Host a Card Writing Party! December 13, 2016 10:33
I don’t know about you, but ever since I was a little girl, I have loved receiving hand written cards in the mail. I love the feel of the envelope paper, the handwritten return address hinting to who was thinking of me and the anticipation to see what words were thoughtfully written inside. Even as a young girl, I understood the time and intentionality it took to send a card in the mail. Now, as a young adult I appreciate receiving a card in the mail even more! I understand firsthand how easy it is to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and I certainly cannot tell you the last time I added “send a thoughtful card, just because” to my to do list. Don’t worry, I won’t ask you when the last time you did this was! I feel awful because I can easily name at least five people who I could be sending a thoughtful note to, a thank you card or just a “I’m thinking of you, I hope you’re well” message. If you share in my sentiment and also want to support the incredible work of Art Restart, I encourage you to consider hosting a card writing party! Parties are FUN, handwritten cards makes people HAPPY, and supporting Art Restart makes you the triple threat philanthropic party host!
Five simple steps to get started:
- Pick a date, location, and time for your party
- Contact Art Restart about purchasing cards*
- Send invitations and explain the mission of the party
- Purchase food, beverages, and supplies
- Host the card writing party!
*Decide if you want to purchase a bulk order and provide the cards for your guests OR ask Art Restart to provide their small retail packs (8 cards for $25.00) for each of your guests to purchase as their “ticket” to the party
Here’s an example of what my invitation might sound like:
Hand Written Cards + Bottomless Mimosas = Card Writing Party!
Join us at our home on December 10, 2016 at 11 am for brunch, mimosas and good old fashioned card writing!
The mission of the party is to have a great time while supporting the work of Art Restart and spreading happiness to your friends and family. Art Restart is a social enterprise which sells original art in the form of greeting cards created by the artists of The Gathering Place.
We will provide everything you need: Blank Art Restart cards, pens, markers, stamps and most importantly…mimosas!
Our only request is that each guest purchase one retail pack of cards from Art Restart (8 beautiful cards for $25.00)! We will have the retail packs at the party for purchase.
Please RSVP by December 1st so that we can plan accordingly.
With love and gratitude,
Felicia & John