Happy Mother’s Day!

I’ve given my mom plenty of books and flowers over the years for Mother’s Day, and this time I took a different tack. I created a special Haiku Deck to tell her all the important things she’s taught me over the years (click to view):

Things I Learned From Mom – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

One of the best things I’ve learned from mom is that anything is possible (yes, we really did find that hearing aid on the beach the next day), so here’s what I propose: How about a Haiku Deck Mother’s Day tradition? It would be so amazing to see an outpouring of Haiku Decks capturing the most memorable lessons our moms have passed down. Let’s fill the world with beautiful Mother’s Day Haiku Decks that are as unique and inspiring as our moms.

As an added bonus, I’ll personally pick the most creative, inspiring deck and send an iPad mini to the winner’s mom. I’ll even spend 30 minutes on the phone to personally teach her how to use Haiku Deck. (On that note, you can read how my own mom Ellen inspires us to keep things simple, and get her famous brisket recipe in Haiku Deck form, on our blog.)

How to take part in Mother’s Day, Haiku Deck style:

1. Create a Haiku Deck of “Things I Learned from Mom.” It doesn’t have to be long; just heartfelt. You can use your own photos, photos from our Creative Commons image search, or a mix. (If you live in a place that isn’t celebrating Mother’s Day this month, no problem–you can still participate!)

2. Send a link to your deck to gallery@haikudeck.com, or tweet it using the hashtag #hdgallery, by Thursday, May 9th at midnight PDT.

3. Be sure to share your deck with your mom as well as with your friends, families, and social networks–we’ll be judging decks based on their content and creativity as well as how many views they’ve received.

4. We’ll showcase all entries we receive on our special Things I Learned from Mom Pinterest board and the best ones in our Gallery.

5. We’ll announce the winner on Friday, May 10th and ship an iPad mini (16GB wi-fi with an engraved personal message) to the winner’s mom. (Of course, making your mom feel special is pretty much a win-win.)

Oh, and on the anything’s possible note? Our team is *incredibly* honored to be nominated for two different Geekwire Awards. If you could take 5 seconds to click through and vote for us for App of the Year and Startup of the Year before voting closes TODAY (April 30), it would definitely make us smile big–and make my mom incredibly proud. As always, thank you for your support and for being part of our amazing creative community.



Co-founder and CEO, Haiku Deck