One thing I’ve decided I love about making cards is that it gives me an excuse. An excuse to revert to elementary school art class. An excuse to relax and play. An excuse to then SEND a card to someone who could really use it.
I love how through this craft I have been able to reconnect with old friends. One of my very best friends from elementary school and high school posted on Facebook that she was having a really tough go of it at work (she teaches 3rd grade). I sent her an encouraging card, which was very well received.
A former student posted her new address on her Timeline, and off went a card to her. Since then we’ve become pen pals, exchanging news of our lives. It’s pretty neat.
Now today is one of those fun reasons to celebrate because February 26th is Tell a Fairy Tale Day. It’s your official excuse to reconnect with some old friends of the imaginary type. Today, why not introduce a few fairy tales to your child or grandchild (or just revisit them for yourself!).
Remember Cinderella, Rapunzel, Puss in Boots, Hansel & Gretel, Snow White & Rose Red, and The Princess and the Pea? They’d love to lure you into their fantastical worlds again. An escape. An excuse. A reconnection with childhood.
I certainly have a long history of loving to read. And as I thought about Tell a Fairy Tale Day, I thought of one book I read over and over as a child. Oh, I loved Anne Shirley and Narnia (and I’ll admit to having read both of those series 7 times through – talk about old friends!), and titian-haired Nancy Drew kept me in suspense for YEARS.
But have you read Look Through My Window by Jean Little (seen to the right of those Nancy Drew books)? Somehow Emily (the main character) was so intriguing to me. Take one lonely only child, throw her into a big sprawling house with four rambunctious cousins, and there’s just all SORTS of lovely mayhem along with deep conversations about life. Really. You should read it. Or share it with a young girl you know.
Do you have an old friend you had forgotten that you could send a card to? I can’t wait to send this card that I made for a dear old friend. It was made with the Storytime collection from We R Memory Keepers—how fitting for this unique holiday!
And speaking of storytime, I want to share my love of reading with you! Leave a comment telling me one of your favorite stories as a child, and one lucky commenter will win the Storytime collection! Just leave your comment by Thursday, February 28th at 5 pm MST for your chance to win!
I love to read!