About the Author

Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, counselor, and life coach. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. She's also wife to Mark, Mom to Lovelle, and Nana to Eula and Clem.

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  1. I am so excited to receive my cards and to bless the women in my life with a note of encouragement. Thank you so much.

  2. I sent y’all over the email as requested… I really love the card you have featured on the blog post. I can think of some amazing women in my life that I would love to send it to! Thanks for such lovely giveaways this month!

  3. The card you posted is wonderful! I have sent in the email and I look forward to seeing these cards.

  4. Thank you for this opportunity! I’ve sent my email and look forward to spreading some encouragement.

  5. I am grateful for the opportunity to share also. Thanks for your work at (In)courage and making this possible for us. Looking forward to receiving my cards.

  6. This is so terrific. You all are beautiful gals. I just love this blog and look forward to sending this exact card to a girlfriend who always says “be courageous, you were made for this” She will be inspired to see this in the form of a card! Many, Many, thanks for this. God bless each one of you and God bless this ministry tool! May women see the love of Jesus through it.

  7. I just sent my email and I am so excited. I have been feeling the Lord speaking to me lately about being too busy and taking the time to reach out and encourage others. So, I look forward to all that the Lord will do. Thank you!!!

  8. Love this idea and if the card featured is any indication, I will love this pack! We are in process of immigrating back to America from South Africa so I don’t know that I would be able to receive this pack before September 12th but I do have DaySpring Cards — could I send those? Would love to get in on this — the encouraging and the contest!

  9. I am going to do this. What a great idea. I have a friend who is “blue” and needs a lift–one of these cards would be perfect! Thank you.
    Cheryl Sims

  10. Thanks, I just left you an email. I also made a note to revisit you on the 12th of September.

  11. Love the first card showcased! I can’t wait to share these with all the ladies in my life. We all need encouragment and love.
    Thank you in courage!!

  12. Such a wonderful ministry for others! Encouragement from our Christian friends sustains us (me) thru difficult times. I have several special people in my life that a card with words of encouragement will be just what is needed for them during their particular circumstances.

  13. I look forward to seeing the cards and passing them on! Thank you for the opportuntity!

  14. :smiles at the thought: Know just who I will send that first card to.
    I’ve watched from the sidelines here since (In)Courage began. Just easier to peek from the shadows wistfully than step out a risk it. Know what I mean? But you ladies make love extravagant! How can I not celebrate with you? Thank you for living by example.

  15. I sent my email and I am already thinking of the women in my life I can give these cards to! Thank you for this opportunity.

  16. I signed up! I have a few girlfriends right now that could really use some encouragement! Thank you for the opportunity!

  17. Very excited about these cards! I saw a promo one at FCS yesterday and LOVE the message and encouragement!! So awesome! Thank you so much!

  18. I sent you all an email. I love to send cards to people…for just because reasons. These cards are going to brighten so many people’s day!
    Thank you for giving me this opportunity!

  19. This is awesome and exciting — I LOVE sending cards to friends and family just because…I think I got the card-sending gene from my mom (who is mentally and physically unable to do it anymore which makes it seem more significant somehow)..
    I sent the email!

  20. Yay! I sent my email and I’m excited about the card pack. I love this site and this group of women. You have all been a blessing to me!!

  21. I just sent my info! Thanks for this opportunity, what a great way to send out encouragement to those who need it. What a BONUS that I could win a prize too – that would cover my ticket to Relevant and a GREAT donation to We Help Children – our friends ministry in Guatamala offering counseling to children who have been through neglect, trafficking, and abuse. Thanks for this opportunity!

  22. this is right up my alley! what fun. thanks so much for the wonderful opportunity (and reminder) to encourage. i sent the email and can’t wait for my cards!

  23. I sent in my email and can’t wait to get the cards. I look forward to sending them out to those who need some encouragement. Thanks for sharing with us and encouraging us.

  24. I will absolutely send out the cards. If I don’t get the free pack, I will buy others and send them. Loved the example you put in the entry. So beautiful. THank you for reminding me that encouraging others is so important.

  25. What great cards! Everyone needs encouragement! sent my e-mail, can’t wait to get the cards!

  26. I love this idea. We could all use more encouragement in our daily lives. I just sent my e-mail. Thanks!!!

  27. I am IN Ladies!! I am a new member of the Dayspring Monthly Card Pack and it is wonderful! I’m so grateful for those gifted card-makers (writers??) that can express my heart for me!

  28. I can think of a lot of people in my life who could use some encouragement. I never take the time to have good cards on hand to send to them. I look forward to having some and sharing about it as well!

  29. just sent an email!! so excited to be part of the national day of encouragement!!
    looking forward to this!! hope i get my cards before sept 12!

  30. I sent the email request! I love receiving cards and I love having them to encourage my friends with.

  31. I believe sending cards via mail is almost gone. I love sending cards, it makes the note more personnel– I have sent a note –thank you for the give away.

  32. I’ll share a story!! And, since Sept 12th is my birthday, it will be a really special encouragement to read all of the others.

  33. what a great idea!! i love picking out just the right card for an occassion and then watching the person read it. i’m excited to mail these out and be able to bless my friends 🙂

  34. I sent an email. It would be a treat to have special cards to encourage others. There are so many in my life that hurt or face challenges. Lots of people to encourage time and time again.

  35. I’ve sent my email and I LOVE this idea. You are giving as Christ gives… so that we can give to others. That makes it a double portion, doesn’t it?! 🙂 We are His hands and feet. Thank you!

  36. I instantly thought of five or so women that could use one of these cards RIGHT NOW. Thanks so much for encouraging me each day!!!

  37. I have lots of friends that would enjoy encouragement ~ shut in’s, sick, military, just special friends. I sent an email. Hope to be one of the 400. I will return to comment on the 12th.

  38. I sent an email :o)
    And must say I love these cards – I’m a big card person- I love sending them with a little note to people.
    Something just says love like something you’ve hand written and taken the time to mail. :o)

  39. Love this! Thank you so much. I know quite a bit of people that need a little word of encouragement right now – this will be perfect!

  40. Hello,
    I sent the email to request the card pack. I absolutley love, love stationary and pretty cards. A handwritten card or note is a thing of the past. I think that’s why I love sending them. Oh, I also love pretty stamps. Thanks for the chance to receive these!

  41. Thank you for encouraging me to be more of a servant. I’m looking forward to the wonderful card pack.

  42. I am VERY excited about this. I sent in my entry to receive the card pack…I have several encouragements to send over the next month, and am excited about possibly receiving a pack of these cards!

  43. That is just awesome! I am encouraged by just reading your entry today! Thank you so much!

  44. Looking forward to the cards. The girls and I have done this at times with single flowers when we find ones we love.

  45. Love this card and I know just the person I’ll be sending the first one to! Thank you for the generosity and encouragement you show to so many.

  46. I just sent an email! I think this is a wonderful idea. My daughter was just discussing that they’re having a “Fill someone’s bucket” project at school, and I think sending cards of encouragement is a lovely way to make someone’s bucket feel fuller!

  47. I sent you an e-mail! I will definitely spread encouragement. I know plenty of women who need it 🙂

  48. I’m signed up. Thanks for doing this – great idea – we need to all be more intentional about encouraging each other. Having these cards on hand will give a much-needed nudge.

  49. This is a wonderful idea! We college aged girls love to get fun mail…this is going to be such an encouragement! 🙂

  50. I am so excited to spread hope and ecouragement would love to such an awesome thing you never know who you might touch that might just need that little bit of hope

  51. This hit me in just the right place. I have 3 friends in particular (2 living in other states) that have been going through so many troubles right now. When I rad the sample card I knew I wanted to get this card whether I got in on this or not. Beautiful! I did send the e-mail though. ~Jessica

  52. I can’t wait to receive the card pack and to use them to send notes of encouragement and to then report any stories. What a great idea and a great website. We all need to spread notes of encouragement everyday.

  53. Thanks for doing this! Looking forward to the cards and reading the stories on Sept. 12th.

  54. I am signed up. I would love to recieve this pack and be an encouragement to others and then be able to share. Thank you for the opportunity:)

  55. Hello,
    What a blessing, I already have some sister’s in mind who need an encouragement boost!!
    I have signed up!!! 🙂
    Have a blessed day ladies

  56. What an awesome way to bless others. I love the card you show. Thank you for this opportunity. I emailed my info and cannot wait to receive the pack and in courage others with them!

  57. I can’t wait to start encouraging others! I have a few women in mind already who will benefit from these cards. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  58. I did it!! I love sending out cards to those in need of a little pick me up..and even just because. There is nothing quite like sending someone a written note in the mail. It can mean the world to someone!

  59. What a terrific idea. I have a few friends that are going through some really rough patches right now. This would be amazing.

  60. Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a GREAT and generous idea! I am so excited to share love and encouragement!!! :0)

  61. Such a wonderful idea! I already have several women in mind who need the encouragement. A card like this would make MY day!
    Email sent!

  62. Hi – how wonderful and generous! Can’t wait to send some encouragement!
    I just sent and e-mail to dayspring and will definately share on Sept. 12th! So fun! thank you thank you thank you!

  63. This is great! I can’t wait to send one to my mom–she is so incredible that I thank God everyday for her. She is so beautiful in every way that I aspire to be even a portion of her spirit.
    Thank you for the opportunity!
    Jennifer Mantle

  64. I can’t wait to send one of these to my friend who is struggling. I am so sorry that she is struggling and pray for her daily – but these messages are PERFECT for passing on the Love and Hope in the Lord. THANKS!!!

  65. Yes – I LOVE greeting cards! Especially the kind that lift people up 🙂 Can’t wait to receive my card pack, and share my story. Thank you so much!

  66. I have sent my email of my committment to sharing my story of encourement on Sept. 12th. Encouragement….it’s what keeps me going in life. Thank you!

  67. Love this idea! Can’t wait to send these cards out as a little encouragement to my friends and family… 🙂

  68. This is just awesome! Wonderful Idea and I can’t wait to get this pack and send out to surprise friends and bring a smile to their day when they lease expect it!

  69. Your daily emails are the highlight of my day. I often go to the blogs and get further encouragement. Can’t stop reading!
    I have a special lady to write about on Sept. 12.

  70. I am making a list now of all the people I can send cards of hope and encouragment too! Can hardly wait for the — what I know will be beautiful — cards to come in the mail!

  71. I was just looking at all the cards on DaySpring’s website. I LOVE them. And I’m super excited about this 🙂

  72. I am OBSESSED with cards. I love handwritten notes and think there is nothing better to brighten your day than a handwritten note from someone. I don’t do it as often as I’d like, but I am making a decision to do so.
    I have requested cards and will (by faith) have an amazing story September 12th!

  73. On the surface, a card is just a piece of paper with some pretty words and maybe a picture. But to the one who receives it, the words have such power to lift, to heal, to inspire. It’s so simple to send, and the rewards far outweigh the cost.
    Thank you for this contest. I have sent you my information. You may actually inspire me to commit to sending a card a week. But I’ll start with one, and post about it on the 12th!

  74. Looking forward to using these cards to encourage the wonderful women in my life. I couldn’t get anything with out them! Thanks for making this possible.

  75. I have responded to the email about the encouragement cards. Thanks for all the hard work put into this. I love encouraging people, and I thank God that he encourages me. Praise the Lord, always.

  76. So excited to use these cards to encourage some people in my life! Thanks for this oportunity!

  77. What a great idea! I have been speaking to various ladies recently about the power of Snail Mail – and how the gift of a letter is a lost art. Thank you for making cards available that jump starts our words.

  78. Just asked for my card pack. I need to be encouraging my friends more! I used to write letters all the time, long before I had e-mail and Facebook. So this will be a nice refresher and perhaps I’ll do more once I’ve used my cards!

  79. Just sent my email and how awesome is this!? I can’t wait to make someone else’s day. A card can do alot for me and I can’t wait to bless someone else as well!

