Happy New Year, crafters!  Welcome to Cards for Little Hearts’ 2020 Heart-Theme card drive.  I started this card drive for heart patients back in 2016 and this will be my 4th year organizing the heart-theme collection.  This collection was added in 2017.  It is the 2nd largest collection, next to the winter-theme and holiday cards collection.

    As you know, 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 consider taking part and together let us shower heart patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital with love, hope, and encouragement by sending in a card or two for the drive.

    Anyone is welcome to take part in my card drive –  including children.  However, before making your cards, please do take a moment to review the guidelines below.  You can also find this information and where to mail your cards to at any time over on Cards for Little Hearts’ website.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Need some inspiration?  Please check out some of the cards that I just finished at the end of this post.

    Guidleines & Mailing Address

    • Cards must be Handmade.  No exception.
    • Theme:  Must have heart designs
    • Front of card:  include a general sentiment.  NO “Happy Valentine’s Day” please as the cards are to pass out during the entire February month.
    • Inside of card:
      • Leave blank if cards made by an adult.
      • If made by a child, have the child signs the inside with his/her name and age.  Example: “Hugs, Sofia – age 6”
    • Back of card: optional.  
      • Can include your full name, nickname, or this card drive watermark.
      • Please DO NOT include your email, mailing address, business information, or phone number.  Hospital staff cannot distribute cards with any of this information.
    • Mailing Address:

    Christina Hor

    c/o Cards for Little Hearts

    P.O. Box 517

    Dublin, Ohio 43017

     

    Include this card acknowledgment form.  Without it, I will have no way of notifying you on receipt of your package.

    For Your Inspiration: Here Are My First Sets of Cards…

    that I have started along with the list of the supplies.  I will be sharing a tutorial on each card throughout this month along with a few more designs I am currently working on.  The first tutorial will be posted tomorrow morning.

    Supplies Used

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    Hello, Sending Hedge-Hugs Card (Top-Left):

    Sending Love Heart Card (Top-Center): 

    Hugs Loving Heart Card (Top-Right): 

    Happy Heart Month Card (Bottom-Center):

    Rainbow In Clouds – 2 Cards (Bottom-Left & Right): 

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    Christina Hor

    Christina is a mother of three, a card maker and a self-taught artist who loves to spread joy and kindness to others through handmade cards and arts. In 2015, Christina joined a group of Heart Center nurses at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) to bring comfort to bereaved parents with personalized, handmade sympathy cards and discovered the deep impact a handmade card can have on the babies’ families, helping them to grieve in a healthy way. Wanting to spread smiles and hope to other heart patients and their families at NCH, on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, with the assistance of several fellow crafters, Christina launched the first winter-themed holiday card drive on her hobby blog Christina Hor Designs and Cards for Little Hearts (formerly known as Hug a Heart) was founded. Christina resides in Ohio with her husband Kan (Pediatric Cardiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital), two daughters and son.

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