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Birthday Wishes

About 2 months ago now, we ordered some birthday postcards from VistaPrint that we could send out to our youth.

Student Ministries Birthday Postcard

So far, it’s been a great investment. Towards the end of the month, Alicia runs a list of all the youth birthdays in our database and gives it to me. I then take about 15 minutes to write out 10-12 cards each month so that each student gets one. I’ve actually had several kids and even a few parents thank me for the card. Sometimes we get caught up in having to create big, awesome, expensive events to reach students today. While quality is important, the truth is that they get enough of that from the world. They just want to know that we care about them and they mean more to us than a check mark on an attendance sheet.

The other great thing that has come from the birthday cards is that it keeps the kids in front of me and gives me a chance to pray for them as I write the card. It’s such a small commitment of time on our side, but the dividends are huge. Sounds like a good investment to me!

As an aside, if you’d like your student to receive a card from us, please make sure we have their birthday. You can send it along in email to me, Alicia or Kathy and we’ll get it added to the system.

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4 responses

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  3. LINA

    IT’S BEAUTIFUL AND DIFFERENT CARD.

    January 21, 2010 at 4:06 am

  4. birthday cards that are personlized are the best in my opinion, they really come from the bottom of the heart of the sender’,`

    October 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

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