  80. Thanks for this awesome opportunity – what a great idea! SO excited to receive my cards and send them out to brighten someone else’s day! 🙂

  81. Send my e-mail. Excited!! The cards look so adorable, and without the total cheesiness of typical greeting cards. Thank you! I know exactly who I’m sending my first card to.

  82. So cool! Just sent my email… Praying about who those cards will be sent to! I really appreciate this website, have been reading from the beginning 🙂

  83. I just sent off the email. Many thanks for this! Looking forward to seeing people’s lives impacted with the cards !

  84. Love the idea! And a personal card is sooo much better than an e-card.
    Going to tweet about this again!!

  85. This is a GREAT giveaway! I have sent my email and can’t wait to share my story. I think “carding” is a lost art!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!

  86. I am so excited for the opportunity to receive the cards and to bless the women in my life with a note of encouragement. Thank you so much.

  87. Just sent my e-mail. Love it and I agree with Lindsey…if the featured card is any indication, you card pack will be great! Looking forward to using and sharing my story.

  88. There are so many women that I could encourage using these cards! I am so encouraged everyday with the words in these blogs. I hope to bring that to someone else!

  89. What a neat idea! Encouragement is one of my spiritual strengths! So excited to put it into action with these cards! Just sent my e-mail too!

  90. I just sent the “send” button requesting the cards. I already know who they will go to. Thank you so much for how you (in)courage us.

  91. I just sent the email! I was just thinking the other day that I’ve been slacking lately on sending out handwritten notes, so this would be great!

  92. I will share my story and can’t wait to use the cards. My friends will love getting them! Thank you!!!

  93. Holley, what a wonderful idea. I love this card! I sent my email. Looks I’m at the end of a looooong list though. Had a busy morning driving my children here and there. Hope I can be a part of this wonderful give away. God bless!

  94. What a great idea! I really appreciate the encouragement you give us to do the same for others. I love the card you featured on this post. Again, thanks.

  95. I love it! Thank you for the opportunity to share encouragement with friends with these awesome cards.
    Carol J. Sharp

  96. I’ve been trying to find cards like this for a long time! These sound perfect! Life is hard! How does anyone make it without Jesus and the Body of Christ is powerful when we encourage and bless each other!

  97. I sent the email to request the cards and I will definitely send a card to someone! I love sending cards!

  98. I just sent an email. I love sending cards as encouragement…such a tangible reminder to someone that they are loved! Thanks for the opportunity, it sounds wonderful.

  99. I already have several people in mind who I would love to send one of these encouraging cards to. Thanks.

  100. What a great idea! I just sent an email to get the free pack. Can’t wait to spread some encouragement and then blog about it on September 12th. Thank you!

  101. THANK YOU for encouraging us to encourage others. This is what its all about. This is how others can be touched with the love of Christ. I am sure I will be able to use all the cards in this pack. What a wonderful blessing – thank you!

  102. I signed up too. This is a great opportunity to bless and encourage someone. Ten someones! Thank you for these awesome giveaways. Blessings, SusanD

  103. I love to send cards of encouragement!
    Can’t wait to see this special pack!
    Let’s have more encouragement, yes, more encouragement is needed!

  104. My story is fantastic and I am so excited to share it. Thank you for the opportunity! God is using you mightily through who you are & what you share. Blessings to you!

  105. I have forwarded so many of the posts on this site to friends and family as a means of encouragement. Will be nice to tuck in a card. Thanks

  106. I sent an email. I think this is wonderful for you to do. I’m looking forward to spreading some encouragement!

  107. One of my favorite ways to BE encouraged is through cards so I especially love to encourage others in this way too! Thanks for the head start!

  108. What a neat opportunity! Thank you. Loved the sample card. Sent an email…loving the idea, I may go dig through my cards I have already on hand and see how God will use me for an opportunity to show love to someone right now.

  109. Just requested my pack of cards. What an awesome gift!! I LOVE words and delightfully encouraging cards are one of my love languages. Thanks so much for this offer.

