I am making a plea to all you fabulous card makers out there. I recently ran across an opportunity to help a family who is going through a really rough time right now. "How can I help?", you ask. The answer is so easy...just by doing what you are already doing...making cards. How wonderful that we have this chance to bring a little love to this family as they are going through this hard time.
This is the post by Kristina Proffitt on 2 Peas that brought this to my attention:
Hi Peas! Some of you might have heard about a card drive that myself, Jennifer McGuire and Jana Millen have organized for a sweet girl named Kate who is battling brain cancer. I wanted to post about it though just in case you haven't heard about it. We are asking people to participate in creating cards for Kate and her family and sending them to Jennifer. If you do participate your name will be entered to win one of the wonderful prizes we have! You can find out more information about the card drive and about sweet Kate and her family on my blog (see link below), Jennifer's blog HERE or Jana's blog HERE. We are updating the prize page a lot so always check back to see what has been added. If you make something, work for a company or have something that you'd like to donate - please pea mail me and let me know! We would love to add more and more donations to our list. If you aren't able to participate this time, we hope that you will put Kate and her family in your prayers.
Thank you so much for reading and if you have any questions just let me know! I hope you'll take a bit of time out of your day to brighten up the day of Kate and her family.
One more thing - if you post about the card drive on your blog, pea mail me or leave a comment on my blog. I am putting the names of everyone who is helping to spread the word about this card drive into a drawing for a little something from me.
“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley