*Official* March 2011 Release Party Contest

I am absolutely smitten with all of this month's new releases and I can tell by the excitement that some of you have shared with me that you are too!  A big thank you to each and every one of you who have joined us tonight during release festivities as well as the last five days of countdown fun!  

To finish up this exciting celebration, we're giving away a fabulous prize package tonight!  Practically the entire March release!  All you need to do to have your chance to win is post an answer to the following question in the comments section below.

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A big congrats to Stephanie P!  You've won the "I Want It All" package for the March Release!  Please be sure to contact Customer Service and provide them with your shipping information so that we can get your package out to you!  And thank you to everyone else for playing along!  I loved all of your stories and you've truly warmed my heart tonight! 

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  • 1
    KariLynn says:

    I just received a handstamped card from a friend of mine this week. It was a sympathy card for my dad’s passing a few weeks ago. I love handmade cards and with it being a sympathy card it was really special.

  • 2
    Heidi Gore says:

    My birthday card 2 years ago from my mom as it was the last birthday she was alive. I will cherish it.

  • 3
    Manda says:

    The best card was one from my grandfather who lived overseas and whom we rarely saw because of that. I’d just finished university and he’d sent a card to congratulate me and say how proud he was of me.

  • 4

    The best card I’ve ever received in the mail was a handmade just-because card from my mom. It’s always nice to know you are loved and thought of at no occasion at all! 🙂 Happy release night!!

  • 5
    liz says:

    The best card I’ve received has to be a card from one of my good friends. She is really starting to get into PTI and stamping and has come a long way. I know a lot of love and thought goes into each card I receive from her as she always wants to impress me!

  • 6
    Michelle says:

    I think the best card was a ‘random’ card swap, that was a birthday card, that had a cute little message in it from someone who didn’t know it was my birthday, ON my birthday! It was great!

  • 7
    Denise says:

    It was from my friend, Sue, and she made it just for ME…. not only was it beautiful, it was super sweet and made my birthday so special.

  • 8
    erin thiem says:

    I love homemade cards by my children, so fun to see their crafty creations with my stamps and toys. My son loves googly eyes, so that’s always a fun touch.

  • 9
    Avril Tanner says:

    The best one was a homemade one from my mom – she is so good at putting words together and shared her thoughts with me about how she felt when I was gowing up!

  • 10
    Amy G says:

    The best card I received in the mail was from my 7 year old daughter. She had stayed at her grandma’s for a week and it was right around my birthday so she made me a card and mailed it to me.

  • 11
    DebbieD says:

    Best card was from my daughter for my birthday. She’s always so thoughtful and she made the card herself – she was only 12 or 13. Love it and very special to me. 🙂

  • 12
    Andrea M says:

    I received a “thank you for your friendship” card recently. It was so nice because it was completely unexpected and was such a nice surprise! Love when that happens! It also contained some fantastic goodies from a crafty buddy!!! Wonderful release team!!!

  • 13
    KarenS says:

    My Grandma used to send great cards-not handmade, but still very special to me.

  • 14
    Donna C says:

    The best card I received in the mail was the one telling me that my friend, who had been unable to have a baby for 12 years, was unexpectedly pregnant. She now has the most gorgeous, adorable little girl.

  • 15

    My mom usually send the cards for the whole family. She used to have us sign our names, but after awhile, even that quit, so when I receive a yearly Valentine from my dad, personally, it is very special. One year, he even hand made the card! He writes a very personal message inside, too, and I look forward to it every year 🙂

  • 16
    Kelly says:

    The best card I received in the mail was the one my daughter made and mailed me from college…she’s the best and it means so much to me that she made and mailed me a card.

  • 17
    Sheila Hardie says:

    a homemade one of coarse!! from a friend for my birthday!!

  • 18
    Sue K says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was a Mother’s Day card from my daughter, who was away in college. She told me, in the most beautiful words, how she loved me, and I will never forget it!

  • 19
    Shazi says:

    The best card I’ve ever received in the mail was from my father on my 21st birthday. Although we didn’t talk often, it was nice to know that he did remember my birthday.

  • 20
    Kimberli Sarsfield says:

    The best card I’ve received in the mail–a card that my aunt sent to me after my grandma’s funeral that had a letter in it written in my Grandma’s handwriting. It reminded me how special she was and what an amazing influence she had on my life. I still remember the card — a bear in a ballet costume (I was 9 yrs old). I’ve kept that card in my keepsakes box and it still makes me smile after all these years.

  • 21
    Ang says:

    My sister always send me the nicest and most meaningful cards on my birthday. We are best friends and so lucky to have each other.
    Thanks
    Ang

  • 22
    Kathy says:

    A handmade card from my son. They made it in school and then put it in the mail! So cute and it is tucked away in a safe place!

  • 23
    Leigh Ann says:

    The best card didn’t actually come in the mail…it came from my husband, hand delivered. It said what was on his heart…something I don’t always get to see, so it was very special.

  • 24

    A handmade one from my very dear riend….she just thought she’d let me know how much she cares! *so sweet* like a little ray of sunshine in my mailbox!

  • 25
    Sandi D says:

    A birthday card made by my cousin (a newbie to scrapping) that she spend a lot of time on to make it very special for my 62nd birthday. She even put a “glitzed up” 62 on the front. Would you believe that I called her to ask what significance the “62” was? I had forgotten it was “that” birthday!!! We had a good laugh and it makes me smile every time I look at it.

  • 26
    Anna K. says:

    My favorite cards are the ones my mom sent me periodically when I was in college. She’d take a picture of something at home – her decorated shelf in the dining room, a cat in the sun, flowers on the porch – and just cut 4 slits in a piece of 1-cent colored cardstock from our local family-owned printing company and tuck the photo onto the front of the card. She always laughed at how silly they were, but to me they were so thoughtful. Even though I went to school only 2 hours away, it was so nice to find a little piece of home in my dorm mailbox!

  • 27
    Becky C says:

    The best card I got was a thinking of you card from a friend when hubby was going through cancer. It cheered me up knowing someone was thinking of ME in the midst of his sickness.

  • 28
    Jennifer says:

    A card congratulating my on my pregnancy with my second child. After two miscarriages, it was an exciting time!

  • 29

    The best card that I have ever received in the mail is a handmade birthday card from my best friend. It was my favorite because it was made from the heart and from her! There is NOTHING better than a hand crafted greeting card!

  • 30
    katevdp says:

    When my god son was 2, he painted on a card, then signed his handprint and sent it to me. I was on 15 and smitten! Now he’s 23 but I still have that card! One of my most treasured possessions..

  • 31
    Erin says:

    My best card was from my daughter who was 6 at the time, it just says “I love my mom and she loves me” with two little stick people holding hands…LOVE IT!

  • 32
    Kelly Pitzlin says:

    A few days ago, a thinking of you card from a dear friend. My sister had a serious head injury 2 weeks ago, and my friend was thinking of me!

  • 33
    Sharon D says:

    My father’s cousin, whom I’ve never met that I know of (possibly I met her when I was a small child and don’t remember), sends me a birthday postcard every year. It’s always vintagey and sweet. She does this just because she likes to keep in touch with us, since we are some of her few relatives (my father died many years ago). I’m always touched that she remembers me.

  • 34
    Pamela says:

    I don’t know about “best” but certainly the most precious was a Christmas card from my grandmother a month before she passed away — because it is the last card I ever received from her.

  • 35
    Beth says:

    The best card I ever received was from my niece, Jenny. It had poodles on it(her favorite dog!). I love it because she made it herself.

  • 36
    Shelly says:

    The best card that I have received in the mail was from my grandmother after the birth of my first daughter. My grandmother died 3 months later and her card is the last tangible thing that I have of her. When I look at it, I remember how much she loved me and all of the happy times that we spent together. We never know when we send a card to someone, just how much it might mean to them. So send those cards that you make!!

  • 37
    GLadys says:

    It’s a surprise birthday card i recevied from a long lost friend! It’s a surprise that she still remember it!

  • 38
    Jen Barkdull says:

    Actually the best card I received was a store bought card from a friend just a week ago. I had seen her in the grocery store and had just had a really bad day. Apparently she bought it that day and sent it in the mail right away. It totally lifted my spirits.

  • 39
    DiAnn says:

    The card my husband gave to me on our wedding annivsary of 40 years. Amazing how I still love this man after all these years. And he never says anything about my stamping addiction

  • 40
    Gen says:

    Iwould have to say that the best card is from my brother who never does send birthday cards and that year he gave me an extra year so I sent it back and he resent it the following year I guess it is the thought that counts and the smile it brings to those who receive them. So when i start making complicated cards that i don’t finish I try to remind myself to keep it simple and finish the project to bring a smile.

  • 41
    ChrisTea says:

    The best card I ever received was a homemade card from Dana (granolagirl2). I won a contest on her blog and the card was part of the congratulations. She used LLH, doilies, and sheet music – soft pinks and a pop of hawaiian shores. Beautiful. Seeing the skilled work of someone you highly admire just sitting there is your hands in an incredible experience.

  • 42
    Marcia Truslow says:

    Sounds funny to say this, but the best cards I have received are those I have made with PTI stamps, given away as gifts, and then received back with thank you messages! How cool is that?! I am always so surprised and pleased, believe it or not….

  • 43

    My gramma always says: “I love you to the moon and back” before we hang up, and she mailed my daughter a card for her birthday, and on the actual card itself was printed: “I love you to the moon and back.” I started crying when I saw it!!

  • 44
    Maureen Plut says:

    Hmm…hard to say, but the two that pop into mind are a fabulous St. Patty’s birthday one given to me by a dear friend AND a Future Diva one she gave me over a year ago…AND it came true, I’m now a Diva for a Stamp Company 🙂

  • 45
    Paula I says:

    I don’t get many cards in the mail. My favorite is actually favorites…the Christmas cards from friends, family and neighbors. Every year I so look forward to sending and receiving them.

  • 46
    Anita Farrell says:

    I received a Thanksgiving card in the mail from my daughter when she was in kindergarten. Her class had made and mailed cards for the parents telling us how thankful they were for us. Getting those sweet words from my daughter saying I was the best mom ever and how much she loved me was priceless. That was seven years ago, and I just took the card down off of my office wall about six months ago.

  • 47

    The best card I received in the mail was one handmade by my 4-year old grand-daughter for no special reason other than to say she missed me. I keep the card in a special keepsake box and pull it out every now and then.

  • 48
    Kara says:

    Any from my grandmas. Each one may be the last I get from them, so I treasure them all.

  • 49
    Sharon says:

    the best cards were ones that my children hand made growing up

  • 50
    Cibele says:

    The best card I received actually didn’t come in the mail. It was a Mother’s Day card my 8 year old daughter made for me with her very own craft supplies. It had lots of glitter and some misspelled words and I will cherish it forever!

  • 51
    Jannette E. says:

    The best one I have received is a card that my daughter made at school and I was not expecting it. It is always nice to get hand made cards in the mail!! I love it.

  • 52
    Sallie says:

    Probably a card from my Mother when I was in college as a freshman. No special ocassion, just a “Thinking of You”, store-bought card. It meant a lot.

  • 53
    Cindy Otto says:

    I would say a card my son sent to me while away at college thanking me for all I’d done for him. It was the first time he wrote his true feelings. I still have it and will keep it forever.

  • 54

    I can’t pick one…but the entire box of cards that came from all over the world when my husband died are all so precious to me. There was one day I got TWENTY THREE cards in the mailbox! ONE DAY! So much love.

  • 55
    Karen B. says:

    There is more than one best card. The cards my sisters send me are hand made also, and they are always very nice. Also, when my Mom sends me anything with her writing in it, I love it. (my Mom is not a big writer, so I love to receive her hand writing even if it is on a slip of paper or note) I save all of the hand made cards I receive from my sisters and the notes from my Mom with her hand writing. 🙂

  • 56
    Sheila says:

    The best card I received in the mail was actually a postcard from my husband who was then my boyfriend. He was on his first out of town trip for work and sent it from Cincinnati just to tell me he loved me and that he had a surprise to show me when he got back home. The surprise was showing me our first house that he was going to buy. I will always treasure that card as it was the start of our 20 year marriage that started only a few months later.

  • 57

    I love any card that comes in the mail, even the storebought ones. My favorite though was probably the one from Cheryl (on the message board) it was for Mother’s day and what she wrote inside was hilarious. I still have it.

  • 58

    The best card I received in the mail was from my daughter. It wasn’t stamped, but she put it together herself with a photo of her and her dog Piper. It was beautiful and made me very happy!

  • 59
    pegg says:

    My favorite card was from my friend’s little 4 year old daughter. I send her stamped cards every few weeks and for Valentine’s Day – she sent me a handmade card! It was so sweet! She even used doilies on it. I was so touched – it meant so much to me.

  • 60
    Becs Attwood says:

    The best card I got was a hand-made card just to say thanks for being a friend – no particular occasion, just because – a pleasant surprise.

  • 61
    Melisa Hunter says:

    The best card that I have received in the mail was a congratulatory card from my friend, Maureen. I had just started my new job as teacher-librarian at a different elementary school and she sent it to me for the first day of school. So fun, with cork accents and a PTI library card. It is still on my desk, six months later!

  • 62
    Heather J. says:

    The best card I received was from my DH when I was living overseas and he was in the States. It had been a down day and his words were just perfect. I still have it 🙂 It wasn’t handmade, but it was still wonderful to receive. Heather J.

  • 63
    Karen Phelps says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was from my granddaughter. She knows how much I love homemade cards so she made one and sent it to me. Love It!

  • 64
    pmm says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was from my dad, a man of few words. I was away in Navy bootcamp (back in the mid-70s) and he wrote me just a few lines. I got the most cards that day of anyone in my unit because it was my birthday, but those few lines from him telling me he was proud of me have stayed with me my whole life.

  • 65
    Joni kix says:

    I received a sympathy card for the passing of our dog. It was so nice that some people realize what a part of the family a pet can be.

  • 66
    Jan Knapp says:

    My favorite is a sweet thank you card for a handmade quilt from an adorable 7 year old girl that a friend of mine adopted from the Ukraine. It was in her own handwriting and in English (she could barely speak it at the time). I gave her the quilt at the ‘baby shower’ because I think every child should have a baby quilt. It was blue, yellow and white – the colors of the Ukrainian flag – with dotted swiss, flowers, buttons and lace.

  • 67
    Charmaine says:

    It was a card I received from a friend. She was just getting into stamping, with a little push from me, and it was one of the first cards she made. It sits on my crafting table.

    Charmaine

  • 68
    Aimee Rathje says:

    I received a beautiful handmade card in the mail this year after some tough times…it was a late christmas/thank you card. It came with such a simple message of thanks…and sharing that it moved me to tears. I have it pasted up in my china cabinet so I can see it when I’m having supper at the table and remember how we all touch one another’s lives in even the smallest and simplest of ways.

  • 69
    Suzanne Russell says:

    My favorite card(s) comes from a sweet friend who always chooses a ready made birthday card with two little girls on the front. The sentiment is something special about our relationship which brings a tear to my eye and a laugh out loud. These have always been the inspiration behind the cards that I design and give to others.

  • 70
    SusanHnSC says:

    I’d have to say the last Christmas card my grandmother sent me before she passed away – she stuck a little pin in it that I had always loved!

  • 71
    K. Craig says:

    The best card I ever received was a rather plain storebought card with congratulations in various fonts. The outside was nothing spectactular, but my little brother sent it to me when I moved 12 hrs away and got my first “real” job. I had never before gotten a card from him, in fact, I called my mom to see if she told him to send it. The fact that he took the time to send a card and not just call me was pretty fantastic

  • 72
    Dorothy says:

    Always my daughter’s handmade ones… I’ve saved them all! Now her mom’s making hers 🙂

  • 73
    Susan H. says:

    One of the best cards that I’ve received was a “just because” card that my 97 year old grandmother sent to me shortly before she passed away.

  • 74
    Kathryn M. says:

    The best card I recieved in the mail was from a fellow stamper that I had met through a Design Team. She of course handmade it and wrote a personal note inside for my birthday! It was extremely thoughful!

  • 75
    Bee says:

    The best card I have received in the mail is the one my friend Bee (same nickname as me!) made for me recently. She went to the trouble of creating a Bee SVG and made a card with it. It made me feel rather special! I miss getting snail mail! 😀

  • 76

    A Valentines Day card from my incredibley awesome husband. He works out of town and rarely is home for Valentines but he ALWAYS gets me a beautiful, sentimental card, Hallmark, of course! He also gets me a great gift. This year a “big” PTI gift certificate! I LOVED that and promptly spent it all on the February release!
    Oooooh, I hope I win!
    Susan

  • 77
    Mel Horn says:

    A special card I received from my mom before she passed away. It is precious to me.

  • 78
    joyce h says:

    The first Mother’s Day card from my adopted son that actually said “Mother” on it!

  • 79
    sandygail says:

    I have received cards from a fellow PTI’er name Denise (Aussiestamper). Her cards are beauitful. I keep them all when I get one. I think homemade cards are just beautiful.

  • 80
    Barbara Hale says:

    The best card I received was from a friend who has only made one card and she sent it to me. She comes to stamp group at our church because her daughter-in-law teaches the class but she never makes the cards. I was so honored to get the only card she has actually ever made.

  • 81
    Angela says:

    My sister gave me the best birthday card this year! A tearjerker that showed how much she cared and loved me! Aww…

  • 82
    Tanya says:

    The best card I received was a Valentine from my nephew when he was a little boy. He picked it out and signed it himself. He was always such a thoughtful little boy. He will be graduating high school this year! Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.

  • 83

    It was hands down one that my daughter made for me and sent to me in the mail… 1) because she made it 2) because I got to see her anticipate me getting it in the mail every day after she mailed it until it arrived. Her reaction when it actually arrived was priceless.

  • 84
    BethieJ says:

    The best card I ever received are the sweet cards my kids take the time to make.. I will CHERISH them always.. more so now that my son is off to high school next year, and he STILL makes mom a card, on special holidays or just because!! (I am a LUCKY mama!)
    Happy Release Night!

  • 85
    Lauren says:

    When I had my first son, I was having a hard time with motherhood. My mom sent me a really funny motherhood card in the mail, basically telling me to hang in there. It made me laugh so hard I cried at a time when I had a hard time even smiling. I will always remember that.

  • 86
    Myrna H. says:

    The Mother’s Day card my mom sent me last year. I was having extremely challenging parenting problems with my 21 year old son. the card was not hand-made, which is unusual for her, but the sentiment was so reassuring – it was exactly what I needed then to believe that I was not a failure as a mom, that his choices were just that – his choices. It was like being able to crawl into her lap like I did when I was a kid and my world was in chaos – truly a long-distance hug.

  • 87
    Amy Nemeth says:

    I get the divine privelege of being able to walk with people during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Seeing their lives transformed is by far the best gift I could ever get. But a thank you card they sent me with such sweet wishes was a pretty close second 🙂

  • 88
    lindsey says:

    a handmade anniversary card, was stamped and watercolored, was the first time i had seen it, was very cool!

