Heath and Wellbeing Day: Cards for Recovery

It’s Saturday evening, and I’m sitting on the sofa with my feet up. It’s been a long day, but a fruitful and enjoyable one – I’ve been selling my cards out the local Health and Wellbeing Day.

All week, I’ve been painting watercolour cards and thinking about how best to display my wares. In the end, I decided to divvy the cards up into type, to help people find what they might be looking for, so I had a stand for Christmas cards, a stand for birthday cards and three baskets: one for thinking of you and get well soon cards; one for friendship cards and note cards; and one for thank you cards and congratulations cards. I definitely think it helped as I sold more cards this year than I did last year!

I wasn’t just selling cards this year, though. I was also raising money and awareness for my local Recovery College, and have donated 25p from the sale of every card to their Just Giving page. The Recovery College has played a massively important role in my recovery from mental illness, and I wanted to give something back to them. The money raised via the Just Giving page will be going toward the publication of the Hope book which will be made available to people living with and recovering from mental illness. Going forward, I’ll be donating money from the sale of all the cards I make.

Thank you to everyone who came along and bought cards today! It was lovely to chat to you, and I hope you enjoy sending the cards. If you couldn’t make it to the Health and Wellbeing Day, but would like to purchase one or more of my cards, you can find them in my Etsy shop. Postage and Packing is free within mainland UK and rates are low for the rest of the world.

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