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Old 01-13-2008, 05:57 AM   #41
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I tend to use embellishments sparingly when I have to mail a card; but on the ones that are hand-delivered or other special ones do get lots of special attention. It warms my heart when someone comes up to me and tells me how much they appreciate my card. It startles them when I tell them to be sure to send on to someone else; and I think some actually do re-gift them.

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Old 01-13-2008, 05:58 AM   #42
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Ok this is what I do.....had to get over the fact that I have no control over how people react or what they do with my cards...............

so.......

I give/send to many elderly people who are lonely and just so appreciate the cards and the details......and just being thought of ....
I send to the sick/give......in nursing homes and friends or family that I know will appreciate them as well.......

now, to those whom I think don't really "get it" when making a handmade card...I create it more simplified.....less embellishments ........and sometimes even a card from my box of .........I don't like my creations.......as I think I care more about how it looks than the receiver......

I'm still creating and sending and giving.......but in different catagories!

hope this makes sense to you...

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Old 01-13-2008, 06:04 AM   #43
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Check out cardsforheroes.org

We collect blank any and all occasion cards to send to the troops who use them to send them home. You can have no doubt that the card you have made will be treasured forever by a spouse, child, parent or friend of one of our heroes.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:13 AM   #44
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I really like what Kathy (klhbenson) wrote. I have only belonged to the RAK group a short time, but I gotten some wonderful cards. Some were for my birthday, and some were even included with the images I wished for! I know how I feel when I open my mailbox and get a special note like that, and I want to be able to give that feeling to others. We never know what sort of day they may be having. I hope to do something special each month for someone this year, no matter what it is. I think the fun is in the giving. I always take a picture of my cards and send them on their way. If I have received one, you can bet I've still got it!
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:30 AM   #45
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I sometimes do this- leave it blank inside with this signed note. Knowing that it might get reused makes it easy to create without limitations.

I didn't sign this card before I sent it off to you,
Instead it holds my warmest thoughts-invisible, but true.
And if you find a time you need to brighten someone's day,
then take this card and sign it and send it on its way.

make sure you include an extra envelope- most people who arent cardmakers don't just have A2 envies laying around.
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