Welcome to Project Give Thanks…

11 Mar

where America’s card artists supply Cancer Survivors with beautiful handcrafted cards.

Why Cancer Fighters Give Thanks: Your first thought may be that people diagnosed with cancer have nothing to be thankful about.  My name is Sonja and I was diagnosed with stage-3 breast cancer in May of 2010.  There’s hardly a moment that goes by where I’m not giving thanks for someone, something or everything!  During my nearly year long cancer journey I’ve written close to a hundred thank you cards and I’m not finished yet.  More than 10 medical professionals and their teams worked to save my life.  I give thanks!  Several friends worked tirelessly on the front lines to keep me fed, medicated and healthy. I give thanks! Dozens of family members, friends, church members, and fellow Cancer Survivors lovingly supported me in various ways.  I give thanks!

Free cards for Cancer Survivors: Project Give Thanks places a large basket of beautiful handcrafted cards in the chemotherapy room (infusion room) where Cancer Survivors can help themselves.  What a gift this is!  It is also the perfect time to give it.  Chemo takes 2 to 4 hours to administer so there is time to write a note or two.  There is time to be thankful.

Empowering Cancer Fighters: Sending (and receiving) cards is very important to Cancer Survivors.  The act of giving thanks, remembering birthdays and comforting others is empowering.  When one feels well enough to share their journey or possibly help another, feelings of helplessness move aside and spirits are lifted.

Everyone Gives Thanks! Cancer Survivors will enjoy looking through the lovingly handcrafted cards while thinking of their special supporters.  They will appreciate the convenience and cost savings.  They will also think of the artists who created the beautiful cards for them.  In turn, the card artists will be thankful that they are helping Cancer Survivors. They will enjoy knowing that their work and crafts are really making a difference in someone’s life.  Recently I read the back of one artist’s card which said:

Stamps $7,000; Supplies $4,500; Handmade card from me: PRICELESS!

Time spent living our passion while helping others –  Doubly Priceless!

Thank you for your time and attention. How wonderful that you’ve read all of this!!!  Please go to the top of the blog and click on Project Give Thanks for the details on how you can contribute.  If you are not a card artist you can contribute time, project expertise, money or best wishes.  Please leave a comment.  I look forward to hearing from you.

With Heartfelt Gratitude,

Sonja Knaisch

14 Responses to “Welcome to Project Give Thanks…”

  1. Mr WordPress March 9, 2011 at 12:34 am #

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  2. David R March 9, 2011 at 3:35 am #

    My best wishes for you and your new soon to be successful blog! It is an admirable endeavor sure to inspire many thanks. You are a strong survivor with many achievements ahead and I am proud to have been there with you through some of it!

  3. Michelle Zindorf March 9, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    Fantastic Sis! You’re on a roll.

  4. Yvette Francino March 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    What a great idea, Sonja! Yes, I’m excited about Project Give Thanks! Let me start by thanking YOU for initiating the project and spreading the word.

  5. Michelle Zindorf March 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Huge Hugs Sis, Looks like Project Give Thanks is off to a very great start!

  6. Kim Ross March 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    What a wonderful effort! Be expecting a package from me! 🙂

  7. Project Give Thanks March 12, 2011 at 1:45 am #

    Thank you for your encouragement and help. Cards are beginning to arrive. WooHoo!

    Hugs All,

  8. Crystal March 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    This is a fantastic idea Sonja! I will definitely donate cards. I have a dear friend who had cancer surgery today and we are surrounding her with love and light as you were so lovingly surrounded.

    Many blessings!
    Crystal…Beth’s friend and ginger connection

  9. catidid100 March 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Dear Sonja,
    What an beautiful blog and endeavor to share with the world!! I will definitely pass this on to all the artists I know and people I know who share your “thanks” and your “journey” and will want to know about and be a part of this.
    I am thankful to have you in my life too, and to have witnessed the incredible grace and strength of your indomitable spirit. You are such a model of light, joy, and grace for me and so many others. What an incredible thing to do with your “heart” and your “journey.”
    Love and blessings,

  10. rebecca @ altared spaces March 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    I love this idea. I do make cards from time to time when I have time to relax. I’ll add you to the places I contribute. Thanks for putting this up. I have several dear people in my life who have had cancer.

  11. rebecca @ altared spaces March 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    PS I found you via Yvette.

  12. Julia Joy March 13, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    Bravo Sonja!! I’m spreading the word! I commend you for your bravery and light-spreading spirit! XOXO Love you!

  13. Susan March 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Dear Sonja,

    As a fellow BC survivor, I am touched by how you have chosen to express your gratitude. I look at this project and I think how wonderful it is that you have so much creative, and determined ENERGY! You are putting into action what many of us would like to do ourselves, but don’t. Gratitude IS powerful. For me, being consciously grateful for all that I have is a gift I give back to myself in the form of continued good health and happiness.


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