Friday, June 3, 2011

Just Because

And let us consider how we may spur one another on
toward love and good deeds.  
Hebrews 10:24

Free Vintage Image
I had a surprise at my door yesterday.  My friend, who lives on an island, sent her husband to deliver a gift to me.  It's not my birthday, she sent it "just because".   It was packaged beautifully and contained the most wonderful handmade gift I could ever receive from her.  It was unique, one of a kind, she had made it just for me, and it came straight from her heart.  It is something I'll always treasure.  

Free Vintage Image with Scripture

Have you ever given a "just because" gift?  I received a package in the mail from Australia and it contained the most beautiful handmade tag and card from my dear sweet online friend Linda.  She also included another surprise which she knew I'd love.  Look at the card, how the little tag says "just because".  What makes this so interesting is that she re-cycled the bird sticker that was on a package I sent her.  Linda makes THE most beautiful cards - you can visit her blog here: Lovely Linda's Craft Central

"Just Because" gifts from Linda
Handmade gifts are always special because they come from the heart.  Do you have a friend you could do a little something special for "just because"?  Perhaps a hand written note instead of an email, flowers from your garden, a handmade bookmark. 
Free Vintage Image

Here are a few more sweet images I'm sharing with you today from my collection of vintage postcards.  Don't forget to check out details on my  
Friday Blog Giveaway for a chance to win a darling pack of note-cards. Another winner will be drawn this evening.

Free Vintage Birthday Postcard

Free Vintage Image of children.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends.  I hope you enjoyed today's post and it inspired you to do something special for one or more of your friends.

3 comments:

Laura - Layers of Color said...

What a wonderful blessing! Linda has the sweetest heart and is so generous to share her talents with others! Beautiful gifts!

Thank you for sharing freebies with us! It's such a blessing to receive!

Enjoy your weekend!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Abby - what a lovely surprise to see my card here - I am so glad you recieved it and the tag! You are such a blessing Abby - it has been too long since I have been here, but I am going to go and check out your free images - I have a file just for them - once my eye surgery on Thursday I will be able to create more freely!! Thank you my friend for your beautiful heart and the free images, plus all that you share here - you are truly a blessing! {{{hugs}}}

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the lovely image!