Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Cards

Every year, well since we began procreating, we have sent out a Christmas card or a "Happy New Year" card. I will write the letter, usually it's the first draft, don't tell my H.S. English teacher, find some cutesy paper, make a photo card, spend gobs of money on stamps and send them out, hoping everyone who reads it will get my humor and hear my voice. Sending out those cards can be a tad bit overwhelming only because I'm a procrastinator, but when I finish, I find much joy sharing our family's ups and downs with people we care about.

In Ecuador there are many unsponsored Compassion International children who would love to receive a Christmas card from someone, anyone. They would love to read how Jesus loves them. They would love to read what you do for fun. They would love to read about you and your family!

This year DaySpring (a card maker) and Compassion International are joining forces to bring you "A Christmas Card Drive of Epic Proportions!"

As Americans we put 2 months worth of family picture taking, letter writing, picture card creating, paper finding etc. into our yearly letter. DaySpring has made it so easy and CHEAP!!

I went to this website and began creating my card.

-I picked my design.

-Put a picture of my family on the front and wrote "Feliz Navidad from the Knox Family/ Matt, Megan, Chloe, Cooper & Baby Knox."

-Then on the inside left. I wrote a letter. In it, I mentioned our excited for Jesus' birthday. I said, "Matt, the father, works out of the home. Megan, that's me, I am the mom and I stay home with Chloe and Cooper."

I went on to say what Chloe and Cooper love to do, their ages and that we were expecting another child in December. I told them I was thankful for them and happy they got my card and on and on until I ran out of space.

-The right side I left blank so a translator would have the space to translate my English into Spanish for the child.

-Then on the back I added a picture of the kids with the caption "We Love You!"

-Added to cart

-Paid 2.99 (no shipping needed) I created a folded card, hence the 2.99. I wanted room for the translator, but you can create a flat card for 1.99!

Compassion and DaySpring are traveling to Ecuador to hand deliver these cards! (Hence the no shipping charge.)

We sponsor a little girl in Ecuador, so this is dear to my heart. A card you make could go to someone she knows! The card I make could go to someone she knows!

I would ask you to please at least go to this site, mosey around and check it out and then of course splurge the 2.99 and make a card. It took me 20 minutes and that was with kids yelling in my ear.

The "incourage" button on my side bar is where I originally heard about this.

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For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. -Corinthians 5:14