In a world full of social media, email, and texting, I miss getting mail in my mailbox. And I miss seeing handwriting as much as I miss the handwriting of my Great Aunt Vi. Sadly, the world has become impersonal and It has left many people lonely without the sense of belonging or being loved because nothing replaces human contact. Let’s change much of that!

My FAVORITE reason to put something in the mail is to send a letter of encouragement! Putting three or four sentences inside a card is the happy medium between simply signing a greeting card, and sending long pages of a handwritten letter. I started a Card Ministry from my kitchen table and you can do the same.

On the 25th of each month, I make many cards to have them on hand for the following month. Then, when I think of the people needing a note of encouragement, I send them. Having made quite a handful of cards monthly, I can send them as thank you cards to my customers, I have a number of people on my monthly ministry list, and cards are ready ahead of time when someone has a sudden need. Death, accidents, pet loss, job situations, relationship bumps … When you have cards made ahead of time, you will send more Happy Mail.

Grief isn’t a one-time episode, so keep track of those people and send a card every month to walk the road with them. Remember those anniversaries of their loss, and take note of their first holidays without their loved one including their first birthday.

Those of us that have Kitchen Table Ministries have formed a group called the Dandelion Society. You can read more about that HERE.

In order to save you money, I’ve created a shopping list of supplies you will need for working on your card making. The list DOES NOT include stamp sets, ink pads, embossing folders, dies, or a die cutting machine. None of those are essential to your supply cabinet. YOU CAN SHOP HERE.