Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope you remembered to wear green today. I taught preschool for many, many years and would always remember to do that otherwise I would have gotten pinched a thousand times a day by a bunch of eager 4 year olds! Today I am even wearing my leprechaun socks. My card today features Good Luck Riley. The challenge on the Riley and Company blog is to make a card using St. Patrick's Day as your theme. Riley is colored with Copic markers, papers are from DCWV, flowers are from Michael's and the fiber is from The Paper Studio.
I have a funny story about St. Patrick's Day cards. Back several years ago, before I started making cards, I had befriended a couple of older people at my church. Sometimes I would pick them up for special events we would have, especially if they were at night and they wanted to attend. One gentleman in particular later developed some health problems and didn't get out as much. I have always enjoyed sending cards and as someone that spent extended periods of time recovering from multiple back surgeries, I knew how much a card can mean. I started sending him a card at least once a month. In March I sent him a St. Patrick's Day card and he thought that was the greatest thing ever. He loved all the cards I sent but he had never seen one for St. Patrick's Day before. As he got sicker and I would go visit him if other people were there he wold always mention that specific card. Making cards for St. Patrick's Day reminds me of him every year. It also reminds me to take the time to send cards because for someone that isn't able to get out very much, they really are something special. Mr. William passed away several years ago, but he taught me a lot and getting to know him really enriched my life. So today my challenge for you is to send a card to an older person or anyone else that you know could use a cheery hello.