Hiya lads and lassies! There is an awesome opportunity for you to jump all over between now and November 29th. (The Monday after Thanksgiving.) This could be a sweet project for you and your kids to enjoy together on the Thanksgiving holiday, or a little moment for you to enjoy during your coffee break at work.

Or something else entirely, which I haven’t thought of. Do tell.

Dayspring and Compassion International are partnering to allow you (and me!) to bless a kid in poverty with a message of hope and love, wishing them a Merry Christmas. Right now, you can design a Christmas card at Dayspring’s website (for $1.99 to $2.99) Dayspring will print, Compassion will translate, and a team of volunteers will be personally delivering the cards to the chosen Compassion International project in Ecuador.

It means more than words can express to let a kid in poverty know that they matter, that someone cares, that their life is more important than their present circumstances might lead them to believe.

You can find out more about this delightful project where it is well explained over at (in)courage, or you can head straight over to the DaySpring Studio and get started! (I highly recommend visiting the (in)courage link just to get a picture of how much these letters mean to the children who receive them.)

Here’s a little preview of what you’ll find when you arrive at Dayspring’s website…

And you’ll click that pretty green CREATE A CARD button to get started. It didn’t take me long at all and is a simple process, but you can comment here or email me if you get stuck. πŸ™‚

I can’t promise it’ll look this good:

but you can try. πŸ˜‰

{The Bear doesn’t actually look totally happy in that one, huh? Well, we hardly have any family photos to choose from because one of us is always behind the camera!}

I hope you’ll take a moment to send a little love to a kid in need. It might just brighten your day, but odds are your card will be something they’ll carefully treasure for years and years to come. Skip a pumpkin spice latte a send a message that’ll mean the world!

And let me know when you do, so I can give you a virtual High Five! If you can take a screen shot preview of your card, I would love to create a collage of the cards and share it here!

xCC

P.S. We leave for the USA on Friday! Just thought I’d share the excitement. πŸ™‚ EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!