Thursday, January 13, 2011
Mail for Cheer: Another Great Cause for your Handstamped Cards
If you are a stamper, it is very probable you enjoy sending cards to those who need a folded hug...after all, that is what a card is, right? You know that when you go to your mailbox on a down day, it is fabulous to receive a card and know that someone cared enough to send you some sunny thoughts and took the time to let you know that they are thinking of you.
That is why when I heard about a group that sends MAIL FOR CHEER, I wanted to find out what it was all about. Ida Krause, a fellow crafter, has just taken over the mailing for this group and I heard about her and this great cause on another blog. Once a month, the volunteers receive an email (or snail mail if you prefer) with a listing of the people who have been nominated to receive cards because they are in ill health, have been going through some super rough times, or just need a folded hug to know that someone cares. There are no membership fees, there are no monthly obligations -- you just send cards when you get the opportunity.
If you are interested in the details of Mail for Cheer and think you have cards you would like to send, please contact Ida at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put MAIL FOR CHEER in the title of the email.
I put a pix of a uplifting card with this request as an extra thank you for reading and considering this cause. I used the Tim Holtz butterfly die cut and cut out the navy blue border and also the full wings (those were done with dp and embossed as well.) Then I simply layered each piece and put on a white front layered on a navy blue card and added the uplifting sentiment. It is a wonderful world and we have a lot to be grateful for and can use this awesome hobby to help make others feel better as well.
Thanks and Stamping smiles, Karen