Hi! As we are at the start of our next part of the Cards for Kids card drive, I thought it would be good to share some of the notes I have received about how wonderful these cards are for the children. I will be picking the first round winners early this week, and posting the next round of prizes along with some new children so after.
From Kate's mom, Holly:
"The cards have been wonderful. Olivia and Will especially love them, as it makes them feel a part. Thank you."
Deliece, Braden's mom, said:
"You are so sweet–cannot WAIT! I just can't begin to tell you how excited he is when he opens those cards! He's a kid who would rather have the card and tissue paper than a gift–he absolutely LOVES cards! Thank you SO much Jennifer!"
This is from Sheyla, David's aunt:
"My sister called me last night crying of happiness. She said she received the cards that were sent in for David. David had his 3rd month MRI yesterday and was a little down and when he saw the cards he was sooo excited. Debbie (his mom) said he was almost in tears. I want to tell you how much this means to our family and that I really appreciate you and what you are doing. May God bless you tremendously for bringing so much happiness…"
And also from David's mom, Debbie:
"I wrote a couple of cards to you just to throw them away because it did not explain well enough what these cards have meant to our family specially to the kids. David loves to get the packages in the mail, he feels like a big boy getting mail addressed to him. Please let the people know how much their words, their care, and their creativity has meant to our family specially the kids. My husband was so surprise that they had cards even addressed specially to him. This is truly an amazing act of kindness on your part and those that have been involved with it. David has been through some great days and some not so great days but he is a trooper. The envelopes with cards and much more that he receives puts a big smile on his face and he tells his brother and sister that he is special and that people are thinking about him even in places like Belgium and Canada. We homeschool the kids and we go to the globe to show where all these cards are coming from and they love it. I am sending a picture of the kids with the last batch of cards sent to them…they had a blast coloring the pictures sent and with the stickers." Here is a photo of David and his siblings…
Melissa, who introduced me to Meg's story said:
"I talked to Sheri, Meg's mom, and her face lit up when I told her you had more cards to send. She said they sat down as a family last night and opened the box of cards they received last week and had a wonderful time going through all of them. Meg came to the door with Sheri and could NOT stop telling me about all the cards she received."
From Meg's mom, Sheri:
"Thank you for setting up the Cards for Kids card drive for Meg. She absolutely loved getting all the cards as you can see by the photos. What a wonderfully thoughtful group of incredibly talented scrapbook/cardmakers. We all really enjoyed reading the neat and heartfelt cards and felt the love from many different places. . .Australia, Italy, Canada, Florida. . .and right next door." Here are some photos of Meg opening her cards:
I am so touched by these messages and hope they brighten your day, too. It amazes me how one simple gesture – a card from a stranger – can bring smiles to these kids faces.