Compassion and Caring

If you subscribe to my newsletter (and actually read it), you would have noticed that my first topic of business was Compassion.  Here is what I wrote:

 

“I need your help.

I am looking to incorporate a bi-weekly e-mail to send out that would be just for people in need of prayers and support.
There are people in other states/ provinces/ countries already doing this.
I would love to start a program that would be for prayers and a Card Shower.   What would happen is, if I am told of someone in need and they provide permission for me to share some details as well as their mailing address I can put this in the newsletter to send out.
Then, those who receive the newsletter can include these people in their prayers and if they wish to take it a step further, send the person a card letting them know they are thought of.
I would love your suggestions on what I can name this Bi-Weekly e-mail.
If you are in need of prayers and would like to be included in the special newsletter please let me know as well.  Prayer and cards of thoughtfulness can go a long way in someone’s healing process.
Thank you so much for your thoughts.”
I had heard of a story where an elderly lady had been the recipient of such a card shower.  Due to her health she was confined to her bedroom and would sit in her chair by the window each day.  Beside her chair was a basket full of cards she had received, most from people who didn’t even know her but who sent her well wishes.  Each day she would go through the cards she had received, reading the messages inside.  This basket is what provided her with comfort and happiness in her last days with us.
Just think of what a simple act of kindness can do for others.
I have only received a couple responses so far from my e-mail subscribers as to what I should name the newsletter.  I would love to hear from everyone with suggestions.  I will compile a list and post here and have a vote for the best name.  The person who’s newsletter name is selected will win a gift from me!
This card today is one that went to someone who just had surgery.  Since the card has no sentiment on the outside I was able to use it as a thinking of you card.  The colour combination is soft and elegant making it quite versatile.
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Tips/ Tricks:

  • Sponging – By sponging around the edges of your cardstock you can soften the look of a card lickety split!
  • Ribbon Slide – Inserting ribbon through a ribbon slide and then holding the ends together can be tricky to make it look nice.  Use brads to hold the ribbon in place and keep it looking tidy.
  • Focal Point – on this card, the focal point is the small butterfly.  Use a separate colour ink just for your focal image (especially when it is so small), then use an embellishment to surround it so it really stands out.  On this card I used the retired beveled windowpanes.

Stamp Sets– Creative Elements  Inks – So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Old Olive  Cardstock – Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla  Accessories -1/8″ Silver Mini Brads, Stampin’ Sponges,  Beveled Windowpanes (retired), Perfect Plum 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (retired)

 

Thank you for stopping by today!

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Comments

  1. very pretty card. love the colours.

    hmmm, drawing a blank on the name for the newsletter – what about something like “Healing Hugs” or “Caring Thoughts”

  2. The first thing that comes to mind for the newsletter is “Kindness Shared”.

    Cute card. The colors remind me of the retired Enchante paper.

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