Using Your Words: Sending Cards to Encourage a Heart

{my little 5 year-old writing a Happy Birthday card to her sister}

I have always loved writing notes and trying to encourage people. When I was little, whenever we would get together with my cousins, I would always rope my (just younger) boy cousins into creating cards and notes with me and then we would hide them for our moms, aunts, etc.... to find. We once hid one in my aunt's mini-van gas tank (not in the tank, just tucked in there behind the door, so that next time she had to get gas, she would find encouragement. Yes, so very sweet of us....

I am a big fan of cards and love to mail them. I could spend hours in card stores, and have.

So when (in)courage gave me the opportunity to blog about DaySpring cards in exchange for some of their beautiful collections, I didn't think twice.

The afternoon that FedEx pulled up to my house and the delivery driver handed me a box was a good day indeed.

I received these beautiful cards -- the So True collection, designed to encourage women in your life. This collection of ten GORGEOUS cards (I hesitated to mail any I loved them THAT much), includes cards for birthdays, thinking of you, encouragement, praying for you, and general friendship. Each card has a hand-made element included like a hand torn layer. They are truly above and beyond what I expected and I am sure I will purchase this collection when I've run out. Also, did I mention the envelopes are a recycled looking brown? LOVE. I also received a pack of Thank You cards and a beautiful card organizer.

I have been a fan of DaySpring for many many years, but I have to say -- the quality of these cards is truly impressive. These are just fabulous.

I sent one to a friend who has recently experienced a devastating loss. I earmarked one for my aunt's birthday and one for a friend battling cancer. I can't wait to drop one in the mail to a friend with chronic illness and to a friend of little kids who is still in that "in-the-trenches-survival" mode. (Who am I kidding, I still feel like that sometimes too.) I also have one set aside to send to a friend who is quietly loyal and supportive of me, my health, my journey and all of my creative pursuits. Everyone should have a friend like her.

You never know how God can use your words to uplift and encourage a heart.

If you're not a card person but you adore the So True collection designs, check out the entire collection, which includes calendars, mugs and journals.

So I was lucky to receive this collection free in exchange for my honest review, but it's your lucky day too, because (in)courage and DaySpring are offering one of YOU $20 off a DaySpring order of $20 or more. So we're going to do a Giveaway!!!! To enter, leave a comment to this post (and maybe share about Live Art.fully on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog, if you're feeling generous). My girls and I will do a drawing on Monday, January 30th and post the winner. I will then get in touch with the winner via email with the code DaySpring gave me. When using the code, the winner will be responsible for shipping charges. The code expires on 12/31/2012 so you have almost a year to use it.

So are you in? Let's use our words to bless someone this week.


  1. Jennifer, What fun to write and review beautiful things. I didn't know about the company but I will most certainly be taking a look.

    Big Huge Love To You!

  2. I have had quite A Day, and your post made me weep! You are the Best Kind of Friend! I love all the little details about the cards; they sound wonderful. I like cards, I found my closest friend when I sent her a card to tell her I was praying for her, and I wish I thought to SEND them more often.

  3. As the recipient of one of your spirit- lifting, mood-brightening- joy-inducing cards, I can attest to how fun it is to both give these cards and receive them! Thank you so much sweet friend, for knowing just what to do and when to do it- you totally made my day and I am so late in thanking you, but thank you!

  4. Very kind of you to offer this! :)
    (please delete my post below, I meant to sign in with facebook, not google)

  5. Jenn you are very inspiring to me, thank you for your wonderful example. What a cool give-away.

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