Dear Kid,

This is very exciting. It seems 2018 is going to be the year of purple.

Pantone has named Ultra Violet its color of the year for 2018.

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

More importantly, the Voice of the Movies has spoken. The Vice Admiral (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) has lavender hair. The hedgehogs in Ferdinand are (mostly) purple. Una is purple; Dos is a darker purple; Cuatro is a steel blue but his ears, nose, and eye rings are light violet. And Tres? “We do not speak of Tres,” –Una.

"If you pass by the color purple in a field and don't notice it, God gets real pissed off." - Alice Walker DearKidLoveMom.comI’ve had purple hair for some time now. Which either makes me ahead of the trends (unlikely) or particularly enchanted with the color. (Trust me, if Pantone says next year’s color is peach, I will not be sporting peachy hair.)

2018. The year of purple. I’m pretty excited.

Love, Mom