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Mar262013

A Quick Thank You

A friend recently lost her father rather unexpectedly, and as I talked to her, she mentioned the many things she was trying to get done: Arrange travel to her parents’ home (they live out of state), make funeral arrangements, reschedule things on her calendar, comfort her mother. . . her to-do list was definitely long!

One of the things she mentioned was making thank-you cards to send to those who had reached out in love and support in so many different ways. While I couldn’t help her do anything else, that one I could take care of, so I told her to check that off her list and I’d send her a batch of cards by the end of the week.

Here’s the card—quick, easy, elegant. I made 40 of them in no time. . . didn’t get tired of the card, enjoyed stamping (I always do!), and thought this might make a great Make & Take for my demonstrator friends. You can re-create it as it is, change the color palette, switch out an element. .  .whatever you want.

So I thought I’d share. . .

 

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Reader Comments (16)

Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!! I absolutely adore your cards and like you said this one is VERY interchangeable.
March 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRose
So thoughtful, your friend will love the cards. I have a friend who could use some also. Thanks for sharing your idea.
March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWendie Waldman
Thanks! I love when you share things. It always reminds me how lucky I am to "know" you and be a part of Stampin Up.
March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta Layton
Really elegant and beautiful. Thank you for sharing Shelli.
March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia Santoso
Your projects are always inspiring! I will definitely use this one for a class or workshop!
March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDawn T
I lost my husband 5 years ago and this was one of the thing I wanted to do but couldn't. I too had a friend do the same thing. I felt so blessed. Now I do this whenever a friend has a death as well. Thankfully this doesn't happen often.
March 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTracy
Thank you for sharing the card.

Creating cards for someone it this situation is a wonderful idea, one that I will keep in mind.
March 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudy
I love when you share; such a sad story, at the beginning but a wonderful ending; you're so busy, but so thoughtful; Easter blessings to you, your family & those that surround you.
March 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSue
Shelli you always continue to inspire us with your kindness and your creativity. We are truly blessed to have you as our leader and most of all our friend. I love feathers and collect them when I see them on a path as I am hiking sometimes and tuck them in some of my memory pages. I love your card and think your friend will be so thankful for your kindness.
Debi Pippin
March 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebi Pippin
What a good friend you are. You must be plenty busy yourself, but to know that you take time to do creative things for your friends is very inspirational. :)
March 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda Quintana
Beautiful and such a thoughtful gift! I'll have to remember to do the same for a friend in need.
March 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary Knabe
I love the simplicity of your card. I have been thinking of purchasing this stamp set. Well Fine feathers is on my order tonight. Thank you Shelli for inspiring us.
April 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Gideon
Shelli,

this card is so sweet. When some close to my family passes away instead of sending flowers to the funeral I make a basket of thank you cards and give them to family to send out. The last thing they need to do is shop for Thank you Cards and they enjoy the personal touch as well. Thanks for the ideas.

Barb
April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Goold
I really love people who do so nice things for a friend!
You are just one like that! I try to do like that for my friends. Make the difference...try to be a nice person in many little things in life.
it's nice to find this in other people too.
And I really love simple cards.

I just met "stamping'up" and was googeling further and then I met your blog...
There are no demonstrators in Belgium? Is it possible in the future?

From Diane, Mol, Belgium
(sorry my englisch is not that good)
April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Geerts
I really love people who do so nice things for a friend!
You are just one like that! I try to do like that for my friends. Make the difference...try to be a nice person in many little things in life.
it's nice to find this in other people too.
And I really love simple cards.

I just met "stamping'up" and was googeling further and then I met your blog...
There are no demonstrators in Belgium? Is it possible in the future?

From Diane, Mol, Belgium
(sorry my englisch is not that good)
April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Geerts
Shelli,
A 'sister' in our stampin' circle just recently lost her husband due to a fight with cancer. At the visitation, she mentioned having so many Thank You cards to create too. So, some of us got together or individually and created 80 cards for her. One other 'sister' and I had dinner with her last night and she expressed her gratitude and broke down while telling us how much those cards meant to her and how they helped her out so much. Knowing we were able to help her out like that was a great feeling and now I suspect this will become a habit among us 'sisters' when one of us has a loss in the family.
April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJill K. Harris

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