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Monday, January 16, 2017

Hug A Heart Card Drive 2017

Hello, everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
You are cordially invited to participate in the
2017 Hug a Heart Card Drive!


February is American Heart Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about congenital and acquired heart disease. Many patients do not realize they have heart disease, even those who are born with defects called congenital heart disease. The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital cares for many patients with various forms of heart disease. American Heart Month is a great time to raise awareness, to promote healthy habits AND ESPECIALLY, to lift the spirits of these patients who are hospitalized and need major heart surgery or are having a particularly tough time.For information about “Congenital heart disease (CHD) please see Christina's Blog.




We are asking for your help PLEASE.

AND

Christina Hor is offering some wonderful prizes! 



Each card you make will bring heartwarming encouragement to those who are affected by heart disease – 
both patients and families.

What you can do--


Cards you donate will not only brighten a heart patient’s day during 
Heart Month, but will positively impact that child’s life by letting them know that someone cares deeply about what is happening to them.
Card guidelines are listed below.  Thank you so much for your generosity and gift of encouraging and supportive cards!  
WHEN TO SEND IN YOUR CARDS:   This card drive ends on February 14, 2017. Please have your cards to Christina by February 14th.

Prizes are being offered for making the cards! 

To thank you for your participation and generous gift of cards, Christina Hor has several prize packages. To be considered for the prize drawings, please see details below.

       Prize Package #1 (all participants) – everyone who sends cards will receive a freebie of Christina's Heart Panda digi and the pretty Sentiment:




Prize Package #2 (U.S. participants only) – to two random winners, a box of brand new craft goodies, each valued at $25.

Prize Package #3 (International participants only) - to two random winners, a $25 gift certificate to shop at Simon Says Stamp.

Platinum package (U.S. and International): to ONE participant with the MOST donated cards (30+cards), a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamps.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR CARD DONATIONS


Hug a Heart Card Drive is open to both U.S. and International participants. All age groups are encouraged to make the cards. 
  • Card drive runs from 1/16/17 to 2/14/17.
  • Card Types: handmade cheerful “heart” theme (non-Valentine’s Day) cards such as Thinking of You, Hello, or Just Because cards for children between ages of 1 to 19.  As long there are hearts on the cards, it counts.
  • Greetings (Sentiments) on your card-front is optional.  But if you do include one, here are some suggestions: sending hugs, sending smiles, thinking of you, wishing you a beautiful day, or hello. NO Valentine’s Day greetings please.
  • Inside of cards: Please do not stamp or write inside the card.  Keep it completely blank so hospital staff may write a personal message to each patient.  If using a dark colored card base, please adhere a white or light colored piece of cardstock to the inside of card to make it easier for patients to read the hand-written message.
  • Card size: A2 size card (finished 4.25”x5.5”). 
  • Back of cards: This is completely optional.  You may include a label “handmade by + your name + Hug a Heart Card Drive 2017” to the back of your card. It can be a hand-written, stamped or small computer printout label.
  • Envelopes: Please include an envelope for each card. Do NOT seal envelopes.
  • PLEASE do NOT use loose glitter, as young children will get this in their eyes.
  • Please use embellishments minimally, if at all, and avoid using anything unsafe for very young children.
  • Please package your cards in a box or padded envelope to ensure they arrive undamaged...
  • Mail your box/package to: Christina Hor, P.O. Box 517, Dublin, Ohio 43017
  • To be eligible for the drawings, please include your full name, email address and mailing address in a note with your cardsso that Christina may acknowledge your cards and enter you for the prizes.
  • Optional – if you would like to help spread the words about Hug a Heart card drive, please use hashtag #hugaheartcarddrive when sharing your project on social media. 
  • Questions and more clarification about the card drive?  Please don’t hesitate to contact Christina directly at info@christinahordesigns.com.


Please share the message with others about the Hug A Heart Card Drive, and brighten a heart patient's day this February during Heart Month. Grab the banner from my blog and display it on your own blog 
or share it on social media
#hugaheartcarddrive.
Thank you!





On February 1, we will have a reminder blog hop with prizes!


I hope you can join us in this worthy endeavor.







4 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

So sweet!

CHRISTINA HOR said...

Hi Becky. What beautiful animated images you got up! I love that jumping frog! I had to google what "yowza" means. Haha. Thank you so much for your help with this launch Becky. I couldn't have done it without you. It truly was a team effort. Thank you. Many children will be smiling and their spirit will be lifted this Heart month because of all you do. Not just for sharing about the card drive to others, but of the direct impact you yourself will have on these heart patients with your beautiful cards. I am so blessed to be the messenger, delivering all the heartwarming cards and together we help make many heart smiles this Heart month. Thank you Becky from the bottom of my heart. I hope your husband is doing well and you a chance to rest. May you both have a lovely rest of your week. Hugs, Christina

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello there! I'm your newest follower! This is a wonderful cause and I am so happy to be participating! I mailed my cards to Christina yesterday and I'm joining the blog hop as well! Nice to meet a new blog friend who enjoys making cards for children too! Enjoy your weekend!

Rannah Romps said...

What lovely cards and for such a good cause too. Love your beautiful cards and the colors are wonderful!!