I received a phone call from a dear friend today. She and her husband are empty-nesters now, too. She told me that she wants lots of cards. She wants to mail them to her college kids and their friends with a little bit of money enclosed.
Like she said, "What's ten bucks, right?" She is absolutely right. How much do you spend every day on your fancy drinks? It might seem like nothing to you, but to a college kid, ten bucks could really make their day, not to mention how good they will feel when they see a little something in their mailboxes that is hand-addressed just to them.
She told me about a boy she knows who lost his mom and who just started college. I'm sure we all know someone in a similar situation; someone who is feeling lonely and afraid as they embark on their new life away from home. So let's all join my friend and mail a card or cards this week to a college kid. You don't even have to enclose money if you don't want to. I guarantee that just the gesture will be worth a million bucks to them.
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Family tradition is what drives me. In fact, as I write this, I am sitting at the kitchen table in the room where my mother was born, in the house that her grandfather built in 1898.
Five generations of Scarpas have sat around this kitchen table. It's amazing to me how a family can stick together when traditions are followed and valued. When my great-grandfather entered Ellis Island, traveled to southern New Jersey, and built his home, I don't think he ever envisioned that one day all of his progeny would live to cherish what he built.
Here are five generations sitting on the front porch of the house:
When my grandmother passed away, I was given a box that was kept in the basement of this house. It contained so many treasures...my great-grandfather's pipe, my great-grandmother's coin purse...so many things. The most important things were cards and letters that my great-grandmother saved. The value that these handwritten items hold are invaluable.
One of my earliest memories from my childhood was my mom sitting down with me and teaching me how to write thank you notes. In fact, in my house it was a commandment! I think that is how I developed a love for all things stationery-related at an early age. I remember receiving really cool stationery sets when I was little. It really isn't surprising that now I design greeting cards for living. I want to make sure that others who value the hand-written word have a beautiful way to continue a tradition that may soon go by the wayside. We can't let that happen.
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I have always loved bright colors. If given the choice, I will always pick hot pink over brown any day. Bright colors mean happiness and excitement to me. That is why I love the collection of cards I made with Stampin' Up!'s International Bazaar Designer Series Paper.
Wouldn't you love to receive one of these bright and cheery cards in the mail? Much better than a bill or piece of junk mail any day!
There are a limited number of International Bazaar Collection cards available, so order yours now! On the check out page, just enter International Bazaar in the special instructions section.
Here are two samples from the collection. More photos to come of the other three cards.