Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Thank You Card For A Good Samaritan

I don't know about you, but I don't witness true, unselfishness kindness too often anymore.  I leave my home on average about one day a week, and quite often I am fighting back tears on those days (or downright crying) because of the rudeness of a stranger.  It makes me not want to leave home and just stay home and cuddle my kitty.  But recently, my husband and I experienced the kindness of a stranger and I feel the need to share the story to help outweigh all the bad out there.

My husband and I were invited to a wedding in New York.  The save-the-date and wedding invitation arrived too late for us to make plans so we had to decline.  We then sent one of my handmade cards and a check in the mail.  About a month later we received the check back in the mail from a return address we didn't recognize.  The person included a small handwritten note asking us to return the check to the wedding couple and tell them congratulations.  We had no idea the check was even missing.  It turns out the bride dropped the check in a public place, and a good Samaritan picked it up and mailed it to the address on the check.

I was stunned.  This person could have tried and cashed the check herself.  She could have thrown it away.  She could have walked right past and pretended not to see it.  Instead, she took time out of her busy day to address an envelope, include a nice, thoughtful note, and put in the mail.  She was a good Samaritan.  So I decided to make a card for her to thank her for her kindness.

I used an image from MFT "Adorable Elephants" set to make my card.  I thought the sentiment was perfect for the occasion.

I stamped, colored, and cut out the elephant and balloon images separately, then popped them up on dimensionals onto the card base.

The sentiment is stamped directly onto the white card stock.  The shape of the sentiment made a nice "bench" for the elephant to sit on.

I added clear sequins for embellishment and put the white card stock base onto a black card stock base then adhered the entire thing to a white 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card.

Have a  Great Day!  Amy

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  1. I love to hear stories like this. I think it's important to share things like this. It reminds us all that we are all humans sharing this place, and we all could use a little kindness.

    1. Thanks Karen. I think we all need to share more good stories too....there's too much bad stuff being shared and not enough good.

  2. That is so rare and so amazing! It's so nice to hear about a good deed being done! Humanity is still going strong!


    1. It is rare to hear good stories, isn't it? That was one of the reasons I decided to share it.

  3. What a nice story and the card is so cute! Glad it was found by the right person!
    I used to work in retail pharmacy for 16 years, and I can tell you, we had to deal with some of the rudest costumers ever, but also got to meet some of the nicest. It's always nice to hear stories like these!

    1. Thanks Elli, I remember my retail years all too well. I still have nightmares over some of the customers I've had to deal with. But your right, there were nice ones too that often made my day.


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