ETA: CARD DRIVE IS NOW CLOSED!!! :)
Year & long time no blog! :)
2012 has been the busiest year of my life! We are FINALLY finishing up our new house and should be moving in soon! So that explains the LOOONNNNG break from blogging. Too busy to do much of anything but, raising my kids, working on our new house, and running a A/C & Heating business! But I wasn't too busy for this...
the 4th Annual Valentine's Day Card Drive!
When I originally started this Card Drive, it was called "Cards for St. Jude", but since we give cards to SO many hospitals now, I have changed the name to "Cards from the Heart Card Drive". Because we all make these cards from our hearts, for those children.
Some of you may know it's my Blogs 4th year anniversary this month, and I don't know a better way to celebrate it, but having a Card Drive for all those precious kids on Valentine's Day! I will be collecting cards for many Hospitals and hope to add more! :)
Last year's Card Drive was a HUGE success! We collected 3,000 cards and sent them to 13 hospitals, 1 foster home, and 1 special education class! Praying this year is just as good or better! :)
As always, here are some of the guidelines from the hospital's
and a few of mine. (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
* 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!) :)
* No buttons or anything
that can be pulled off and become a choking hazard.
* Cards MUST be able to fit into a 4 1/2 X 5 3/4 envelope
(A2 size, but can be smaller, just not bigger). (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 and what state you are from.
*I will be excepting cards for the whole month of
January. ( Jan. 1 - Jan. 31, Please don't send any after that, because I
have to send them off so they will get to the hospitals in time for Valentine's Day.) At
the end of the month, I will pick random winners for prizes. I will be adding
more prizes and sponsors, often. The more cards you send, the more times your
name goes into the drawing to win prizes. 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.) A lot of the prizes will be sent from the
sponsor, so I NEED to have your email address for sure!
* Go here for the sponsors and
*Please send cards to me
"Cards from the Heart Card Drive"
P.O. Box 754
Warren, TX 77664
* If anyone wants to donate a prize for the
drawings, please email me with the details at email@example.com .
are welcome to use the Card Drive badge on your blog to spread the word, just
remember to save it to your computer first.
I know it seems like
there are A LOT of rules, but they are the hospital's rules and we want to obey
them, to keep the kids safe. 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:
a Blessed New Year!,