Today I am wrapping gifts for a family of kids that I've never met. I became their pen pal when I signed up to send handmade cards to siblings of kids with a life threatening illness. When the organization closed their doors and I informed mom that cards were no longer coming, my pen pal Greg, who was about 7 years old at that time, feared that something bad happened to me. I was taken aback. How could I have been so insensitive? Here was wee Greg with a sibling undergoing treatment for cancer when I suddenly say, "sorry, but no more cards for you, bud". Uggh to me!
So I continue to send cards and gifts to Greg and now to his brother and sister as well. I like being their pen pal, sharing stories of Hawaii, my trips, and family. This is definitely a good thing.
Perfect Summer "Happy Un-Birthday" Gifts
A little house wrapping for Julia's Book
A happy cat for Greg's book
A 'quilted' wrapping for Thomas's Book
The wrappings are fashioned out of a brown paper sack and paper scraps. I love how they turned out. I love that paper crafting allows me to 'simply' create. And if I don't like, I just toss it and start again.
When life deals you lemon... *LIVE * LAUGH * SHARE * ... & CRAFT!