Monday, March 30, 2009

Red Envelopes

Have you heard of Red Envelope Day? I think this is such a good idea and really gives people a chance to stand up for what they believe in. On March 31st (tomorrow) I am going to send an empty red envelope to the White House with this message written on the back:

"This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion. It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world. Responsibility begins with conception."

If this is something you believe in then would you join me in sending some red envelopes? I went to Hob Lob and got a pack of 12 for about $2. I will be mailing all 12 of them tomorrow. If you want to read more about it then you can go here. They also give you the address for where to send them.

51 comments:

Brittany said...

What a great way to stand up for what you believe in. I heard about this, but didn't know when it was. I personally would like to send something to the White House to say, "shame on you, Mr. President for your comments regarding Special Olympics on Leno!" I couldn't believe there wasn't more fall out from that!

Darlene said...

I'm participating in that tomorrow!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Im off to buy some red envelopes.Thanks for sharing this...I never knew~

Alex and Jill said...

Wonderful idea!!

Glitter and Bliss said...

What a great idea. I have heard about this from a friend. Yep, I need to do this. I could go on and on about the abortion issue... I am so worried about where our country is headed. It scares me for my boys.

Tami said...

No, I did not hear abou this....going to to get red envelopes! Thanks for the info!!

Have a great day!
T

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Shaila Creekmore said...

Our church passed out red envelopes yesterday to everyone. It is a great idea! The more envelopes we can get there, the more of an impact it will make.

Heather said...

Absolutely I agree with you!! I will get out to Hobby Lobby and do this, thank you for sharing!! I hope every believer out there does this tomorrow!

Sherri's Southern Style said...

I had not heard about this Shannon, but I will definitely be sending my red envelope! I think I'll post about it too - Thanks for sharing this!

HeathahLee said...

Oh, is tomorrow the day we're supposed to send them? I have wanted to do this, but totally forgot about getting some red envelopes! I may have to try to get to the party store to find some.

I honestly don't know if they will even make it to the President, but not doing anything is what got this country in the state it's in in the first place. : (

Vashti said...

Awesome. its a great idea, and I totaly agreee with you one the abortion opinion. Lets hope someone listens.

My Home - My Life said...

I have heard of this before - what a great way so stand up for what you believe in.

The Pink Potpourri said...

AWESOME. thank you for sharing this. i would love to do this!

Shaka said...

What a wonderful idea!

Jennifer said...

I've never heard of this...what a great idea!!

Linda said...

Shannon, we are so opposed to abortion. It has been an issue near and dear to our hearts for many years.
I only pray this effort will open eyes to the politicians that make these laws. So many families are desiring to raise these children. It is so unfair and a sin in the eyes of God.

duchess said...

Thanks for reminding me about this. I'll run out this afternoon & pick up my envelopes.
Guess we'll join the FBI's most watched list together.

Emily said...

Wonderful Idea!

Karyn said...

What a great idea! If people understood the motivation behind the woman who began planned parenthood (controlling the reproduction of the poor and ethnic)they would get no government funding.

LuLu said...

Wondeful thing to do! I aleady have red envelopes now I know what to do with them! So glad you told me about this event.
LuLu

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Thanks for sharing this with us, Shannon. I will definitely participate.

~Amanda

Cali Girl said...

this is awesome!

Adrienne said...

I follow your blog for your cute and fun decorating ideas but I am also a Christian and we are expecting our third child that was diagnosed with Down syndrome at 18 weeks and the termination rate for babies with DS is over 90%, so sad, so the red envelope idea is really neat and I agree with the first comment you received regarding the president and the comment he made about special olympics. Thank you for sharing this important message!

Terri said...

I am doing the same thing... what a powerful message!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

GOOD for you!! I have to read more about this...

Anonymous said...

A lady I used to work with had an abortion because she got pregnant after being raped. I'm sure she'll be thrilled with this.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I hadn't heard of this--I'm going to look around and see if I have any red envelopes around here.

I like the message you're sending too.

~ Sarah

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I'll be joining you!!
Thanks for the tip.

Kim said...

Our church passed out envelopes yesterday.

audrey enloe said...

That is totally awesome!!! I agree with you and will do the same! That is such a blessing! Lets hope Washington will listen! Praise Jesus!

Susan said...

Yes, I have heard of this neat way of expressing your views on abortion. Some students at Notre Dame are doing this to show support:) Awesome:)

new every morning said...

I didn't know about this. What a great idea! Thanks for being bold enough to share this on your blog.

Janice said...

I'm doing this also with my family.
I couldn't find red envelopes so for our Family Night we will be writing the message and coloring our envelopes with a red crayon.
It will be a fun activity.

The Graves' House said...

wow! i had not heard of this. what a great way to 'speak' to the capital.

Brenda said...

Very cool idea. I'm so glad you shared - I've never heard of this!

Faith said...

I love this idea and I pray that it really makes an impact!

Nicole said...

What a wonderful idea, I'll see if I can find some red envelopes tommorow. Love the new look of your blog, now I want a bloggy makeover!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Shannon~Thank you for the reminder-I just went right to the sight and did paypal. What an amazing thing-and our whole family believes in this-
Thank you!!!!

melissa said...

Awesome, Shannon. Thanks for the heads up on this. Plus, I get an excuse to go to Hobby Lobby?? Perfect. :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I will have to see if I can find some red envelopes. What a great way to make statement. Jackie

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

i hadn't heard about this, thank you so much for sharing about it! i hope it makes an impact!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Great idea! Wonder if we'll hear how many they got after it is all said and done?

Amber said...

WOW. This is the first I've heard of it, but i just happen to have some red envelopes. So maybe I can still pull it off.

THANK YOU for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Sorry...but I am thankful we have the option of abortion. Not everyone is fit to be a parent, and there are too many children that are neglected and abused. I would prefer someone terminate a pregnancy, than to abuse a child and scar it for life.

As for the President's comments on Leno...lighten up people and get a sense of humor!

Kim said...

I sent my envelope!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea. I am a little late finding out about this, but my envelopes will be mailed shortly.

I totally agree with the comment above. Some people should not be parents. Adoption is a wonderful choice for them.

Emily said...

I had no idea about this until yesterday. I really wish I had known about this sooner. I would have sent as many as I could have.

Anonymous said...

I really believe efforts are better utilized by trying to work with young women (and men) to prevent unwanted pregnancies instead of sending red envelopes. Responsibility does not begin at conception but before. What does sending red envelopes do but tie up our postal service system? Also, church and state need to stay separate. Passing out envelopes in church, in my opinion, is wrong.

Annie said...

Sadly sometimes abortion is the lesser of 2 evils. I wish the US pro-life brigade were just as distressed by the deaths of innocent civilians in Iraq, Afganistan, Gaza etc or children killed by drones on the Pakistan border, not to mention the millions who will die because of the greed of the so-called "developed" nations.

It would be more useful if the people sitting in the comfort of their own homes sending out red letters got practically involved in some charity action to support and relieve human suffering either in their own communities or elsewhere in the World.

~CC Catherine said...

Oh Shannon, I wish I would have seen this in time to do it! Just reading some of your old posts! I'm glad you are bold to stand up for the unborn! BLESS YOU! My first grandchild was aborted and we knew nothing about it, the girl acted like she had miscarried and then our son told us the truth many months later after they broke up. He didn't know she decided to abort it, he thought they were keeping it....it has been a horrible truth he's had to live with ever since. I don't think he'll ever come face to face with the reality of it. He stuffs his pain...and can't talk about it. Be blessed..... ~CC Catherine