Hey friends! Happy New Year! And welcome to my 2017 Valentine Card Series! Today is the kickoff of the 8th Annual Cards From The Heart Card Drive benefitting the kids at St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and other children's hospitals as well. You can find all the information about the guidelines, where to mail your cards, and the prizes that are up for grabs on my friend Winter's blog, Winter Wonderland.
This is my 4th year doing a Valentine Card Series to help raise awareness of this awesome Card Drive. It's such a great cause, you guys! Last year they collected 4,707 cards for these incredible kiddos, and let me tell you, that's a whole lot of smiles for kids who could really use a reason. I hope that this year we'll hit that 5,000 mark. The kids deserve it!
There are a couple rules that I go over in the video, that will just insure the safety and happiness of the kids these cards are going to. Namely, they need to be Valentine themed, for any age or gender, fit inside a standard-sized envelope (clear ones will be provided), and have no elements that could be a choking hazard, such as glitter, sequins, brads, enamel dots, rhinestones, etc. Also, please make no mention of the children's illnesses with phrases such as "get well soon" or "sending well wishes," etc. We want to give them a reason NOT to think about being sick for a change. So say, "sending smiles" or simply, "hugs" and sign it with your first name and state (no last names or cities, please). And get your children involved! Kids love getting cards from other kids!
I hope you enjoy the video. All colors and supplies used are there as well. Please click on the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and don't forget to like, comment, and hit subscribe for more videos. Again, please check out Winter's blog for all the information before you start creating. Let's give these kids the best Valentine's Day ever!