One of our favorite patients came by one day and she noticed our poster about Spark a Smile! She loved the idea. I asked if she knew of anyone who could use some happy cards, and she was excited at the possibility of having a stack available for her church group to write and send to other church members. “We have to encourage one another! And also ourselves.” So, to help her in her quest to spread joy and encouragement to people who are struggling, we created about 35 of these “hello” cards for her to share!
Miss Marlene had some random envelopes to use, so we made them slightly bigger than our usual A4 size. She also had these brown and blue patterned papers leftover from another project, so we were able to utilize those. I think the brown paisley pattern worked especially well for a Western theme!
Miss Marlene also die-cut the cute telephones, sunglasses, Arizona state (remember these from this cute mini-card project for the CGESD teachers?), and cowboy hat shapes – the perfect motifs for sending cards to some fellow Arizonians! We are a connected, bright, friendly community, and we are grateful to do our small part to contribute to making Arizona shine!
P.S. Many thanks to Miss Marlene for her help on this project! Even though we haven’t been having regular Spark a Smile monthly meetings since the coronavirus pandemic began, Miss Marlene and I have been able to get together a few times each year to create cards, especially for Thanksgiving, the Casa Grande Elementary School District, and a few other appreciative groups. Spark a Smile encourages us in two ways: gathering together to connect as we make cards, and sending our love into the world in the form of colorful cards! So grateful for Miss Marlene!