Making a ripple in this big pond.

Did you see it?  Last night there was a ripple made in our big pond called society.  7 of us got together and talked, laughed, and created.  Cards were made to send for happy mail just because.  They were created to get back in touch with someone and remind them that they were not forgotten.  And last, but not least, they were created to send encouragement to girls starting chemotherapy.

Girls Love Mail is an organization started out of a need.  Look at what the founder has to say.

Dear Friend,
Letters are sacred mementos we lovingly save in decorative boxes. Yet the gentle beauty of a hand-written letter seems hidden in our age of text messages and emails. After working for five years on a novel comprised entirely of letters, I felt connected to what I consider the lost art of letter writing. However, not until I was diagnosed with breast cancer did I understand that a few words on paper were more than just a keepsake. A hand-written letter is a gift with the ultimate power to heal.

Having just turned 40 and in the throes of writing my novel, being told I had cancer was a shock. But it wasn’t the day of my diagnosis that changed my life. The true change came a few weeks later when I started receiving well wishes. I received over 200 letters, mostly from friend of friends. The letters said I was already a hero without telling me I needed to try a special diet or exercise plan.

I was touched by the letters and began wondering if other breast cancer patients were receiving this special form of support. After I won my battle with breast cancer, I knew just what I had to do.

Starting Girls Love Mail was one of those AHA moments. Anyone with a desire to encourage a woman can write a letter. Letter writers of all ages and from across the country are joining us. I hope you will too! All it takes is a little of your time and the cost of a stamp. I know what receiving letters meant to me. I encourage you to give it a try and see how much writing one will mean to you.

Best wishes,
Gina L. Mulligan, Founder

So what does this mean for us, the Red Door Crafters?  We can help!  Their goal at Girls Love Mail is 40,000 letters of encouragement this year.  We can create and sign cards and make a difference.  So, if you have a card or cards please sign and drop it off with me.  The next batch going to Girls Love Mail is right after Memorial Day.  You have a few days.  So the next time you sit down to create please stamp an extra card.

If you would like to learn more about this organization please go to Girls Love Mail.  You know how a card or handwritten letter can change your day.  Let’s help to brighten someone’s day.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  If you have a cause that could benefit from handmade cards please contact me.

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