  • 89

    A couple of years ago, for my birthday, my dad sent me a letter along with some pictures of his childhood. The letter told the story of those pictures. They’re precious memories to me because they tell the story of who my dad was as a young boy and some experiences that were important to him. I’ll treasure that letter forever. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 90
    Kim says:

    A card from my little brother that was sent during my college years. Still have it!

  • 91
    Patty O says:

    It was actually a postcard, and it was addressed to my daughter from her new teacher. It was welcoming her to kindergarten and not only did it make her feel good, it made me feel more secure about making the decision to enroll her in her school. It was such a blessing and that simple postcard was so encouraging.

  • 92
    Natasha says:

    The best card I received was from one of my stamping idols. I was still pretty new to stamping at the time and she sent me one of her amazing creations. It had such a friendly and encouraging message and it also gave me the chance to really see how one the “masters” did it. I still have it of course!

  • 93
    Becky Y. says:

    The best card I received was from my then-new-boyfriend (now my hubby) and in it he said he loved me – I was thrilled! Six and half years of wedded bliss later, we still say “I love you” to each other every day.

  • 94
    Aimee J says:

    I received a card from a neighbor I had never met. Some words of encouragement, during a hard time.

  • 95
    Kris Prokopec says:

    The best card to date that I have recieved is a birthday card signed by my young sons. It was so sweet.

  • 96
    Barbara H says:

    I would have to say that the best card I have received was just a few weeks ago and it was from a friend that I haven’t seen a lot of until lately. She knew that I was going through a rough time and her heartfelt words were both uplifting and encouraging. I don’t think she knows how important that card was to me!

  • 97
    Chris Simon says:

    My best cards are from one of my aunts. She always finds the best cards. She never ever misses an occasion, and she remembers which person likes funny cards, which person likes sappy ones, etc. The whole family is in awe of her card-sending. I try and try to be as reliable as she is, but will never even come close. She’s a true treasure!

  • 98
    Melissa Sibert says:

    I can’t think of A best card, but the handmade ones I get from my children are truly priceless and mean so much to me.

    Melissa

  • 99
    Kara says:

    The best card I have ever received was actually not a handmade card *GASP* It was the first birthday card I received from my husband, but we weren’t even engaged yet. It was the cheesiest/ silliest card and we laughed and laughed. I still have it and every once in awhile I pull it out and it still makes me laugh!

  • 100
    Holly says:

    Hmmmmmmm…… I have so many wonderful cards here from so many different people. It would be so hard to pick just one. That said – the first one I see on my hanging card wall is the one that Miss Kittie (yes, THE Kittie) sent to me after I had surgery a couple years ago. It’s just so sweet and SO Kittie-ish. I remember feeling so honored and thrilled that she would take the time to mail a card to me.

  • 101
    Connie P. says:

    The one my grandma sent me with $500 in it!

  • 102
    brianna b from az says:

    I love to handmake cards and I don’t receive many that are, so I have to say one from my sister was my favorite(she made it) and also, the first one I received(still have it) when i was 14(9yrs ago) from another sister, who has become too busy for crafting at this time in her life 🙁 I hope I win!!! Could always use/give things away!!

  • 103
    Janelle says:

    This one causes me to think… I’ve received some great cards from lots of people, quite a few from PTI Forum members. One really cool little one I received was actually from Betsy Veldman when I won some blog candy from her blog. I kept stroking it to see if some of her magical skills would rub off on me. 🙂 (Seriously, though, she could’ve just stuck the magazine in an envelope and mailed it… it meant a lot to me that she included one of her creations with it.)

  • 104
    Deb Olson says:

    The best card was from my mom who told me what a good mom i have been,now that she is gone i love reading anything i have from her.

  • 105
    Tracy Burtt says:

    Best card I ever got in the mail came from a very good friend, who had incidentally made it herself, and blogged all the trials and tribulations of the creation, and then sent it to me with a very special message inside (on a post-it, so I could re-use the card, altho I kept it, of course!!)

  • 106
    Suzie says:

    The best card I’ve received in the mail was after new year’s this year. It was from my grandmother who lives quite a ways from me. She is very special to me and I have many fond memories growing up with her. I always enjoy hearing from her but now that shes aging and the times I hear from her are fewer and farther between, just makes them that much more special!

  • 107
    Monika/buzsy says:

    :o) It was just this morning! My mom sent me a birthday card and she presses some flowers and sent them to me and drew some pictures for my kids! She is not artistic, but that was just the BEST! So sweet and perfect for us.

  • 108
    Dotty says:

    All the homemade cards from my grandson. The latest was a Valentine’s card and he die cut hearts out of foam. Very special.

  • 109

    The best card I received in the mail was from my PTI forum buddy Sue Ann (yankeefan). This wonderful lady decided to send me a Thinking of You card for no other reason than she knew I was feeling a bit sad. Her gorgeous card gave me a happy lift but even better were her kind words to let me know she cared. We’ve been great friends ever since.

  • 110
    MaryAnn Novakowski says:

    The best card I ever received was a homemade card from my daughter…It was her wedding invitation!
    Second best was a homemade card from my granddaughter. Wonderful art work and stamping.

  • 111
    Megann says:

    When I was in college my mom sent me several ‘just because’ cards that let me know she was thinking of me so far from home. I’ve kept them all these years

  • 112
    Lana D says:

    A card my non-scrappy friend sent me at Valentine’s day – stick people strip-tease card- it really made me laugh.

  • 113
    Jamie Nania says:

    I don’t have a specific card come to mind but love when it’s an unexpected one for no reason. My mom sends those sometimes and it’s always nice to receive.

  • 114
    Elaine -the soil scientist says:

    I share my birthday with my Mom and a couple of years ago she sent me a card and I opened it up and it was her version of a homemade card. It had a stick person on it and of course hand drawn – Her version of a handmade card. I was so taken back that I couldn’t say a word or even laugh. Then the laugher took over til I couldn’t stand up. That was the best card ever! Later at diner she gave me a card but that little stick person card that my mother made is all that!

  • 115
    Melissa D. says:

    It would probably have to be the one that surprised me the most. When I was pregnant with my 3rd son my mom made me a card and sent it out. I loved it.

  • 116
    Wendy Todd says:

    My favourite cards received in the mail are always my birthday cards from my mum. She’s the one who introduced me to cardmaking 9 years ago, so her cards always mean that little bit extra to me. Each time I receive a handmade card from mum, I’m reminded of her excitement at discovering our shared passion.

  • 117
    Vonda Morga says:

    Any card from my parents because we live over 1,000 miles away from each other. They always know just when I need a word from them.

  • 118
    Linda Peterson says:

    Before cardmaking was even in, my sister made me a card, made out of construction paper–had a really cute picture of me on the front, and then it said in the 2nd page of the card—“remember how you always told me I was adopted, well, it was you” and the 3rd page shows the dorkiest wierd looking family-and she wrote on that page–“I found your family and they came to take you back”. I looked closer and the wierd people were my mom, dad, grandma, grampa and little brother—from about 40 years ago–and they had the wierdest clothes on.

  • 119

    The best card I received in the mail was from my husband for my birthday in 2009 – he was deployed overseas for a year and hearing from him and knowing he took the time to send a card donated by the folks from Operation Write Home meant so much to me. I could not hug him that year, but I could hug it. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 120
    casey paine says:

    the best card i ever received was a card my sister sent me for my very first mothers day- she sent it to me from my daughter who was only 4 months old 🙂 i smiled all day long because it was so sweet

  • 121
    Betty sue says:

    The best card I ever got in the mail was one from my mom who could not be with me on my recent big “50!” She reminded me of all the surprise parties I had thrown for her for various birthdays and how special they all were to her. It brought back a lot of memories I had forgotten and I am glad it meant so much to her!

  • 122
    Kimberlyp920 says:

    When I received my very first handmade card, which congratulated me on my new job. It was thoughtful that the person took extra time just to send me a card made by hand, not something they went to the store and purchased

  • 123

    A Hallmark card from my hubby (boyfriend at the time). Our birthdays are less than a week apart. We were living in different cities at the time. It wasn’t a great card or anything; what made it special was I sent the SAME CARD TO HIM! LOL!

  • 124
    Annie says:

    The best card that I received in the mail was from my husband. I was visiting my sister, who lives in another state, for my birthday and my husband mailed me a birthday card followed by a bouquet of beautiful roses.

  • 125
    Wendy Elliot says:

    A surprise Valentine card from a friend. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 126
    Kathy says:

    I have received many meaningful cards over the years, but the Mother’s Day card I received from my son and his wife the year after they were married was very special. It was a beautiful reminder that I now have a daughter as well as a son.

  • 127
    April W says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was a Christmas card from my Granny. I got it over 10 years ago and for some reason, held onto it each year as I was packing away my decorations. My sweet Granny passed away 3 years ago and now, when I pull out that card each Christmas, it makes me think of her and smile every time and I’m SO thankful that I kept it. 🙂
    – April W

  • 128
    Jordan g says:

    My favorite card that I ever recieved in the mail would have to be from my grandparents. They always write little stories about how much they love me. It’s so sweet to know how much they care.

  • 129
    Nancy Thomas says:

    The best cards I’ve ever received was from my grandparents. They never missed a birthday of mine and it was always signed “lots of love from Paw Paw and Granny. I still have them even after all these years.

  • 130
    Erin Drislane says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was from my Dad and Stepmom for St. Patty’s day. It included money for our family to fly to Florida and visit them for a week. My 3 and 5 year old daughters got to see Disney for the first time and loved spending time with Grandma & Grandpa. They will always have those wonderful memories.

  • 131
    Carmen says:

    It was a card from Anna Wight… I follow her blog and she is an amazing stamper and artist, so it feels great to own one of her creations!

  • 132
    Sue Plote says:

    My mom makes adorable cards, and anything that I get from her is super special! In fact they’re special for everyone in our family – the kids all just can’t wait to get one of Grandma’s cards!

  • 133
    Joanne says:

    A Christmas card from a lady at work. She is not a stamper, but she made a special effort to buy a kit just to make my card. She knew that I would treasure it and I felt so honored that she went out of her way thinking of my joy upon opening it.

  • 134

    The best card I’ve ever received in the mail came from my husband on our one year wedding anniversary. We were so poor and he drew his face on a card (stick man with a beard) with a call out bubble listing all of the things he loved about me. It was beautiful and five years and a baby later…I still have it! 🙂

  • 135
    Chinnu says:

    The best card that I’ve ever received was a little ‘group project’ card made by my husband and our twins mamy years ago, long before I had ever heard about stamping. The card was a little booklet card they made from construction paper, with several sweet photos of us, plus drawings done by my little twins, and sweet messages on each page for me…. priceless.

  • 136
    Kathy V. says:

    I received a card in the mail from my son when he was 5 years old. He saved money from his allowance, walked 6 blocks to the store. And picked out the card all by himself. It was the most beautiful card ever. Even an adult could not have done a better job.
    This little boy is now 30 years old.

  • 137
    AnneH says:

    Best card I received was just a few days ago it was from my grand daughter. I am going through a rough time and the card was perfect for my situation. It helps so much when someone realizes what is going on and takes the time to give you a boost.

  • 138
    Emily says:

    The best card would be from my sister … she always looks for cards that would inspire me in my card making.

  • 139
    Shawna Lutes says:

    The best card I’ve received was a generic store bought card from a lady at my church. She was and older lady and her handwriting was shaky but she filled the inside and back with her thoughts and it meant so much to me.

  • 140
    Lisa Gunther says:

    The Best card that I’ve received in the mail is from my mom. She went to a card/stamp party and there were two that she had made. How thoughtful and special-both the card and my mom!

  • 141
    Sandra says:

    One made for me by my 8-year-old niece when she was just starting to scrap and make cards. I treasure it!

  • 142
    Lisa S. says:

    My dad always gave my sisters and I individual Valentine’s Day cards. I still cherish the ones I received from him – that he chose himself and simply signed “Love, Dad”.

  • 143
    Krista says:

    I’d have to say the card my husband and I just received today from his aunt and uncle. It was welcoming us to our new home, which we are super excited about. It was nice just knowing that someone else knows how we feel and cares. It really made my day.

  • 144
    Barb Ferber says:

    The best cards I have received are from my Mom on my birthday. They always had a special message. She’s been gone for 8 years now and I still miss getting a birthday card from her and that special phone call!

  • 145
    karen q says:

    The best card would be any card that is homemade. I get very few cards at all, but when it is homemade, that makes it very special.

  • 146
    Dawn K-M says:

    I think the best card I ever got was an unexpected card from a friend of my mom’s for my long delayed college graduation last year. I was very touched and it turned out to be sort of funny as well because my mom bought me the exact same card.

  • 147
    Jamie Greene says:

    The best card I have ever received in the mail would be from my husband. He is in the Military and deployed alot, so we spend alot of Holidays apart. I have kept every card and letter that he has ever sent and love them.

  • 148

    My favourite card was from my husband for my birthday. It wasn’t anything special, but when he gave it to me he told me (in a very cute embarrassed school boy kind of way) that buying cards for me is difficult, because he thinks the bought ones aren’t as nice as the ones I make. 🙂

  • 149
    Karen says:

    Any card I received from my husband while we were dating.

  • 150
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    It would be a tie amongst any cards my kids have sent from college. The thinking of me & doing the things it takes to get a card to me are a gift.

  • 151
    Cara Brouder says:

    The best made card I have received was from my two sons. They took the time to sit down and make a card and wrote nice notes to me. I still have this card in easy reach so I can remember they were thinking about me.

  • 152
    christianne says:

    My favorite card I ever recieved was from my now husband while we were dating. He drew me a picture of us sitting on the beach and wrote a message. I was out of town for awhile. It meant the world to me because he isn’t one to show his emotions often so it meant a lot

  • 153
    Meredith says:

    My aunt is an artist in Scotland, and she sent me a beautiful hand painted watercolour card, ‘just because’ – it’s a work of art, an original, by someone who is very important to me. I cherish any piece of art from my aunt, but this particular piece is personalized!

  • 154
    Kris says:

    My enabling sister sends THE BEST cards! She sent a Valentine/Anniversary card made with only the finest supplies—PTI of course! They are always special because I know she has spent time to make this card just for me and it is so appreciated!

  • 155
    Mariah says:

    The best card I ever received was from our best friends for our anniversary…they each wrote a very sweet message, explaining all that they loved about myself and my husband…it was the most touching card I have ever received.

  • 156
    Brook says:

    I love the cards my kids give me, but the are hand delivered. My grandparents would mail me cards when I was in school. My grandma shared my sense of humor so I always enjoyed getting their cards.

  • 157
    Erin L. says:

    A Wizard of Oz card from a special friend.

  • 158
    Geri Freeman says:

    Each year I receive a birthday card from my mom’s best friend. I was born on her birthday and named after her. My mom is gone now, but a part of her is always in the birthday greeting I receive each year from her best friend!

  • 159
    Beth Leach says:

    I have actually kept all the cards that my Mom has made for me. She is so creative and I get all my inspiration from her. They all have special meaning but my favorite of all is one she just sent me for my birthday.

  • 160

    The absolutely best ever card I ever received was from my husband on Mother’s Day many years ago. He included in the card a 2 page letter of all the things he thought I was good at as a mother. I have it still, of course, and it has meant so much to me. Whenever things get a little rocky in our relationship, I can look at that letter and remember that he really does love me and appreciate me and then I can be more patient.

  • 161
    Linda Witt says:

    Definitely one from my DGD. I spend a lot of time crafting with our grandchildren. It’s easy when they’re here with me. But she put one together and sent it and it truly does support the idea that it means so much when someone makes something special just for you!

  • 162
    Linda E says:

    The best card I received in the mail was a valentine’s card. My niece had them made up a Snapfish and it had a picture of my adorable great nephew who is 18 months old. It was a total surprise!

  • 163
    Deb C says:

    I was lucky enough to receive a thank you card from Amy using last year’s CHA set. It was the one that she won the huge release package with last month.

    I love that card, still have it in my studio and will cherish it for years to come.

  • 164
    April Z. says:

    That’s a difficult question to answer. There have been many times when I’ve received a card that has brightened my day or brought a smile to my face. I love it when I’m having a bad day and I get a card from a friend that has the exact thing I need to hear written inside. That has happened too many times so I can’t pick just one.

  • 165
    Debbie R. says:

    The best card I ever received was from my boyfriend when I was in college, and he signed it with “love” for the first time. I still have it and him, too, because I married him!

  • 166
    Leilani says:

    Ah…when I was about 7… maybe 8…I remember getting a card in the mail…addressed to me…from my Mom. It was a Valentine’s Day Card. I was just so overjoyed that my mom loved me soo much to send me card in the mail 🙂 Gosh…I wish I still had that card 🙁

  • 167
    Karen James says:

    The best card I received was delivered, instead of arriving in the mail. It arrived with roses from my now husband, asking me to marry him. It said….don’t you think it’s about time to get married? We’ve been married 16 years now!

  • 168
    Katie says:

    The best card I ever got was a card that my little sister made me when I went off to college. She was six, and the writing and drawing on it was precious!

  • 169
    Kimberly says:

    While the card was not a handmade card, it was a card that was sent with great care and took a whole lot to get to me! This was an encouragement card that was much needed – since my husband had just had surgery for kidney cancer and I broke my elbow on my dominant arm one month later. The card was from a whole bunch of the members of my non-profit association from all across the country – so it took them a while to collect signatures, sending it from one state to another before it got to me. The effort they went through to get this card to me was significant. It just was wonderful and gave me the pick-me-up that we needed and reminded me of the “family” I have across the country. So thankful!

  • 170
    Jen R says:

    My favorite card I received in the mail was from a close friend of mine…it was homemade and very sweet.

  • 171
    June K. says:

    We were on vacation in Hawaii and my husband decided to send me a card so that it would arrive after we got home. It was a sweet card to remember our vacation. I was totally surprised.

  • 172
    Cindy Boney says:

    The best card(s) I ever received were from my adopted grandmother, “Bootsie”. She was everyone’s grandmother, and she sent cards for birthdays and anniversaries. The only requirement is that she knew you, and when your birthday/anniversary was. She’s 98 years young and can no longer send cards. How I truly miss seeing her handwriting and the special cards she chose…so now I make handmade cards and send them to her!

  • 173
    Mindy says:

    My best card that I have received in the mail was from my friend that lives in another country. She used to live right across the street from me but then we both moved & I miss her! She always seems to reach out to me (card, phone call, etc) just when I need it the most.

  • 174

    The best card I ever got was a handmade thank you card from a person I really admire (a sort of scrapbook/papercrafting celebrity). I had created a project that I donated to an auction she was holding to raise money to help children in third world countries. That card sits in a place of honor in my studio!

