Thursday, May 30, 2013

Summer Time at Send a Smile 4 Kids

Now that summer is finally here, I wanted to pop in over here and let you know what our current needs are in case you were thinking of donating your cards for our kids in the seven Children's Hospitals we now serve.

We are always busy on the challenge side so stop in there any time to see great cards by our design team and the winners of our challenges.

It is never too early to start thinking of making fall and winter holiday cards for our kids. Remember nothing scary or sinister in your Halloween cards and Christmas cards should not be religion specific. We are always looking for thank you cards and birthday cards- especially for boys. But everyday cards that can be used for thank you and birthdays and any other reason are great as they can be used however the child or staff member wishes.

Remember our teenage boys and girls too when designing cards as they are sometimes sadly neglected in the cards we receive.  A2 sized cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") are the best, but if you want to send bigger ones, please be sure to include envelopes as we may not have the right sizes in our homes. We label the back of all the cards before organizing them according to category and getting them to the Children's Hospitals. So if you would like to save us a little work, you could request the back label we use and attach it before sending in your card. This is a big help but certainly not required.

We appreciate all our donors and thank everyone here and on our Gratitude and Activity Page.

Stamping smile 4 our kids, Karen