Married to the Empire

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Family That Stamps Together...

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I had few people I needed to send cards to, and the personal touch was paramount. A death in our extended family required a sympathy card:

A young lady in our youth group is having a tough time right now, and I thought she could use some extra encouragement, so I made this for her:

When another kid quoted Philippians 4:13 the other night at church, she whispered to me that that verse is her verse. Wouldn't you know, I just happen to have a rubber stamp with that verse, so I stamped and embossed it on the inside of her card:

Yet another card for a youth-group kid who deserves to hear how much I appreciate her:

Steven even got in on the stamping. He had a kid he needed to send a stormtrooper activity booklet to, so he used a stormtrooper stamp with his autograph (his TK number in the ranks of the 501st Legion):

None of it feels like much, but sometimes it's good to remember that just a few words of encouragement, and maybe a small handmade touch can do a lot for a person. I have to remind myself that often the recipients don't care about the cost of something, but the meaning behind it is what counts. As for the stormtrooper booklet, it's a small birthday gift for a kid who wanted stormtroopers at his party. (For the record, the stormtroopers do not do birthday parties.)


Beth said...

Aw! It warms my heart to see my stormtrooper stamp being used by a stormtrooper. :) :)

And, I wonder if stormtroopers do birthday parties if they are the dads of the birthday kid.... Not that my DH will ever get into a SW costume. Do they do parties for 41 year old moms?

Ewokgirl said...

They'll do parties for people they know and love. ;-)

If you ever see a kid's birthday party with stormtroopers in attendance, I can almost guarantee you that it's because someone in the group knows the kid and/or parents, and they're doing it as a favor.