  • 175
    Wanda50 says:

    A card from my friend at a time when I thought all hope was gone. I still have that card after 25 years and when things get really tough…I pull it out and read it again and again. “There is a balm in Gilead.” Her words of comfort are so anointed and touches my heart and soul to the point of tears. I thank God for “Friends” like that today. They are a true treasure.

  • 176
    Chrissie Tobas says:

    My best friend is a card maker like me, but we live an hour apart. She sent me the sweetest Halloween card two years ago. She made the card and her son drew on it for me. I still have it & I will keep it forever!

  • 177
    Nita says:

    My sweet, sweet best friend sent me a card during my first year of teaching. It was bumpy on many occasions and she sent me a wonderful card of encouragement. It was nice to know she was thinking of me and wishing me well.

  • 178
    Jenny J. says:

    I would have to say any card given to me by my grandma. She never failed to find a card that made me feel so special and so loved!

  • 179
    Tami F says:

    The handmade cards from my grandmother. Each was made with so much love and I treasure them dearly especially now that she is not longer with me.

  • 180

    I got the most beautifully water coloured card from the design team coordinator of a team I was on. I’d sent her a baby gift but I thought her card was so gorgeous it was worth way more than my gift! It is still displayed on my wall.

  • 181
    janice says:

    The ones I always receive every March 13th from my friend Shannon, marking the Anniversary of the loss of our Daughter Desiree; I am always touched that she Always Remembers! Its heartwarming when someone remembers your heartche with you isn’t it?

  • 182
    sharon williams says:

    It was from my 6 year old son when I graduated from college. He wanted to do something adults do for the occasion. It was very special.

  • 183
    Leora says:

    My best friends girls really appreciate my handmade tags and cards. I love getting cards from them when they use the crafty goodies I have given them.

  • 184
    Isabel Z says:

    The best card that I received in the mail was one that a friend sent “just because”. It certainly brightened my day knowing that she was thinking of me.

  • 185
    Wendy H says:

    The best card I ever got was one from my mom saying how much she missed me. I was in boot camp for the Navy and it was very hard and that was just the thing I needed at the time.

  • 186
    Ann Vincent says:

    A card for my 50th Birthday from a friend who’s been a great friend for over 30 years, and it arrived on a day when I really needed the encouragement.

  • 187
    Lisa S. says:

    It would have to be a card my husband made for me with my stamps on his own. Not the prettiest, but definately the most thoughtful card he ever gave me.

  • 188
    Kim H says:

    It was an unexpected card from a dear friend with whom I had lost touch. So wonderful to reconnect with someone special from your past!

  • 189
    Susie Moore says:

    For my birthday I got a hand colored picture birthday card from the two year old son of one of my friends. I will cherish it always. Thank you Evan!

  • 190
    Connie Fisher says:

    The best card I received wasn’t really mailed; but it was from my youngest step-son on the first Mother’s day after we were married. Since I wasn’t able to have children of my own, it was so special to recieve this card that told me how much his #2 “MOM” meant to him. I love those two boys that have truly accepted me as their Mom #2 – they are indeed “My boys”!

  • 191
    Kristii says:

    I love each and every card I receive in the mail, but my all-time favorite is a sweet card that my daughter made for my birthday! It is so special to see that she has taken on this hobby that I love so much!!!

  • 192
    Rachael says:

    A cheap little 99 cent card from my best friend whom I hadn’t heard from in far too many years.

  • 193
    Suzi says:

    A handmade card from my husband for Christmas with an official announcement to quit smoking! Best card and gift ever!
    Cheers~
    Q!

  • 194
    GINA says:

    Any cards sent from my mother or father!

  • 195
    Melissa says:

    The best card I have received was a handmade/handstamped card from one of my closest friends. It wasn’t for any special occasion, it was sent when I was going through a really rough time with my 18 year old son. I was at a very low point and receiving that handmade card from her really made me feel her love and support…something I really needed at that time.

  • 196
    Steph says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was a note when I was at college from my mom! She used to send me notes daily, telling me what was going on in NYC when I was away. She always decorated the envelopes with different punched circles and patterned paper. It was something I looked forward to each and every day!

  • 197
    Lisa says:

    After a phone conversation that lasted several hours and my venting about difficulties in my life ,my BFF sent me a card. It was simple and inside said ” let go, let God ” . It was unexpected but the best card ever , since it was just because .

  • 198
    Babies- Beth says:

    Last year I did a swap with Nerina, and she sent me some of the most incredible baby cards you have ever seen! They were such an inspiration to me; it was like getting diamonds in the mail!

  • 199

    my blogging freinds had an online blog hop for me -was a total surprise getting all those cards in the mail

  • 200
    Trinka King says:

    My dad sent me a card about a month ago saying he was praying for my mom who is sick…that meant a lot to me since they have been divorced since I was a baby.

  • 201
    Dani C. says:

    The best card I received did not come in the mail. It was a card my Hubby made me for our anniversary last year. I treasure it and keep it in a safe place. It means more to me than anyone will ever know.

  • 202
    Kristi Lewis says:

    when I was 16, my parents had given me a car and inside the glove box was a card. What made it so special is that it was from my dad. He wrote it out (and it was more than “from dad”) and it made me feel so special. My dad does not flat out say how he feels and for him to take the time to write how proud he was of me down on a card, meant the world to me. I received that card 18 years ago and still have it to this day.

  • 203
    Chong McAfee says:

    A Valentine’s Day card my husband made with his own hands (using my supplies). That was very, very special and dear to me.

  • 204
    Connie Gregoire says:

    My favorite card received in the mail was from my son who was in Ukraine for two years. It was for my birthday and even though I couldn’t understand any of the writing on it (Ukrainian) he wrote me a very dear message on the inside which touched my heart.

  • 205
    Sharon Osborn says:

    I lost my father when I was a senior in high school, the week before graduation. However, he had sent me a card the month before as I was looking for a Senior Prom dress. The card let me know how much he loved me, and included a nice check that covered the cost of my chosen dress! I still have that card 🙂

  • 206
    Donelle U says:

    I recently found a card my grandmother sent me with a sweet note in her handwriting. It meant so much to me to see it again because she passed away several years ago. It made me think that I need to be better about handwriting personal notes to people.

  • 207
    Aimee says:

    It would have to be a card my mother made when I first started to introduce her to my hobby and now she and I share the love of papercrafting…

  • 208

    My daughters all love getting mail, so they figure mom must love it too. So one year, my oldest daughter made me a card, in my office, with my supplies and then mailed it to me. I never knew about any of it until I received it. I have the best kids ever!

  • 209
    Elle Kasban says:

    The best card I received in the mail was just the other day. It was from someone that had heard about a recent loss I had experienced. It was beautiful and heartfelt. Best of all it was Handmade! ELle

  • 210
    Suzanne Russell says:

    My favorite card(s) have been ready-made birthday cards from a sweet friend who always chooses one with two little girls on the front that remind her of us. The sentiment is one that describes something about our relationship that makes me laugh out loud and brings a tear to my eye as well.

  • 211
    Toni says:

    I once received a thank you card from a friend that I had made and given to her as a gift. It was so nice to know that she was using them. I love to give cards as a gift knowing they will be used.

  • 212
    Bethany says:

    The best card(s) I ever received were from our “pets” via my daughter. She searches and searches for cards with pictures that somehow “fit” our two cats and then writes the funniest greeting(s) on the inside, complete with their paw prints. They are ALWAYS hysterical!

  • 213
    Debbie says:

    The best card that I ever received came from my sister when my first grandson was born. I cherish that card because my sister is no longer with us.

  • 214
    Stacy says:

    The best card I ever received was from my great Grandmother years ago. It was the last card she wrote me before she passed away and really meant so much to me.

  • 215
    Jennie says:

    It didn’t come in the mail, but just this past Valentine’s Day my husband gave me a super sweet card that I just loved. Besides it being such a sweet card, he left it for me to find when he wasn’t there. I thought that was so thoughtful of him to plan ahead and leave it for me in advance. 🙂

  • 216
    Kathyellen says:

    I love a card that my daughter sent me. She made it herself and is very creative. Love to see the next generation taking over.

  • 217
    Karen says:

    A handmade card from my friend on my 50th birthday. There was an image of a woman and she dressed (and decorated) her with so many of the things I wear (including a little shopping bag from my favorite store). It was just perfect!

  • 218
    Wendy F. says:

    The first card my husband ever sent me. We were just dating at the time, but he would send me cards through the mail for no reason. He always included a great hand-written note and I cherish them all. (Ten years later, he still sends me them once and a while!)

  • 219
    Sue McRae says:

    It was an unexpected “just because I love you” card from my sister. It came on a day when I really needed it and it made me smile and feel great!

  • 220
    Sheryl B. says:

    My most special card(s) come from my husband. He’s not a man of many words, so when he does put pen to paper it’s very special!!

  • 221
    KathyFL says:

    The best card I received was from my non-crafty brother for my 50th birthday. Since both my sis and I stamp, he felt he had to also.He actually stamped a card with stamps he found and wrote an original poem in it.It was not the most beautiful but had the most heartfelt thought.One of the amazing things is that he lives in another state and doesn’t have his sisters to borrow supplies from!

  • 222
    Ola Jaggers says:

    I love this question!

    The best card I received was from my two sons (Luke & Zach) last month for my birthday!

    While I was gone, they took a piece of cardstock, folded it in half took any birthday stamp the could find & stamped the whole inside of the card. Then they cut out mom on the front!

    The best part, they took it over to my parents house (who live right down the road) and got an envelope & stamp from her to mail it to me!

    That was the BEST piece of mail/birthday card I’ve ever received!

    Talk about touching my heart!!!

    ~Ola

  • 223
    Trish says:

    The best card was from my husband who was out of state attending a 3 week training class. I was newly pregnant with my second child. The return address was what melted my heart. It said, Larry, Long Way From Home. Of course the card was a I miss you very much card, that still lives in my “keep forever box.”

  • 224
    Kathy Archer says:

    I’ve kept all the handmade cards I’ve received and it’s hard to choose but I guess it would be one I received from a friend for my 60th. It was so sweet and since she’s older than me it was the only one not regging me about my age

  • 225
    Tammy Roberts says:

    Although, not handmade… I so enjoy receiving cards in the mail from my dear sweet mother! The only handmade cards I get (not in the mail) are from my 2 daughters! I have a big collection of them and on rainy days I pull them out and they put a smile on my face. I send my mother lots of handmade cards using none other than Papertrey Ink stamps! Her favorite is the one I just made using the vintage buttons and card stamp set!

  • 226
    Terre Munk says:

    A handmade card with a matching handmade box made by a special friend in another city. She made a trip just to deliver the card and box and I treasure both.

  • 227
    Helen says:

    The best card I ever got was a Valentine from my father. He had sent it to my sister with instructions to mail it to another sister, and so on. My parents had 5 daughters so we all shared it and then started it all over the next year. It was just a goofy thing that he did to make us smile. My dad died last May and I miss him every day.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 228
    Lea Sorley says:

    Best card I received was from my daughter for my birthday since it was the first time we weren’t together on my birthday (she’s away at college). She always takes so much time to pick out the perfect card for me!

  • 229
    Sande says:

    The best card that I have ever received was my grandson’s handmade baby announcement….my daughter made them and they were so very special.

  • 230
    Jeannine says:

    my grandmother didn’t drive & when i was little she used to send me cards to let me know she was thinking of me. i still have them & cherish them. thanks.

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    JenMarie says:

    The best cards received in the mail are a surprise… when they’re ‘just because!’

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    mjanzen says:

    A Christmas card made by my very talented and fun cousin. She makes a different card each Christmas and has beautiful photos taken of her family each year to personalize the card. The card is a treasured gift!

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    calliezant says:

    The best card I’ve received lately was actually hand delivered. My niece (age 10)made it and gave it to me when she was here for Thanksgiving….so sweet! Thumbprint Pilgrims and Indians decorate the front with a heartfelt message inside. It has a place of honor on my refrigerator and will remain there for a long time. Just thinking of it makes me smile.

  • 234

    Any card my dad sent me was the best card, and without fail, every birthday and Christmas I would get a card in the mail from him. Now that he’s gone, those cards that I’ve saved from him are priceless.

  • 235
    laurensmom22 says:

    The best card I’ve received in the mail is a card I received in a swap. I love the suspense of not knowing what you’re going to get and then being happily surprised.

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    LindaH says:

    I received a beautiful handmade card from my aunt in Germany…I always send her a stamped card and she does something that just completely blows mine out of the water. She sent one that had an embroidered nativity scene one year and the next year it was a gold threaded christmas tree…I just love them as much as I love my aunt!

  • 237
    Zena B. says:

    Wow, that’s a tough question. The best card(s) I ever received was when I was at sleepover camp. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on the age) I celebrated my birthday at camp every year. My mum would send me the most creative cards, mushy enough to let me know that she missed being with me on my special day, but not so mushy as to make me homesick.

  • 238
    Laurel says:

    The best card I have ever received in the mail was from my husband, Chuck, while he was deployed to Iraq. He had gotten it before he left and mailed it to me to let me know he loved and missed me. In these days of emails and skype, it was really special to get a loving letter from him. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.

  • 239

    My favorite cards are the just because cards sent from my best friend. We were inseperable for years and she moved across country so it’s wonderful to know that our friendship hasn’t changed.

  • 240
    Mel Tallman says:

    I look forward to my dear friends Christmas Card every year. It is always hand made and includes a letter on the families year events.

  • 241

    The most recent one was a handmade card from a friend that had come to stay with me on a whim. It was so much fun to have her stay and really a reminder of how important good friends are. We haven’t seen each other in months but it was as if not a day had passed. With this card she also send some mango licorice which was new to me and sooooo delish! i dream about that licorice now!

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    detta owens says:

    it was a handmade birthday card from a friend that was totally unexpected.

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    Janice Marcham says:

    The best cards I’ve received in the mail are from my daughter who lives in a different city with her husband. She is so good at writing personal thoughts in them I just love them all and have kept them since she went away from home to college. I’ll never throw them out! She is my best friend as well as my beautiful daughter.

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    Marge Sexton says:

    The best card that I ever received in the mail was a handmade Thank-You card from my Amish Friend. I was so excited to open the envelope as soon as I realized where it was from; I’ve always loved her style, and it was such an honor to be the recipient of her artwork. It’s a very simple style, but the love put into this card was so heartwarming. It is truly a treasure!

  • 245
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    Each and every one of them – especially the hand made ones from my PSFs….
    Great release – you and the design team did an amazing job this month (as always)

  • 246

    a thinking of you card from my best friend… came just at the right time… she was in Papua New Guinea and I in Northern Canada, and I got the card just when I needed to especially hear from her!

  • 247
    Rosemary D says:

    that’s a hard question to answer, because lately i have been getting alot of very special cards. but one does stand out and it came from a bloggy friend, brenda. i recently gave her a set of stamps that i really loved, but wasn’t using. she made me the most beautiful card using the main image. i just love it!

  • 248
    Wendalyn says:

    The best card I ever received was from my husband before we were married. Inside it he wrote a poem to me about the different ways he loves me. It made me cry. I have it saved and will never lose it. I haven’t thought about it in years until I seen the question tonight. Thanks for helping me remember again.

  • 249
    nherr says:

    The best card received in the mail? My credit card…so I can buy, buy, buy PTI products!! (Sorry… I’m giddy with excitement for the new release!)

  • 250
    Jill Cornell says:

    The best card I’ve ever received was from my twin daughters’ birth mother on my very first Mother’s Day. On a day where I was undoubtedly thanking the Lord for her, she was thinking of me.

  • 251
    Jessica says:

    A birthday card written by my dear mom after a brain stroke…a different handwriting (because of sensory-motor problems), the same feelings from her heart to mine!!!

  • 252
    veronica says:

    i keep all of my friend’s homemade cards, because they are all special. but the only one that sticks out in my mind, was from my boss’s wife, not homemade, after my miscarriage. it was very short and to the point about the pain lessening with the passage of time. she is not an emotional person, and it touched my heart, that she would share herself with me.

  • 253
    Shawn Wenrich says:

    My father always sent me the best cards. He’s been gone now for 11 years and I miss them and him so much. He always took his time in picking just the right card with just the right words and you knew that they said exactly what he wanted to say from his heart. That’s why making and sending cards is so special to all of us. It’s not just the fun of creating it shows our care and love in what we do. Love this hobby!

  • 254
    Marica G. says:

    I have to laugh at this question because I actually have two cards that are my favorite. One year, my husband bought me a really sweet anniversary card and wrote some amazing things about our relationship. A year later, he gave me the EXACT same card! Of all the lovey-dovey, anniversary, “I love you” cards, he bought the same card again. I couldn’t stop laughing… The whole thing was cute and sweet and funny, just like my husband. 🙂

  • 255
    Linda w says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was a Christmas card created by my wonderful friend and stamping mentor. She created a tiny angel utilizing paper embroidery with gold thread. So tiny and so gorgeous. But I have to say that any handmade card is always such a treat to receive.

    stamping on…

  • 256
    Robin says:

    The best card I ever got was a birthday card handmade by a friend of mine. It was one of the first handmade cards I had ever received and I truly loved it. I often think that it was one of the reasons I started to make cards myself! I think it was the attention to detail in the card- just amazing. I still have it in my top desk drawer!

  • 257
    Diane Jaquay says:

    My friend sent me a very special Christmas card this past year. The card featured an angel, beautifully colored with Copics, and touches of gold glitter. It took my breath away and I still have it sitting on my book shelf.

  • 258
    Mary Anne P says:

    I received one of my own handmade cards from
    my sister-in-law. She use one from a batch of cards I sent her. Bless her heart she said she couldn’t buy a card as nice as the ones I made.

  • 259
    misse336 says:

    The best card I got was a congratulations card after we told our family we were expecting our first son. It was a store bought card, but it was great to get it and know that everyone was as excited as we were.

  • 260
    Viki says:

    My 6 year old loves to make cards. I love getting cards from her. You just have to mention a special day coming up and she will head right to the craft table and start making cards.

  • 261

    the best card i received is from my little sister, kaitlyn, when i was in college…she was about 4…i gave her some hello kitty paper and stickers and she drew me a picture and put a little card together with the stickers. it was so cute! 🙂 xoxo andie…

  • 262
    Tan says:

    My dad was in the Army and several times was away for more than a year. When I turned 11 he sent me a card with a neat sentiment — and my mom gave me the same card (they did not plan it!). It made me feel special.

  • 263

    Somebody special from Splitcoaststampers named Susan Conrad sent me a very special birthday card. We have totally different stamping styles, but she made a card in her signature style, especially for me! I was so touched that I cried when I opened it!

  • 264
    mLaehn says:

    My favorite card was just this last birthday… my friend sent it to me stating, “Happy Birthday WEEK!”… with tiered cupcakes to boot! Luv it. Thanks for having this contest. Good Luck everyone!

  • 265
    JoAnn Borella says:

    A card from my daughter when she was away at college.
    It said I was her best friend. That’s the best a mom could hope for.

  • 266
    Kristy Smith says:

    Recently, the best card that I got in the mail was from a friend’s mom who I send my homemade cards to so she can send them out. She sent me a great thank you card (not one I’d made of course!) that just melted my heart! It’s so nice to know that your crafting can touch the lives of others! =)

  • 267
    Judy F. says:

    My favorite card was a college graduation card from my grandparents. It was signed by both of them, and contained a handwritten note from my grandmother. It was a sweet note from someone who taught herself to read and write. It was a testimony to both of us for all of the hard work that it took to accomplish a personal goal.

  • 268

    The most special card I have ever received was from my grandmother on my birthday a few years ago. I save each of her cards, which is one of the reasons why I knew that this card in particular was the same one she sent me the previous year. The front read, “For a Great Granddaughter.” My family and I can’t help but giggle over how she thought “Great” meant “Wonderful” or “Super” instead of “Great Granddaughter” – as though my grandma’s mom sent it to me.

  • 269
    tanna says:

    One Valentine’s day about 10 years ago, my husband made me a huge heart card. He decorated it with glitter glue and sparkles. This was way before any of these items were readily available in our home. He sent it to me and it arrived exactly on Vday. I have it hanging over my desk as a reminder of the dear, sweet man that he is. I wonder if it had anything to do with me finding the world of paper crafts for myself. I sure love this art.

  • 270

    The best card I have ever received in the mail was from my grandmother while away at college. It was a simple store-bought card, but she took the time to write a long letter and I still go back and read it when I am really missing her.

  • 271
    Carol says:

    My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary last week and my BFF sent us a card she made. I got her started into the card making but she has surpassed me…it was the most elegant card I have ever received and it was all from her heart! I love it so much!

  • 272
    Cassie K says:

    It’s not just one card but several. Every card I get from my Grammy is one I treasure. She makes them all herself as well as adding her own handwritten message in them. Whenever I read them I can hear her speaking the words to me, and the artwork reminds me where I get my creativeness from.

  • 273
    Elizabeth V. says:

    My favorite card in the mail was the last card my mom sent me, the Christmas before she died. Writing was so hard for her due to her ALS so I cherish the short note and her signature.

  • 274
    Kimberli says:

    The best cards I have received are from my 3 yr old – he sees mama making cards so he loves to as well and I cherish them!!

  • 275
    SusieQ says:

    I got the best card ever from my 5yo son. He was just old enough to read and had picked the card out himself. It was a goofy card but it meant a lot and I still have it.

  • 276
    :Linda Friend says:

    A Mother’s day card my daughters made, They went in my room and went through my craft supplies and made me a card. It was very special because they worked so hard to make something special.

  • 277
    Kate Marrs says:

    The best card I have ever received was made by my nephew. He made it just for me and even at 4 y.o. he was able to express his love for his Auntie! It doesn’t get much better than that.

  • 278
    Diana says:

    My mother had kept a card that my aunt had sent me for my first birthday. It was one of those cards where she wrote paragraphs about what a special little girl I was and how happy she was to have me in her life. I am so happy my mom kept it. It makes me smile when I run across it in my keepsake box.

  • 279
    Anemone says:

    I think the best card was the first hand-stamped card my Mother sent me. It was a new hobby to her (and to me!) and it was a just-because card that was totally expected.

  • 280
    Natalie says:

    The best card I have received is from a former Third Grade student who was graduating from college to be a teacher. She told me she went into teaching because she loved my Third Grade class and wanted to be a teacher because of me.

  • 281
    Vera Yates says:

    Best card I received was the one from my mom. I was at a low point and she sent this beautiful card with words of encouragement. She wrote inside about being her daughter and being strong, which is something that I treasure and keep as reminder to this day.

  • 282
    Karen Murray says:

    My best cards don’t usually come in the mail, but I treasure anything my children hand make for me. It is so special. I love to look back and see how much they have progressed in their abilities!

  • 283
    Michelle says:

    The best card I have received in the mail is a birthday card. I love hearing from friends and appreciate the time and care they take to remember me.

  • 284
    Christina M says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was actually a photo card from a friend during the holidays a couple of years ago. It was a photo of his wife, a close friend of mine, who had passed away earlier that year after a long battle with cancer. She was only 32. That card has stayed on our fridge ever since.

  • 285

    While this might be a slight cop-out of an answer, I have to say that the best cards I receive are the unexpected ones.

    There’s nothing like the feeling of going to your post box and finding an unexpected envelope you know isn’t just a bill or junk mail. It’s like a ray of sunshine in an envelope….and a smile in my heart.

  • 286
    Jo Ann Mooney says:

    My favorite card was sent to me this Valentine’s Day and was handmade by my wonderful grandsons and their Mommy (my wonderful daughter). Each grandson wrote “I love you Grammy and PawPaw”, and signed his name and made the “xoxoxo” for hugs and kisses. I love it and will keep it always!

  • 287
    Stacy says:

    When my boyfriend and I were in college and dating long-distance, he sent me a special card saying how much he loved me. Now, 15 years later, here we are, married with two beautiful babies and about to celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary!

  • 288
    Annamaria Miller says:

    A handmade thank you card from my daughter who is attending law school. She sent me the card to thank me for all the little care packages I send her. She loves receiving my cards and I love receiving hers.

  • 289
    Laura Boyd says:

    The best card I got in the mail would be a card from my Cousin Margaret. She always takes the time to pick just the right card, most of which you could frame.

  • 290
    Joyce M. says:

    The best card I ever received was a handmade card from my daughter. This was before we discovered ‘real’ cardmaking, PTI, stamping, cardstock–anything. She just drew pictures and made up a bunch of puns. Now, she and I make cards together all the time (she’s 13), and it is such a nice thing for us to do together. She does all the Copic coloring on my cards, and I am helping her build her Copic collection.

  • 291
    JeanFB says:

    Every year, my husband’s aunt and uncle collaborate on handmade Christmas cards. He is an artist and she is a calligrapher, and we all happily anticipate what the year’s design will be. There’s nothing like a handmade piece of art coming through the mail!

  • 292
    Terry says:

    A birthday card from my sister in law. She loves all the cards I make for her and a few years ago she made me a birthday card. She is legally blind and isn’t crafty in any way, but she wanted to make me a card. She went to the craft store and bought all the supplies. It is beautiful. I smile every time I see it and I will cherish it always as I do her.

  • 293
    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    I received a card from a dear friend that had just started stamping when we met a few years ago. This new card I received was gorgeous! Lots of layers, bling and “wow” was a part of this card. Lee, you are an amazing card maker! It has been a pleasure watching you grow in your craft.

  • 294
    Bev says:

    The best card I have received was from my daughter announcing her pregnancy with our grandson in a clever, sweet way. I will never forget the joy my DH and I felt when we figured out the clues and her message. Love it!

  • 295
    Aussie Emma says:

    The best card was one from my sister in law. The quote on the front was awesome. It said “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” So true. Love it!

  • 296

    I recently had an outcome to a situation and I didn’t expect and my best friend sent me flowers that had a lemon in the vase and a small card that said, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade….just don’t add too much sugar because we can still be bitter.”

    It was just a card that comes with flowers, but it was the best card ever!

  • 297
    Katie Gehring says:

    My dear grandma passed away on Christmas at age 89. Up until her death, she always sent the most thoughtful cards to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special occassions. Even though she didn’t create the cards, she wrote such loving words inside of the card she selected, opening it was like getting a big hug from her. In recent years, I know that it was difficult for her to get out to the stationary store, much less to the mailbox, but somehow she managed. If she was a few days late in getting a card out, she would beg forgiveness from the recipient. She seemed to understand that sending cards to people you care for is one way to show them how much you love them.

  • 298
    Teresa says:

    A hand made Mother’s day card from my daughter. She drew some tulips and colored them. It was so special and pretty!!!

  • 299
    Leanne Oxley says:

    The best card I have ever received in the mail was sent to me by one of my ex-students. As a kindergarten teacher, I have always become quite attached to my students and this particular little girl was very special to me. She had come into my class with some very special needs and in time, I developed a very close relationship with her and her family. At the end of the year, I moved to a new state to take up a teaching position and had to say goodbye to her family. Not long after I made the move, I received a beautiful card in the mail from her telling me how much she missed me. The card itself (while gorgeous) was extra special to me because it would have taken her so long to do. It made the message even more touching. She must have such determination to complete it.

  • 300
    Lee Anne says:

    I wanted you to know that with the week I have had with my husband’s sudden death, your blog and the DT’s blogs have given me a small respite from the grief. The community on the forum has also helped in prayer and sympathies sent. I did receive a card recently for this tragedy, and it was all PTI and I loved it.

  • 301
    Lisa says:

    This last Christmas, I received the prettiest handmade card from my cousin. It was so beautiful; I just loved it.

  • 302
    Barbara Howell says:

    A handmade card from my son when he was in college. He said in it that he looked for a card and none of them said the right thing to convey his feelings so he wrote a long message and it was a very special card.

  • 303
    Debra B. says:

    Any card I receive from my dad. He always remembers my birthday and I even get the card EARLY! I’m getting to the age where I realize those cards won’t arrive forever, so I treasure them.

  • 304
    MJ (good_day1214) says:

    I can’t choose just one best card since I cherish all of my DS’s handmade cards to me. He loves to draw, even when he was really young. I have so many hand-drawn pictures from him, as well as jewelry and boxes made of paper. I bought him his own set of stamps and inks when I first got into stamping and we would both spend afternoons making cards. Whenever there is an occasion that warrants a card, he’s always the first to say “Mom, we need to make a card!”

  • 305

    The best card I ever received in the mail is a handmade card from a blog friend, I have been sending handmade cards to friends and relatives for years but ever since i discovered the blog world, I met some great blog buddies, and it is just an amazing feeling receiving my very first handmade card from another crafter, now I can imagine how my recipient felt over the years, LOL!

  • 306
    BeverlyBL says:

    A thinking of you card from a friend after hand surgery.

  • 307
    Linda says:

    My favorite card(s) I have received would have to be the cards each of my sons picks out for me for mothers day. They are both in their 20’s and take the time to find something sincere and thoughtful to say to me in their card. I truly treasure each and every one of them.

  • 308
    Emily W. says:

    One of the best cards I’ve ever received is a card from a friend, that she made with the PTI goodies I had to order FOR HER, and bearing her note on a post-it, so I could reuse her awesome Blooming Button Bits card!

  • 309
    sandra m. says:

    The best cards i receive are from my mom. She puts alot of thought into each one and they always hit home for me. She LOVES to send cards and letters by snail mail. I try to make her lots of card sets so she always has some handy to sent out for any occassion.

  • 310
    Robbin Clements says:

    It was a card from my daughter when she was pregnant with her first child. The card was to thank me for being there for her during her pregnancy! I think it marked a different bond between us… now that she’s a mother we connect even more deeply. We share all those special moments as we watch her daughter (my grandaughter)grow!!

  • 311
    Julie says:

    A sweet friend recently gave me a card to thank me for lending her some stamps … it’s a little purse with a velcro opening and a matching card inside…so {cute}. As a card maker, it was so nice to receive a handmade card!

  • 312
    Rhonda H says:

    My favorite cards are the ones I receive from my sons. I know it isn’t something they like to make but they do it because they know it means a lot to me.

  • 313
    Mary Campbell says:

    The best card was the very first homemade card I received from my sister. I had started making cards and she said she did not think she could do it because she was not creative. I was so happy when I opened the envelope and found she had used some of the products I had sent her to make a card for me.

  • 314
    Crystal says:

    It’s a toss-up between cards I received from my friends Danica and Liz. They both are PTI fanatics like me, and got me into buying PTI.

  • 315
    Gabriela says:

    The best card I ever received was from my Mother in Law, she sent me my first card as a newlywed it was a beautiful card welcoming me into the family. I cried as I read that I was the daughter that she never had. It was a beautiful card and I still have it after 12 years of marriage.

  • 316
    Teresa says:

    A card from a dear friend celebrating our friendship. Isn’t it amazing how a card like comes on just the right day to cheer you and make you realize you are cherished and loved!

  • 317
    Kristen Cohen says:

    a handmade card from my aunt. She was on her own for the first time in her life and it was a “I’ve moved” card. She was so excited about her new place, and extra excite about getting to make her own new address cards 🙂

  • 318
    Linda Suarez says:

    I love all the cards I get from my mother-in-law. They are store bought but she always adds extra special words to tell me how happy she is that I am part of her family.

  • 319
    Dawn K says:

    A birthday card from my mom and Dad when I turned 23 – I had just moved to Washington, D.C. and did not really know anyone so it was nice to get a card in the mail to remind me that there were people out there that were thinking about me and loved me.

  • 320
    Susie Nam says:

    The best card I received in the mail this year was a handmade invitation by a friend for her daughter’s first birthday. It was a great textured card with punched hydrangeas and pearl center. They were purple and lime to match her daughter’s birthday colors. So beautiful and made from the heart.

  • 321
    Linda B. says:

    The best card I received in the mail was from an old friend I had lost contact with. She put a light back in my life with that card.

  • 322
    Harriet says:

    My daughter is a stamper (she is the reason I’m a PTI fan) and she sent me a lovelyl card on mother’s day last year… my first as a grandmother. The outside was beautiful (as always) but the inside was even more precious… tiny hand prints. I’ll cherish it forever.

  • 323
    Jen G says:

    The best card i e er received in the mail was a personal letter from George McGovern. In college I chaired our political awareness committee and I brought him to campus as a speaker. The note he sent was so gracious-he is such a delightful man.

  • 324
    DanaQ says:

    The first year we were dating, my boyfriend made me a card with tons of glitter and about a hundred stickers on it. It was so sweet 🙂

  • 325
    Jan Conway says:

    My friend at school made her very first handmade and I was the lucky recipient. She even sent it in clear envelope, so I got to see it before I opened it up.

  • 326
    Paula Laird says:

    Holy cow, this is a hard question! I received a beautiful sympathy card from an online friend after my grandmother died. This particular friend had just lost her father and I was beyond touched that she would think of me in the midst of her own grief. On top of that, it was a stunningly beautiful card that I fully intend to copy when I next need a sympathy card.

  • 327
    Jacquie D. says:

    The best card I ever got in the mail, was a “just because” card from my best friend. She wrote me a long note the day before she had a life changing surgery. She died 3 months later…and I cherish her card and her words.

  • 328
    Vicky B says:

    The best cards I have ever received are the cards sent by my young nieces and nephews that they picked out themselves just for me.

  • 329
    Deb says:

    So this card was not handmade, but it certainly was a memorable one. I was attending the University of Florida when my beloved Gators lost to Florida State University (FSU), our in state rival. My uncle was an alum of FSU and sent my twin sister and I a sympathy card when his team beat ours. We will never forget how it made us laugh.

  • 330
    Judy S says:

    The best card that I have received — just received a homemade card from my niece. Why was it so special? She told me that she treasured our friendship and she felt like we were best friends! And thanked me for my loving support. Brought tears to my eyes!

  • 331
    Irma Castaneda says:

    My favorite card was the one i got from my husband on my first mother’s day in 2009. It had his picture and the picture of our daughter.

  • 332

    The best cards I receive are always from my very sweet friend, who pours her heart into the card and spends precious time making it just perfect for me. She always writes something special inside to make me laugh too. Soo sweet!

  • 333
    Dixie C. says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was from my husband…when we were dating. It was sweet and funny and heartfelt. I still have it tucked away with all our things from that time period.

  • 334
    Judy Lenzini says:

    The best card I received was a card that had a large hair man wearing really short cut offs. It was like a train wreck – you don’t want to look but you can’t help yourself. I received three of the exact same birthday card that year!

  • 335
    Susan Bennett says:

    The best card I received was from my daughter who lives in a different city. It was special because although not home-made, she picked the perfect birthday card and it made me laugh. How great is that!

  • 336
    Louise says:

    Any card from my daughter, who lives out of state. She is always encouraging, positive, and grateful. I frequently think of the song, “In My Daughter’s Eyes” when I get a card from her because she sees things in me that I usually don’t, and her encouragement makes me want to be better each day. She is a great blessing in my life!

  • 337
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    My favorite card has got to be one from my sister that brought back a very funny memory from my childhood. She had even found a very old picture of me and had it scanned and was taped to the inside. I laughed so hard when I opened it!

  • 338
    Paula says:

    The best card is always the birthday card one of my sisters sends me. My parents have both passed away and I am the youngest (by 11 years) so she is like a mother figure for me. They always make me cry!

  • 339
    Sharon says:

    I got one of my best friends hooked on stamping a few years back. She sent me a birthday card she had made herself using one of my favorite color combo’s and stamps. It was awesome!

  • 340
    Cyndie says:

    It would have to be one of my mother’s handmade cards. She is in her mid 70’s and a relatively new stamper but has taken up the art enthusiastically and her designs just get better and better. I know she puts extra effort in cards she makes for me and I love that.

  • 341
    Kim Heggins says:

    Can’t think of just one card, but I have to say anything home made always makes me smile just a bit bigger.

  • 342
    Peg says:

    I have one daughter that I have a strained relationship with at best. She sent me a mother’s day card where she actually wrote of her appreciation and love for me. I will keep that card forever.

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    Tamara S says:

    Just about every card my mother has sent me. She has RA & makes the most intricate iris folding & quilling cards. I know it takes her a bit of time to do each one, & that makes it even more special.

  • 344

    The best card I ever received in the mail was the first Mother’s Day I had after my husband and I got married 6 years ago… he was in Iraq at the time, so getting that sweet, heartfelt card meant just a little bit more.

  • 345
    Breeonna Delaire says:

    My first Mother’s Day card from my childhood best friend. Knowing she cared enough to send a card was a little reminder of why I love her and how our friendship has lasted 24 years!

  • 346
    Meghan says:

    The best card I received in the mail would have been from my parents when I was in my first year of teaching in a city 8 hours away from my home. My mom used to send the most amazing care packages!

  • 347
    Amy Kolling says:

    I can’t really say ONE card is my favorite because my husband used to send me cards ALL the time when we were dating and I have them all! They mean the world to me!

  • 348
    Karen Osborn says:

    A handmade card from my daughter. It was made with chalks and I thought it looked so great she bought it! She had just gotten some chalks and whipped it up. I just love it!

  • 349
    Cassi says:

    My birth mom sent me a “Congratulations” card for this big promotion I got just a few months ago. We’ve only known each other for a few years, and it meant a lot to me that she 1) recognized my accomplishment and 2) just how proud she is of me. It absolutely touched me.

  • 350
    Jennie D says:

    The best card I received was from a fellow stamper for my birthday. I don’t any handmade cards except from my great friend!

  • 351
    Martha D. says:

    The cards from my kids. They are not homemade, just store bought, but as they have gotten older they are picking out their own cards. I love to see what they pick out, you can almost see their personality in the card. And what they write is always wonderful. I save all of them.

