New year, new feature on Katydid Cards…
Shannon West, Stampin’ Up’s Demonstrator Training Manager, had an idea come to her after failing to send out Christmas cards. She noticed the trend of people posting their “card”, be it Christmas, birthday or whatever, on Facebook or sending it via e-mail and she admonished herself for being a part of the problem. She decided she wanted to do something about it…but what?
That very day she made a decision to post on Facebook offering to send a birthday card to any of her friends asking for one. She decided a birthday card would be the better option as that is a your special day and everybody has one! Well, the idea took off like wild-fire and she now has over 1300 people to whom she sends cards.
She was making other people happy, but sending these cards out was making her happy, too. It has now become an actual movement and you can find any number of articles about and references to it simply by typing #imbringingbirthdaysback. The story actually got picked up by her local news and here’s the video of Shannon being interviewed and she helps the host make a card.
In these days when we can use a bit more kindness, I decided to jump on this birthday card bandwagon. When creating this blog and with each post, my hope is to reach out to people and bring inspiration, assistance or at least a smile and I think this will help me do that.
So here’s how it will work:
- You must be an e-mail follower of my blog
- You should e-mail me (there’s a link on the upper left on my blog) with your name and address and your birthday.
- If you prefer, you can ask for the card to be mailed to someone else…someone you know who might need a birthday pick-me-up.
- Come your birthday, you’ll receive a birthday card from Katy and Kim
And back to Shannon for a moment. Do you know what happened to her? On her birthday, she received 879 birthday cards! Here’s the video she posted sharing each and every one!
So, if you’d like to receive a birthday card, made by me under the supervision of Katy, just shoot me an e-mail. I’m going to set a limit of 100 people initially and see how manageable that is.