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Celebrate National Caregivers Month and Send a Christian Greeting Card to a Dedicated Caregiver

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Many Thanks Thank You Card

November is National Caregivers Month. It is a month dedicated to acknowledging the hard work and quiet service that is given to those who have lost the ability to fully care for themselves. Caregivers are usually close family members who are grateful to be able to meet their loved one’s needs.

Most of us will be caregivers at some point or will need to be cared for ourselves, so this is an issue that touches each of us in some way. The most important thing for caregivers to know is that what they do is appreciated, and when it gets hard, there are people to talk to.

This year, the Ad Council and AARP have joined Caregiver Action Network in lending support to the 42 million among us who are providing loving care for someone dear. Studies show that the typical caregiver is a 49 year old female with a job who devotes 20 hours every week to caring for a mother – usually for five years.

Why is it?
When the person in need is a family member or close friend, people often don’t view themselves in terms of “caregiver”. They are just quietly doing what needs to be done with grace and love. However, being a caregiver means wearing many different hats. Often the caregiver becomes nurse, personal secretary, cook, chauffer, housekeeper and confidante. Although the majority of caregivers view their position as a privilege, the demands of the role still take a toll.

AARP research showed:

  • 52 percent of caregivers are proud to help
  • 44 percent said they didn’t feel they could share their own burdens with anyone
  • 40 percent reported getting less sleep
  • 33 percent said they were depressed
  • 30 percent experienced life changes as a result of their caregiving
  • 20 percent said those changes had been negative

What is it?
Last year (2012) AARP sponsored ads that highlighted the challenges faced by women caring for a loved one with a disability, chronic health problem or old age. Those ads gave women and other caregivers a link to helpful resources through the AARP website.

This year new advertising will play across all mediums in both Spanish and English. The hope is that with a blitz approach, Americans will strike up a national conversation about how to better support those in the role of caregiver.

How can I participate?
The national campaign is also using social media to help get out the message that being a caregiver is important and valued. The “Thanks Project” allow visitors to post encouraging notes and pictures which can then be shared on Facebook and Twitter. But there is much more you can do to support a caregiver.

Call a caregiver often. Take them to lunch and invite them to talk. Offer to meet one of their needs. Send a Christian greeting card and tell them how their selfless service mirrors that of Christ.

There’s nothing like a personal note to say “I’m thinking of you and I appreciate you.” The Printery House invites you to check out their online store when you are looking for a Christian greeting card to encourage a caregiver you know. Make sure to send one before November ends.

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Religious Thank You Card: Take Time to be Thankful

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Thank You For Being My Sponsor

Think for a moment and count up how many times you’ve said the words ‘Thank You’ in
the past 48 hours. My guess is that your words do not begin to come close to matching the actual number of blessings in your life. For example, if you are reading this blog, you can be thankful for the gift of sight. If you were deprived of sight for even one day, you would quickly appreciate it more than you do. Or how about this – have you enjoyed a meal today? Have you thanked God for the taste buds He gave you? Food didn’t have to taste delicious to us, but God blessed us with that pleasure.

This taking time to be thankful should extend to other people as well, and that is how we can play a role in recapturing an attitude of thankfulness. God deserves our thanks first and foremost, but there are so many missed opportunities when we could be thanking others too. A few years back, one man decided to write a Thank You note to someone each day for a year. Those notes became a book about how the practice transformed his life. Without doubt those who received his notes were also impacted.

A religious thank you card is particularly great in this regard because it acknowledges the blessing of the other person and includes God at the same time. If you consider
for even a few moments, there are so many people who make your day a delight. Your pastor or priest, your Sunday school teacher, your child’s soccer coach, even the friendly server at the coffee shop all contribute to your life in some way.

In fact, you could send a religious thank you card to just about everyone in your life. Your neighbor who keeps his yard up, the mailman who never fails rain or shine, your co-worker who shares paper clips and the grown child who calls every week just to visit. Even the person who has an opinion different from yours helps you to be a better thinker and broadens your world.

Have you ever found yourself in bed at night and thanking God for the fun of lightning bugs and the song of the crickets, think about how much we have to be thankful for. We could do so much better at thanking others around us – if we would take the time to do it. The good news is that big changes usually start small. Take some time to browse through our thank you cards at The Printery House, buy some stationery, and take some time today (and every day) to send a eligious thank you card to at least one person for the way they enrich your life.

