CARD DRIVE

Welcome to Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive (formally known as Hug a Heart).  The purpose of Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive is to collect handmade cards for the Heart Center staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to distribute to heart patients and help lift their spirit while they are hospitalized and need major heart surgery or are having a particularly tough time.

This card drive is opens to both U.S. and International participants.  Anyone is welcome to help make the cards, including children, grandchildren and students.

The current 2017 card drive runs from July 1st - August 25th with Winter Wishes or Holiday Wishes cards collection.  Please have your cards to me by August 25th.  At the end of the card drive I will draw names for prizes and the winners will be announced on my blog on September 1stth, 8 AM EST.  

Please see below for the complete card guidelines and list of wonderful sponsors who generously donate a prize for the prize drawings.

CONTACT

Please don't hesitate to contact me at info@christinahordesigns.com for any questions you may have regarding the card drive.






IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR CARD DONATIONS

  • The current card drive runs from July 1st - August 25th.  Please have your cards to me by August 25th.  At the end of the card drive I will draw names for prizes and the winners will be announced on my blog on September 1stth, 8 AM EST. 
  • Please make the cards for Winter Wishes or Holiday Wishes that are fun, cheerful and appropriate for children between age 1 to young adult.  Please keep holiday cards non-religious specific please. 
  • NO “Get-Well Soon,” “Feel Better” cards or anything that would remind the children of being sick.
  • Please DO NOT include any religious symbols, themes or religious sentiment on your cards.
  • Please keep cards to a finished standard A2 size (4.25 X 5.50).
  • No need to include envelopes (I will provide them) UNLESS your cards are larger than A2 size (4.25x5.50). 
  • Please avoid using anything that might come loose and become a choking hazard such as buttons, sequins, rhinestones or brads.
  • I’d recommend using Wink of Stella, glitter pens. glitter paste, glitter tape, embossed powders, glitter drops or glitter papers as an alternative to loose glitters to avoid getting glitters onto children’s hands and into eyes.
  • Please leave inside of card blank so that the Heart Center staff may write a personal message to each individual patient. 
  • If using a dark colored card base, please adhere a white or light colored piece of cardstock to the inside of card to make it easier for patients to read the hand-written message. 
  • You are welcome to handwritten in, print or stamp Handmade by + your name on the back of all your cards so that the children may know who it is that was thinking of them and took the time to make them a card.  Please DO NOT include your blog address, email address or website.

HOW TO PACKAGE YOUR CARDS

Please package your cards in a box or padded envelope to ensure they arrive undamaged.  Also, don’t forget to download and include the PDF form below with the cards so that I may acknowledge your gift of cards and enter you for the "Thank You" prizes give-away.  There are LOTS of prizes to giveaway and the more cards you send in, the more times your name goes into the drawing for the prize.  See “PRIZES GIVE-WAY'S” below for more information.


PLEASE SEND YOUR CARDS TO


                        CHRISTINA HOR
                        P.O. Box 517
                        Dublin, Ohio 43065
                        U.S.A.


PRIZES GIVE-AWAY'S

To thank you for your participation and generous gift of cards, there will be several prizes to giveaway.  To be consider for the prize drawing, please be sure to download the PDF form below and send it in with your cards.  The more cards you send in, the more times your name goes into the drawing for the prizes.  At the end of the card drive I will draw names for prizes and the winners will be announced on my blog on September 1st, 8 AM EST.




SPONSORS LIST

I will continue to update the list as more prizes come in.  If you would like to donate a prize for the drawings, please email me with the details at info@christinahordesigns.com.


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 SHEEP SKI DESIGNS LITTLE BLUE BUTTON STAMPS WINK WINK INK MHK DESIGNS JO'S SCRAP SHACK



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Please share about Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive and help brighten a heart patient's day by displaying the card drive banner on your blog.  Please use hashtag #cardsforlittleheartscarddrive when sharing on social media.  Thank you for sharing.