Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Coming Up for Air

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, I've just been busy. Really, really busy!

Card-Making Activities

The card-making frenzy is over -- for a while, at least. In an earlier post, I mentioned the Kairos Prison Ministry. Last Friday evening, in our church's Parish Hall, nine other women and I produced almost 900 Christmas cards. That's nine hundred, folks!
All these cards will be taken to one of the state's prisons, Tucker Correctional Facility, where they will be made available to the inmates to send to their families during the holiday season.

We ran out of envelopes at 796 cards, so had a bit of shopping to do. One of the church office volunteers will finish putting envelopes with cards this week. I suspect that we'll have more than 900 cards when the final count is done.

My friend "B" and I furnished all the supplies and materials for this effort, so we had a LOT of paper cutting and folding to do, but it was worth it.

The volunteers who joined us in this effort said they had a great time, and are interested in making another huge batch of cards (Easter, birthday, all-occasion) in the spring of 2010. We'll make "stampers" out of them, yet!




13 comments:

Wanda said...

You make me feel better...I have 3 whole days to make one little card...I can do that!

Moannie said...

WOW! Makes me feel totally inadequate.

NitWit1 said...

I am so impressed and I think the cause is great. Who knows what life may ultimately change because of the small kindnesses of a few unknown ladies.?

NitWit1 said...

I am so impressed and I think the cause is great. Who knows what life may ultimately change because of the small kindnesses of a few unknown ladies.?

Countrygirl said...

Impressive!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

What a wonderful thing to do. It's heart-warming to read about it.

Teacher's Pet said...

God bless you, Pat...
Much love,
Jackie

Snap said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friends and what a wonderful thing to do.

Arkansas Patti said...

Nine hundred??? Wow. It is a wonderful thing you are doing. Kudos

rhymeswithplague said...

What a wonderful project. You ladies helping the Kairos Prison Ministry really know how to redeem the chronos.

Marvin said...

Busy, busy, busy. Great work, Pat.

Anna said...

I'd love to see some pictures of the project-in-progress!

TSannie said...

These are all homemade cards??? I'm impressed with all you volunteers! You go, girls!

Any chance you post photos of your handiwork?