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    Kathy R says:

    Several weeks ago I was supposed to go on a weekend crop but was unable to go because my dad died. One of the girls at the crop made me a sympathy card and they all wrote a little message inside. It meant a lot to me and brought some comfort at a difficult time.

  • 353
    Kristie H says:

    When my husband was in the first Gulf war it was the first letter he sent after he had arrived Saudi. I had been waiting and waiting for that letter to hear in his own words what all he was experiencing and feeling. It was a long time waiting for him to come back from the war and nothing compared to what the military families are dealing with after having so many tours of duty. There’s nothing like seeing the handwriting of someone you love….it’s so personal.

  • 354
    peg says:

    A handmade birthday card from my baby sister. It was just perfect, made my birthday so very special.

  • 355
    Kelly says:

    It didn’t come in the mail, but my husband made me a birthday card from wood. He works with wood like I work with cardstock. He etched Happy Birthday in the wood. Makes me smile every time I look at it.

  • 356
    LaurieJ says:

    That would have to be the first card that I received from my hubby when we were dating. He lived in the U.K. and I was here in the States, so we were doing the “very long” distance relationship thing. It was just so special getting that envelope with the Par Avion stamp!

  • 357
    Betsy says:

    My sister will admit that she is not creative so I never expect a handmade card from her but what I do receive is always special, filled with love. My favorite card has to be the black and white print of two little girls holding hands as they walk down the road. It represents the closeness that we have always shared and I have tucked it away in a drawer for keeping.

  • 358
    Katarina M says:

    I sent a fellow stamper whose blog I admire and learned so much from a few stamping gifts and she sent me the most beautiful card I had ever seen. It meant even more to me because I had never received a hand made card before!

  • 359
    Ted says:

    It was a card from a dear friend who always thinks of me for no reason whatsoever. She is a master at selecting the best card for any occasion. 🙂

  • 360
    Jeanne says:

    In the midst of our big snowstorm last month, I received a wonderful snowman card…It was folded in such a way that it revealed the progress of building a snowman. It was a reminder that “Snowmen fall unassembled”….It brought a big smile and a place at my kitchen window as I looked at the snow. This was from a snowbound friend.

  • 361
    Debbie says:

    The best card I ever received was from my 8 yr old grand daughter on my birthday last year. She and my daughter had gone into my craftroom and made up a very special card just for me! Boy, did that warm my heart!

  • 362
    Lesa says:

    About 25 years ago when my Nana was still living and I was a teen, she sent me a hand painted card. She was making cards and pictures using paints and paper before I ever knew what crafting was all about. She also took many, many pictures, which I am very grateful for today.

  • 363
    Anna Adamiak says:

    The best card I’ve ever received was when I was a little girl of 9 years, from my dad. He had gone overseas to work and had been gone about 5 months, and it would be another few before he was to come back. He sent me a card with a family of monkeys on it – and inside he wrote that soon we would all be together again. I read that card everyday until the day he got back. And it’s still in my keepsake box to this day.

    Thank you for yet another amazing release.

  • 364
    michelle l. says:

    I lived in Europe for a school year in college. It was a tough year away from home, but mail was always a bright spot. Probably the piece I treasured most was a card my dad sent; he has never been much for words, and writing was definitely not his thing, but he penned a short note in a card to me that year, and I treasured it so much, I brought it back with me to the states!

  • 365
    Anne G says:

    The best card I received was one my daughter sent to me many years ago. It wasn’t homemade but the sentiment was very special.

  • 366
    Kelle Williams says:

    The best card that I received was from my grandfather, who was 89 at the time. He’d been battling a very serious bout of depression and having a rough time. Somehow, in the midst of it all, he had a bright moment and sent a wedding card to my newlywed husband and me. It was a typical store-bought card, not fancy by anyone’s means, but it meant the world to me. To know that in his daily battle, he thought of us and took a moment to let us know it meant the world to me. I’m so happy to say that two years later he’s a vibrant, happy 91 year old and I treasure each day with him and I still have that card.

  • 367
    Lori B. says:

    It has to be the Christmas card I got last year from my little Grandson. It was the first card he sent me and since he was only one, I knew that the XX’s & scribbles really were his name signed with love!

  • 368
    Tanya Phillips says:

    The best card I received was two years ago from my daughter. She ordered it online from Hallmark and they sent it, there was some kind of promotion where it was free. I had no idea it was coming and hubby and I so surprised that she did it all on her own.

  • 369
    Susan P. says:

    Any card that I receive from my kids is super special to me!

  • 370
    Pam Sparks says:

    I have so many awesome cards I’ve received from friends in the mail and from our area stamp club. I treasure them all! I also have a huge ATC collection from swapping since 2005! So many jewels and I LOVE receiving them in the mail! My favorite ever was an atc from a friend that lives outside of St. Louis and it was a retro lady image and it said, ” if you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen”! I LOVE that card! lol

  • 371
    Dolly says:

    I don’t think that I have received a favorite in the mail…my favorites have always been the construction paper and crayons.

  • 372
    Alicia E says:

    Even though the cards aren’t for me, I love when my mom sends my daughter cards in the mail. The notes and cards she makes for my daughter will be such a treasure when my mom is no longer with us.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Alicia E

  • 373
    Aparna says:

    While I love to make beautiful cards, what’s inside is what matters the most! The best card I’ve ever received was from one of my students thanking me for the help they received. It touched my heart 🙂

  • 374
    Stacy B. says:

    A valentine card from my dad simply because I wasn’t expecting it and it was beautifully written, he’s always had a way with words.

  • 375
    Katie B says:

    I received a lovely card from my aunt for my birthday. It was one I made for a pack of cards I made for her.

  • 376
    Cristina says:

    I love the cards my mom sends me. I always call her as soon as I open one up and we talk about what she did, and the different techniques and stamps. I love that connection we have.

  • 377
    Elizabeth S. says:

    Oh, this is easy. I have received a couple of homemade cards from my granddaughters who are 6 and 3. They love to do crafts and I send them supplies and then they send me Thank You cards they make with them. I will always cherish them in fact I have them displayed on my refrigeratore so I can see them daily. I am looking forward to their visit this summer so we can craft together with all of my supplies.

  • 378
    Diane says:

    The best card I have received was one from my college age son – hand drawn and very funny.

  • 379
    Cynthia B says:

    The best card I have received wasn’t a handmade card. It wasn’t fancy schmancy. It was a simple birthday card given to me by my parents-in-law. It was the sentiment inside that really touched me. It basically said how happy they are that I am their daughter-in-law. I really felt loved and accepted by them.

  • 380
    Gail Carroll says:

    The most meaningful card I’ve received was a thank you note from our daughter detailing how we had made Christmas special for each person in her family.

  • 381
    Ginny Schleich says:

    Every card that I received from my husband’s aunt about13 years ago. They were all hand stamped and about a year after receiving them, I finally took the plunge myself. Found a stamp store, bought some stamps, paper, embossing powder, ink pads and made my own Mother,s Day cards. 12 years later I am still stamping and loving every minute of it. I will always be thankful to Aunt Sandy for inspiring me to take on this hobby that has brought me so much joy and friendships.

  • 382
    Renee G says:

    Any card in the mail is fun. Especially from my wonderful husband. One of my favorites though, is my 10 year old, who has for some time made me cards and put them in the mailbox. She makes it look like it has gone through the mail and everything…she will love the new set! Hopefully I will get to win and share with my little sweet girl.

  • 383
    Vanessa says:

    I have not rec’d a card in the mail in a long time but my daughter makes me cards on a regular basis. Sometimes they are sweet & other times they are funny but I love each and every one.

  • 384
    Lesa W. says:

    It’s been a while since I received a card in the mail. But my daughter always makes me Mother’s Day and Birtday cards and hand delivers them. They will always be special to me.

  • 385
    Patty Chalas says:

    A birthday card that I received last week with the exact and perfect message that I need it that exact day. 03/04/2011

  • 386
    Kim Palmer says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was a homemade thank you card from my niece and nephew. I had them over to let them use my craft supplies to make Christmas cards to give to their teachers and friends. They had so much fun we have turned it into an annual event.

  • 387
    diana says:

    The best card I received in the mail was the first one I received from my mother after moving away from home to go to a new university for grad school. I don’t car what anyone says … email, facebook, twitter, texting … these can never compare to snail mail and receiving a card or letter from loved ones! That’s why I love card making! 😉

  • 388
    Priscilla Heistad says:

    My best card came from my friend, Patti. It was a birthday card made from Dawn McVey’s Studio Style. It is my favorite card.

  • 389
    Lori Winters says:

    My girlfriend sent me a handmade card that had a vintage look to it of a girl kneeling down gardening. She had traced the girl from a coloring book onto shrinky-dink and had a vintage packet of seeds on the card as well. It reminded me of gardening with my grandparents when I was a small child and I keep it up on my bulletin board.

  • 390
    Tiffany H says:

    A handmade card made by three of my younger cousins. It had cute kid’s writing in crayon and stickers everywhere, but it was special to me because they had worked so hard on it and were so proud.

  • 391
    Robin says:

    Wow. what a difficult question! I would have to say a card I received from one of the people at OWH. I was still very new at making cards and I remember cherishing this card that she sent. It was the first time I had seen an impression plate. I actually think i still have the card on my desk! It was so sweet of her to send me a card.

  • 392
    Harriet skelly says:

    The best card I ever received was a handmade baby announcement from a very good friend

  • 393
    eleni says:

    My most memorable card (it was handmade by the way) was from my boyfriend. He surprised me with it along with a handmade pendant just for me on our first year annivesary. I am one lucky gal!

  • 394
    Karen Briggs says:

    A “just because” card from my dear friend always brightens my day. I keep all of them so I can pull them out when I need a refresher:)

  • 395
    Suzanne Klein says:

    the best card I have recieved was yesterday my dad baught me a card that was so amazing. It played a song about daughters and made me cry. But I also all ways loves he handmade crads from my dear friend Maura.

  • 396
    June g. says:

    One from my father in law, whose has since passed. He would write the loveliest poems. Some funny, some sweet:)

  • 397
    Geri Greening says:

    It was a card that I received from two of the youngest card makers that I know (girls aged 3 & 5). I had “surplus” supplies that I had given to an underpriviledged family and the girls made me a beautiful, TOTALLY bedazzled card from that supply…..honestly, the youngest probably used up 90% of the supply on one card but it was beautiful!

  • 398
    debby setlock says:

    The best card I ever received was from my cousin Linda and it had a note that said “Open Outside” because it was full of confetti. I had just received news that my PET scan was clear and she wanted to celebrate with me but lives too far away to give me a hug. The card was like a great big hug.

  • 399
    janice says:

    not sure my comment saved so trying again.
    I would say the best cards I’ve received in the mail are from my friend Shannon every March 13th, remembering the loss of our daughter Desiree. Her remembering means more than I can ever say! Yesterday’s card said: The grace & love you shared in being Desi’s parents is not erased nor diminished in her loss. I believe that this kind of love is magnified in its rare perspective. In you both is seen that this kind of love can be celebrated and understood only through the awareness and truthfulness of Eternity. Knowing how well Desi was loved here on earth is truly worth celebrating all the days of your lives on both sides of heaven…. I am blessed by her love!

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    Rema Timm says:

    The best card I received was a homemade one made by my children with crayons for Mother’s Day. It touched my heart and made me cry…..

  • 401
    Sherry says:

    My children make me cards every year for Mother’s Day. I have each and every one and will cherish them forever!

  • 402
    Michele says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was from my Grandfather for my 8th grade graduation. He included a letter to me about my high school years and growing up. We were not very close and I only saw him a couple of times a year. The card and letter from him were totally unexpected. This is one of the few things I have held on to from my childhood. I was stumped for a second by the question. Thanks for reminding me!

  • 403
    Jennifer S says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was from my husband. He had already moved to Pittsburgh, and I was still in Seattle with the kids. He sent me a sweet card just to say he loved me and missed me. I still have the card and look at it every once in a while. Even though I see him every day now, those beautiful words he wrote on that card still make me smile!

  • 404
    Charlene R says:

    I just had my birthday on the 10th of March and I received a card in the mail from my Dad today. It is the most beautiful card he has ever sent me and he is 84 years old. It made me cry! My Mom passed 11 years ago and she always picked out the cards. Since she has been gone his new wife of 9 years has always picked them out. But this one was from him to me and I could tell he bought it! I’ll cherish it forever!

  • 405
    stephanie says:

    The best card I received was a Valentine from my husband. The sentiment was sooooo very thoughtful and perfect from him and I know he looked at 3 different stores before he bought it!

  • 406
    Linda says:

    The best card(s) that I have received in the mail have come from some of my stamping idols and friends! They are not only beautiful cards but the beautiful souls behind them are what truly make them special!

    Linda

  • 407
    Vickie Johnson says:

    The best card I received, from a friend. She sent a homecard Thanksgiving card. It was a turkey, patchwork, it was adorable.

  • 408
    Sara says:

    I don’t get cards in the mail much anymore. It’s sad that letter writing and old fashioned snail mail isn’t very popular anymore. I couldn’t pick just one favorite card I’ve recieved though, because any card my Sunday School teacher sent me was special. She always put so much thought into her message and made it from the heart. I miss her so much but I still have all those cards from over 20 years ago!

  • 409
    Keva Brown says:

    The best card I ever received wasn’t mailed and wasn’t a single card..it was a pack of handmade cards given to me by my husband 6 years ago. He’s gone so much with deployments that he often misses holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries. That year (when him being gone was still new..lol), while I was asleep, he made me cards for my birthday, our anniversary, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s day and put them in dated envelopes. It was SO cute and sweet. They weren’t the prettiest cards, but they WERE the best.

  • 410
    Barbara M says:

    The best cards are from my Mom. She is not crafty at all so she buys them but at least she is thinking of me!

  • 411
    YvetteT says:

    It has to be a homemade birthday card from my honey. I always make cards for him and his family. It was so super sweet that he took the time to make the card for me (even though it was made with my supplies hehe).

  • 412
    Julie E says:

    The best card I received in the mail was an unexpected Birthday card from a blogging buddy. It was a wee bit belated, but that made it all the better because it was a happy surprise. I cherish any handmade card because I know how much time, effort, and thought is put into it. That is why I enjoy crafting, to share a little bit of myself with everyone else.

  • 413

    That’s a really tough question!! I was gong to say a card that I’d admired on a friend’s blog that she then sent to me as a surprise one day when I was feeling down…but I got to thinking. I still have the very first hand-made card I ever got, and it was from our neighbours on my 13th birthday. Several houses down from us was a little old couple and the wife’s sister, who also lived with them. They ranged from their late 80s (the sister) to early 90s (the husband.) Mr. Moore drew a little duck in rainboots on the front of the card and wrote a little rhyme inside. They all signed it.
    Although I guess that’s disqualified, since I didn’t get it in the mail…it’s still the best card I’ve ever gotten.
    The first one I mentioned would then have to be the best one I’ve gotten *in the mail.*

  • 414

    The best card I ever got in the mail was the first one my son made for me when he was a little kid….that was 20 years ago.

  • 415
    Mary Beth S says:

    It was a birthday card sent to me from my Mother-in-law telling me how much she loves me.

  • 416
    Marty B. says:

    I received a card from my sister and on the front she had drawn an inviting garden setting that was so detailed that I framed it. She is so artistic but is so modest about her talent & calls it her doodling. I will treasure it as I treasure her.

  • 417
    Verna says:

    Forty-two years ago my then-to-be husband sent me a card that said he had a dream and I was a part of it. It has been quite a wonder!

  • 418
    Lori Weinberg says:

    Any card from my sister. She has always written me cards just because and it always brightens my day!

  • 419
    Nancy B says:

    Any homemade card means so much to me because I know the person really thought about me and what would please me and also took the time to put it together. That said. My family always seems to get just the right card for me. I never can find those cards in the store, but they can and I think that’s harder than making one.

  • 420
    Jen Carter says:

    When my husband & I were engaged, I was away at college for part of the time. He sent me a card once to be funny that was in Spanish that I couldn’t read and he had no idea what it said and so he wrote that we can pretend the card says whatever he wants it to. The problem was that he didn’t realize that the translation was on the BACK of the card which said, “Happy V-day to my husband…” I laughed really hard at that!!

  • 421
    carole kerr says:

    when I had to put my dog down I was devasted. My 8 yr old niece made a card for me. She used a set of dog stamps and colored it with crayons. I cried when I read it and have it stored with my pics and tags that are waiting to me to scrap. Priceless memories and one great kid!

  • 422
    Allene Frederick says:

    When I was in elementary school, I would write to my Great-Grandmother. She once sent me a card in response to a letter. The card is in the shape of a cross and contains the Lord’s Prayer. It’s about 30 years later and I cherish that card with a message in my Great-Grandmother’s handwriting. I keep it tucked in my Bible.

  • 423
    Lynn says:

    I have two favorites from the last few years: first is from my cousin who lives in England (we live in Ohio); she is suffering from severe epilepsy, but has recently taken up card making. She’s finding it very relaxing to make cards. My second card(s) are from my nana. She is 92…and going strong. She sends me cards with photography. They are beautiful pictures she has taken of her own oil paintings or fresh flowers. Always gorgeous! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  • 424
    Fayrai says:

    The best card I received in the mail was from a fellow crafter that I had never met. It just warmed my heart to know that there are such kind and giving people still in the world that care about people and not just things.

  • 425
    Shay says:

    I love the cards I received in a secret stamper card exchange some years ago. It was so much fun–each week for a month was a different theme that ended with everyone meeting. I still have all my cards I received. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  • 426
    Terri C. says:

    I make a bunch of cards and give them to my Mom so she always has a supply of cards to send out to my huge family and last year for my Birthday I got the mail and found one of my hand-stamped cards addressed to me from her. If I say so myself it was a GREAT card.

  • 427
    Mindy W. says:

    The best card that I received was a card that came from our church’s card ministry team. At that time, I was very nervous about an upcoming surgery and just knowing that they had taken the time to make me a hand made card I knew that they were really praying for me. That was my first introduction to cardmaking…I’ve been hooked ever since 🙂

  • 428
    Tammy says:

    a handmade card with a bookmark made from PTI’s All Booked Up set. Seeing how pretty her bookmark was made me put this set on my wishlist. 🙂

  • 429
    nancy nelson says:

    My sister sent me a birthday card that she had made with a picture of the two of us when we were little girls. Because of certain circumstances in our life we have just a handful of pictures of our childhood. Receiving that card from her with the most beautiful words inside and the rare picture of the two of us was something I will never forget!

  • 430
    Bonnie Ditto says:

    My daughter sent me a homemade card. It was special because she made it for me and she printed the sentiment on the inside upside down. We have shared many a chuckle.

