~ Reassurance in the hard times through letters and art from Aunty Mellie
Do you know a child living in difficult circumstances; a girl or boy who is experiencing loss or grief, severe illness, or other really difficult issues? Have you wondered what you could do that could have significant impact? With the Encourage-A-Child subscription, a child will receive five packages from me approximately a week apart.
Each package has a carefully written letter from me, "Aunty Mellie". (Click on the "More Details" section to download a pdf with a copy of the letters). It also has an item for the child designed with one of my paintings in keeping with the theme of the letter. In addition, I have included something the child can do, including everything needed for that project (click on "More Details" to download a pdf of the Items List).
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Intended for Elementary aged children. Not suitable for children under 4 due to small parts.
The subscription price is an "at-cost" estimate of all included materials and shipping. We are intending not to profit from this product but offer it for the least amount possible as a way of helping you bless a hurting child in your life. The materials were also subsidized by a generous donor to keep the costs lower for you.
This Subscription is in no way intended as a replacement for professional support, counseling or mental health services.
Be aware that I write from a Faith perspective, and as such refer to God and Jesus on occasion. See the Sample Letter download for content details.
After purchase, you can download the "Gift Notice" that you can send to the child recipient. You can also download a "Gift Explanation" for the Parent or Guardian of the child.
Each of us, no matter our differences, yearn to experience more joy, peace, and hope. These are common human needs placed in our hearts by the One who created us all and provides them in so many different ways - art being one of them!
My art is infused with meaning as I express these most basic heart needs. My greatest hope is that, as you explore my website, my art and the stories behind it will touch you personally today. I am passionate about the struggles people are currently facing, and the need for each of us to reach out to one another in love and compassion.
I hope you are encouraged, and in turn, I hope you will be able encourage someone else who is in need of joy, peace and hope.
"aloha kekahi i kekahi"
(love one another) John 13:34
Three Encouraging Collections of Art and Inspiration
In this gallery you will find paintings and stories that display the pursuit of love. I hope lingering here will fill your heart with a little more hope.
Two additional ways to enjoy Melanie's art
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