Mailbox Ministry

Greeting Cards that Share the Faith

Sue Banker

Mar/2009, 128 Pages, HARDCOVER, 8.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819223074

Mailbox Ministry provides all the tools for religious card-making: projects, patterns, step-by-step instructions, and inspirational messages (including biblical verses, poems, and inspirational phrases) for all occasions and audiences, adults as well as children. It includes stories and tips for starting up and maintaining a parish card ministry.

The book, similar in format to Knitting Into the Mystery; Fabric of Faith; Bead One, Pray Too; and Pages of Faith, combines inspirational stories with hands-on strategies, ideas, and how-to’s. There are a variety of card designs from simple to more elaborate, for crafters of all abilities and ages.

More than 50 separate greeting cards are fully illustrated in color and photographs throughout the book. Also included are complete materials lists, card-making tips, mailing guidelines, and a glossary.

Sue Banker has written and contributed projects and articles for some 50 crafts-related books, including Better Homes and Gardens Handmade Greetings for All Occasions: 85 Cards, Gift Tags, and Invitations. She has 30 years experience in the crafting field, exhibiting at art and international art licensing shows, and fulfilling the artistic needs of companies, churches, and individuals across the country. She lives in Ankeny, Iowa.

“In this beautiful and practical book, Sue Banker reveals a connection I had not made before—that in the simple act of sending a homemade greeting card, we are enacting God’s foremost commandment that we love one another.” —Kimberly Winston, author of Bead One, Pray Too: A Guide to Making and Using Prayer Beads and Fabric of Faith: A Guide to the Prayer Quilt Ministry, and an award-winning religious journalist


“Sue Banker has done an extraordinary job of combining her faith and her love of crafting into a book that will bring joy and satisfaction to everyone it touches.” —Carol Field Dahlstrom, president, Creating Together Journal and Brave Ink Press


“Sue Banker has combined her artistic gifts with her deep faith, offering clear and inspiring ways to share the love of Christ through handmade greeting cards.” —Rev. Bob Ward and Rev. Martha Ward, co-pastors, Ankeny First United Methodist Church

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