You're walking back from the mailbox with a handful of mail, and you're flipping through the pieces as you go. The first group you blow right past is the junk mail addressed to "Occupant" or "Our Good Neighbor". Others mildly capture your interest. These envelopes reveal your name through the cellophane window. You know the ones....the bills. On a typical day, you say, "...All BILLS and JUNK MAIL!" But once in a while, something else is in that stack of envelopes. You pick it out and it goes to the top of the stack. Depending on who it's from, you set it aside to open with a good cup of tea or coffee, or you rip it open immediately. You know what I mean. It's a hand-written note hiding within that pile of utilitarian mail. Someone cared enough to sit down with pen and paper, and thoughtfully sent you a message.
Whether you think about it or not, your hands are feeling the paper, noticing the design, and the handwriting. It doesn't matter if it's a birthday card, or a thank you note, it conveys the personality of the sender. It means more because someone decided to send you a personal greeting that wasn't electronic. They wanted you to have a little piece of themselves. It took effort to get the stamp, look up your address, and think about what to say, without the ability to backspace.
Sometimes we can't find the words we are looking for, but if encouragement, prayer, or thanks are needed, I turn to the Bible. During the last several years I have been journaling about the impact of particular verses in my life. I am thrilled to share them with you along with my artwork in the form of greeting cards. Some include these verses, and some are blank for your own thoughts. Each card is unique and expresses my heart.