Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Basket Cards

Every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, our church makes up boxes of goodies to take to people in our community who could use a little something extra during the holiday. Everybody in the congregation brings something different to contribute to the boxes.

During Children's Church, the kids pack the boxes, and we talk a little about taking care of our neighbors, the importance of being aware of other people's needs, and that everybody can help out. This year, like every one previous, the boxes were overflowing with all kinds of wonderful things: pumpkin bread, fresh fruit, crackers, homemade cookies, candies, homemade jellies, chips, pudding, etc. I bring homemade muffins and make the cards that go along with the boxes. Below are some samples of the cards I made:

Here's a close up of one of the cards:

I used one of the sketches from Splitcoast Stampers' weekly sketch challenges, SC229. The main stamped image (colored with Copic Sketch markers) and the sentiment are the same on all of the cards; they are from Crafty Secrets' Thanksgiving set. Then I varied the cardstock and patterned paper depending on the scraps I had available.

Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday!


  1. What a wonderful thing to do and an awesome lifes lesson for the children!!
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  2. What a lovely post, Marcy, and what a wonderful thing to do! Our church does a similar thing every year, and it's such a good thing for the children to be involved in. Your cards are beautiful and so perfect for the season--beautifully done, Marcy!

  3. simply heartwarming;)

  4. Hi Marcy,your story made my eyes well up! We sponsor some families at Christmas each year and it feels so good to lend a hand. Your story about how the children are involved and all the home baking gave me warm fuzzies!
    Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving