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Monday, January 16, 2017

Hug A Heart Card Drive - Invitation and Information

Hello, everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
You are cordially invited to participate in the first 
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.


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!  

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 30+ donated cards, a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamps.


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
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
Thank you!

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

Stamping hugs,


KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi Sweetie, I will certainly try to make some. I have copy and pasted and saved this posting so I can refer back to it.

*Vicki* said...

This is such a wonderful cause to send cards for! I would be happy to display this on the sidebar of my blog and would love to send some cards for this! HUGS

Lisa said...

What a wonderful cause to make cards!! Thank you for the info my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Janis said...

What a thoughtful and meaningful card drive! Thank you, Donna, for letting us know abt this and for the generous donation of that wonderful sentiment prize!!

Hugs from my heart to your yours!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com


Hi Donna. I can't thank you enough for all the help you have given me. From your wise advise during the planning phase of the card drive, your geneous gift of your beautiful sentiment, to spreading words about the card dive to others and bringing heartwarming encouragement to the heart patients yourself with your beautiful cards. I received them this evening and they are so beautiful and so full of love! My heart melt just looking at them. This card drive is already off to a very beautiful start all thanks to you! I count my lucky stars for your friendship. Thank you so much for always there to guide me Donna. May you have a beautiful rest of your week. Hugs, Christina

NanaConnie said...

Thanks so much for this info, Donna! I'll do my best to get some cards made and send them to this fabulous cause. :-D Hugs, NC

Chana Harris said...

Hi, Donna,
You know I am not really a card person, but I will try to make a few for this campaign! I need to expand and try some whimsy and cute! Good luck ! I wish you guys great success in this very worthy cause!
Chana Malkah Harris

Stampsnob. said...

A great cause Donna
I am busy keeping paper dolls at Ronald MacDonald House but I admire you for this ....Lis

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a wonderful cause for making cards. You have such a big heart my friend, and I wish you all the best in this campaign. Thinking of you, hugs :)

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks De, a great cause and I have seen it on Chris's blog, wonderful idea.xx{aNNie}

Pia S said...

I will definitely try and contribute with something for this good cause.

Rita Held said...

This is such a worthy cause and have made 20 cards so far and I'll make more. You don't even have to leave home to do it. Hope our cards will brighten their days. Big Hugs. God Bless. Rita Held

Cara Malmrose said...

Thanks Donna
I plan in getting mine done this weekend so I can take to post office on Monday


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