Monday, 16 April 2012

Card of the Week: Home

I sometimes like to make cards to give on different occasions.

We typically give cards for birthdays, Christmas, graduations, births, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine's Day - the usual events that come along every year.

And while giving cards on these occasions is thoughtful, what about other more unique events that may happen in a friend or family members' life?

What about those major milestones, that are important to your friends and family and that you, as someone in their life, want to acknowledge and celebrate with them?

Such an event might be the purchase of a new home.  And wouldn't this card be the perfect thing to celebrate that with?
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper, Sentiment, House Embellishment: Bella Blvd; Button: American Crafts; Ribbon, Twill, Sewing Thread: my craft stash; 'Dream' Journaling Sprout: Jillibean Soup; Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives, Glue Dots; Foam Square Adhesives: Scotch/3M

Giving a unique card to a friend to celebrate an event that you know is important and significant in his/her life is especially thoughtful.  

I know that I have always cherished the cards that I received from people to celebrate unique moments and experiences in my life - cards to celebrate a new job, to apologize for having to miss our wedding, and to to congratulate us on our first apartment - unique events that friends and family knew were important to me and wanted to celebrate and share with me.  It was these gestures of thoughtfulness in the form of a handwritten note that I was so touched by and will remember always.

If your friend has just successfully ran a marathon, your mother has finished a floral design course, or your nephew has reached his goal of reading 500 books...why not send a card to celebrate those occasions?

What other unique and different events might you want to give a card for?

Please let me know any suggestions that you might have?

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