Friday, September 14, 2012

Encouragement & a Giveaway!

Update:  we have a winner!  Out of 7 comments, chose #2 to win the Dayspring card pack.  SO, congratulations to Randi!  I'm contacting her by email to get her address.  Of course, if I don't hear from her w/in 24 hours, I'll be forced to choose another winner.  Let's hope not - I'd hate to hurt anyone's feelings!

In our church recently, there have been several families who have experienced heartbreaking, tragic losses.  While I will not go into details, I will say that I wouldn't wish these things on my worst enemy, much less on fellow Christian brothers & sisters.  That's why I love Dayspring so much!  Just in time, I received some cards to use to encourage others.  It's no coincidence that Sept. 12 is/was the National Day of Encouragement.  I've used Dayspring cards before, on this day, to encourage others, with great joy to all (including me). I got this set from (in)courage's Inspired Deals page, where we can review a product or share a story of using a product, to encourage others.

This time, I received cards from Dayspring's Compassion line.  If you don't know what Compassion is, just look over to my right sidebar, down a bit.  I sponsor a little boy in India; lots of (in)courage bloggers sponsor children in lots of other countries.  The backs of the cards give a link to Compassion's Child Survival Program - this is priceless, to me.

Several of the card captions are straight out of the mouth of my favorite encourager, Holley Gerth.  She has a way with words like no other, and I LOVE her cards!  What better cards to use than hers, when someone needs a little bit of encouragement.  So I did.  Send encouragement, I mean.  To others.  With these cards.  You should, too.  Bless someone else.  By doing so, I guarantee you will be blessed as well! 

Oh, and guess what!  Dayspring is letting me give away a set of both cards to one of you!  So here's how it works:  IF you live in the U.S., and IF you leave a comment right here (I've set it so you can comment anonymously, and not have a blogging account), I'll choose ONE commenter to receive the cards.  I will choose using, contact you via email, and get your shipping information.  Dayspring will ship the cards to you themselves!  What a deal!

I'll let this go until 6:00 p.m., CDT, until next Friday, Sept. 21.  Then I'll close commenting, draw a name & notify the winner.  Need a "theme" for the comment?  How about this?  Tell us how you've been encouraged, somehow, sometime, in the past.  Easy!  So ready?  Set?  Go!

P. S.  Lawyer's chorus:  Dayspring & (in)courage provided me with these cards for free.  How I used them, and what I thought of them is the personal opinion of my very own self!


  1. What a great giveaway!! I would use them to encourage friends and family and maybe a few or my patients.

  2. Awesome giveaway! I love Dayspring cards...actually, in answer to the question, I've actually been encouraged when receiving a random card in the mail that seemed to come just when the encouragement was needed!

  3. Awesome giveaway! I love Dayspring and Incourage :) I have been encouraged when we first moved into our house and neighbors came over to welcome us!

  4. Yes please!! I won't lie, I am the card queen. I love to send them out randomly to let people know that I'm thinking of them - and Dayspring cards are the BEST!

    Love it :)

  5. Thanks for the heads-up about these always keeping a lookout for something extra to put in my Soldier Boxes. An unexpected card and some positive words might put a smile on someone's face while they are gobbling up some goodies! :)


  6. Thank you so much for your review and for linking up! I'm glad you got the cards just in time. :) I sponsor a little girl in India so I love that you got the Compassion card line and that our stories relate. :)

    Kaitlyn at (in)courage

  7. In May of this year, my brother passed away, and I received a huge stack of cards. I still enjoy reading through them, and it encourages me so much to know that people care.

    I honestly receive a great blessing when I take the time to send cards of encouragement to others. Dayspring cards are extra special because they have Scripture and they spread messages of hope and cheer. I have started a stash of cards, so that when I need to send a card, I don't have to make a trip to the store; I simply pull out my cards and select the most appropriate one for the situation. Would LOVE to win the Dayspring cards! I enjoy sending their e-cards also. They are my favorites!

    Sharon Taylor