Today I am writing about something that brings me a great deal of personal satisfaction…what I call my cards from the heart. For the last couple of years I have created hundreds of cards for various volunteer organizations…sympathy cards for hospice clients, cards of encouragement for volunteers and those recovering from trauma, cards of thanks for the myriad of people who volunteer their time, effort and talents.
The cards in today’s photos are a few for my local hospice. Next month it will be several dozen “thanks a latte” cards from Paper Pumpkin for National Volunteer Week. A nearby community gives out over 3000 vouchers for free coffees to thank volunteers for their service. My cards will be used to thank the businesses and baristas who provide the free coffee to the volunteers who bring in coupons.
Never underestimate the power of a handmade card to make the recipient feel special and valued. In this day of electronic communication, instant messaging and abbreviations, receiving a card and knowing someone took the time to make it just for you because your contribution is valued is a pick me up that can last all day.
Who do you know that you could donate some hand made cards to? Pick up the phone and ask…you will be pleasantly surprised how good it feels to make a few cards for a community organization, and the recipient will feel good too!
Please leave me a comment letting me know how you use your cardmaking to inspire others, or whether this post has inspired you in some way. Remember I am an independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrater and you support my activities helping non profit organizations when you shop any time, day or night, in my online store from anywhere in Canada.