  • 431
    Terri E. says:

    I love the cards I recevied from one of my stamping idols. LOL! It was super fun to get that mail.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 432
    Mary B says:

    Wow – it is definitely hard to pick the best, since I mostly send them out instead of getting them. However, just last week I received a thank you card from Mary Dawn here on the forum. I recognized the sketch (I think a Make It Monday), but hadn’t used that sketch yet. The card has been sitting out on my table so I can keep looking at it, and just yesterday came the inspiration for the thank you cards I need to make for my son’s wedding in May. So thanks Mary Dawn for the inspiration!

  • 433
    michelle m. says:

    A card from my mom just telling me how proud she is of me in the choices I’ve made and the life I live!

  • 434
    Beverly says:

    I think it was a Christmas card made by my 82 year old mom. I had been there in the summer and bought a brass stencil that I loved at a convention I went to. I had seen a demo on how to glitter it. I showed my mom, and then gave her all the stuff because she loved it so much. It took a few calls to remind her how to do it, but at Christmas–there it was!!

  • 435
    Kristen says:

    I received a card from my mother-in-law explaining why she had been hurtful in the past and would like to be more embracing and positive in the future. This was a wonderful blessing because even if she doesn’t always follow through, I now feel assured that her intentions are the best regardless. This has made me feel empowered, loved, and accepted. I keep it in my nightstand and often use it as a bookmark. (Probably deeper than you were looking, huh?)

  • 436
    GinnaG says:

    I get few cards in the mail, but I do get cards occasionally from my dear friend Janet. Her messages are always so sweet and thoughtful. Always about our friendship and how much it means to her. Every once in a while I get a card from her that is from a set of cards that I had made for her. It is such a feeling to receive one of these cards back every so often.

  • 437
    Joyce says:

    The best card i have recieved was a card given to me by my husband for Valentines Day. He truly picked one that said how he felt from his heart. It was a very special card and had a lot of meaning. Every Valentines Day he hand picks a card that truly says how he feels. Very special. Luv him dearly!

  • 438
    Kathy H says:

    When I was 21 and packing to move to Dallas Texas my father stopped by to say goodbye. I’ll never forget his words “I really don’t expect much from you. You’ll never amount to much.” Those words hurt but I’d heard them from him for most of my life. I was the kid he’d never wanted,Iwas just in his way. 3 yrs later I was transferred to Houston so I wrote my dad to let him know of my whereabouts. Then I met and married my husband and soon after we found out we were expecting a baby. I was so excited and happy I called and wrote to everyone, including my dad. One day a few months before the birth of our baby, I received a card in the mail from a familiar address…my dad’s. When I read the card I wept and wept. There was the usual “congratulations” inside, but after that were these words…”I’m so proud of you”. This is my most favorite card ever!!

  • 439
    Marla J says:

    The best card I ever received was lovingly handmade by my very uncrafty husband. One year for our anniversary, right before we were about to move, he used the floorplan of our new apartment as the basis for a beautiful 3-D card. It took him a long time! I was so excited to move to a bigger place and to be celebrating an anniversary–that card meant so much.

  • 440
    Donna Simpson says:

    The best card I have received is a card made by Dawn McVey. I won one of her blog give aways. How exciting it was to hold a card that she had made! Loved it!!

  • 441
    Betty C says:

    It is a card my 6 year old grandson made who lives in Germany. It has two hearts connected by a telephone, one heart has “Arthur” on it and the other one has “Nana”. It touched my heart that he wants to stay connected with his American Nana!

  • 442
    Erica M. says:

    When my husband and I were teenagers(and before we were married), he joined the National Guard. While he was at Basic Training and later AIT, he would send me the sweetest cards and letters. I still have them! One of those cards in particular is my favorite because of the beautiful poem on the outside and the sweet message of love on the inside!

  • 443

    When my grandaughter, who is seven, and I get together, she always wants to do crafts. With the scrapbooking and stamping supplies I have (way too much stuff!), we always have plenty to do and I always leave her with some supplies such as paper, stickers, flowers, diecuts, etc. She recently made a card on her own using some of these supplies and I enjoyed it so much because we share this love (obsession) with crafting. What a nice surprise to find it in my mailbox!

  • 444
    Helen F. says:

    The best cards I have receive in the mail are from my dearest family and friends recently who are sending cards of support, encouragement, prayers and thinking of you to both my husband and me (he is going through some difficult health issues right now). Appreciate the love so very much!

  • 445
    laura j says:

    The birthday cards that I receive from my father are always so very special. I know that he goes to that well known card store that is in every mall and reads every card in the “father to his daughter” section and picks one out for me. It’s always very beautiful and has a lovely verse….but each time I receive one I can’t help but turn it over to see how much it cost and think he paid way too much!!!lol!!!

  • 446
    Terri says:

    In this hurry scurry world, I appreciate any card that someone has taken the time to send, but especially a card with a handwritten, personal message. I have a friend who is gifted at expressing her thoughts, and her cards are always a special gift from her heart to mine.

  • 447
    Deanna Jean says:

    Well, I don’t get them in the mail…but each year on the anniversary of my last chemo treatment I get flowers and a card from my parents. We call it my second birthday. It’s just a great reminder of just how close we became after going through such a difficult time in our lives

  • 448
    Alisa says:

    My favorite card was a combined effort from my twin boys when they were 4. In their little writing it said I luv u momy. Treasured and from the heart.

  • 449
    Robyn says:

    The best card I’ve received was from a friend and artist that I look up to. It was a vintage dictionary paper, flower…just beautiful!! It was so unexpected and I think that is what made it so wonderful!!

  • 450
    Celeste says:

    Recently I received a card from from my Mother-in-law letting me know that she was thinking of me. I have been sick and pregnant for a few months now, and was thankful to know that she was thinking of me and praying for me.

  • 451
    Kim G says:

    I can’t say I have a best card, but any card I receive is the best!! Just the fact that someone has thought about me a little makes it great!!

  • 452
    CrazyCurl says:

    Once I sent a card in the mail to a blogger I admire. It really made my day when I received the one she sent back!

  • 453
    Rachel P. says:

    The first one of note that comes to mind is from an old friend of mine. I’ve known her for close to 20 years now (and she was a bridesmaid in my wedding!). She was always very creative and inspired me creatively in lots of ways. However, we don’t get the chance to talk very often anymore and we live far apart. At Christmas, she sent a lovely card with her splendid handwriting and in it she included some wonderful gift cards for my family (as we had spoken earlier in the year about our financial struggles). It was completely above & beyond any expectations and so appreciated!

  • 454

    the best card I have ever received was from my husband…completely handmade by him.
    Nothing can top that! 🙂

  • 455
    Jasmin O says:

    The best card that I received in the mail was from my husband in 2006. He was in Iraq at the time and the heartfelt card with a few words from him was all I needed to carry me through the separation!

  • 456
    Lisa says:

    The best card I received in the mail was a Father’s Day card from a friend. You see, my father passed away and on Father’s Day, she sent me a card to say she was thinking of me on what she knew would be a very difficult day.

  • 457

    generally im the one sending cards, but I was touched when my bff sent me a card after helping her deal with a very difficult time in her life. Inside was a giftcard to one of my fave stores(she knows me too well!) as a thank you. Needless to say I was blown away.. after all I expected nothing.. thats what friends are for-helping each other in times of need. Its something Ill never forget.

  • 458
    Tricia H says:

    I loved getting a special birthday card from my new little nephew (with my sister’s help of course!). It’s so nice to check the mail and have something from someone that loves you and is thinking of you!

  • 459
    Heather DG says:

    Hands down cards from my Mom are always my prized mailings – but one card I remember most was from my now Father-In-Law. I was dating my now husband (only dating a few months) and his Mom was visiting him…his Dad sent ME a card with a cute note asking me to keep an eye on them both for him.

  • 460
    V Reed says:

    A handstamped card from an online friend. It was a “just wanted to say hi” card that came just when I needed a pick me up. It’s still sitting on my desk at work, a year later. A quick glance over is all I need to lighten my mood.

  • 461
    Hilde says:

    My mom doesn’t make cards, but every year for my birthday, she finds a pretty one at the store and writes a heartfelt handwritten note inside. I keep and cherish every one.She has always been my biggest cheerleader and her notes of love and encouragement mean more than she will ever know.

  • 462
    JenCozz says:

    I think the best cards I’ve ever gotten were the handmade cards from my girls when I was sick! It made me feel better just to see their thoughtfulness at such a young age.

  • 463
    jen shears says:

    I have a card from my grandparents from right after I got married- they are gone now, and I still hold that card dear- I love seeing their handwriting & their words of support & encouragement….

  • 464
    Tanya says:

    The best card I have ever received was a birthday card from my six year old daughter. She was so excited for me to get the mail and see the card she had made for me.

    Tanya

  • 465
    Kristin R. says:

    It was a series of cards- my BFF sent me a card a week for two months after my mom died. Just saying she was thinking of me, loved me, etc. I never knew they were coming. It was so good for me.

  • 466
    Steph says:

    The best card I ever received was a card from my mom at school. She would always send me the cutest tri fold cards that did not need an envelope. I would always love to open them up and unfold the message inside. She would tell me about how normal things were at home- it was so awesome to read the notes! The outside was always decorated using circles in different paper that were then glued on! My friends were always jealous about the amount of mail I got!

  • 467
    marilyn says:

    Every year, I get a card from my friend, Bev, for my birthday. I’ve known her since I was 14, and was her babysitter for her 6 kids. We have been very close for over 40 years.

  • 468
    Erin says:

    The best card I received in the mail was a thank you from my girlfriend’s daughters (6 and 3) for spending the day with them crafting. She doesn’t craft, so I brought a bunch of my supplies over to her house and helped her girls make cards for their grandma’s. It was such a fun surprise to get one from them!

  • 469
    Janet says:

    I have a very good friend who makes cards and will send one to me every so often when I least expect it. I lovevthe cards that I get from her and value every one of them.

  • 470
    Tami M. says:

    I always love receiving cards from my Mom who lives so far away from me. I have to say my favorite card I’ve ever received was the very first handmade card that she sent me after we had a visit together and I had introduced her to stamping. It was so fun to get a hand stamped card from her!

  • 471
    bridgette says:

    The best card we have recieved was a handwritten note from my husbands grandfather in Vietnamese. Even though my husband is vietnamese, he isn’t fluent in it, and it took us awhile to have it translated, but it is the only item from his grandfather (now passed) that we have, and it’s tucked in a box safe and sound (with the translation behind it.) 🙂

  • 472
    Laura says:

    The best card I received was a card from my son he knew a guy that made cards and he had him hand draw me a card for Mother’s Day. It was so much better than him buying one. It was made just for me. One of a kind!!

  • 473
    debbie says:

    It would have to be the handmade card I received from my children when they were young. It was for my birthday and I just loved seeing all their crayola drawings on the front of the card with “I love you Mom” written inside.

  • 474
    Gina Florencia says:

    The best card I recieved was one made from my best friend, after I introduced her into the stamping world! ;o)
    Gina Florencia

  • 475
    peggy lamb says:

    My pen pal, Liz from New Jersey had an operation last fall that left her paralyzed for a time.
    When I started receiving handmade cards with notes in them, the first one coming just
    before Christmas, it was such a relief knowing that she was very much on the road to
    recovery.

  • 476

    The best cards I’ve received in the mail have been from my grandma. She always sent me the greatest birthday cards, and now that she has passed away, I cheerish them even more.

  • 477
    Heather Rosas says:

    A Happy Mother’s Day card from my Mom. Yes, FROM my Mom. Sounds backwards, but it was my first year as a new Mom and she was so happy for me!

  • 478
    wida says:

    A birthday card from my brother saying how meaningful our relationship was to him. Which, if you knew my brother, was a big deal because it was so expressive.

  • 479
    Melissa Ladd says:

    I got some very special birthday cards on my last birthday that were handmade! I appreciated them so much knowing how much effort went into them!

  • 480
    Tonya says:

    My grandparents still send me a birthday card every year even though I am in my 40’s. This year my grandpa wrote me a note for the first time. This was my most favoritist (made up word) card ever!

  • 481
    Glee says:

    In my 65 years of life, I have received so many beautiful handmade cards from my Hubby, my children and my Grandgirls. I have kept them all! The ones that bring tears to my eyes are those I received 2 years ago when I was in the hospital very, very sick. The prognosis was not good…my hubby kept all my Blogging friends up-to-date through my blog on how I was doing. During that long, long time in the hospital, the terrible rehab sessions and the coming home and trying to get back my strength, I was comforted and shown so much LOVE with cards sent to me from those who only knew me as Glee from “Gleefully Done” on the web. Each and everyone touched my heart…I don’t have the words to tell you how beautifully made each was created and the sentiments of “get-well wishes” from people around the globe. As I write this, I am in tears because I feel so touched by so many people even today. Yes, I have kept them all in a very special place and I go through them when life gets me down. They lift up my heart and my soul!

  • 482
    Carrie says:

    The best card that I ever received in the mail was a card from a very good friend whom I hadn’t seen in a while asking to get together. It’s great to reconnect with an old friend. We don’t live in the same city anymore so getting together can be a challenge, but it’s one worth making!

  • 483
    Michelle G. says:

    The best card that I’ve recieved came from my 7 year old son this year. He made it in school for my birthday. On the outside of the card he wrote “To a loving mom”–just like a hallmark card. On the inside, he drew a necklace and wrote that he was giving me a beautiful necklace for my birthday. It’s the handmade treasures like those that I will remember forever!

  • 484
    Claudia Lapos says:

    The best card that I received was last Friday, my birthday, from my wonderful daughter. She really did a great job stamping and the message was so special and thoughtful. It was not only the best card but also the best present that I will treasure forever.

  • 485
    Sara P says:

    My mom made me a Christmas card that had a gingerbread house on it and it said “there’s no place like home for the holidays” It was perfect as I just don’t quite feel like it’s been Christmas unless we’ve gone to her house.

  • 486
    Stephanie W says:

    The best cards that I receive in the mail are those from my grandparents who live 8 hours away in Tennessee. I love getting cards from them for every holiday.

  • 487
    Mary E says:

    Last year I received a precious handmade card from my 4 yr old niece. So sweet!!!

  • 488
    Leigh Penner says:

    Hmmm, great question. No doubt about it, the handmade ones are the best…. however, my mom sends great store bought cards with cheques in them– those are nice, too! LOL!

  • 489
    nancy l. says:

    A card that I got when I was a teenager from my (now deceased) grandmother. She told me how proud she was of me. I still have it.

  • 490
    Dora Mendez says:

    The best card I ever got is when my 6-year old daughter put a envelope in the mailbox before going to scool, and then when I went to go check the mail, it was right there, plus it was my birthday!

  • 491
    Cyndee Whitaker says:

    I have received so many great cards, but my all time favorite was a birthday card that my daughter made for me and asked her first grade teacher to mail to me (and of course, she did). It was the best, sweetest surprise ever!

  • 492

    I always loved receiving cards from my grandmother. She always added a special touch and had a distinctive handwriting. Now that she has passed away they are even more special.

  • 493

    The best card I ever got was from my mother, many years ago, telling me what a good mother she thought I was.

  • 494
    Miki says:

    My favorite would have to be the postcard my son sent home on while at science camp. It was his first time away at camp and he simply said he was having a great time. I just loved getting it!!

  • 495
    Martha S. says:

    The best card I received in the mail was one from my husband just a few months before our 3 year anniversary. His job took him across the country for 4 months and I stayed at our house. I had a very hard time dealing with that and became pretty depressed. I still have the card…it said, “Darn Card! It gets to be there with you and I don’t!” It never fails to put a smile on my face!!

  • 496
    Natasha Kara says:

    It would have to be a Birthday card I received from my now Husband…. It was the funniest card I’d ever read, but also the words he wrote n them were the sweetest… It probably had that effect on me because I was in love with the sender and did not think he felt the same want at the time :))

    You see…We were pen pals and friends for 12 years. Each one of us too afraid to let the other know how we felt, because we did not want to mess things up, Ha! Little did we know…. We are now married for almost 10 years. And that card is one I will never forget, it made me laugh so hard I still laugh whenever I think about it. 🙂 it makes my heart smile :)I still have it 🙂
    Thanks for the memory 🙂

  • 497
    Liliana says:

    My mom sent me a sweet card for my birthday last year with a little girl on the front – she said it reminded her of me when I was about 4yrs old. It was so sweet because my daughter is 4 right now and cannot imagine her being my age. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 498
    Brandi says:

    wow…that is a tough one! i would have to say the most special card was the last birthday card my grandparents sent me. it has been 3 years as they have both passed since that card, and to be honest…the words they wrote meant so much (i think they may have known it would be the last one).

  • 499
    Stephanie P says:

    The best card I ever received wasn’t a handmade card but rather a store bought Easter card. This was the best because I was stationed in Italy at the time and my mother always sent me a card for every holiday and she always signed for her and my father as he was a truck driver and most often gone when she needed to mail it. In 1993, he just happened to be home and signed for himself. He unexpectedly died the Monday after Easter Sunday therfore making it the best and most special card that I had ever received.

  • 500
    see mary stamp says:

    Gosh – probably the best card I received in the mail, was the most recent one I just got about a week or so ago. It was a quilted postcard, that also had stamping on it. It was a thank you card from a quilting buddy of mine and aside from being handmade, with beautiful fabrics, it was special because it was so unexpected.

  • 501
    Tricia Dee says:

    After my daughter moved to the West Coast, she sent a birthday card to me and even enclosed a packet of flower seeds because she knows how much I love flowers. It meant a lot to me.

  • 502
    Kathleen says:

    I received a card from a teacher (my mentor and reason I became a music teacher—so MUCH more than a teacher) after I graduated. He told me all the things I would need to hear as I went off to school. He encouraged me to believe in myself and trust my instincts! I still keep in touch with him today—with birthday & Christmas cards, but this is the most special card I’ve ever received—

  • 503
    Laura M says:

    The best card I ever received was a card with 3 centered cupcake decorations that my mom made me for a birthday a few years ago.

  • 504
    Tammy says:

    I would have to say a handmade card I received from a friend that I introduced to stamping. I’m usually sending out the handmade cards so it was nice to actually receive one. I still have it!

  • 505
    Terri Bills says:

    I can’t pick a particular card but just the amazing outpouring of love and concern when my mom passed away is something I will never forget. I was so overwhelmed by how many people cared enough to write a card and put it in the mail. I think the feeling behind the card is much more special than the card itself.

  • 506
    LouAnn says:

    The best card I ever received was a random card from my mom. She just wanted to let me know that she thought I was a great mom and doing a wonderful job raising my boys.

  • 507
    Dee Rose says:

    The best one was a beautiful birthday card made by my teen daughter. She used Beautiful Blooms, Butterfly Dreams, gorgeous colors, ribbon and glitter. She doesn’t usually make cards so it meant a lot that she made it especially for me.

  • 508
    Bonnie Klausner says:

    The best card I have ever received in the mail was from a friend I hadn’t heard from in over 10 years. It was great to reconnect with him!

  • 509
    AnneSATX says:

    The last birthday card I got from my dad before he died last fall.

