Are you ready for June? The official start of summer, Father’s Day, and lots of opportunities to get outdoors. Try to document June or your adventures with your camera. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for June.
- Begins with “W”
- Up Close
- Out of Focus
- Something Old
- Another Photographer
- Photographer’s Choice
Have a fantastic month!
June is here! The month ushers in the official start of summer and Father’s Day! Do you need a creative outlet? Drawing is an easy hobby to start. The possibilities are endless. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for June.
- Favorite Hobby
- Beach Scene
- Water Scene
- Favorite Place
- Cartoon Character
- Out the Window
- A Place You Want to Visit
- Caricature of Yourself
- Father’s Day (USA)
- Video Game
- Amusement Park
- New Planet
- Design a Statue
- Artist’s Choice
Have a great month!
Memorial Day is more than the unofficial start of summer, cookouts, and traveling. The day is set aside to remember and honor all the brave military men and women who never came home. If you are using your social media to show your respect for the fallen, consider adding one of these quotes for Memorial Day.
- “Whether we observe the occasion through public ceremony or through private prayer, Memorial Day leaves few hearts unmoved. Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a spouse, friend, and neighbor.” – George H.W. Bush
- “And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.” – Lee Greenwood
- “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.”- Barack Obama
- “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion, that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” – Abraham Lincoln
- “This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home. This is not Veterans Day, it’s not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom.” – Tamara Bolton
- “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men.” – Minor J. Savage
- “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
- “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”- George S. Patton
- “For love of country, they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”- James A. Garfield
- “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.”- Claudia Pemberton
- “…And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice.” – Ronald Reagan
- “May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free.” – Sgt. Major Bill Paxton
- “On this Memorial Day, it is right for us to remember the living and the dead for whom the call of their country has meant pain and sacrifice. A grateful nation is in their debt.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
- “In Flanders fields the poppies blow; Between the crosses, row on row; That mark our place; and in the sky, the larks, still bravely singing, fly; Scarce heard amid the guns below.” – John McCrae
- “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill
- “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – Harry S. Truman
- “It’s better to fight for something in life than to die for nothing.” – Gen. George S. Patton
- “If you want to thank a soldier, be the kind of American worth fighting for.” – Unknown
- “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.”- John Adams
- “Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.” – Jennifer M. Granholm
- “Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.”- Wallace Bruce
- “And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” – Joseph Rodman Drake
- “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
- “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” – Unknown
- “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
- “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” – George S. Patton
- “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell
- “I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.”– John Thune
- “I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.”– Bob Riley
- “Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, it’s honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home, we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.” – Pete Hegseth
Happy Memorial Day!
Are you looking to stay close to home over Memorial Day weekend? Don’t worry; you are not alone. Heavy traffic, large crowds, high gas prices, added expenses, and other factors are just a few of the reasons people choose to stay home.
Deciding to stay close to home does not mean a boring weekend. On the plus side, many of these activities are low or no cost which is perfect if you are on a tight budget. Are you searching for inspiration? Check out the following staycation ideas for Memorial Day weekend.
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- Go Hiking: Check out your local trails. Get outdoors and enjoy nature.
- Go Stargazing: Grab a blanket, your favorite snacks, and spend an evening looking at the stars.
- Picnic in the Park: Pack a picnic basket or cooler and spend the day there.
- Indoor Picnic: Rainy weather? Have an indoor picnic in your living room.
- Host a Bonfire: Invite family and friends over for a bonfire. Roast hotdogs and S’mores.
- Plan a Movie-Themed Weekend: Watch an entire series of movies. For example, X-Men, Marvel Universe, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Transformers, Fast and the Furious, Indiana Jones, or Ice Age are perfect for multiple movie nights.
- Classic Game Night: Yes, video games are fun. But host a classic game night with board games.
- Host a BBQ: Prepare your favorite foods on the grill. Can you smell the grilled burgers already?
- Ice Cream Fun: Create a sundae bar or make root beer floats. If you want extra fun, make homemade ice cream. Remember, ice cream is an excellent treat after a BBQ.
- Watch the Sunrise or Sunset: Take time out of your schedule to watch the sunrise or sunset.
- Pizza Night: Host a pizza night. Order in from your favorite place. (Remember to tip generously; not everyone gets the weekend off). If you do not want to order in, make homemade pizzas.
- Create an Indoor Fort: Create a fort out of blankets, sheets, and pillows. Kids of all ages enjoy forts.
- Be a Hometown Tourist: Go to the art gallery or museum. Eat at a new café or restaurant.
- Community Event: Attend a local activity. Many communities host special events for Memorial Day weekend.
- Go on a Bike Ride: A family bike ride is a great way to spend time together.
- Read a Book: Do you have a new book to read? Go ahead, and spend your entire weekend reading your book.
- Pool Time: Do you have a swimming pool? A long weekend is a great time to set up and get your pool ready for the summer.
- Go to the Beach: Spend an afternoon at the beach.
- Go on a Virtual Tour: Don’t feel like leaving the house? Go on a virtual tour. Enjoy new locations from the comfort of your couch.
- Bake or Cook: Make a special dessert. Try a recipe from a different culture. Or make a family favorite.
- Volunteer: Do you want to give back to the community? Volunteer your time over the weekend.
- Clean and Declutter: A long weekend is a wonderful time to clean and declutter your living space.
