Saturday, March 28, 2015

Share Joy

I recently learned of the Share Joy campaign from my friend Sheri. This is the 3rd year for the campaign, which provides thinking of you cards for families who have recently lost loved ones.  Too many families become entrenched in anger and despair following their loss, which has a lasting negative impact on the entire family.

In search of ways to help grieving families the Spiritual Care team at a hospital in Iowa came up with the idea to communicate with the family regarding the impact their loved one had on someone.  The team started to send handwritten notes to families for an entire year following the loss of their family member.  The notes, which are sent by chaplains, nurses, and even other patients, describe how  their loved one made someone else's life better.

The design team at  Taylored Expressions is again organizing this year's Share Joy campaign in which they hope to have more 600 handmade cards donated.  This is one of the cards I am going to contribute.


  1. That is amazing! So cheerful which is exactly what will put a smile on faces. I need to get busy on mine. Haven't had a spare minute lately