Every sorority has a flower.
The humble pansy is the the flower for Delta Delta Delta. It is a symbol of alumnae membership and the third step in the lifetime development of Delta Delta Delta's members.
Making pansy cards for your Tri Delta sisters is so easy if you have pansies. This is a good time of year to buy a couple of 6 packs of pansy bedding plants. You can plant them in a flower pot to brighten up the room or patio. A pot full of pansies would make a great gift for a sorority sister OR you can "harvest" the pansies to preserve them by drying and pressing them in a phone book. These pressed pansies are perfect for making cards like the ones shown in the picture (above and below) that I made.
Anyway, because of their brightness through the cold winter, pansies are one of my favorite flowers. The sad thing about pansies, though, is that as soon as it gets hot, they wilt. I've found I way to make the most of my pansies. In May, before the heat wave arrives, I pluck off all my pansies that are still pretty and press them between tissue paper in a thick phone book. Then I stack some weights on the phone book to flatten it. Then I wait.
About a month later a carefully remove the pansies from the book and use them to make my very special pansy gretting cards. These, I love to send to friends....Thinking of You, Happy Birthday!, Get Well, In Sympanthy, etc.
I also tie up a stack of pansy cards with a purple ribbon and give them as Christmas gifts. My sisters can't get enough of them. They are so much fun to make and give!
All you need is a pack of blank greeting cards, pressed pansies, and white glue (like Elmers). I squirt a little bit of glue on the card and then carefully place the dried pansy on the glue and wait for it to dry. It really is easy! An optional tool would be a set of tweezers. The pansies are very delicate when they are dried and tweezers are useful for picking them up and placing them on the cards.
I plant pansies in the fall. These hearty little blossoms stick it out through the winter even when the snow covers them and then they revive with the warm weather of spring. I added a few fresh pansy bedding plants to my many pots because my dear husband always brings home more flowers from Home Depot than I need. After they are planted, I am always glad for the bright colors decorating the patio.
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If you like ideas for sorority cards, you might like to read about Greek Letter Sorority Cards.
photo credit from Tri Delta University of California