This is why we do it :)


Remember these fun pink cards?

When we were planning out our card designs for October’s Spark a Smile meeting, I cheated a little and made a few ahead of time. I sent them to some girl friends, just because I loved the pink and the encouraging words. I was pretty sure they would love them, but I wasn’t expecting that their responses would in turn make¬†me smile!

“You totally made my day. Thank you so much for the card. I needed it big time! I had a rough, angry day. Thanks for reminding me of the important stuff.”

“I just got a beautiful card in the mail that lifted my spirits and made me smile!! Thank you so much for thinking of me. You are such an amazing friend and I feel so blessed to have you in my life. :-) Much love and hugs.”


Later in the week, my cousin came to visit and asked if she could send a pink card to her friend, whose grandfather had just passed away. This is what she posted on Facebook.

“I sent a spark a smile card to a friend who had just lost her grandfather. She received it after her first day back to work, which we all know can be stressful. She was so thankful for the spirit of the card! It’s amazing what a simple card in the mail can do! Thank you for all that you stand for @Spark a Smile :-)”

This is why we do what we do! Our next party is December 12, from 5-7PM at Yang & Horsley Dentistry.¬†Hope you’ll come join us next month!

Happy World Card-Making Day!


October 6th is World Card-Making Day! What are you doing to celebrate?

Greeting someone with a friendly “hello”?


Wishing someone happiness on their special day?


Or just sending a little bit of love via paper?

Why not celebrate with us next Wednesday at Yang & Horsley Dentistry from 5-7PM? We’re making cards for the American Cancer Society! Whatever you do, sprinkle a little happiness wherever you go… you’ll be glad you did!

Card-making Podcast


Check out this awesome podcast about card-making! Well, all of the Paperclipping Roundtable episodes are great, but this one specifically has tons of ideas about our Spark A Smile specialty… making cards!

Flowers for Ama



Just a few days after my last post, my sweet grandma (I call her Ama) took her last breath and joined the angels. She was my constant friend, companion, and one of our biggest Spark a Smile supporters. Even at age 81 with poor vision, she’d still participate and help us make cards! I will miss her every day, but I love knowing that I can’t make a card without thinking of her… and that definitely sparks a smile.

(Photo courtesy of my uncle Charlie)

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