I have to share with you a fabulous idea from a reader named Lynn. She received one of my Hope Heart Starter Kits a while ago, and she was inspired to use the heart templates in the kit to make greeting cards for a wonderful organization called Cards for Hospitalized Kids. When you click on that name and go to the website, you will see how easy it would be for you to brighten the day of a hospitalized child by making and sending a greeting card.
Here are two cards that Lynn made using my heart templates (you can find them at the end of the post HERE, and print them out on your computer). I love how these look! What a great way to use up extra scrapbook paper! What a nice message she wrote inside! The stickers inside are a really cute touch too.
I haven't made any cards--YET--but I intend to. In fact, even though I haven't been feeling especially "crafty" lately, I am strongly tempted to commit myself to a "card-a-day" challenge (like the "heart-a-day" challenge I undertook in 2012). Or what about a Facebook group, where everyone could post pictures of the cards they make? This could be just what I need to get back into general crafting, while doing good at the same time. The cards could be as simple or as elaborate as time allows, and I'm very inspired by the photos of the kids on the website, posing with their cards. So I will be participating in this, one way or another. Anyone else?
Thank you for posting this, Leslie! It isn't hard to make these at all, and you can use just about any supplies for them -- leftover papers, the stickers left on the sheet, an extra flower or two, bits of sewing trims, you name it. Remember drawing rainbows and smiley faces when you were little? Break out your crayons and markers, and have a colorful good time! This is just like being a kid again, and your cards will bring comfort and enjoyment to kids in the hospitals. Let's see how many we can create together!
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