Never underestimate how much your cards are appreciated

by Betty the bag lady
(Bolton UK)

Lovely grandson with lovely cards

Lovely grandson with lovely cards

I have been making cards for a long time now but when my grandson became older I thought he would no longer appreciate "Grandma's cards".


So I bought him a teenager card with computers mobile phones etc in the design.

When he opened it his face told the story.

I whispered to my son "What's the matter?".

"He was expecting a handmade one" came the answer.

I have never made the same mistake again.

He is twenty now and he always comes to see me for his card and I do my best not to disappoint.


Christina says...

What a lovely story Betty and I am so glad you still send out cards that you have made yourself.

They are so personal and I can imagine your grandsons dissapointment not to get his special one from you on his birthday.

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Feb 02, 2016
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lovely to hear
by: elaine

so nice to hear of a grandson appreciating a hand made card. I can imagine how thrilled you were. I sent my baby grandson a bought 1st birthday card, and two weeks after his 9year old sister a handmade one, as she opened it, she looked up and said have you made this Nanna? I said yes, her face lit up and she finished opening it with a 'YES' shouted out.
To say it made my day was an understatement, she loved the card too,
What a rewarding hobby we have.

Sep 01, 2013
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Never underestimate
by: Vee StJohn-Byles

Aw......bless your heart

You have a wonderful grandson there, and belss your heart too. Your story made me cry. It really touched me :0)

Lovely lovely card he is holding - would love to know how you did that.

biggest hugs

Vee x

Apr 16, 2013
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Home made
by: julie

That's great, you just can't beat a home made card. I send them out all the time now, and have just started my Christmas cards, as last year I was a bit late and don't like to rush them :>)

Apr 19, 2012
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Keep up the good work!
by: Aparna

Hey,

your story is really sweet! yes our loved one's love to receive handmade cards from us!! I have also experienced the same....
Keep up the good work!!


Jan 16, 2012
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GRANDSON'S CARDS
by: KATERINA

So nice to make cards or anything handmade for your family and friends. This give you the opportunity to show that you really care for them.

I always think about them when I make some (what they like colors,figures, signs, embelishment and that I think gives a special finish to the project I do).

Lovely idea the teenage card and happy grandson.

Jan 21, 2011
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Awwww! Bless him....
by: Jane

Bet you won't disapoint him again.

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