Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Truth Cards

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, my mom, sisters and I hosted a Truth Card Party. I first learned about truth cards through Brave Girls' Club.

Truth cards are super easy to make and the supplies are simple. You take face cards or flash cards and then make them beautiful with paint, paper, ribbon, and mod podge. The most important part is to add a "truth" to the card. We get told a lot of nasty lies all the time. Whether those lies come from others or ourselves, they can be hurtful and make us feel like we don't measure up. Truth cards are a way to remind us of what is true and what is good.


My mom came up with the idea of making as many truth cards as possible before Christmas and sending them out to women who are in need encouragement this holiday season. We planned on distributing them to the women's shelter, food pantry and Angel Trees in our community (because even though the Angel Trees are about getting gifts for children in need, their mommies have needs too). It's funny how something as simple as making truth cards puts my mind in the right place for Christmas. I find myself putting a lot of thought and care into each card, and I always hope with all my heart that the right message will get to the right person.

Our Truth Card Party was a success. It was neat to see females of all ages, from little girls to their own mothers, gathered around the table making their cards. We also had sandwiches and soup for lunch which was just perfect.


I encourage you to try making your own truth cards. Even though the holidays will be over soon, you can really make these cards and distribute them for any and every occasion. I also know how difficult it can be to want so badly to be generous at Christmastime and buy presents for everyone in need, but realize that your own bank account won't allow that. This is a way to help out without sacrificing your whole paycheck. And I really feel like the messages these cards carry have much more importance than anything you can purchase at a store.


6 comments:

  1. Making those for women going through tough times is such a beautiful idea! I can see that being a treasure, you ladies are wonderful :)

    xo marlen
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    1. Thank you, Marlen. They are definitely fun to make. I hope those who receive them love them as much as I do!

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  2. Kelsey...you are such a wonderful Soul...thank all of you for spending your Saturday "giving back"...so much is needed by so many---but it is amazing what a huge huge HUGE difference one small card can make to a young girl/woman in the midst of turmoil. We all have a responsibility..."...to Love one another..." and it is one that is not always easy...but the journey continues and for each card made and freely given a life can be restored---thank you for being such an awesome woman! I love you Brave Sister... <3

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    1. Annie, you are the greatest! I miss you so much. You have such a good heart.

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  3. Very sweet thought. As someone who writes with people in shelters it's always a good idea to check with the shelter and see what they need before sending them items. It sounds like you had a great experience make them and you would be interested in tailoring your donations to the needs of the people you are serving. Thanks for the example of keeping service at the heart of Christmas!

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    1. Christine, we contacted the places beforehand to get approval to donate the cards. Thanks for bringing that point up. I'm sure it's nice for shelters and other organizations to be aware of what is coming in and where it's coming from.

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