I know. I know. What is a resiliency author and speaker doing posting a blog/article on making a chocolate bar card? Here is my rational. By making this unusual item you will:
- have fun.
- stimulate your creative juices.
- trigger your pleasure signals by nibbling on a bar or two.
- give recognition to another, hence boosting their resilience.
- experience the positive and rewarding feeling of gifting.
You can create this tasty giant greeting care for any occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day or Father’s Day. I was in Smoky Lake, Alberta, to keynote a women’s event. A dear woman called Doris Slemko billeted me in her home. Before we went to bed she proudly showed me an oversized birthday card. It had chocolate bars spelling out keywords of appreciation to her. I loved the idea and made one for my hubby.
You will need:
- 15 to 25 chocolate bars or packages of gum with bold words written on them
- A big and firm surface—cardboard or fiber board
- A hot glue gun
- A marker or markers for printing words between the chocolate bars
- Write out your message on a scrap piece of paper including words from the wrappers.
- Using medium sized marker(s) rewrite your message on your cardboard leaving space for the chocolate bars.
- Hot glue gun the chocolate bars in place.
- Present with a smile.
Here is the personalized message I sent my sweetie:
“Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Les Morgan SKORs on his birthday. Patsy said he is WUNDERBAR and she’s so glad he has no Chicklets on the side. Finally, she said, ‘No wonder he SKORs!’
His amazing SUPERPAK is ready for his next outdoor adventure. He and his Sidekicks will excel. Ben, Katie and he will be like the 3 Muskateers with no put downs or SNICKERS. He will lead them safely home following the AERO on his compass.
Never to Glossette over his need for Balance, he doesn’t pretend to be mr. big. Here’s a man who could EAT-MORE, but avoids becoming crunchie.
Be Twix canoeing or going to Mars we all know which one he would choose. Butterfingers down this Kit-Kat loves the outdoors.
S’mores news to come!”
Over a month’s duration, every so often Les would cut through one chocolate bar, yes just one at a time, for an evening treat. Disciplined or what?
Thanks to Doris for passing on this sweet, treat concept of a chocolate bar card!
Patricia Morgan MA CCC helps her readers, clients, and audiences lighten their load, brighten their outlook, and strengthen their resilience. To go from woe to WOW call 403.242.7796 or email a request.