With the team here from our home church in Arkansas this week, it's a great opportunity to send back some mail! Quite a few of the thank-yous that we want to send can be hand-delivered via the office mail at church once the team returns home, so it's a good chance to save on postage as well.
I had originally planned on making the cards, but Miguel decided to have some printed at Office Depot (yes, there is Office Depot in Mexico!). As it turned out, however, he didn't print quite enough, so I got to make some anyway!
Correspondence with supporters and folks back home, as many missionaries know, is both a blessing and a curse...while I love picturing our friends and supporters getting a card from us in the mail, it is also quite a chore to hand-write all those notes! I would have to say that making the cards falls into the 'blessing' part, at least for me...I was sorry I didn't have to make more!
I experimented with several different designs, but the ones I liked the best were the ones with collage-style pieces of torn paper. They turned out really cute!
One the inside, I stamped the English "Thanks so much" on another torn strip...it's a good way to use up the scraps. It's a bit more clear on the actual card.
Here's another similar design in green. I think it was my favorite. There are two ways to tear the paper, one does not show the white core. I usually do not let the white core show, but it looked good here.
I used two scraps of paper for the inside of this one, but I did notice that it took away more writing space. Of course, that's fine if you just want to write a short note!
All righty then, back to work!