>> Tuesday, July 6
My younger son takes piano lessons from a wonderful elderly lady who is not only an accomplished concert performer, she also cans the best green tomato relish from her garden!
One day, as we were finishing on my son's lesson, she beckons me to her sunny front room to show me her hand made cards. She had created beautiful cards with scraps of paper and embellishments! I understood then the amount of work and imagination it takes to create a one of a kind card that holds the dearest sentiments of the creator.
Pam and Annie, long time friends, create such cards! I admit, I am pretty lackadaisical about buying cards for special occasions. You will often find me at Target, on the very day of the event, struggling to find the right card while my husband waits patiently at the Target parking lot, ready to go.
On Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, I usually silently chastise myself because I am looking sadly at empty racks, most of the "good" cards already gone.
One year, I actually made my own card (if you can consider an 8.5" by ll" piece of letter paper a card) for my husband on his birthday. It was a love poem and he was really impressed!
Yes, I am very bad about cards.
But, thanks to Pam and Annie, my problems have seen a better way!
Take a look at a small selection of the cards they have to offer!
The hand stamped mini cards, 3 to a pack, says "Life gives you many reasons to smile." Imagine receiving a card like this! A small token yes, but wouldn't it make you think of your life and agree?
The Betty Davis quote birthday card says "Getting old ain't for sissies." Makes you have a different perspective on those birthdays!
The spring greeting card, a welcome gift anytime of the year says "Everyday holds the possibility of a miracle."
What other way can you brighten up one's day than giving these special, hand made inspiring cards?
Pam and Annie keep on adding new cards to their Etsy shop so visit often!
They also blog, have a Twitter page and Facebook page.
Thank you for sharing your work with us!