Giving Plate


To encourage individuals to Care Well for others, Karen Mulder created and distributed approximately 150 Giving Plates at an event in Holland, Michigan.

The concept of the Giving Plate is that it is on a journey that has no end. The receiver of the plate enjoys the treats given them on the plate, and then passes the plate with fresh goodies on to someone else.

These Giving Plates were created with a unique tracking feature so anyone can visit this page to learn where each plate has traveled and read about its unique experiences along the way.

If you are interested in knowing more about the Giving Plate, please email karen@wisdomofthewounded.com.

God Bless

See Your Plate's Journey

(found at the bottom of the plate under the poem)

Share Your Plate's Story

WOTW believes that the best caregiving wisdom comes through the sharing of stories. We invite you to share the story of your Giving Plate so that others may see and learn from its journey and those that have been blessed by receiving and giving it.

To share your story and be a blessing to others, simply complete the form below and hit submit when complete.

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Feel free to share as much or as little as you would like to share.
Your story could include:

  • What was on the plate when you received it?
  • What is your relationship to the individual who gave you the plate?
  • Why did you receive the plate?
  • How did you feel when you received the gift?
  • Who will you be passing on the plate to and why?
  • Do you have a favorite recipe to share as a suggestion for others?

Most Recent Stories

Plate #071

December 31, 2016

My beautiful plate contained cookies made by my best friend. It was such a welcome gift at a happy, but busy and stressful time of year. My friend cares for me very much and this is just her latest way of demonstrating that caring. Today I will pass the plate to a friend who I seldom see, in another town.
Here are some wonderful, easy cookies!
5 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2T finely shredded lemon peel
2.5 cups butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2T lemon juice, more as needed

Mix flour sugar and lemon peel
Cut in butter gently until mixture resembles fine crumbs and begins to cling.
Knead gently until dough forms a ball.
Roll out dough between parchment sheets. ¼ inch thickness
Cut simple shapes.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degrees for 23 minutes, or until slightly brown.
Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, and then remove to racks to cool.
Mix icing and spread lightly on cookies.

Plate #068

December 29, 2016

This plate was given to Donna. Actually the idea for how to use this "Giving Plate" to promote my website: Wisdom of the Wounded, originated with Donna,
Hopefully the gift of this plate said "thank you," to her and her amazing creative talents..

Plate #059

December 29, 2016

This plate was given to Jana who works in our family office. I hope that the plate filled with cookies
said to her, "You are special. I appreciate you!"

Plate #091

December 29, 2016

This plate was given as a "thank you" to Wendy who works in our family office. She handles a lot of details for our family which
allows us to direct our time toward our goals and ministries.

Plate #067

December 29, 2016

I was given this plate at a women's event. We enjoyed fellowship and good conversation. We also had the opportunity to learn to care well for others. This learning was a timely gift to me as our family suffered two great losses of loved ones this year and I am caring as I grieve as well.

Plate #116

December 24, 2016

I received this plate as a present at "The gift" ladies night event at Calvary CRC in Holland. I am passing this plate on for Christmas to an awesome friend that I love so very much. She likes to bake and make goodies and I know she likes to share them with others. I chose to make an old recipe of my Grandmother's to fill the plate. It is Boter Kuchen, or Dutch Butter cake. A favorite of mine since my childhood.