It’s here! It’s Christmas season! With Christmas comes many holiday traditions as well as opportunities to spend time with family and friends. Why not start a holiday tradition of gathering together as a family to make cards for kids who need a little extra holiday cheer?
It’s time for another card drive for Cards for Hospitalized Kids. I hope you join us as we work this month to get 100 cards to kids who need them most. You can find out more about Cards for Hospitalized Kids here.
Things to Keep in Mind:
- Cards for Hospitalized Kids accepts cards made by people of all ages and abilities.
- Make sure there are no pieces that will fall off or glitter that will easily come off your card.
- Be sure to include an encouraging message in your card, but avoid phrases like “get well soon” as some of these children are in the hospital with terminal diseases. Also, please avoid religious messaging as these cards are given to children of different faiths and beliefs. I like to include a joke in my cards.
- If you are sending Christmas cards, be sure to have them mailed no later than Dec. 9 to ensure they will arrive in time for Christmas. (Cards for all occasions as well as day-to-day encouragement are appreciated.)
- Take a picture of your card(s) and send them to me via e-mail, facebook message, or a comment on this blog, along with the number of cards you sent. That way we can keep track of how we are doing in relation to our goal.
- Mail cards (no need to include individual envelopes) to:
Cards for Hospitalized Kids
7290 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
- For more details and information feel free to visit the Cards for Hospitalized Kids website.