- Crafts: Try a new craft. Paint, draw, or make something.
- Plant a Garden: Growing a garden is a great outdoor activity plus you get fresh tomatoes.
- Unplug: Spend the weekend away from your electronic devices. Unplugging for a few hours, a day, or an entire weekend is great for your overall well-being.
- Sleep: If you have been busy with work or school, catch up on sleep. Take naps or sleep in.
- Do Nothing: It’s okay not to make plans. Relax and enjoy your weekend.
Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.
Are you posting photos to your personal or business page for Memorial Day weekend? Using hashtags is the easiest way to draw attention to your social media posts. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following hashtags for Memorial Day.
Have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!
The day may vary, but each year the second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day. The annual holiday celebrates and honors all mothers. When your mom passes away, the yearly tradition reminds you of your loss. Finding ways to honor the wonderful woman who cared and prayed for you on every Mother’s Day is possible.
If you are searching for ways to honor your mom on Mother’s Day after she is gone, check out the following list for inspiration.
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- Plant A Tree: If you have yard space, plant a tree in your mom’s memory. Trees are beneficial to the environment. Consider planting fruit trees. After a few years, the tree will provide a yearly harvest.
- Plant Your Mom’s Favorite Flower: Do you remember your mom’s favorite flower? Plant flowers near your home to honor her memory. If you do not remember her favorite flower, plant a rose, peony, or other flowers that flourish yearly.
- Send Bouquets: Send your mom’s favorite flowers to another motherly figure in your life. If you cannot think of another person, send flowers to a local nursing home. Ask the delivery to go to someone who may not otherwise get any mail or gifts.
- Cook or Bake: Did your mom have a favorite family meal or dessert that she loved serving on a special occasion? Even in her absence, Mother’s Day is still a special occasion.
- Host a Lunch or Dinner: Gather your siblings or friends together to celebrate all the moms in your life.
- Make a Toast: If you host a dinner, make a toast to all the moms who are no longer at the table. Simple gestures are a comfort.
- Light a Candle: Lighting a candle is an easy way to remember your mom on Mother’s Day. What was your mom’s favorite scent? Burn a candle to honor and remember her.
- Donate: Did your mom have a favorite charity? If you do not know, donate money in her name to a local food bank, pet rescue, church, or other reputable organization.
- Make a Scrapbook: Do you have photos of your mom stored in boxes or on your computer? Create a scrapbook to honor her memory.
- Decorate the Gravesite: Take fresh flowers, an outdoor ornament, or other sentimental items to decorate the gravesite.
- Say a Prayer or Affirmation: Thank your mom for everything she did in the past.
Celebrating Mother’s Day without your mom is difficult. But with planning, you can still celebrate the annual holiday.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Are you ready? Do you need to enhance your personal or business social media posts with hashtags? If you are searching for the best hashtags for Mother’s Day, check out the following list.
- #MomOfOne (Just change the number for the amount of children)
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Did you forget? Are you trying to find the right words to say to your mom? Perhaps, you want to express your feelings in a social media post or a card. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following quotes for Mother’s Day.
- “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” —Unknown
- “It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it.” – The Golden Girls
- “Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” – Lady Gaga
- “A mother is the truest friend we have.” – Washington Irving
- “Everything good in me, I got it from my mama.” – Honey Country
- “When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto
- “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” – Maya Angelou
- “Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heartthrob.” —Leroy Brownlow
- “Moms are like buttons. They hold it all together.” – Unknown
- “One of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers.” – Iyanla Vanzant
- “My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.” – Michelle Obama
- “My mother was my role model before I even knew what that word was.” – Lisa Leslie
- “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown
- “When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother.” – Anna Quindlen
- “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” —Victor Hugo
- “Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.” – Bern Williams
- “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
- “There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.” – Saara Josepha Hale
- “If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.” Booker T. Washington
- “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” —Mahatma Gandhi
- “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” —Stevie Wonder
- “There is nothing as sincere as a mother’s kiss.” —Saleem Sharma
- “My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” —Jodi Picoult
- “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” —George Eliot
- “Life doesn’t come with a manual; it comes with a mother.” – Unknown
- “Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.” – Rachel Wolchin
- “Moms are magic.” – Carissa Potter Carlson
- “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes
- “A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Unknown
- A mother’s love is more beautiful than any fresh flower.” —Debasish Mridha
- “I think in a lot of ways unconditional love is a myth. My mom’s the only reason I know it’s a real thing.” – Conor Oberst
- “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
- “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust
- “There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.” —Jill Churchill
- “Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” —Emily Dickinson
- “A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” —Jamie McGuire
- “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” —Rudyard Kipling
- “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” —Erma Bombeck
- “The phrase ’working mother’ is redundant.” —Jane Sellman
- “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” —Chinese Proverb
Happy Mother’s Day!
Are you ready for May flowers? Hopefully, the April showers are over. The new month ushers in warmer weather, Mother’s Day, and the unofficial start to summer with Memorial Day weekend. The time is perfect for taking pictures. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for May.
- May selfie
- Wild Animal
- Cinco De Mayo Celebration
- Upside Down
- Out the Window
- Mother’s Day (Here’s to Mom)
- May Flowers
- Soft Focus
- Black and White
- Memorial Day
- Photographer’s Choice
Have a great month!