Friday, January 23, 2015

Nuts About You Cards & A Card Drive update

Hey everybody! I wanted to show you all my "Nuts about you" cards, because there are alot of them! :)





I really love these stamps! :)

Well the cards haven't been coming in too fast, the last couple of days. In fact I didn't get any packages on Wednesday and one small package yesterday! It's definitely not the normal for this close to the end, I'm hoping that everyone is finishing them up and that they will be here by next week?! :)  It would be a GREAT weekend project to do and then ship them to me by next week! So please spread the word and encourage people to send them. 
As it looks right now, we will probably meet our minimum goal, but we probably won't beat last year's totals (which means we can't send extras or find new places to send to). I'm sure alot of people are busy and might not have time to make any. It looks like I might be even more busy this weekend and making more cards. I would rather have more, than not enough! 
I really don't get stressed about it anymore, because I feel the Lord will provide what we need! I've had a couple hospitals decline cards this year because of sickness, so please, if you are sick, don't send any cards. I don't want to spread the germs to the kids. I have found a few more places to send cards to, so that's always nice! :)
Well it's time for me to package more cards up, the end of the Card Drive is near! :)
ETA: Look what was at the mail box today...more cards! Yay! Ask and you shall receive! :)

Have a Blessed day!

~Winter



14 comments:

Kelly said...

I have a few I have to alter after rereading the rules. I put my blog address stamp on the back. No big deal. I will get them all fixed up and shipped on Monday or Tuesday! THANKS for doing this. Many will be blessed!

Andrea W said...

I'm glad you received a lot today. Hopefully this weekend I'll have time to get mine done.

Celeste Goff said...

Winter, that is awesome that you've already received so many cards! I am in the process of sending more than 30 or so out to you hopefully this next week before the 31st deadline. I have a quick question...do we sign the inside of the cards or should we leave them blank so the hospital staff can sign them and give them out to the kids?

~amy~ said...

Super cute cards Winter!!
Love how much happy mail you received!!

Patricia Barber said...

I have some to ship that I completed this weekend! I have about 25 done!

Pat said...

I will be mailing mine out Monday. Hope to be sending about 50.

If you are going to do this next year, could you please post earlier? Less than 30 days is just not enough time to create the number of cards I'd like to send to you.

Winter said...

Pat, I hope to be doing this for a long time, but really it's year to year. Hospitals change rules every year and more and more aren't accepting cards because of sickness or fire codes and many other things. So as long as the hospitals will accept them, I will send them. The Card Drive is always from Jan. 1- Jan. 31. But that doesn't mean that you can't work on yours throughout the year and then just ship them to me in January. That's what I do, I work on mine usually in October and November and then they are ready for the Card Drive. :)

Winter said...

And I send reminder emails out in December, to the previous year's card makers as well. :)

Helen F. said...

Love your sweet cards, Winter! Hope you exceed your numbers this year. I mailed my box to you on Thursday.
PS: I forgot about the purchases I made after Valentine's Day last year so there's plenty of crafty stuff on hand to get started on 2016's cards :-)
Thank you for all of your hard work on this very special project, dear friend!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

No worries Winter. More will be on the way. As always I have been working right up to the last minute, I have a nice stack. Hoping to get them in the mail tomorrow.

Mary-Anne V said...

So glad you got some packages...your nuts cards are adorable too. I just sent my batch on Friday so expect more cards.

Pat said...

Mailed my cards today. Post office says you should have them Thursday. Thanks for organizing this card drive.

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

I am sending four off to you in the morning :-)

Ruby N said...

I really wish I had known about this much earlier! I would have sent you a lot more than the ones I sent <3 but I hope many have came in at the last moment too. Can't wait to see the updates!