Encourage One Another and be Blessed

When my mother died last year, the two things that meant the most to me were the friends who came to visit offering support and comfort and the sympathy cards I received in the mail.  I felt loved.

It seems the older I get, the more I treasure cards and notes from friends and family whether they’re for a special occasion or just expressing love, encouragement and appreciation.  I have a big, dented, light green tin decorated with Impressionist paintings where I keep my cherished correspondence.

Receiving those cards filled with love makes me so happy that I decided recently to make a point of sending more cards of thanks, support and encouragement to women who I think could use an extra little bit of love.

So I was excited when I was given the opportunity by (in)courage to review the Hope & Encouragement card pack and Thank You cards from their Holley Gerth line.      

You can see that the cards are beautiful, but the sentiments they contain are filled with caring, hope, concern, love and encouragement thoughtfully and sincerely expressed.  

 As I started to read through these cards, specific women came to mind who I knew would be blessed and encouraged by the heartfelt love expressed .  It says in I Thessalonians 5 that we are to encourage and build one another up.  What better way to do that, especially for friends far away, than with a card?

Do you want to be a fellow encourager?  I will be hosting a $20 give away (thanks to the generous people at  (in)couragegood toward products offered on the (in)courage website.  You can enter by doing any or all of the following:

  • Become a Member of transitional-woman
  • Post a comment and share how giving or receiving cards has been a blessing to you
  • Subscribe to posts or follow by email
  • Share on Facebook (let me know where I can find this)
  • Tweet this
So you have up to five chances to win this giveaway.  Let me know how many entries you are eligible for by posting a comment.  The random drawing will take place January 25. You will be notified shortly after if you're the winner and given the special coupon code to be used at (in)courage

DaySpring provided the cards free of charge for me to review.  The opinions stated are my own.


  1. I love it! The same thing happened with me. As I was reading through the cards I had to review, God was bringing to mind exactly who to send them to! So much fun...truly a blessing.

  2. Thanks for sharing how special the cards and letters are to you. I have my husband's letters from the 5+ years we dated (that was before email!) all tied together in the basement. (Time to move them someplace better!) One day I know I will have the time to enjoy looking through them again.

  3. Elizabeth, those are beautiful cards! Many people sent me cards when Jon died, and I found great comfort in some of them. One lady sent me a little devotional that I use to this day.

    I think I have 3 entries into your wonderful giveaway. I shared on facebook.

  4. I think I am beginning to figure this out, Elizabeth. I am not good about remembering birthdays, but I love to send a note of encouragement as the Lord brings a special someone to mind. It is always my hope to bless, but I know for certain that I am blessed in the process as well.