I haven't shared my recent #creativecardsforchrist lately. Sometimes I make them so quickly on Sunday mornings before church that I run out of time to take pics and post them. And sometimes I just run out of time to make them at all. I hope my story might encourage you to consider what all you can do with your #handmadecards. I would love so much to have a #cardministry at my church but our preacher doesn't see the need for it. Still, as an #encourager- I do. So I make super easy-to-create, usually #cleanandsimplecards to pop into the offertory basket each Sunday. Sometimes I will designate them with a little note... for example, the card seen here is designated to the lead of a group in our church that heads our annual #SHINE banquet. SHINE is a fun fall dance especially hosted for adults with developmental disabilities. I'm thinking the person who heads this amazing event probably has a few peeps he/she may want to thank and so designating these cards be given to this particular person will hopefully save them some time and money of purchasing thank you notes on their own. Like I said, sometimes I just don't have enough time but to make four or five cards each week. A card ministry would allow many cards to be made while sharing fellowship with other creative encouragers. Oh sure, I could do this all on my own and invite people to my home to make cards. But most people know I host classes in my home and THIS (a card ministry) is NOT about making money. AND... I know very few people in my church and a card ministry would give me (as well as other people) a chance to meet and fellowship while serving through the encouragement of #greetingcards. I know God has called me to it. So for now, I'll drop these little gifts in the offertory. You can do the same... at church, at work, at school, the library... bundle up a few #notecards and leave them as a surprise on someone's desk or grocery counter or restaurant table for a great waiter or... just be creative with the way you give! If you love #cardmaking, you don't have to wait for someone's #birthday to make a special card. Give and then let them give... it's the gift that literally keeps on giving! 💜!