Now before I go into the details of my card I'd like to tell you about an organization that I've become a part of.
It's called, Mail For Cheer. There are "volunteers" who send out cards to the people listed in the Newsletter. I have just taken over putting together this newsletter and will start sending it out to the volunteers in January.
The purpose of this Newsletter is to list anyone who may need some "cheering up" for any reason. It could be that they are going through tough times, illness, or just want some happy mail to brighten their day. Sometimes people request cards for relatives celebrating "milestone" birthdays as well. The volunteers get listings of anyone needing a card and their address. They then send them a card. They don't have to include a note but it's always nice to say something. The volunteers know that no reply is expected back but sometimes the recipient's do send them thank you notes. My mom has been a long time volunteer and was at one time a recipient of cards after she had her knee surgery and after my dad passed away. I think this is a wonderful idea and know that many people are in need of encouragement, and just some good old fashioned happy mail.
So if you know of anyone for that could use some cards please send me their names/addresses. You will need to let them know though that they may receive mail from people they don't know. Generally it will be marked that it's from Mail For Cheer but it's always a good thing to give advance notice that they might be getting cards from the volunteers. Please send requests to my email address: email@example.com and use Mail For Cheer in the subject line.
Now the details on my card:
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White
Designer paper is an old piece I've had for years. SU Sentiment stamped with Old Olive ink.
Punch by Martha Stewart
Snowflake Embellishemtn from Making Memories - I added Glitter to the snowflake and mounted it on a nested circle of Cherry Cobbler cs.
Holly Leaves - Annabelle Stamps
Bell embellishement is a button that I cut the prongs off and mounted with some glue dots. Ribbon from SU.
Have a wonderful weekend. I'll be doing my Christmas Shopping - I know nothing like waiting until the last minute.