How much are greeting cards these days? They are colorful, beautiful and complex, with amazing textures and add-ons. But yikes – they can cost five bucks, easy. You could go broke being nice.

Low cost is not the only reason I love my Mother’s Day cards from my precious granddaughters. These are their handprints representing cacti in bloom. They’re not only colorful, beautiful and complex, with amazing textures (sequins for the cactus needles) and add-ons (cut-out cardboard for the pots).

But beyond that, they aren’t just mass-produced by somebody I don’t know in some factory overseas. These were made with an expense of time and love. The makers of these artworks were no doubt thinking about and talking about their GaGa as they created these.

These are works of art by my very own princesses!

Kids doing arts and crafts not only learn about design, and gain fine-motor skills. They learn how you honor someone – and honor God – by making something out of nothing to please someone you love. The Creator loves creativity!

They fulfilled the slogan, “When you care enough to send the very best. . . .” I will treasure them accordingly!


He has filled them with skill to perform every work

of an engraver and of a designer and of an embroiderer,

in blue and in purple and in scarlet material,

and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as performers of every work

and makers of designs.

         — Exodus 35:35

By Susan Darst Williams • 5/11/2020 • • © 2020