Welcome to my blog! Christina Hor Designs is a hobby blog sharing cardmaking tips & tutorials, fun arts & crafts ideas and my passion project…the year-round Cards for Little Hearts card drive, a worldwide effort to scatter joy, hope & encouragement to children living with congenital heart conditions. I hope to inspire you to join me on this journey.
My journey as a card maker began in December 2006 after my husband and I received a handmade Christmas card from a friend. My love for handmade cards, arts and the desire to scatter joy and kindness to others led me to start a hobby blog (formally Memories Crafter) in early 2015, sharing card-making tips and tutorials and gradually adding on arts & crafts (many that I create with my three young children).
In May 2015, I joined a group of Heart Center nurses at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (a charity mission I continue to present day) 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, I launched the first winter-themed holiday card drive right here on my blog and Cards for Little Hearts (formerly Hug a Heart) was founded. To learn more about the card drive and how you can participate, please visit the official website of Cards for Little Hearts.
When I am not busy running around between kids’ activities, I can be found coloring in my craft-room or with my coffee cup and a good book in beautiful Ohio with my husband Kan (Pediatric Cardiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital), two daughters and son.
MY POSTING SCHEDULE & WHAT TO EXPECT
My posting schedule varies month to month. I blog when I am able. First and foremost I am a mom with three, young active children. Part of my time is also devoted to creating baby sympathy cards for two groups within the Heart Center in addition to managing Cards for Little Hearts card drive.
I also believe in sharing “quality” contents rather than quantity. So I don’t share every projects I made either. Instead, I share only of projects that I think have a “teachable” topic, inspire you to scatter a bit of joy to someone and ones that might be fun to do as a family so you can create unforgettable memories together.
Every projects you see here on my blog are actually made for someone and shared after it been received by the recipients. I do not make cards in advance.
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