Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Cards for Sunshine Mail

Remember Card Cupids? Their name has been changed to Sunshine Mail, but they still provide happy mail packages for children in need of comfort, support, and joy - children who are in hospitals, homeless shelters and foster care. At the ladies' retreat I led a few weeks ago, I included a service project to create cards for this great organization.

I created some sample cards with the supplies provided by the group hosting the retreat - First Presbysterian Church in Allen, Texas.


During the retreat, the 28 ladies and teen girls in attendance spent time creating cards, and I packaged up and sent 62 cards to Sunshine Mail! All the ladies and girls joined in to create cards and seemed to really enjoy the creative time. I was truly impressed with their productivity and know that the children who receive these cards will be blessed.

If you're looking for a way to make a difference this year with your crafting, be sure to check out Sunshine Mail (they also have a challenge blog with monthly card challenges and prizes).

9 comments:

Beverly said...

Great mission project, Melissa. I've led our group in doing Operation Write Home but have never heard of this organization. I'll be sure to check them out :)

Elizabeth said...

I imagine the 62 cards will be sent out to comfort children as quickly as possible. What a noble cause for you to be involved in.

Ellyn said...

thanks for posting this Melissa! The retreat was wonderful and I know I for one enjoyed working on the cards. I hope the children are blessed by them.

Karen said...

Thanks for the link! This is a new organization to me.

Sian said...

That's a truly special way of helping out.

Alison said...

What a lovely idea...and lovely cards too!
Alison xx

humel said...

What superstars you all are, Melissa - bless you for making a difference x

Sue Althouse said...

Wow, love that stack of cards! Did not know their name had changed, thanks for the info.

Sunshine Mail Foundation said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful Sunshine Mail and for sharing about our organization.