I saw our neighbours over the way just as I was taking Maggie out for her first walk this morning and stopped to chat as we don’t see them that often. When we moved here we had a lovely card put through the door welcoming us to the neighbourhood.
Both in their 80s, she is a cancer survivor and both do a lot of charity work for Cancer Research. They have raised over £22,000 in the past four years and are well on their way to make it a round £25,000.
As you know I get a lot of pleasure making my cards, even more so giving them to someone. If they don’t work as I’d hoped, no matter, it’s still fun and something I enjoy.
It was a lady’s birthday round the corner on Saturday, she was 78 and her three daughters had taken her out for the day. Maggie is ‘in love’ with their yorkshire terrier and this morning was pining at the gate for him to take notice of her (the tart!!). So when her husband told me it was her birthday, I took one round. She loved it and thanked me this morning as Maggie continued to paw at the gate in yearning. Rex eventually acknowledged her and they ‘kissed’ through the mesh, then he promptly went off to do his business on the front garden.
Anyway, as I do not have that many people to send cards to now, it seemed a shame not to be making them on a regular basis, so chatting over the fence this morning I offered a few for their charity to see if they proved popular, and if so, I would be happy to make some for their stall.
It’s an idea to keep my interest going, and also to put something back into the community for a good cause. We shall see. If it doesn’t pan out, I won’t be offended and can continue having a session once in a while.
I made this one for my niece’s wedding two years ago and had to purchase 12 Christmas cards at the market as the box was perfect to put it in for posting to NZ!
What a wonderful idea!
I’m sure your cards will help the charity. What a wonderful thought. 🙂
It helps me as I enjoy making them and I feel I’m doing something for someone else.
That is a great idea! People love homemade fancy cards. My sis-in-law would buy one if she saw it.
It would be nice as hand made cards are very popular here. I could do basic designs as I did for my Hello Cards then people can put their own greeting or use them as letter cards as I did.
You have a good generous heart!
I have a lot to be thankful for, and Cancer Research is close to my heart. I’m not in a position to donate financially, but I can do this if it works out.
That’s a great idea. You can put your hobby to use for the greater good. ♥️
I hope so as I do enjoy making them.
Aww, you are such a lovely soul… The cards are such a personal and touching gift. God Bless your neighbors for all the good they do for cancer research.
Plus I love that Maggie has a Bo! Too Cute!!! 💌💗🐕 🐩
She’s a tart Beckie!!! She hasn’t had a season for years so I guess unspayed bitches go through a menopaws, but now in old age she’s showing an interest in dogs!
Great idea! Beautiful card for your niece’s wedding!
Thank you. I woke up with some ideas this morning!
What a wonderful way to wake up! 🙂
I have my moments………… or should I say mornings!
Lovely gesture and beautiful card!❤
Hello and thank you!