Last Sunday, I was able to go to the local Ronald McDonald House. We made Mother's Day cards. If you didn't know, Stampin' Up! is a corporate sponsor with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Every year, Stampin' Up! offers a stamp set and part of the proceeds go to RMHC. The current set, Moving Forward, can be seen here:
|Moving Forward Stamp Set|
If you'd like to learn more about how Stampin' Up! supports RMHC, you can read more about it on the Stampin' Up! website. To date, more than $95,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.
Anyhoo.... This was just one of the stamp sets we used last week. It was so great to talk with the families. We had two young ladies (both under the age of 5!) who really wanted to make cards for their moms.
The first little girl was in the process of eating her lunch. Let me assure you - she ate her veggies before she sat down to make her card! And, because it was so pretty, she gave it to her mom right away! And her mom just LOVED it - it is so nice that these families share just a small bit of their lives with us.
Then, after a little bit more lunch, she made this card for her meemaw:
|I'll bet her Meemaw LOVED this card!|
Did I mention? She did both of her cards with her DAD's help! And she was able to spell out the words too - her dad told her what letters to write and she wrote them. And she's only 3 - I was impressed by that alone!
The second little girl really, really, REALLY wanted to make a card for her mom. So, mom sat at a nearby table while the young lady made her card. She was a stampin' pro! Check it out! (Yes, that is her little hand holding the card so I could get a really good picture!)
|Front of the card|
|And when you hand deliver the card, the envelope can be jazzed up all you want!|
The little girl gave it to her mom - and mom was so great! She promised that she would not look at the card and she put it inside her purse inside a notebook/journal so it stayed really safe until Mother's Day. THAT mom knows what the real treasures are, doesn't she?
And, here is one of the cards I made. We always make extras and we leave them at the front desk for the residents. We also made "Thank You" and "Thinking of You" cards in addition to the Mother's Day cards. (The stamp set used in this picture is a retired stamp set that was donated to our local RMHC - thanks to a former demo who donated BOXES of stamp sets, ribbons, and all kinds of things.) Hope the mom enjoys this card!
|One of the cards I made...|
Happy Mother's Day to ALL Moms, Grandmas, Aunts, Sisters, Daughters, Friends, and ALL of the Important Women in our lives!
The Wife of Noble Character
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Proverbs 31:10-31 (NIV)