Monday, January 16, 2012

(in)spired deals & a GIVEAWAY

After reading this post over at incourage....I was a little dumbstruck.

Can a card really do all that?

So I began to ponder that thought.

The idea that a small piece of paper, either received face-to-face or through the mail, can change your life.

I think yeah, it can.

A card can change your life....maybe in a small change-your-day-kinda way at first, but then couldn't that day lead to a better day tomorrow?

Therefore changing your life....even if in the tiniest way.

A year ago, I was going through a rough time at work. A close friend and co-worker dropped a sweet encouraging card on my desk that made me cry and hope. Her sweet words and the fact that she'd thought to write them...meant more than anything in that moment. I kept that card near my desk for months to come, rereading it when I needed a reminder that I was just where I was supposed to be.

One of my oldest and dearest friends lives hours away and there have been many times when a card from her has shown up in my mailbox unexpectedly (Thank you Jesus for mail that is more than bills!) and immediately my mood was changed.

My precious husband, who is a man a few words will often pour his heart out in a card.

(I've kept them all....even the ones from when we first met 15 years ago.)

So...yes, a card can be a hug, a laugh, a sweet message, just when you need it.

Although, I'm not a huge fan of resolutions, I do like goals. One goal I set for myself this year was to send birthday cards to my close friends and family. The first week of January, I sat down with my box of cards and calendar and wrote out all the birthday cards for January. I have them ready to go on the desk near the door.

Just a day or so later, I came across that post.

Why not go one step further?

The fabulous folks over at incourage sent me a pack of Peanuts Encouragement cards (& a pack of Peanuts Thank You cards) to review.

Here are 5 of the enouragement cards:

{aren't they cute!}

Here are the other 5:

{I especially love the feel of the cards...their thick and sturdy and textured (fun!)}

Here are the thank you cards:

{Eli's already claimed one to write a thank you to Papaw for taking us to the waterpark for Christmas--love the lesson he's learning!}

My first card was sent to a sweet friend who's going through a very trying time personally right now. I pray that little Snoopy brightened her day (or at least her moment).

And because they're SOOOO awesome...Dayspring is letting me offer a special

$20 giveaway to use at Dayspring!

(The $20 must be before shipping, winner will be required to pay shipping.)

Here are the details for how to enter:

1. Tell me about a time when you've received a card that encouraged you.

2. Go to Dayspring and tell me what you would get with your $20.

(You MUST do 1 or 2 before you can do the others!)

3. Follow my blog (or let me know that you already do)

4. Follow me on twitter (or let me know that you already do)

So that's 4 ways to enter! GOOD LUCK!

Giveaway will end January 31st.

A winner will be chosen with

Thanks for participating!

The folks at incourage & Dayspring sent me this free product to review.

All opinions stated in this post are just that...MY OPINIONS.

1 comment:

  1. I would pick one of the Max Lucado encouragement cards sets! Thanks for this cool giveaway!