Hello and Happy New Year!  Welcome to the 2018 Cards for Little Hearts “Heart-Themed” Card Drive.  I started this card drive back in 2016 and the purpose of Cards for Little Hearts is to bring smiles, hope and encouragement to congenital heart patients with handmade cards.  Next month is Heart month.  An important time to not only raise awareness about heart disease that affect hearts of all sizes and promote healthy habits, but also a great time to help lift the spirits of children living with congenital heart disease.  Please join me this Heart month and together let us shower the children with Heart-Themed cards of love, hope and encouragement.

 

Who Can Participate

Anyone is welcome to help make and send cards – from a young child who loves to doodle to an experienced, acclaimed card maker.

 

Theme & Sentiment Types

Please make cards with HEART design but using general, everyday greetings as the cards will be distribute to patients throughout the entire month of February.  Keep the card as simple or as detailed as you like.  Please visit Cards for Little Hearts’ website for the complete guidelines and mailing address.  SEE GUIDELINES HERE

 

Deadline

This collection runs from January 1st to February 1st.  Please have your cards to me by February 1st to allow enough time to pack and deliver the cards.  Each card will be pack in a clear bag prior to boxing up for delivery.  See GUIDELINES page for mailing address.

 

Hospitals The Cards Go To

Cards will be hand delivered to both heart patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (in Columbus, Ohio) and the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, (the Congenital Heart Collaborative in Cleveland, Ohio).

 

New This Year & Going Forward…

I will be including a coloring kit with each card for the children to give them something fun to do and take their mind off their treatment.  Each kit will include A2 or 4-1/4″x5-1/2″ size coloring pages and a pack of 4 crayons.  If you would like to help with the kit, please send in some A2 size coloring pages.  You may use digital stamps or hand stamped images to create your coloring pages.  However, for digital images, please ONLY use images you have PAID for or have received permission from the artist to use them.  Please use paper of at least 65# weight.

Share The Message

Please help spread words about Cards for Little Hearts with other fellow card-makers by displaying this logo on your blog’s sidebar.  Use hashtag #cardsforlittleheartscarddrive when sharing on social medias.

 

Freebies Downloads

Did you know there are freebies sentiments and digital images you can download over at Cards for Little Hearts’ website?  Also, if you have a specific sentiments in mind, you can send me a request and I’ll create them for you.  FREE.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you will be able to join me and other card-makers in this Heart-Themed cards collection.  The cards you donate will not only brighten a heart patient’s day during Heart Month, but will positively impact that child’s life beyond what you can imagine.  We also have a General Cards collection that take place all year round too.

May the new year bring you much happiness, good health and prosperity.  Take care.

 

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