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.)

2 comments:

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.