Spark a Smile Blog

Welcome to the Spark a Smile blog! Check here for projects we’ve created, inspirational ideas, and stories about our mission to spark smiles in our community!

Mini-card Leftovers

We’re back! We took a little hiatus to welcome our new little guy, Robert, in April!   To celebrate our new miniature addition, we made miniature cards for July’s SAS party. They were sent to 60 new teachers at the Casa Grande Elementary school district. Here’s just a sample of …

Hello Spring!

In March, we helped Oasis Rehabilitation Center welcome Spring by creating these bright cards! Many thanks to Miss Marlene, who designed, cut, and embossed all the pieces for this project. Aren’t they happy?   Hope you can join us this Wednesday, April 9th, from 5-7PM (at Yang and Horsley Dentistry …

February Thinking Of You

When we made a stack of cards for Miss Judy and her friends in January, they were so excited and grateful for blank cards to deliver to shut-ins, they asked for more! We were happy to provide these heart-felt “Thinking of You” cards that they can send year-round.   Join …

Celebrating a New Year

Happy 2014! To celebrate the start of a new year, we made birthday cards. They’ll be hand-delivered by Miss Judy and her group of friends who visit shut-ins. Miss Marlene had these donated envelopes to use, so she created these happy designs to match. We made over 70 of these oversized …

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Every year, a lady named Ms. Ross hosts a Christmas dinner at Seeds of Hope. Along with 30 volunteers, she serves 40 meals on-site, and delivers another 100 meals to the homebound!! This year, we were honored to be a part of their service to the community. We provided handmade …

Giving Thanks in November

To help Seeds of Hope and their fellow charities host their annual Thanksgiving dinner, we created over 410 festive favors for dessert!   This is the third year we’ve done this project and we still love it. Delivering them to Miss Terri at Seeds of Hope definitely puts me in …

October Pink

Every year, we create happy PINK cards in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Miss Marlene has been looking forward to using her fun little stamp: “Big small, save them all” all year! We also made a handful of generic pink cards, and I love that happy pink hue.   …

Patriot Day in September

Last month’s Spark a Smile happened to fall on a very special day – September 11th, Patriot Day. To celebrate our continued freedom, we decided to make red/white/blue postcards to send to the military. Our local school kids will be writing greetings and notes of thanks on the back of …

Hello August

We had a great little turnout for our August Spark a Smile! Since we had just been to the CG Elementary Business Showcase, we had two new faces! They both didn’t think they were creative, but I think they did great for first-timers! Miss Kristin and Janie joined us, as …

July Mini-Cards for Elementary Teachers

Every year, Dr. Phil and Dr. Janelle attend the Casa Grande Elementary Community Showcase to welcome teachers back for the school year. We also provide cute gifts for the new CG Elementary School District’s new teacher welcome baskets! This year, we made these Arizona mini-cards to thank ALL the CGESD …