Monday, May 14, 2012

Thank You, Ginger

I love the crafting community. Not only are they talented and creative individuals, but most of them are honest, sincere, warm-hearted people. Almost every comment I read on blogs are positive and encouraging. On the rare ocassions when someone makes a negative comment, I read several more offering support and encouragement. You are all a special breed and I am honored to be a part of this great group.

However, something that happened to me recently has impressed me beyond measure. A couple months ago I was at a scrapbooking expo in Columbus. At the end of the show, I was checking out when I discovered the bag of goodies I had purchased earlier was gone. I looked all over the booth. I retraced my steps. I asked everyone at every booth I visited if they had seen my things, but to no avail.  I went to the lost and found. Nothing. I left my name and number with everyone in case it would show up later. I walked out  disappointed, mostly with myself for not keeping track of my goodies.

Then, nearly a month later, my husband answers the phone. It was Ginger, a woman at the show who found my bag. She wanted to return it. She got my number from one of two credit card receipts - not the new digital receipts, but the old fashioned kind that you swipe. Turns out the card number was on them, too.

Last week, I was pleasantly surprised (and relieved) to find a package with all the crafty goodness I bought at the show inside. The credit card receipts were in it too.  Ginger had taken it upon herself to see that my bag was returned to me safely. Thank you Ginger, for your honesty. The world needs more Gingers out there.

I made this card mostly with the items Ginger returned to me. I am sending it to her to let her know how much I appreciate her honesty. I'm also sending her money to cover the cost of shipping my package to me. I really love the result. I think it's because I made this from deep within my heart (no pun intended). Seriously, I poured all of my gratitude into this card. I hope it shows and I hope it blesses Ginger, who greatly blessed me.

Paper - Recollections
Patterned paper - Jillibean Soup
Washi tape - Love My Tapes
Wooden Thank You Tag - Jillibean Soup


Melinda Gleissner said...

Oh, I could cry. Your beautiful card instantly caught my eye but reading your post warms my heart. Yes, paper crafters are a rare, special breed. Ginger, bravo to you for your honesty! Thanks Annette for telling this story.

JulieK said...

Such a great story! It is nice to know that there are still people that are willing to do something kind for a total stranger. I'm sure it warmed your heart to be on the receiving end of such generosity- just as will warm her heart to receive such a beautiful thank you card.

Annette Allen said...

I remember you told me about this...I am so happy that you bag made it home...What a sweet and honest person Ginger is...She is going to love this card...

Karen B. said...

Wow, what a wonderful post and story! That really warms my heart. And your card is amazing too! Love the patterns in it, so happy that she returned your goodies to you so that you could make this card. (PS, sent you an email too!)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yeah! What an awesome story, Annette! I love hearing that. Your card is such an awesome mix-up of patterns and colors. Love that "thank you" tag!

Melisa Alzammar said...

That is so awesome that she would go out of her way to make sure your goodies got back to you. It's nice to know that there are still honest people in the world.


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