'cards for dads' card drive
me & my dad on my wedding day, 2006
today is my dad's birthday! happy birthday, pops :)
my dad has been my biggest supporter, protector and fan ever since i was born. i'm so lucky to have a fun, thoughtful, hard-working father. i miss him a lot now that i live 800 miles away.
prepping a gift & card for dad's birthday [and thinking about what he means to me] grabbed my emotions a little more than normal last week when i read this blog post. first, some background -- i, like most of you i'm sure, love to blog stalk and read posts of people i don't even know in real life. [that's not too creepy, right?] two of the blogs i read belong to sisters -- one is a fantastic photographer, the other is a broadway star in NYC -- and their father is suffering from cancer right now.
like i said, i don't even actually know this hill family, but reading that post pulled at my heartstrings -- and i wanted to do something to help. what could i possibly do? not much, probably, but i have been so inspired by card projects like this and this -- people sending cards for no reason other than to brighten someone's day. and i thought, who could need uplifting cards more than this blogging family?
so, stationery place readers, i'm enlisting you in my project and requesting your help. i know you are paper / stationery fans [or i hope you are, because otherwise reading this blog would probably get a little boring :) ] with great taste in cards + skills at making things. will you help me with operation 'cards for dads'?
here's what i have in mind:
operation 'cards for dads'
1. make a cheerful, happy card [you can also buy, but handmade is much more fun]
2. write a message of cheer or encouragement -- get well soon, thinking of you, hang in there, etc. -- inside the card, personalized to the hill family
3. email me at stationeria[at]gmail.com to get my mailing address
4. put your card in an envelope and put it in the mail to me by wednesday, november 11 -- send multiple cards in one package if you like; no limit on how many cards you can send!
5. i will bundle all cards together and send them to the hill family in time for thanksgiving
and that's it! what do you think, blog friends? can you help? to sweeten the deal, i'll sponsor a giveaway for everyone who sends a card -- three people will win a pack of handmade thank you cards from me.
i hope you'll participate in my secret operation; it always feels good to brighten someone's day, and i think this family could really use it. not to mention getting a card in the mail is always fun & exciting in this digital world. feel free to email me or comment below with any questions, and tell your friends -- the more the merrier!
thanks for your generosity and help. i'm sure your dad will be proud of you :)