Saturday, January 1, 2011

Cards for St. Jude

Hey everybody! Happy New Year!
Since this month is my Blog's 2 year anniversary, I figured I would try and give back again this year. So back by popular demand is...another St. Jude Valentine's Day card drive! Woo Hoo!

Last year's card drive was such a HUGE success, that I really feel like I am suppose to do it again!

Here are some of the guidelines from
St. Jude hospital and a few of mine.
(St. Jude's has added a few new rules, so please read carefully.)
* Cards need to be a Valentine theme.
* Cards can't have anything about 'Get Well Soon', 'Feel Better', or anything reminding them of being sick. (Only Valentine Cards)
* Please make cards that can be used for any gender or age. (This could be a little tricky, but I think you can handle it!) :)

* Cards must be able to fit into a 4 1/2 X 5 3/4 envelope. (I will provide clear envelopes for each card, so there is no need to send one with your card.)

* You can include a message in the inside, but please remember, nothing reminding them of being sick. (Maybe just a Valentine sentiment.) You can also sign your first name but not your last name or where you are from. (St. Jude's rules state that they can't give out the givers info.)

*I will be excepting cards for the whole month of January. ( Jan. 1 - Jan. 31, Please don't send any out after that, because I have to send them off so they will get to TN. in time for Valentines Day. We will not be driving there this year.) At the end of the month, I will pick random winners for prizes. I will be adding more prizes, often. The more cards you send, the more times your name goes into the drawing. Let your kids get involved too! :)

* Please send a piece of paper with your name, address, email address, and the amount of cards you sent. (It will help when I have the drawings.) Alot of the prizes will be sent from the sponsor, so I NEED to have your email address for sure!

*Please send cards to me:
Winter Sims
Cards For St. Jude
P.O. Box 754
Warren, TX 77664

*If you would like to donate to St. Jude's, go here.

* If anyone wants to donate a prize for the drawings, please email me with the details at wintersims1@aol.com.

*You are welcome to use the St. Jude logo on your blog to spread the word, just remember to save it to your computer first.
Go here for all the sponsors and prizes.

I know it seems like there are ALOT of rules, but St. Jude's just wants to keep the kids as healthy and safe as possible and so do I. So I hope you will join us again for another great year and help us put some smiles on those sweet kids faces on Valentines Day! :)

If you have any questions, please just send me and email at:

Have a Blessed New Year!

35 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Yea! I am so glad you are doing this again! I will get making some more for you;-)

Janelle said...

I'm in, Winter. Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me a little reminder!

Alice Wertz said...

thanks for doing this again, WInter! think i'll be able to send you some cards. =) Happy New Year!

Kari Linder said...

Hi Winter! Thanks so much for the message and for coordinating this again! I'd be happy to send some cards for the St. Jude's hospital! May the Lord bless you!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Winter! I think it's great that you are doing this card drive again! I have already made 2 cards and posted them on my blog! :>

lynn said...

i'm in, winter! thank you for all your hard work to make this happen:)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

thanks for popping over to my blog for the reminder...I do not know if I can do a lot but I will send you some. thanks so much! I will also at some point on my blog post a reminder to my readers. Bless You

enjoy *~*

Savitri said...

Awesomeness!!!
On another note, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that your 2011 will be blessed! I haven't blog hopped much but I plan on visiting again more regularly :) Take care!!

Lisa Petrella said...

I'm so glad you're doing another card drive!!! Thanks for all of the time and effort you put into making this happen!

Jinny Newlin said...

Can't wait to get started, Winter! I left a little something for you on my blog today.

Heather Ruwe said...

hi winter...thanks for letting me know about the drive...made some cards tonight...did a blog post about it here:
http://scrapbookbakery.blogspot.com/2011/01/cards-for-st-jude-prize.html

hugs!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Thanks Winter for stopping by my blog! Of course I will send you some cards!

Laurel said...

So fun and I am so glad you are doing this. I have made two cards so far (posted on my blog) and plan to make more.... I will send them to you mid month so you get them in plenty of time..... I am so pleased you are doing this.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Hi Winter, this is awesome. I will get busy and send some cards! Thanks for doing this!

Brandi said...

This is awesome! Can't wait to get started! :)

Sylvia said...

Hi Winter, thanks for finding me this year. I just finished my first 6 cards and posted about the card drive. Hope this is successful again this year, such a worthy cause.

Jess said...

What a great drive! I had fun making these cards, a bit of a challenge to make cards for any age or gender but hopefully the kids will enjoy them.

http://scrapbookbakery.blogspot.com/2011/01/cards-for-st-jude-prize.html

Laura O'Donnell said...

so glad you're doing this again, Winter! I made some this morning, and I'll get them postal on Monday.

Karen McAlpine said...

I would love to get some cards together for St Jude again this year.
Thanks for organizing this for another year. I put the badge on my blog too.

Katie said...

This is such a wonderful idea - my high school class is excited to participate! Thank you for organizing this!

Rose said...

Hi Winter! Happy New Year to you! I will definitely participate and will post your St. Jude badge on my blog :)

xoxo,
Rose

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I learned about this through another blog I follow ( Jocelyn...InsideBruCrew) and would love to participate in this. I'll get working :)

Maureen Merritt said...

I will definitely participate!!! Thank you for doing this, it makes my heart feel good :)
I found your blog through Lynn's at Millers-ink!! I'll also be posting your badge on my blog.

Laurel said...

I've got 4 made so I am going to send those off in the mail tomorrow. If I make more, I will just send you another package. I want to make sure you get them in time..... (Sent you email)

Judy1223 said...

Hi Winter! I spent the day making cards for the drive...I posted then at my blog today:
http://judyscardcorner.blogspot.com/2011/01/cards-for-st-judes-card-drive.html

My kids made a few, too. Thank you so much for doing this again!

Tammy said...

Hi Winter! Mailed 6 cards to you this week, and just posted them on my blog
Thanks for inviting me to participate! Wish you much success!

Jennie said...

Hi Winter,
I love the idea of making cards for St. Jude, and I was wondering if it might be possible for my 4th graders to make cards for the kids. I read through the guidelines and I think I could ensure that we all follow them. I don't need to be entered into the drawings; I just thought it would be fun for my fourth grade students to work with their second grade buddies on making cards next week. I'd be happy to send envelopes with the cards since there will be at least 30 of them. Does that sound okay? Thanks!
Jennie Harless

walchowDesign said...
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walchowDesign said...

Hi Winter,

Thanks for organising this. I'll be sending the cards today and it will take about one week to arrive as I'm from The Netherlands. Here is the link to the cards http://walchowdesign.blogspot.com/2011/01/cards-for-st-jude.html

have a nice day!

Laurel said...

Printed out the shipping label and the cards I made are going out in the mail tomorrow.

AmieAnn said...

I am your newest follower! And I am going to have my Brownie troop make some cards this week! I will get them sent out.. What a wonderful way to give back.. thanks for sharing..
hope you will visit me @ www.pinkapotamus.blogspot.com

cindy said...

I sent you 15 just the other day. I hope they find their way to you.

UPrinting Coupon Codes said...

Soo cute! the card is so simple. Glad I stop by here. I'll follow your blog and I'll stumble upon this.

Mahmood Ali said...

Your posted new year card designed so much beautiful i like it...
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Hi! Love that card so much! From now on I will be your newest follower. Thanks Winter!