Thankfully I don’t have a special need for a Get Well card right now, but I have found that it’s good to have some on hand “just in case”. There have been a few members of the choir lately that I sent cards to because they were recovering from surgery or were going through cancer treatment. I hope that I don’t need a lot of these cards, but I need to build out my stash a bit more so I’m ready the next time I learn of someone facing health challenges. There are so many reasons to send a card, and I’ve been sending out a bunch of “just because” cards lately. I think that they are all important to let someone know that you care. But I have to say that I think the two most important types are “get well” and “sympathy” cards. Don’t get me wrong, sending a thinking of you card can bring a smile to a normal day – and that’s a wonderful thing. But when someone is recovering or grieving I think it’s especially important for them to know that there’s people that care about them. They can be tough and lonely times and a card is a small way to lift their spirits.

The inspiration for this particular card was this current color challenge from the TGIF Challenge blog. These soft colors are wonderful for creating a Spring inspired card, and I was able to very quickly select the stamp set that I wanted to use for the challenge.

I will confess that that the patterned paper isn’t exactly Highland Heather, but it coordinates beautifully with it and I think adds some interesting visual texture to the card. Lately I have been using several different papers in the Flowers & More pack because I really love it! It is one of the Host Rewards options in the January – April mini catalog, and I encourage you to consider it when you’ve qualified for Host Rewards on an order.

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