An End-of-July Contest: Three Sets of Three Library Cards

I follow a delightful blog called Mrs. Walker’s Art and Illustrations, where Johanna, who is originally from the Netherlands, writes about the beauty of everyday things. She is an artist, and she often features her own illustrations, which are both whimsical and down-to-earth, an utterly charming combination. Johanna also knits, and recently she featured three give-aways on her blog—a hat, a tea cozy, and a blue shawl.

As soon as I read her post, I knew I wanted to feature my own give-away. Like Johanna, I believe that it is good to give, and in everyday life, I make it a habit to give regularly. Our modest budget does not allow for extravagant giving, but I frequently give photo cards and baked goodies to friends and acquaintances. We also invite friends over for gatherings, which I view as another form of giving.

I must admit that I do not always find it easy to give. When money is tight, it is difficult to think of others. When I am busy, I often don’t want to take the time to give to others. But I give anyway because I think it is good spiritual practice.

In the end, to let go and to give is always worthwhile.

So here is my give-away: Three sets of three library cards—your choice of cards. My husband Clif took the pictures in our own dear Bailey Library. I found the quotations and paired them with the pictures.

In the comments’ section, all  you have to do is tell me you want to enter the contest and which three cards you would like.  The drawing will be held on August 10.

Here are the pictures for the cards:

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A final note, which qualifies as the cherry on the sundae: I won the beautiful hat that Johanna knitted, and I am so pleased. I don’t have many hats, and Johanna’s hat will be a most welcome addition. Maine has lots of cold weather, and when I wear that hat, I will think of Johanna and her generosity.

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8 thoughts on “An End-of-July Contest: Three Sets of Three Library Cards”

  1. Thank you so much for all of your kind words about me..I am blushing here with flapping ears of joy!! And as a former librarian…I wholeheartedly support your promoting the library and all the cards are beautiful! xo Johanna

    1. Johanna,you’re most welcome! And please don’t be shy about entering the contest. These cards are meant to celebrate our library and all libraries. And, books, of course. Perfect for a former librarian.

      1. I am sorry…landscapers cut my internet cable in two…it took a couple of days to get at least something working again. So finally I can respond…and yes, I would love to enter xo Johanan

      2. Johanna, glad things are back to normal with you. I will sign you up for the contest.

  2. Hello Laurie. I would like to enter the contest. The 3 library cards I like are: the dragon picture; the tiger picture and the library card of just the books. Thank you for doing this. 😊

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