Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Cards Around the World

For the past 10 years, the Morris family has collected Christmas cards for missionaries around the world.  Thanks to many of you, we have collected over 24,000 cards (5,000 collected in 2011).  The missionaries use the cards for crafts with children in poverty-stricken countries.  A lot of the families use the cards as wall art in their homes.  This is a great example of one man’s trash can be another man’s treasure.  What’s even better is that every card given represents a child or adult who is hearing the message of the God who loves them and wants to know them personally.  So much so that He sent His Son to pay the penalty for their sin.

One missionary in Nigeria wrote:  "I greatly appreciate the large amount of cards you sent me.  We (missionaries) are so encouraged when we receive the packages of cards.  The cards are so colorful and the children like that."

Our part of this is project is collecting the cards, cutting them and keeping the fronts to be given out as gifts. 

If you would like to help, just send me any old cards (Christmas, Birthday, Thank You, etc).  If you have the time to cut them, that always helps, but it’s not required to participate.  Feel free to let others know about this project.  We collect cards throughout the year but our huge emphasis is obviously December - February.  Thanks in advance for your help.  It’s a simple and great way to make an impact on children and families around the world! 

Send an email to if you want to know where to send your cards.

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