Care Cards // The Believe Pack

It's been 6 years since CARE CARDS started, so as I get ready to introduce the newest pack to the bunch, I figured it was also a good time to share my personal story with you all -- where CARE CARDS truly began.

I was a college student at U of M teaching summer art classes to children ages 3-5. One day, I had given the children a seemingly simple assignment to draw something that makes them happy. As always, I would make my rounds around the classroom & connect with each child as they were creating. One particular 3 year old & her drawing changed everything for me that day. As she showed me her drawing she explained that her parents had died & were in Heaven now, but then she was adopted by her new parents & brother and how happy she was to be part of her new family. She explained everything in such great detail -- I not only couldn't believe that she was ONLY 3 years old, but I also was completely in awe of her undeniable gratitude. It was in that moment that adoption was placed on my heart.

As my heart grew for adoption, I also learned that there are children who actually "age out" of foster care at 18 years old, never to have had a family to grow & celebrate with. I couldn't even begin to comprehend that notion. Even at 18 years of age, I would have been completely lost if I didn't have my family to lean on.

Then one night, CARE CARDS just came to me. God placed it on my heart & the first pack poured out of me, leading me to create cards that inspire others through positive words & imagery. These cards also gave me the opportunity to actually write to the children in foster care themselves... reminding them that they are loved & planting a bit of HOPE along the way.
And now, 6 years later I can honestly say it is simply incredible how God works His magic. This year I have been blessed to be able to partner with a new foster care home -- the AWESOME House of Providence. Additionally, I have also been able to get to know the girls & boys at the HOFP on a personal level, taking CARE CARDS to a place I had only dreamed it would go.
Today, I am excited to officially launch the BELIEVE pack... a pack that ironically came to me in early 2020, before we knew what was ahead with quarantine. Considering it also happens to be Adoption Awareness month, I couldn't think of a better time to introduce it, along with our new partnership with House of Providence.
...and don't forget about the cute stickers that come with every pack, too!
Hop on over to the store & get your pack!
I hope you enjoy giving them out, making a difference & brightening up someone's day.

I CARE, & so do you.
Together we really can make a difference.

With gratitude,

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