  110. This is wonderful! I love sending encouraging cards. I am excited to receive the cards, so I can send them to others! Thanks (In)Courage! 🙂

  111. I love to encourage and it would be a joy to do so with these cards. In the day and age of “speed of light communication” there is just something so special to receive a hand written note from someone.

  112. I am looking forward to sending my encouraging card. Snail mail is something we look forward to these days!

  113. No fair. I don’t have a computer at home to use that Sunday and I actually have a ministry of encouragement and have used tons of Dayspring cards to reach out to others. Oh well. Otherwise, I really love this website. It’s so pretty. Thank you and may CHRIST forever be praised! Yea!

  114. I have several people in my life that I look forward to sending these cards too! Thanks for the opportunity!

  115. Thank you so much!! God recently put on my heart to encourage women in my life through cards and notes so this is exactly what I need. Can’t wait to see the new cards and participate on September 12th!!

  116. I already have several friends in mind to share these encouraging cards with. I’m sure they will be a huge success

  117. (in)courage has blessed us in so many ways with this month-long celebration.
    I am looking forward to receiving the the beautiful cards. I have sent an e-mail with all the info.
    I will gladly post a link on September 12. On my planner already.

  118. Cool 🙂
    Just sent an email. Can’t wait for the cards to arrive so I can spread some encouragement.
    Who doesn’t like getting a card from time to time.

  119. Thanks for a change to encourage others through your cards. Can’t wait! I’m also excited about reading how others use the cards too! 🙂

  120. Thanks for giving us another way to spread joy and love! I carry cards with me in the car so when I am waiting at random times for kids or trains or whatever, I can encourage someone, thank them, appreciate them, whatever. Hand written mail is becoming a lost art – thanks much for promoting it!

  121. I love sending cards of encouragement. Thanks for the opportunity. I just sent my email for the cards.

  122. I’m so excited to get these cards. I saw this card on your sight a couple of week ago and so wanted to send it to a dear friend. I can’t wait to get them.

  123. I’ve sent the email, and I’m so looking forward to sharing my story. In fact, I’ve written it on my calender so I don’t forget! 🙂

  124. So excited about the opportunity to encourage others around me. I know so many amazing Godly women who I would love to encourage and some who are going through tough times. Can’t wait to send these out!

  125. What a wonderful idea! I can’t wait to share my story of encouragement. My sister and my husband celebrate their birthdays on
    September 12th…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  126. Luv this card idea, I can’t wait to spread these words of encouragement to those I love and care about. I already have several people in mind. I can’t wait to see how this affects them so I can share a story with everyone.
    I have emailed you my address.

  127. Exciting!! I love to send cards to people!! Thanks for this opportunity. I’m signed up!! 🙂

  128. i sent my email to receive the cards. After reading the card shown, I already have ideas for who I will sent them to.
    Julie Allsup

  129. Hi Holley,
    I didn’t get a chance to get over here ysterday! But what I will do is order a set of your cards and encourage people. I would love to be able to gaurantee I could share on the 12th but I got a God Sized Dream come true for that day . I will be going to see Steven Curtis Chapman and his family on Tour. I never thought it would happen! I will try my best to share on that day!
    In christ’s Love & prayers
    Sis in Christ

  130. Oh, the Canadian would love to participate too!
    I was at DaySpring and when I stood in that room and heard that you folks prayed for commenters and wrote cards based on our hearts?
    I cried.
    It doesn’t get better than you folks…
    Thank you for reflecting the hear of Jesus, DaySpring!
    All’s grace,

  131. Thank you for this great offer! I already know who I’ll be sharing a card with- I can’t wait to tell my story on Sept. 12th.

  132. sent an email! looking forward in brightening someone’s day. Thanks for such a great way of passing encouragement to other wonderful women in our lives.

  133. Thank you for doing this. We all need to take more time to stop and send cards. In this crazy,busy world it is a great way to let people know that we are thinking of them.

  134. Yes, I just sent you an email requesting the cards. Thanks for such a nice idea and gift! My daughter posted about it on her blog already: mamaworkinprogess.blogspot.com
    Lynn Armstrong

  135. Unfortunately, I have quite a few friends who could use these encouraging cards. These cards will certainly get used!