“Mommy, we need to send her a card!”
It seems like every time I turn around, my almost-five-year-old daughter is asking for paper to make another card. She loves sending cards to people!
Grandma is sick? Let’s make her a card.
Daddy had a rough night at work? Let’s make him a card.
It’s time to go back to school? Let’s make cards for all my friends.
The banks are closed for Labor Day, which is a holiday? Let’s make a card for everyone!
Even though it means we go through paper at a pretty fast rate and I’m constantly pulling out markers, scissors or stickers for her, I don’t mind. In fact, I love that she wants to encourage her friends and family with a card.
While I don’t do nearly enough to encourage those I love, I try to do it as much and as often as I can. Whether that means a card, an e-mail or a little gift for no reason (or, you know, for a holiday like Columbus Day), I love showing people I care and making them smile.
I learned that from my mom, and it seems my daughter has picked up the same thing from me. I have to say, though – my kiddo is way better at encouraging others than I am! When I mentioned in passing a few weeks ago that my mom was under the weather and wouldn’t be coming to dinner as planned, my daughter’s first reaction was, “We should make her a card!” And then she hounded me until we made one.
Apparently, I can learn as much from her as she can from me! That’s why every time I send a thank you note, bake cookies for a friend or write letters to our sponsored children, I let my daughter sit with me and help. But it’s also why I indulge her own ideas for sharing kindness – even if that means she goes through yet another roll of tape and a stack of paper to make First Day of Fall cards for all her friends!
It’s easy to encourage your friends and family with DaySpring’s greeting cards. And this month, you can buy 2 boxed card sets and get one free!
We’re giving away 10 card packs to (in)courage readers this week! We’ll pick and announce winners on Tuesday, October 2. To enter, leave a comment and tell us which card pack is your favorite (click here to view the full Collection!)