  • 510
    Candy says:

    A sympathy card. Some much love and care went into creating the card. It is beautiful and just made me smile and forget about all the sadness I was feeling. I still have the card on display because it means so much to me.

  • 511
    Cheryl SD says:

    The best card I received was a handmade card from my grandchildren. It was so sweet of them to send a card to say hello! I have marked their names and ages and the date I received it on the back, so I can look back and remember how little they once were!

  • 512

    The best cards were the handmade Mother’s Day cards that my two boys created for me last year. My husband helped them get a few supplies from my stash, and they worked so hard on them to make them special just for me!

  • 513
    Barb S says:

    The best card I received was from our vet after we had to put our kitty to sleep this past December. Besides having all his staff sign it, he wrote us a very personal & compassionate note. It meant so much to us that he cared enough to take the time to do that.

  • 514
    Amy G. says:

    There’s a lady at my church who has a real gift for writing heartfelt messages at moments when you don’t even know you need to hear those messages. The message was simple and encouraging at a time when I had not been elected to serve in a position. She simply said that she hopes I will “give the church another chance” to elect me. It really gave me a smile.

  • 515
    Lee Cockrum says:

    I can’t choose one specific one, but they were all from the same place. My vet’s office sends a sympathy card when a pet dies. They all sign it, writing something that they remember about your pet. Even though the cards always make me cry, they mean so much to me that they all take the time to write something special about my beloved animal.

  • 516
    Katie L. says:

    Any card from my family–and friends for that matter, where there is a handwritten note. I especially love a personal sentiment on my birthday and will forever treasure those from my dad, who died a year ago.

  • 517
    Lynn D says:

    just got it last week…my daughter sent a card that said, “even if she weren’t my mom, I would go out of my way to be friends with her”…ahhh, almost made me cry.

  • 518
    Sarah Fisher says:

    My grandma isn’t big on writing cards or letters, so it’s special when I receive one from her. I was surprised and touched when a couple years ago, I received a lovely thank you card from her for a gift I sent her for her 80th birthday. It wasn’t the acknowledgement for the gift, but that she sent me a card with a note that touched me.

  • 519
    Linda Edwards says:

    A series of 3 cards for my 40th birthday from my sister. An inside joke we’ve had for many years, each card funnier than the one before it. I still laugh out loud when I think about them.

  • 520
    Tami Grandi says:

    I can’t say that I can pick out the best card I have received in the mail because I love them all but the funniest was right after I had a reduction surgery and two people sent me a card of the PB cat laying in the bra like a hammock. That just made me smile when I needed it the most!

  • 521
    Angel says:

    an old friend from high school sent a card to say she was thinking of me. We hadn’t talked in years. I love happy mail!

  • 522
    Riccia T says:

    The favorite card i recieved was from my aunt when I was 8. i had an apendectomy on my 8 birthday and was in the ICU for 3 days. It totally made me smile when i woke up and saw it.

  • 523
    Fritz Onstead says:

    The best card I ever received was a birthday card from my grandfather after my grandmother had passed away. He was the only dad I had or knew and if I was ever sure that anyone loved me it was him. I’m tearing up just thinking about him and that card. I still have the card…maybe I’ll go pull it out just to see his handwriting again.

  • 524
    Sarah N. says:

    Practically any card my mom sends! Her handmade cards are super simple and she’s really enjoying her foray into creating but she also will buy cards from the store with the most touching messages!!! Always love to get mail from my momma!

  • 525
    Kacey says:

    The absolute best card I ever received in the mail was long before I discovered handmade cards, but meant so much. It was a card from my parents when I was away at college that let me know how proud they were of all I accomplished and how excited my mom was to see me graduate. Priceless!

  • 526
    helen says:

    Although the card was not hand crafted, I will never forget the card my grandfather sent me the day I graduated from college. I always knew he was proud of me but this was something I could keep and it validated the love I knew he had for me.

  • 527
    Jamie Gracz says:

    I would have to say it is a tie between my 5 year old and 8 year old daughters. They made me cards for Valentine’s Day. So cute! I still have both proudly displayed.

  • 528
    Audrey T. says:

    The best card I have received was from my husband (then Fiancee) while he was stationed in Japan while in the Marine Corps. It was the first card he sent me after we got engaged (which happened just before he was deployed) and his words were filled with so much emotion and excitement about being husband and wife. I truly cherish it.

  • 529
    Oralia says:

    The best cards are the ones I receive from my husband and son… As far as the best one I received in the mail… Hmmmm, has to be the handmade one with die-cut houses from a dear friend when we moved into a new home – ADORABLE! (Thanks for the awesome chance to WIN BIG!!!)

  • 530
    Tracey Kuzniak says:

    That would have to be a Mother’s Day card I received from my darling daughter…for some reason that one means the most to me 🙂

  • 531
    lori says:

    Well, it wasn’t in the mail it was a card from my kids for MOthers Day about 10 years ago. Their sweet little handwriting telling me how much they love me and included was a written menu from their cafe..what they were serving me for breakfast!! I just cherish that card as they get older.

  • 532
    Wendy Stamey says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was probably by my sweet Grandmother. I was going through a very hard time in my life and she sent me a very unexpected card with the sweetest, most encouraging words that I needed so much. I must have carried that card around with me in my pocketbook for months.

  • 533
    Tanya says:

    The best card would have to be to my niece. She was doing a fundraiser to collect money for book for the school and herself. I send her a card I made and she LOVED it, she was so happy, which made me happy 🙂

  • 534
    Dee in N.H. says:

    My favorite card actually was a christmas card sent by a good friend who had just lost her mom. It was a card that her mother was actually going to send and I was very honored to have received one of these very special cards. They truly came from her heart.

  • 535
    Barbie says:

    My hubby actually used my stamp stuff and made a card for me, then mailed it to me while he was in the hospital during hip replacement surgery, it was sooo thoughtful that while he was going through major surgery he wanted me to know he loved me.

  • 536
    Marisa G says:

    My favorite card I received was from my friend Janie, and it was sent to my dog! He had to have stomach surgery last fall, and my friend sent him a get well card and told him not to eat carpet anymore. I thought it was funny and sweet!

  • 537
    Karen H. says:

    Best card was a RAK card from my friend with some goodies inside. I just love her card – the colors, the layout, everything. It always makes me smile.

  • 538
    Kelly Braund says:

    It would have to be not cards, but postcards from my Mom whenever she went on a trip when I was little. I would get so excited to see a card come in the mail!

  • 539
    Jan S says:

    The best card that I have ever received are handmade, stamped cards from my daughter, Lisa, who has followed in my footsteps and loves rubberstamping. I feel the love when she takes the time to make me a special card!

  • 540
    Diedri Morris says:

    The best card I’ve gotten in the mail was from my daughter. She makes the loveliest handmade cards, and I know she uses PTI stamps quite a bit!

  • 541
    Sherrie says:

    It would be so hard to choose just one. Cards received from family and friends that I know are filled with love are the best!!

  • 542
    Elizabeth Guerra says:

    I received on in a card swap that had little witch legs sticking out of a tulle type ribbon “skirt.” I couldn’t part with it, it was too cute. It was just so creative and fun.

  • 543

    I don’t receive many cards in the mail, other than at Christmas. So I would have to say the most recent card came from one of my blog buddies – she sent a handmade card along with a PTI stamp and die that I won on her blog. None of my friends are stampers, so this was my first handmade card(that I didn’t make!!) It was a nice surprise!!

  • 544
    Connie Collins says:

    The best card I ever received was actually a box of cards I received from my grandmother’s estate. She had saved every card and letter I ever sent to her over the years. It was so touching to find out that she had kept and cherished every single one. I miss her very much and I will always treasure that memory.

  • 545
    Shelley says:

    The best card I got from my Aunt for Christmas. I had made her cards that year & it made me laugh to get one of my own cards in the mail. lol

  • 546
    Jill A. says:

    The best card I ever received was a handmade card from my friend in Germany. I didn’t receive any valentine’s card–she felt sorry for me, so she sent me two cards–what a sweet friend–she made my day!!!

  • 547
    Chris says:

    I got a card, and a letter that I wrote to myself in 10th grade.
    I received it 25 years later from my high school. It was hilarious!

    Funny how life doesn’t really work out the way you’d hoped as a youngster…

    Thank goodness!

  • 548

    It wasn’t handmade, but was truly from the heart. In 2006, my husband was stationed in Iraq. We communicated through internet and phone calls and occasionally through letters. Well, one day in the mail, I received this beautiful card that he had purchased in Iraq and written this sweet note inside. I cherished that card, and still have it to this day. He’s home now and I frequently go and read the card and become so thankful that he has now return home to me.

  • 549
    Margaret Peltier says:

    A Valentine card from my Husband – I was away on a business trip in Nashville – and while I was away, he asked my than 8 year old daughter to help him make a card for me – that was 7 yrs ago – the card is still sitting on my desk nest to the computer – so I can look at it all the time and smile…..:)

  • 550
    Lindsey says:

    A first birthday card for my now two year old son. It came from a very dear friend of mine. This very special friend actually got me into stamping and card making too. She does amazing work. The reason it was so special was because she took pictures of my son throughout his first year and incorporated them into a completely paper crafted masterpiece that I will cherish forever.

  • 551

    Card I received from a friend to just say she was thinking about me. It was so unexpected and really brightened my day.

  • 552
    Tiffaney in KS says:

    The best card I received in the mail was a “Get Well” card from a fellow blogging friend. I had been sick with Pertusis for a long time. It just meant so much to me that she thought to brighten my day. Really isn’t that why we enjoy giving our handmade treasures?

  • 553
    Emmy says:

    The best card I can remember is from my sister. It was a package out of the blue. The card and packaging were adorable. But her message was the best part.

  • 554
    Pam W. says:

    There’s no way I can pick just one. I will say that I adore all those special hand made works of art that come from the PSF’s.

  • 555
    Tonya Dirk says:

    When I was in college I had received a horrible and mean letter from my biological father. Shortly after, my step dad, who raised me, sent me a card that was so sentimental and full of love and support. It wasn’t hand made, but I’ve never had another card have so much impact on me. I truly believe God knew what he was doing when he brought this man into my life.

  • 556

    Every year near the anniversary of my daughter’s death, my BFF Carol sends me a card. Her lovely handwritten note always provides comfort, encouragement and hope during a difficult time. Her cards are true blessings.

  • 557
    Louise High says:

    A “classy” card from my daughter telling me how classy she thinks I am and how much she loves me. The real paycheck for a mother!

  • 558

    The best card was my first handmade card from my son…in fact all my favorite cards are the ones my kids made when they were small!

  • 559
    Mariana says:

    Well I the best card I ever received came from my son, he has a special needs and is a bit behind than the kids in his class, but he practiced and practiced to make a card for me last year, it said: Mom I love you!
    I will treasure it forever!

  • 560
    Darla says:

    I have only received 1 handmade card in the mail, so I am going to say it was my favorite. I really need to introduce more of my friends to PTI! 🙂

  • 561
    BonnieB says:

    I am the oldest of four girls. When I started college, my parents made sure that I received mail every single day. Some days there was a note from a sister. Sometimes a postcard from an aunt. Frequently a card from my Mom. My dad would put wacky sequences of letters across the seal on the envelope and I had to guess what they stood for. I didn’t find out until much much later that my mom had assigned everyone a day of the week, and that she kept a stash of cards ready so relativescould write to me who happened to be visiting the house. It isn’t a single favorite card, but a year’s worth. I still have very single one nearly 20 years later.

  • 562
    Diana says:

    I recently recv’d a Thank you card from my daughter’s friend in Denmark. Her Mother recently passed away and I had sent her a Sympathy card. The card was one that her Mother had made for her as a set of note cards. It meant so much to me that she would be willing to part with something that her Mother had made for her. I will treasure it forever.

  • 563
    Eva says:

    The best cards I get in the mail are the cards from an elder couple in the church. They always take time to acknowledge our special days in our family…and they are as funny as all get out!

  • 564
    Regina M. says:

    The best card I ever received was from my (now husband) that he sent all the way from Germany. We were engaged at the time and I was in Los Angeles while he was abroad for an entire year. I had to live with my mom and I had a 2 hour commute to work, but it was all we could afford at the time. He sent me a card he found at a little store that had two adorable little bears kissing. He wrote on the card: “This time next year, we’ll be Mr. & Mrs. Bear. Totally sappy, but I still love it every time I see it!

  • 565
    Alice Lukasik says:

    My most special card was hand delivered and handmade by my 23 year old son. He wanted to surprise me, so he went to our local scrapbook store and picked out paper and asked the ladies there to show him how to use the tools he needed to make the card. It was beautiful and the biggest surprise ever. It is now proudly displayed in my craft room.

  • 566
    Angela says:

    I don’t know if I can name just one card in the mail that I’ve received. I think, rather, the best cards I received were after the birth of my first child, because it was such a huge event in my life.

  • 567
    gaby sayer says:

    It was not exactly a card but an acceptance letter from ASU, where I got my M.A. I did not think I’d be accepted since there were many applicants from very prestigious universities. My family was really happy and sad since going to ASU meant moving out!
    Ahh, many good memories!

  • 568
    Anna Was says:

    My favorite card is from my beloved Grandad. Even at the end of his life he continued to send cards and wise words of wisdom. I have the very last card he sent me and will cherish it forever. Even though his signature was shakey, I could still feel his love across the miles.

  • 569
    stampyblock says:

    As many have already said, my favorite and most precious card to me is hanging above my desk (for over 5 yrs), it is a card my mother made for me. It is the first card my mother ever made, it is very simple but beautiful, she even included ribbon. (She knows me too well, I can’t make a card without ribbon). I started making cards 10 yrs ago and she just wasn’t interested but always loved me to make cards for her. Then my birthday 5 years ago, I rec’d this beautiful hand made card from her in the mail. I love it! Thank you for a great question that let me share this special story.

  • 570
    ~elle says:

    Although I treasure the handmade cards from my kids, they weren’t sent in the mail.

    So I guess I’d have to say the manila envelope my mom recently gave me. It was filled with vintage cards that she received when I was a baby. Those cards are so much fun to look at and read.

  • 571
    Helene says:

    It was for my tenth birthday and with the money inside I was able to buy my much desired Cabage Patch doll.

  • 572
    Kathy says:

    The first baby congratulations card we received celebrating the birth of our son. We adopted him at birth and it just added to our joy to have friends and family so excited for us.

  • 573
    Charlene B. says:

    The best card that I ever received in the mail was from my 3-year old son…it was so cute, with scribbles and stickers. When I received it, he “translated” the scribbles. His teachers at the daycare helped him put it together. He made my day.

  • 574
    Polly says:

    I got a card from my dad many years ago for my birthday and it said he was proud of me…that is my most memorable card.

  • 575
    Katie Jones says:

    A thank you note from my sister-in-law made with the Friendship Jar stamps! She just got into stamping too (I’ve helped her become a PTI addict), and it’s so fun to share this hobby with her!

  • 576
    Karen U says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was a card my son made at school when he was in first grade. It was handmade, filled with love and a complete surprise – you can’t get better than that!

  • 577
    Laura Isham says:

    The card wasn’t actually for me; it was for my 3 young sons. My sister sent them a Halloween card that my kids absolutely loved. What made it so special is that she just started making cards and one of her first creations was sent to my kids.

  • 578
    Bucky Katt says:

    The cards my Mom used to send me, just because.. I loved getting them in the mail – she has been gone for a few years now, but I still find myself wanting to send her cards I make.

  • 579
    Lou says:

    My friends and family don;t make cards so I rarely receive anything handmade in the mail. It’s my job to make cards and send them to people – I know they are welcomed because everyone always mentions them!
    Lou

  • 580
    Andrea McCulley says:

    The best card I received did not come by mail but was hand delivered. On Valentine’s Day last month. From my husband. It was handmade. By him. I was shocked! He ran across an old Martha Stewart show that I had taped where they demonstrated how to make pop-up cards. My husband is a fan of pop-up books and proceeded to make one! He even handcut a heart out of the middle of the front. When you open it, 2 figures hugging each other pop up. He put photos of our faces on the figures! He finished it off with a sweet handwritten note. I will treasure it always!!

  • 581
    Allyson says:

    A Christmas card from a friend 2 years ago arrived accompanied by a page of scripture that had been torn out of my friend’s old, worn out Bible. I was having a very difficult time that year, and my friend sent the page back to me hoping it would comfort me. Nearly 20 years ago, I had sensed that my friend was having a difficult time with some very troubling problems in life. As we sat in church together at college, I marked a passage in his book and gave it to back him, to let him know I cared and that God cared. Two years ago, that page of scripture came back home to me, after having saved this young man from suicide all those years ago (which I only learned about when he sent this page back to me), and having been a comfort to him ever since then. He figured I needed it back, and I did – desperately. I will never forget that Christmas card, nor the hand of God in life.

  • 582
    Lindsey Larsen says:

    It was a card from my friend wishing me good luck on an exam that determined whether or not I received my Master’s Degree. The card itself was super simple, but I was so touched that first, she remembered when I was taking the exam, and second, that she would take the time to wish me luck and let me know she was praying for my success.

  • 583
    Sandra B. says:

    The best card I received was not by mail but given to me by my daughter. She handmade a card and brought with her when we went on vacation. She remembered my birthday was going to be while we were on vacation and had made a card beforehand and kept it a surprise until my birthday.

  • 584
    Jan Gilbert says:

    A handmade card from a person at work, just telling me that she appreciated me. Cards sent for no perticular reason are the very best

  • 585
    Jennifer T says:

    About a month ago, I received a card (and package)from a friend. She sent me a card to thank me for coming back into her life (we’d been out of touch for several years). She also sent me all of her mom’s ink pads and markers because she thought her mother would have liked that idea. It was very moving.

  • 586
    Kelly English says:

    My favorite card I received is the one that I got from my daughter for Valentine’s Day this year. She made it at school and then they mailed it. It was so adorable!

  • 587
    Debbie says:

    A musical birthday card that my husband sent me a few years ago. He put a P.S. under his signature…(because I can’t sing very well.) It was cute and sweet.

  • 588
    lainey says:

    I really can’t pinpoint just one, but any handmade card I receive is extra special because someone went through the trouble to make it especially for me.

  • 589
    Laurie says:

    A thank you card from my daughter after I spent the day with her for her breast biopsy. She knew she did not need to send a card, but wanted to put in writing how full her heart was that I was able to spend the day with her and take some of her pain – the waiting, the anxiety, the uncertainty. and then the joy of the good news. She cried writing it and I cried reading it.

  • 590
    Lori Oglesby says:

    The most treasured card I have received was from my daughter who had just turned 7 this year. She has become quite the little crafter watching me! She locked herself in her room with her supplies all afternoon after church creating special cards for me and my husband. I think she even snuck a few of my PTI supplies but I didn’t care! She was quite creative! She was so proud of herself. It is a card I will treasure. I’m thinking she is a PTI fan in the making!!!!!

