I made this for my daughter's boyfriend who is moving to Raleigh, North Carolina. You can't tell from the picture, but the edges of the card under the vellum are sponged in blue.
The inside included this internet funny from my relatives in NC:
And God Created North Carolina
Once upon a time in the kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael the archangel found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God. Where have you been?" God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"
It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it Earth, and it's going to be a great place of balance."
"Balance?" Inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing to different parts of earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth but cold and harsh while southern Europe is going to be poor but sunny and pleasant. I have made some lands abundant in water and other lands parched deserts. This one will be extremely hot and while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a modest land mass and said, "What's that one?"
Ah," said God. "That's North Carolina, USA -- the most glorious place on earth! There are beautiful beaches, streams, hills, and forests. The people from North Carolina are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent and humorous and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking and high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance!"
God replied wisely, "Just wait until you see the nuts I put in Raleigh!"
Date: Sunday, December 3, 2006 GMT Views: 869
Registered: May 15, 2005 Location: Charlotte, NC Posts: 8065
Sun, Dec 03, 2006 @ 8:55 AM
This is a great story and a cute card to accompany it. I live in Charlotte NC and have a daughter who lives in a suburb of Raleigh called Cary. She is a graduate of Univ. of NC, Chapel Hill and her husband is a graduate of N. C. State in Raleigh...so I'm sure she'd totally agree with the God's balance. I'm sure your daughter's boyfriend will enjoy the joke. tfs
Registered: November 17, 2005 Location: Carolina Girl Posts: 3788
Wed, Mar 28, 2007 @ 4:43 AM
Well, I just finished a ATC on North
Carolina - the USA ATC swaps. I used this same map of NC; you will have to check it out. But anyway, I love the writing on the inside; thanks for sharing it with us. I'm in Greensboro, NC - the triad/piedmont area. Wanda