Hello and welcome everyone! Thanks for joining me today for the announcement of the Hug a Heart Card Drive prize giveaways winners. First, I would like to begin by acknowledging and extending my heartfelt gratitude to Donna Ellis, Sue Drees, KT Fit Kitty, Edwina Brown, Becky Partan, Sybrina K. and Lori Kobular for all their help with organizing the launch of the card drive and the blog hop. I truly could not have done this without each and every one who contributed.
What an incredible turnout we had for this Heart Month card drive! We were able to bring smiles and heartwarming encouragement to 364 heart patients and their families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital! That’s more than double from our first card drive in November! Your generosity has made Heart Month extra special and lightened the hearts of many hospitalized patients. For many patients, families and staffs the message goes beyond the amazing cards but gave hope and encouragement when they needed it most. Words cannot truly describe the impact that you have had on these patients. We would like to thank each and every one of you for the beautiful and inspirational cards and would like to share the power of your generosity from some of the families and staff.
It’s time to announce the winners of the prize giveaways. There are four prize packages and the winners were randomly chosen, except for the first prize package which goes to everyone that send in a card. We also decided to reward 4 instead of 2 winners for the Box of Craft Goodies prize package. And finally, we added on one additional prize package. Nancy Kalbach helped made this card drive extra special by getting her three grandchildren Lily, Maura and Declan involved. We would like to thanks the children with a Special “Young Cardmakers” Recognition Award. 🙂
HEART PANDA DIGI SET: This prize goes to everyone that send in a card. Please check your Inbox as well spam folder. The digi set was send out last Thursday, February 23rd to everyone except for Julie Just.
BOX OF CRAFT GOODIES (4 U.S. PARTICIPANTS): Bunny Hoyle, Migdalia Rodriguez, Pat Loar and Verna Angerhofer.
$25 SIMON SAYS STAMPS GIFT CARD (2 INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS): Jeanie Lai and Sam Alpine.
$50 SIMON SAYS STAMPS GIFT CARD GRAND PRIZE (1 WINNER WITH 30+ CARDS): Lenora Scott
SPECIAL “YOUNG CARDMAKERS” RECOGNITION AWARD: Lily, Maura and Declan Cleary – grandchildren of Nancy Kalbach.
Thank you so much again to each and every one who contributed! We hope you will be able to join us in the next card drive. I will be hosting the card drive bi-annually during the month of January and July. As soon as I have the details finalized for the next card drive, I will update it on the card drive page of my blog as well in a blog post. So please stay tune! 🙂
Thanks for joining me today. May you have a lovely rest of your day. Take care!