Happy Halloween for all our friends that celebrate this fun filled (ahem, chocolate and candy filled!) holiday. Although this is the first year I don't have any little ones trick or treating, I still cannot wait to see the cute ghosts, zombies and princesses that will come to the door tonight. A little bittersweet but still fun nonetheless especially when I don't have to help "sort" the candy tonight :)
For those that follow this blog regularly you might remember our SCT Cards for Kids initiative we started back in May of this year with this post. I am so thrilled to tell you that we received about 700 cards from all around the world. Countries like Germany, Russia, Sweden, England, not to mention hundreds from Canada and the US. Each time an envelope came in to the office marked "SCT Cards for Kids" my heart grew. So full of pride that our readers would take time from their busy lives to not only make these cards but to pay to post them to us with the sole purpose of bringing a smile to a child. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This past weekend I had the pleasure of providing all the cards we have received so far to Pamela Bielak, founder of Crafting for a Cure...
Pamela was so touched by the amount of cards we shared (and the image is only one of two boxes) that she was moved to tears, and so was I. The sentiments written in the cards were beautiful and we know that children receiving these cards will appreciate them in such a special way. Way to go SCT readers, keep them coming! For those that would like to create and send a card or cards here's how:
Create a card for a child with an inspirational message (not a get well soon card as sadly, not all the children have a positive outcome), sign your name and send it to our offices with an envelope to:
Scrapbook & Cards Today
Cards for Kids
139 Church Street
We will take all these amazing cards and provide them to Crafting For a Cure who will then send them to hospitals across Canada and the US. Easy right? Just knowing we brought a smile to a child facing a difficult time is uplifting. So let's get to work SCT friends and let's see if we can send another 700 cards!
We also wanted to take a moment today to share a great layout sent to us by reader Sue Althouse...
"Just wanted to share a layout I created that was inspired by the Fall 2013 Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. I combined the Page Maps sketch on p. 30 (the one Laura Vegas used) with one of the Memories Page Starters prompts on p. 44, "your current schedules and routines." ~ Sue Althouse
Thank you Sue for sharing this beautiful layout. The design, colours and sweet touches make it special. I know many that start their day at Tim Horton's too!
Have a good night tonight friends! Be safe and you have my express permission to have an extra candy...or two! Be sure to join us tomorrow as the "stars" may align and one of our favourite kit companies just might join us with a treat!