to emanate from me. Slowing down, taking time to be present and breath. It’s a lesson I wish I learned 10 years ago and one I want to offer to others to do the same.
Did you know that there is a spark inside all of us? A twinkling light that helps us feel joy, happiness, excitement and fun in everything we do and see. When the twinkling light is shining bright we feel warm and fuzzy like fluffy clouds or a warm hug. But when the twinkly light is hidden or clouded it can be hard to see who we are and how we feel. It feels a little like a dark, rainy cold day, when the sky is grey and the sunshine is hidden by the clouds.
What better gift to give a child than the gift of confidence.
This little box of magic affirmations created by sisters Sandra and Jane and illustrated by their daughters Emily and Eve age 6 will help children manifest a positive outlook in everyday life.
Created for a world too fast paced with a need to slow down and go back to basics, the illustrations alone will make you smile and give you some extra magic to brighten your day.
Our desire is to give children these gifts to teach them life lessons, but also make it fun and magical so it feels natural.
For more information on the benefits of positive daily affirmation read our blog post on the topic.