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Card Showers Make Everyone Feel Special

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I don't know about you, but going to the mailbox used to be an adventure. Once upon a time, I'd almost skip to the mailbox - I just KNEW that someone had sent me something special, a card that meant I was thought of and missed, a card to tell me how special I was in another person's life. Now, I dread the mailbox. All I ever find inside it's dark hallows are bills, junk mail and catalogues.

Pretty much everyone I know feels this way. It's called being a grown up, I think- but it really doesn't have to be this way.

Think of someone special in your community. Is there a teacher who goes above and beyond? A Sunday School worker who treats your precious children as if they were her own, who goes well beyond the boundaries of just doing her job? Maybe the bus driver who waits for you when you've just about missed the bus yet again, or the super market clerks who greets everyone as they come in, no matter the weather or how he feels?

Is there a hairdresser who makes you feel like a rock star, a shoe store clerk who saves the exact pair of shoes in just your size, all because he knows you will love them?

Or maybe it's your mom. Or your auntie, your zumba teacher or the barista who has your coffee ready every morning when you walk in the coffee shop. Whoever it is, there's someone in your life that could use a Card Shower. A Card Shower requires no hot water, no soap, no towels and no discomfort - it's all about making someone else feel like a rock star, to feel appreciated and important and loved.

It's an amazing idea.

Round up a few friends and pick a deserving recepient. Will it be the teacher who makes learning seem like play time? Maybe the congregation can come together to shower a Rabbi who makes Hebrew study a breeze. What would you tell this person? What would you want him to know? Plan for each of you to write a simple, yet heartfelt note, and drop them in the mail. Coordinate the cards so that a few arrive each day, and get ready to see your special someone light up in anticipation when the mail truck pulls away.

Who will you shower wtih cards?

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by on May. 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Replies (11-20):
MamaMandee
by Silver Member on May. 23, 2012 at 12:26 PM

What a sweet idea!! 

copperswifey
by on May. 23, 2012 at 1:18 PM

That is such a great idea! I would shower my doctor, nurse, cashiers, teacher, hair stylist. I could think of a lot of people I could do this to. Thanks for the great idea! :)

Meltopia529
by on May. 23, 2012 at 2:24 PM

 I love this idea!

Kmakksmom
by on May. 23, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I can do this!  I have several people in mind.  Thank you for the suggestion!

TheBabyFactory4
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM
My mom, grandmother and hubby
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Rushn311
by Cindy on May. 24, 2012 at 1:57 AM

I send cards to my in-laws, brothers, nieces/nephews, closest friends, aunt/uncles, kids and hubby. I love giving cards, and receiving them.

mysticalmalissa
by Gold Member on May. 24, 2012 at 6:02 AM

Cool idea.

slw123
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I'm really not good about sending cards at all.

suziejax
by on May. 24, 2012 at 10:47 AM

we love getting cards and sending cards to anyone we love or friends :) such fun!

Leelee1008
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I always send my mom a card for special occasions. My kids still get cards in the mail too. I Just picked up a card for my friends son and dropped it off at the hospital. He got his tonsils out today and I thought It would cheer him up. I also got two balloons and a stuffed animal for him too.

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