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Share Inspirational Greeting Cards to Show Someone You Care

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Thinking of You

The gift of language is a remarkable one. Words help us convey thoughts and feelings that go beyond what we can demonstrate through actions alone. Well-chosen words can give courage and hope, they can brighten the heart, they can soothe a troubled heart. The idea of sending words to loved ones in the mail to show them how we are feeling toward them is more important today than ever, with fewer people taking the time to send this type of message.

Most people still prefer to receive a card in the mailbox, even if its arrival is a bit delayed. And inspirational greeting cards help you find the words that match what you are feeling, helping you bless, comfort, sympathize, thank or congratulate with the unfading words of God.

When a friend or loved one is ill written words of encouragement are a blessing to them. Get well cards splashed with sunflowers and the words of 3 John 1:2 I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health really says it all. Just a line or two from you is all that is required. Or a card with a ‘feel better soon’ prayer and the words I am the Lord who heals you from Exodus 15:26 might be a gentle reminder to turn to God and lean on Him.

Inspirational greeting cards also help you find the right words when life demands some changes.  Change is difficult for most of us. Things like retirement, a move or job transfer require us to face new and unknown frontiers, and that can be scary. Receiving a card with the words “Today Is a Day for New Beginnings” along with the promise of Psalm 121:8 The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in both now and forevermore could inject some courage into your loved one’s heart. Or how about a card which speaks faith into the future with words like May Your New Home Be a Place Where the Lord is Glorified and His Presence Blesses All Who Enter?

Sometimes we don’t have any particular reason to send a card, besides wanting our friend to know that today we counted their friendship as one of life’s blessings. Inspirational greeting cards sent to friends for no reason other than expressing appreciation for them shows them just how much we care. God has given words like Philippians 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you that are perfect for sharing with treasured friends.

Of course there are inspirational greeting cards for all those other life events as well. Cards are there for expressing sympathy over loss, wishing birthday or anniversary blessings, congratulating on births, graduations and promotions. Even if you do send a digital greeting, following it up with an inspirational handwritten card will mean a lot. God has given the gift of words. Inspirational greeting cards help you use those words well by incorporating His words. Take a look at the complete selection of cards offered by The Printery House and stock up today so you can show your loved ones how much you care.

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Church Cards Encourage You in the Everyday Moments of Life

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Thanks My Friend For All You Do

When the pressures of life are pressing in on you, the kind words of a friend can feel like a valve that de-stresses your day. The wisest man who ever lived said that the right words spoken at the right time are like apples of gold in settings of silver – valuable and lovely. Sometimes we have the chance to speak kind words that give courage face to face, but other times we want to say something, but lack the opportunity. For people of faith, church cards provide a terrific way to interrupt someone’s day with important words during everyday moments in life.

Church cards sent on birthdays, wedding anniversaries and baptisms are great. There are all kinds of cheerful occasions when a religious greeting card is appropriate. But those days are far from the only moments in life when a fit word can cheer the heart. There are all kinds of significant times in life when a faith-filled card could do the trick.

When was the last time, for example, that you sent a card to thank your pastor or priest? These leaders wear the mantle of spiritual responsibility 24/7 and that is no light task in today’s world.  Although they’ve been given the privilege of leadership, they are made of the very same stuff as the rest of us which means that at times, they feel discouraged.  A card which thanks them for their work, which prays for their fruitfulness in service or which reminds them that it was God Himself who called them and will therefore continue equipping them may be the very thing that is needed to reinvigorate them.

Missionaries live and work out of sight, but they don’t need to be out of mind. These faithful servants have the very same struggles with marriages, kids, and ministry as anyone on top of living in another culture. An encouragement card that reminds them that they are thought of and prayed for could arrive on the very day that a pressure valve is needed.

Church cards commemorate ordinations and ordination anniversaries. There are cards with scriptures to send in honor of retirement as well as ones which make note of the joys and challenges associated with a job transfer. After all, even moving into a new home is a mixed bag of pleasure and pressure. There are church cards just for that day too.

Life was not meant to be walked through alone, because there are spots in the road where everyone needs an encouraging word or a helping hand. Faith-based cards work for all those times when getting together face to face doesn’t seem to happen.

All of life is a gift, so every day is special, yet some days just feel weightier. Sending a church card at such a time is a great way to breathe strength and courage into someone. If you are looking for cards to acknowledge ordinations, ministry service, job change or moving, why not check out the selection of church cards at The Printery House? Your card will be as valuable and precious as golden apples on a silver platter.

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