An invitation to meet our new sellers...
We’ve recently had several amazing sellers join our fab Cheerfully Given seller community so thought we’d take the time to introduce them and show off their inspiring products.
We’re entering the world of Scripture postcards today with Inez Padiachy and crosscenteredscribbles, hearing about how Inez's combined love of sending letters and her longing for others to hear about Jesus kick-started this great business.
Can we start at the beginning? Where did crosscenteredscribbles come from?
I started crosscenteredscribbles on a year out after leaving school. I wanted to create cards that I could send to my friends that started conversations about Jesus!
I love doing graphic design in my spare time so decided to set up a website and create an online store and it just took off from there!
Yes! My initial idea was to create gospel-focused postcards that could be sent to anyone no matter what age/background etc and it just kept growing into lots of different products!
One of my favourite stories is from a lady who sent one of our postcards that says ‘continue in prayer’ to a friend of hers who was having a hard time.
The recipient of the postcard wasn’t a Christian but after receiving it prayed to the Lord for help and hung the postcard up in her corridor because she liked it so much.
The lady who bought the postcard sent me a message telling me how long she’s been praying for this friend and to think not only does she have a bible verse on her wall but also the fact it encouraged her to cry out to the Lord was amazing and exactly why I started crosscenteredscribbles!!
My favourite item is the Psalm 1 enamel pin because it’s a great item to put anywhere that is a subtle way of proclaiming faith whilst also looking cute!
I always read my Bible before I start creating, I just feel so full of joy and inspiration after spending time with the Lord it’s like a natural outpouring! I love a lot of the botanical imagery in the Bible, plants, leaves, trees etc!
Given all of my products are gospel focused, it’s been such a blessing in terms of trying to keep challenging myself to think creatively about how to make the gospel more accessible and available to as many people as possible through my designs!
Thank you so much for joining us, Inez, and sharing the heart of crosscenteredscribbles - and issuing that, perhaps unintentional, challenge.
If you want to find out more about Inez Padiachy and crosscenteredscribbles, you can go to her Cheerfully Given shop here.