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
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
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
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
Keep up the good work!
by: Aparna


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

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
Awwww! Bless him....
by: Jane

Bet you won't disapoint him again.

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