  • 591
    Silvia says:

    A handmade birthday card from my best friend. She told me that it was her first handmade card, and she made it especially for me! That was so sweet of her and made my day so special.

  • 592
    Sara says:

    The best one I received wasn’t even really a card, but a letter from my grandfather while I lived away. He had the gift of writing as he spoke and even now, when I read it, I can hear him talking as if he was still with me.

  • 593
    christinem says:

    The best card I received was not mailed. My daughter who is 8 years old made it for me. I was a just because I love you card. She gives me the nicest cards and says what is in her heart.

  • 594
    Carla Grace says:

    Cards that I have saved over the years from loved ones who have passed away hold a very special place in my heart. Being able to look back and see their notes and signatures remind me of why I love card making so much. Just knowing that you matter to someone whether it be at a certain time, or just because is really what it’s all about!

  • 595
    Elena says:

    One of the best cards I’ve received was a just because card. No reason, no birthday or other celebration. Just to tell me she was thinking of me. It gave me the warmest feeling to be loved liked that. I aim to send out more just because cards this year to let people know I love them and am thinking of them.

  • 596
    Renee Lynch says:

    I’ve gotten so many it’s hard to pick just one!
    I keep all my cards…whether handmade or not.
    But recently…it would be a surprise card made by a friend I’ve made here on the forum.
    It was such a sweet surprise…a beautiful card…I will treasure it always.

  • 597
    Lucinda Taussig says:

    A young friend who is now 14 years old grew up playing in my stamp room with me. She sent a card to me about two years ago with a message about how I’ve been an influence in her life including the creative outlet she found in the time spent together. It touched my heart in a beautiful way.

  • 598
    Suzanne Mooney says:

    My daughter loves to surprise me with cards. She is 14 and is my only child that loves to craft and especially has a love of paper and stamps. She had ust “graduated” as to where she could also use my beloved PTI supplies. I was having a particular bad day at work, nothing was going right, and in the midst of it all, I open up handbag and find a card she had made using “Mother”. Suddenly everything seemed okay.

  • 599
    carol h says:

    The best card I have received was a mother’s day card handcrafted by my daughter. I was new at papercrafting and was totally amazed that anyone would take the time to make such a beautiful card. That was the beginning of my papercrafting addiction.

  • 600
    Gina Kozuch says:

    The best card I received in the mail was from my grandchildren

  • 601
    Amber says:

    The best card I received in the mail was a handmade invitation from my best friend to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. She does not do cardmaking as a hobby, so having her make me a handmade card was that much more special!

  • 602
    danielle says:

    Well, it was actually a card from my husband expressing his love and gratitude… Somethings thats nice to hear once in a while ;o)

  • 603
    Becky says:

    The best card was one I received while I was working out of town long-term. I received it from my then/boyfriend but now/husband. It showed me that he missed me and was thinking about me.

  • 604
    laurlynn says:

    The best “card” I ever received from my now husband… he’d send a card in the interoffice mail every single day for an entire year while we were dating (we worked for the same company but in different buildings) and every one had a hand written note on it. So special…

  • 605
    wendy says:

    Handmade cards from my daughter… while she was growing up and still to this day she makes me a homemade card from my craft supplies for my birthday…there is nothing like a card made from the heart

  • 606
    Marilyn says:

    A Mother’s Day card I received from my daughter a couple of years ago.. She didn’t know much about making handmade cards, but she did a beautiful job with what she had on hand. I cherish that card and will always keep it in my forever box.

  • 607
    Ally V. says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was definitely a “just-because” card from a fellow stamping friend.

  • 608
    Kathy T says:

    My DH made me a Valentines card about 10 years ago. He took the time to draw a cartoon and then write a lovely letter inside the card. It was such a surprise, because he doesn’t normally do cards, at all!

  • 609
    syeda says:

    A handmade birthday card by my little kiddo cousins. I still have that card in my collection. It was bright and cheery.

  • 610
    Jo Eades says:

    The best card I got in the mail was an 18th Birthday card I got from the cutest boy at my partime job.

  • 611
    Penny H says:

    The best card I ever received was a Christmas card from a friend that I had not heard from for several years. I had been worried about her since the death of her daughter and she was finally able to reach out to me and let me know she was also thinking of me.

  • 612
    Karen F. says:

    I received a card from a friend saying how much she appreciated our friendship. Her mother had passed away and both my husband and I had spent quite a bit of them with them. It was not expected and thoroughly touched my heart.

  • 613
    Sheri says:

    I think the best card I ever received was unexpected when I was going through a rough time with my mom before she died. I had had a very rough day and came home exhausted and found a card from a friend in the mailbox. The fact that it was homemade and from the heart meant so much to me.

  • 614
    Makalah Wagner says:

    Mine wasn’t a mailed card, but it’s special enough to me that I’m going to bend the rules a bit. It’s a handwritten note given to me in a little snowman box that came with my Christmas gift, and it says:

    “I’m so lucky to have you as a friend. You are like my family. Hope the next year is filled with joy. Love you”

    It was given to me by my second mother / lifelong friend, who passed away 5 years ago. Finding that little note tucked away in the box, after she died, reminded me just how lucky I was and how much I missed her. *sniffle*

  • 615
    Juli says:

    The sweetest handmade cards I receive are the ones from my daughters. They never fail to tug at my heartstrings!

  • 616
    Teresa says:

    Although it wasn’t handmade. I will always cherish the last birthday card I received from my mother. Even with her cancer and all she was dealing with she had the time to think of me.

  • 617

    My mother and I unfortunately have not had the greatest relationship in the world. And out of the blue she sent me one of those tearjerker Hallmark card about mothers and daughters and not having the perfect relationship but profressing how proud she was of me and the woman I’ve become. It wasn’t handmade and the majority of the words weren’t her own, but she wrote an addendum and I felt we had a watershed moment when I received that card and felt her intent.

  • 618
    Jamie Nania says:

    I don’t have a specific card come to mind but love when it’s an unexpected one for no reason. My mom sends those sometimes and it’s always nice to receive.

  • 619
    Pam Young says:

    I lost my mother when I was 21 from ovarian cancer. The most special card I ever received was my last birthday card from her. I was 21 in june 11th and she passed on July 17th. I still have that special card,and I pull it out and read it when I miss her!!

  • 620
    Jen Adcock says:

    That would have to be a birthday card I received last week from a PTI Forum Friend. It was so out of the blue and it really touched my heart to get a card from all the around the world. I just adored that she sent me one of her handmade originals. Oddly enough, it was the first handcrafted card I’d ever received, that wasn’t my own! So so special!

  • 621
    Karen Wade says:

    I received a beautiful card from my sister that she made. She used watercolor techniques to make the card and it was just beautiful. Of course because it was from my sister and she remembered my birthday made it even more special.

  • 622
    Vicki A. says:

    Our son and daughter-in-law are graphic designers. For Christmas they designed a card that had a photo of them kissing the cheeks of their foster baby, who they hope to adopt. He was smiling in the center of the photo and light blue snowflakes had been added to focus on the little guy. The bottom of the card was folded up and had, “BABY it’s cold outside”. When the bottom of the card was folded down, it had, “warm up with the one you LOVE”. The “BABY” and “LOVE” were in the same light blue as the snowflakes, playing on the “baby love” theme. What a wonderful card, I will cherish it always.

  • 623
    Aimee says:

    This year “Santa” sent letters to my 2 kids from the North Pole. Wow – the excitement and twinkle in their eyes as they opened those letters and listened intently to Santas words. Such a moment to treasure!

  • 624
    Kim Forsyth says:

    I truly don’t think I can pick a favorite… I appreciate every card someone takes the time to make me!

  • 625
    Cammie says:

    After reading about my retirement in a community newspaper, a former student sent me a card. I was so touched since I had not seen her in over 20 years.

  • 626
    Rhonda M. says:

    The best cards I’ve received in the mail are the ones that my nieces and nephew have sent me. They are usually created on plain old typing paper with markers and crayons and inventive spelling, but they are heartfelt and sweet and come from the heart. I love to display them and hold on to a piece of them since they are far away!

  • 627
    Beth Meier says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was from my sister on my first Mother’s day! It was such a sweet surprise!

  • 628
    joy says:

    The best card I’ve received was from my sister – who is my stamping buddy. I just love her cards, knowing she puts a lot of love and care into them.

  • 629
    BarbaraB says:

    I very rarely get cards in the mail; so none of them really stands out. My cards to me are are usually hand-delivered 🙂
    My husband recently gave me a birthday card that was humorous. The sentiment said a lot and sounded like something he would have said even without the card.

  • 630
    Caroline says:

    A Valentine made by my 4 1/2 year old granddaughter. It was a foam heart that she decorated with hearts and special drawings and even signed her name. I will always keep it. She was so proud of it when she delivered it.

  • 631
    Lee says:

    The first card I received from my best friend after she had emigrated to Canada. It was so great to have a little ‘piece’ of her. It also contained lots of photos so I could see their new home. They have been there for almost 11 years now and I still miss her so much.

  • 632

    I received a great birthday card from my stampin’ up upline leader. It was so cute and the first card I’d ever received from someone. The sentiment was “Queen for the Day” and I loved it.

  • 633
    Alison says:

    I don’t know too many stampede in real life, so every time I get a homemade card, it’s special!

  • 634
    Bette manning says:

    The best card I have received was from my sister who when she turned 70 wrote to me to let me know how I affected her life and how much I mean to her. It made me feel ao appreciated.

  • 635
    alex says:

    My dad had sent us to visit our grandparents overseas and to spend the entire summer in a warmer climate but ended up missing us more than he knew he would and so we received several cards that summer letting us know that.

  • 636
    Carol J. says:

    The best card I received in the mail was this past January from my 2 year old granddaughter. On the inside she pasted some stickers and had made some scribbles. It was her way of thanking me for her Christmas presents.

  • 637
    Tracey McNeely says:

    The best card I have ever received was a handmade card from my now 13 year old daughter that she sent to me when she was 8. She went in to my scrap room and grabbed paper, punches, stamps and stickers. The sentiments written inside by hand brought tears to my eyes. Daddy helped her mail it.

  • 638
    nichole says:

    a thank you card from my mom for making dinners she could freeze after she had her kidney removed due to cancer.

  • 639
    Kelly says:

    my aunt and my grandmother always sent little notes through the mail…i just love having these handwritten cards and letters as reminders of just how great these women were.
    kelly

  • 640
    Janis says:

    The best card I’ve received was from my cousin after my mom’s death. The sentiment was so special, plus she wrote several pages of the things she remembered about my mom, things that happened before my birth. I cherish that card & letter.

  • 641
    Deb says:

    The best card I ever received was from my grandmother when I graduated from grad school. She got it when I was a senior in college, but had already been accepted to grad school. She pass away shortly after getting the card and my mom kept it and gave it to me when I finally got my MA 7 years later. Just reminded me how much she always believed in me!! I still have that card!

  • 642
    Angela Person says:

    My best card I received was a birthday card from my Mom. I was living in Colorado away from all my family and missing them greatly, so my birthday card was a welcome treat.

  • 643
    Maggie Wickersham says:

    My niece Sophie made me a card for Christmas a few years ago. It was impossible to tell what the drawings actually were but she made everthing including the envelope and the paper she wrapped her hand-made gift in. I still all of it on the shelf in my craft room. It was special because she knew I would appreciate all of her work.

  • 644
    Carol says:

    Birthday cards from my best friend. She always writes the nicest notes in them.

  • 645
    Jessica says:

    A friend took our wedding invitation and cut it up (nicely!) to make a card out of it – I loved how special it was, and still have it, of course!

  • 646
    Keisha H says:

    Hmm, I think the best card two cards I ever received in the mail was an anniversary card from my parents and my best friend. It was so nice to know that our friends and family were thinking about us on our special day a year later. Very sweet gesture. <3

  • 647
    Noreen says:

    I have received handmade cards from my children and grandchildren that I cherish. But one special card was a Christmas card my daughter made when she was expecting my first grandchild. On the front was a photo of her unborn baby, and on the inside the sentiment was, “Unto us a child is born….” It was very meaningful to me.

  • 648
    Lisa says:

    A handmade birthday card from my mother-in-law was the best card that I have received in mail. She lives in Korean now. We cannot meet often, but we always talk to each other by sending cards and letters. I will send her a new card made with new March products. Thank you for a chance to win!!

  • 649
    Holly says:

    The best card I ever recieved in the mail is actually bittersweet to me. My first birthday after my grandmother passed away, I was surprised to see a card in my mailbox in her handwriting. She had written cards to all her grandchildren before she died and had my grandfather send them all around the time our birthdays. It was very special to me.

  • 650
    Shannon Jones says:

    The best cards I’ve ever gotten are from my nieces and nephew who love to make their own hand made cards. I’ve kept every single one they’ve ever made for me in my memory box and I look back a them often and can’t help but smile every time!

  • 651
    Joanna Lee says:

    My best card is one from my mum..at age 30! How rare that is..a hand made one in fact!

  • 652
    Tanya Patterson says:

    Several, several years ago I received my first hand made card, was gorgeous. Then later was brought into the group of wonderful stampers and have been stamping ever since.

  • 653
    Ann Lind says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was from a friend I had lost contact with she thought of me and sent me a birthday card. The reconnection after such a long time was wonderful. Ann Lind

  • 654
    Loricabo says:

    My Mom sent me a “just because” card with the most heartfelt sentiment & verses. I started crying as I read it. I received this about 5 years ago, and I STILL cry every time I read it.

  • 655
    Penny J. says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail—a handmade puzzle card from my niece for my birthday. I still have that card tucked away with all the other treasures she ever sent me. Each one very special in their own way!

  • 656
    Elizabeth K says:

    An aniversry card that my husband made especially for me. I always make him cards
    and he wanted to do something special for me.

  • 657
    Avonlea says:

    The best card I received in the mail were a couple of handmade thank you cards from an organization I love to volunteer for! I love helping them out and it’s my pleasure, but it’s nice to receive a thoughtful thank you card in the mail! 🙂

  • 658
    Cheryl I. says:

    My favorite was a card sent to me from my husband just because. It made it so special to receive something from him in our mailbox…I knew he was thinking of me and that always feels nice!

  • 659
    Kelly B says:

    My best card was the beautiful, handmade PTI birthday card made by my daughter. We had just moved out of state and she wrote the most touching note inside. I treasure it and keep it on the bulletin board in my studio.

  • 660
    Cele Schaffer says:

    The best cards I have received would have to be the numerous Christmas cards over the years, some homemade, most purchased but all sent with lots of love. I always love the ones with pictures too.

  • 661
    dooduhh says:

    The best card I ever received was from my best friend’s sister who lives on the East Coast. She had been looking for an address and saw my name. She then took the time to write to me to let me know she was thinking of me. A total surprise! Definitely a
    cherished treasure! Loves & Hugs

  • 662
    Tammy W. says:

    My best card I got was from my sweet friend that she made with crimped paper and looked like a Starbucks cup. Included was a RAK of stamped images. She is so thoughtful!

  • 663
    Dianne Johnson says:

    The best card I have ever received was a handmade one from my best friend, for no special reason, just because. I still have it and treasure it.

  • 664
    Lisa Dolson says:

    I received a ‘just thinking of you’ card last month from a long time friend…when I really didn’t know she knew what I was going through. Aren’t some friends so sweet?!

  • 665
    Judy C. says:

    My husband went through my cards to find a card he could use for my birthday. After finding a card, he made changes to it by himself and made it HIS card to me. For him to go to that trouble and me not know about it, made it very special. He said he would have made it himself but he didn’t know where I kept all my “stuff”. We had a good laugh.

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    MELISSA says:

    I would say its the Christmas Card my Grandma sent last Christmas. She lives in assisted living and they bring in peps to entertain them. A gal brought in some paper and basic outines. Using colored pencils she made a christmas themed snow globe. She is in her 90’s and I thought it is so cute. It looked like a 5 year old did it. But knowing she did all on her own made it all that special. Because she so totally could have bought cards and just signed her name.

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    An older lady in my church has been so faithful over the past 15 years to send me cards of encouragement. I got one from her recently, out of the blue, with a handwritten note of her continued prayers and concern. She doesn’t even know me personally, just of my situation being home-bound, and takes the time to let me know she cares.

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    Shari B says:

    Last year on my birthday I received a funny card from my dad who lives in Florida. The very next day I received the exact same card from my brother who lives in New York. It was the perfect birthday card for me so I guess great minds really do think alike!

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    Cathy Weber says:

    The best card I ever received in the mail was from a PTI friend just recently. Renee Lynch sent me a beautiful card which was perfectly made and heartfelt. I have it in front of my laptop and see it every single day. She is a dear friend.

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    Stephanie says:

    The best card I received wasn’t mailed but hand delivered by my sister. It was from my (now) husband on the morning of our wedding. That letter reminded me of how truly blessed I am that we found each other and how I couldn’t wait to start the rest of my life with him.

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    Marjorie Henseler says:

    The best cards lately have come from my aunt and uncle. My aunt picks out funny ones that make me laugh out loud – but then she writes the nicest notes inside. They are special to me because my uncle married my aunt the day after I was born; my mom missed her brother’s wedding because she had just delivered me the day before.

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    Jenny L says:

    A friend of mine and I had gotten into a dispute over something and I was fuming. Anyway, she sent me an apology card with a little stuffed animal the next day and it sure helped me forget all about why I’d been angry to begin with.

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    Dana says:

    I always find the best cards I receive in the mail are the ones that are a sweet surprise! Especially if they’re homemade… 😉

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    Joan says:

    A sympathy card i recieved from a friend when my kitty died – she took the time to even find a stamp she could color to look just like her. It really touched my heart.

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    Kerry from PA says:

    One of my most treasured cards is the first PTI card I ever received: a Christmas card made with Snowflake Serenade. I had just “discovered” PTI a couple of months earlier and was so thrilled to have received such a beautiful card.

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    Natalie S says:

    The reply card to our wedding that my Grandpa had filled out and mailed back. He intended to come to our wedding, but died before our big day. I still have that reply card. It is the last piece of mail I received from him.

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    DeAnna says:

    My mom used to buy these cards that were pick me up cards and she sent them to me every month for a year after my first surgery for Crohn’s disease. They weren’t hand made but they were heartfelt and hugely helpful in my recovery. Now she looks forward to special occasions knowing she’ll get a handmade card from me ;D

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    Janet says:

    On my 16th birthday, my BFF’s boyfriend gave me a hilarious card, featuring celebrities cut out of magazines, with their supposed reaction to hearing it was my birthday. He was like a brother to me, and I am very thankful that he was so kind, and happy for me to tag along. The card still makes me giggle every time I look at it, and I’m often sad that he’s no longer in my life, after he and my BFF went their seperate ways.

    Thanks for the chance to win, and what an amazing release this month!

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    annheidel says:

    It was a card my husband sent when he was out of town on a business trip. I didn’t expect it at all since he was gone just a few days. It was a sweet surprise!

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