I was thinking a lot about birthdays recently. I make cards, I sell cards, I help others make cards. Where are all these cards going? Hopefully not into a drawer someplace, never to be given to someone special. Do you have cards stashed away but forget to mail them to friends and family? Do you specifically make (or buy) a card for someone? Or do you make (or buy) lots of cards to have on hand to send when needed?
Lots of unanswered questions but it leads to a great idea. It wasn't an original idea of mine - Stampin' Up! has a top demonstrator who started a #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign last year and I like the idea so much I am going to do a small campaign of my own and send handmade birthday cards out this year. Even though I make cards all year long, I never keep up with birthdays. I see the post on Facebook in the morning and send a greeting sometimes that way but I would love to be ahead of Facebook. To mail out cards BEFORE the birthday postings. So today after work, I came home and started the LIST. I am a list person anyway but I have to have a list so I have all the info in one place. Birthday date, name and ADDRESS. I am finding that the address is the hardest part of this! I have a very good list going with names & dates and I have a few birthday cards all ready to go but the addresses are a bit more challenging. With all this technology, I would have thought it would be easier to find addresses than this!! Oh well, I'm not going to let it stop me. I am going to start small and send cards to people that I have addresses for and grow from there!
Maybe this will inspire others to join the campaign, too!!! #imbringingbirthdaysback
Here's a few birthday cards to CASE (copy and share with everyone):