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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2017 HUG A HEART CARD DRIVE

I am proud to be participating in the
 Hug A Heart Card Drive Blog Hop





PURPOSE OF THE CARD DRIVE:
The purpose of this card drive, which runs from 1/16/17 to 2/14/17, is to help collect handmade heart theme cards (non-Valentine’s Day) such as Thinking of You, Hello or Just Because cards for many of the Heart Center patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during February’s American Heart Month. Each card you make will bring heartwarming encouragement to all who are affected by heart disease – patients, families, and hospital staff.






THANK YOU” PRIZES GIVEAWAY:

To thank you for your participation and generous gift of cards, Christina has several prize packages to give away. To be considered for the prize drawing, please be sure to include a form with your full name, email address and mailing address when mailing in your box/package of cards.

  • Prize Package #1 (all participants) – everyone that sends in cards will receive a freebie of this Heart Panda digi set by Christina herself!
  • Prize Package #2 (U.S. participants only) – to two random winners, a box of brand new craft goodies, each value $25.
  • Prize Package #3 (International participants only) - to two random winners, a $25 gift certificate to shop at Simon Says Stamp.
  • Platinum package (all participants): to participant with 30+ donated cards, a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamps.
IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR CARD DONATIONS
  • Hug a Heart card drive is opens to both U.S. and International participants. Anyone is welcome to help make the cards, including young children and grandchildren.
  • This card drive runs from 1/16/17 to 2/14/17 but any cards received after February will always be given to heart patients
  • 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 individual patient. If using a dark colored card base, please adhere a white or light colored piece of card stock to the inside of card to make it easier for patients to read the hand-written message.
  • Card size: please try to keep it to an 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.
  • Please include an envelope for each card. Do not seal the envelope.
  • Please do not use loose glitter as it will get on hands and into eyes.
  • Please keep embellishments to a minimum and avoid using any that might be unsafe for young children.


  • Mail your box/package to: Christina Hor, P.O. Box 517, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    • Please package your cards in a box or padded envelope to ensure they arrive undamaged.
    • Please include the following information with the cards so that I may acknowledge your gift of cards and enter you for the prize giveaways (see PRIZES below).
  1. Your Full Name
  2. E-mail Address
  3. Mailing Address


Blog Hop Prize Giveaway: 
  • 1 random winner a $25 gift card to shop at Simon Says Stamp
  •  by Wednesday, February 14th 11:59 PM EST.
  • To be eligible to win: must leave a comment on ALL BLOGS by 
  • Wednesday, February 8th by 11;59 PM EST
  • Winner will be announced over on Christina's blog on Friday, February 10th at 8 AM EST

See my post from January 16th for all the details for the blog hop HERE.




*********Your next stop on the Blog Hop is:********



                                                    Becky Partan

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you can Hop with us for such a Wonderful cause




29 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! You have been busy! So many great cards that will surely warm a child's heart! I love them all!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh Wow, your cards are all so cute! I loved looking at each one! The animal ones are my favourites! Great sentiments too! Happy Hopping!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my goodness! Sue, your cards will be held dear by lots of age ranges there - especially teens - I love what you have done with your trademark bold colors, and your beautiful designs - wonderful in every way! hugs, de

Bunny said...

Thanks for sending your link on another blog.

These are all cute. I really love the little boy in the green shirt and brown pants with his dog. What a great way to show someone that somebody cares.

Rannah Romps said...

Oh how cute they turned out!! I never knew there are so many ways to make these kind of cards!

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful selection of cards Sue and made for such a marvellous cause, Kate x

Sue said...

Hi Sue, Really fab cards and for such a good cause.

Hope you've had a lovely day. Sue

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. Such a variety for different age groups, but sure to please everyone. I love them all. :-)

Linda W. said...

You have indeed been busy creating! Beautiful work, sure to warm every recipient's heart! Thank you for taking the time to join in the heart drive with Christina, she's a wonderful person!

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Sue that they are x

Edwina said...

Wow! Sue, your cards are very unique. Loved looking at all of them. I am sure they will all be loved so much. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

cotnob said...

A fabulous selection of cards Sue, such a wonderful cause to participate in.
Pauline
x

Donna said...

These are all amazing, like the variety and beautiful coloring! They will bring such joy!

Fiki said...

super cute cards!

hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Christine said...

How kind of you to create these special cards for children in need of encouragement. May God bless you and each and every recipient!

Sybrina K said...

Wow, Sue, you've been busy... and these cards are wonderful! That gorgeous blue heart is my favorite, but it's a tough call. :)

Celeste Goff said...

So many beautiful cards and for such a wonderful cause!!!

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful cards, all so nice and bright and will bring a smile to any child that receives one. Great cause.

*Vicki* said...

Hello my dear Sue! :) You've made SO MANY stunning and heartfelt creations for this really special and worth while cause for the card drive! I love them all! I certainly hope to be participating and sending in cards myself! (I will need to come back around to finish all the stops on the blog hop as I'm running behind today!) I thank you So Much for sharing! HUGS :)

Cara Malmrose said...

Hi Sue ... So far I am loving all the different and cute cards I am seeing on this hop! These are just wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!
(Hugs) Cara
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Patti J said...

Beautiful cards, Sue! You are one of the most thoughtful and generous people that I've been blessed to 'meet' since beginning this blogging journey over 8 years ago! Thank you for all that you do so selflessly for others. Big hugs to you!

Tricia T said...

Such sweet cards, Sue! These are sure to bring a smile!

Whisper said...

WOW what a stunning collection and all so simply adorable hun.

I've made only one, after seeing it on your and as i thought it was such a worthy cause, but as i live in the UK, postage would have cost me a fortune, if i had sent more ;-), Luv Sam x

stampfoldandrepeat said...

Adorable cards! "Thinking of EWE" is my favourite - I love the punny sentiment and the card is just so sweet!

Nikki C said...

Adorable collection of cards :)

CHRISTINA HOR said...

Oh Sue your cards are so beautiful and cute! I've received them and I absolutely love how you boxed them up, wrapped with a beautiful glittering bow. My heart skipped a beat at the sight of the box and cards. I will be delivering the cards in your box with the glittering bow. Sue, I truly can't thank you enough for all your help. This card drive is a success because of you. Thank you so kindly for sharing your beautiful works and heart with others and for helping us bring smiles and encouragement to so many heart patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital this Heart Month. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. May you have a beautiful rest of your weekend and a beautiful start of your new week. Sending lots of hugs your way.

Migdalia said...

Such beautiful cards with adorable details!!A wonderful cause!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards for such a great cause. I will see if I can work up a few and send them on too.