The greeting card. Do you remember being a kid and running to the mailbox on the weekend to see what showed up in the mail? Do you remember the feeling of receiving something for yourself when you were a child? Do you still look forward to receiving a card on your birthday, holiday or other special occasion? With the multitude of online venues in 2017, the actual paper card seems like it is lost - but it's not! Hallmark and American Greetings are still producing cards and there are many small, boutique brands that are popping up across the landscape.
There is also a movement of women (and some men) who like to create their own handmade cards. I am one of them! Playing with paper and all the sparkly goodness that the craft stores have to offer is a very relaxing, creative and fun endeavor for me. No, I don't want to create my own line of cards and sell them in the nearest Walgreens - that would take the fun out of it. But I do like to create cards for the special people in my life, and I do like a creative challenge which makes for a unique card. Now that I have several boxes of cards to give away, I would like to do something purposeful with them.
Anytime you buy a card through my blog, I will donate the entire purchase price to your favorite cat shelter! There are so many shelters that work to keep our kitties alive and protected and endlessly search for a forever home for them. It's time for us to give back, and this is a very simple, small way to start and support them. If you don't have a favorite no-kill shelter in mind, I have a local one that I support: Caring Fields Felines (http://www.cffelines.org/). This is a great organization located in Palm City, FL. They care for close to 150 cats, and they facilitate close to 200 adoptions each year!
Look for my first card for sale in my next post. I'm making it simple: all handmade cards are $5, including shipping. Five dollars right to your favorite shelter - boom! I will send you a receipt of your donation as well. Thanks for supporting our kitties!