Friday, October 14, 2011

CARDS THAT CARE


Hi all. If you remember, last year I did a card drive to collect holiday cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes.Well, I am excited to announce that I am doing it again this year and I am teaming up with the fabulous Jennifer McGuire.

She's been thinking about doing this for awhile and since we have the same goal, I asked her if she'd like to team up and to my delight she said yes. Our card drive is called CARDS THAT CARE. We hope that many of you will join and help us to reach more nursing homes and spread more joy.

The holidays are about family, about kindness, and joy. The holidays are the times when many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn't it be awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.

We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing our creations can bring a smile to others? We hope that many of you will help and join us in our effort to spread joy & cheer.

We have some people that already agree to help us deliver the cards to selected nursing homes.

A few important details:

  • This card drive will be going on till November 30, 2011. We will need to receive your cards by November 30, 2011.
  •  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message in it.  And please sign your name and where you are from.  
  • Please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards (all size welcome)
  • And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • You can mail the cards  to either one of us:
                        Jennifer McGuire                              Vera Yates
                 
       P.O. Box 428612
                                P.O Box 17596
                 
       Cincinnati, OH 45242                        Sugar Land, TX 77496


  • In each package, PLEASE include a piece of paper with your name, address, email address and how many cards you sent.  This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance.  So the more cards you send, the better your chances. 
To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, we have several PRIZES ready for several winners. There will be many winners and remember… the more cards you send the better your chances. :)


I'll update the prize list as more prizes coming in. And big thank you to all the fabulous companies who support our card drive by donating awesome prizes.

Prizes:



Hero Arts
Detail coming soon


May Arts
3 rolls of ribbon of your choice


Paper Crafts Magazine
Free 1 year subscription


$25 gift certificate


$50 gift certificate

$20 gift certificate


$25 gift certificate





 






2 Cling stamps of your choice



$25 Gift Certificate


$25 Gift Certificate



True Scrap April Classes



$25 Gift Certificate


 … more prizes is coming!!

If you have any question regarding the card drive, please feel free to email me (wirianta@hotmail.com) or Jennifer (jennifermcguireink@me.com). 


Remember, you have until November 30 to send your holiday cards. Thank you so much and I hope all of us can make this card drive a huge success. Have a blessed day everyone!

42 comments:

AGohl said...

Yay! I've been waiting for your drive. :) I enjoyed participating last year and can't wait to participate again!

Thank you for running this drive Vera and Jennifer!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, WONDERFUL! I am SO in, can't wait to get started!

Kelly said...

I'm in again this year!! Thank you both for organizing this!

Laurel said...

I'm in! What a wonderful things you both are doing here!

Christiana said...

Oh wonderful! I was hoping you'd do this again this year! I'm definitely planning to participate.

Brenda said...

I am going to do my best to participate again this year Vera, I really think this is a great cause to try and give to! Thanks to you and Jennifer for hosting it!

Ren-Yi said...

hello Vera - i was going to write you soon and ask you if you are doing the Caring Hearts Drive! I'm so in :)

~amy~ said...

AWESOME!!! I'll be joining in on the fun!

Donna said...

Great Vera, was wondering if you would be doing this again this year, have some of my cards waiting to go out so will be sending you some again this year, as I did last year.

Thanks for doing this, I so miss my grandparents and parents, and I know I would want them to receive cards if it was them in the home all alone.

Great of you and Jennifer to do this.
Hugs
Donna

RiNNE said...

Awww, what a great idea! I'll be there!

ivy said...

what a wonderful thing you are doing again! count me in...i will get working on some cards and try to get my boys in on it too!

Nina Brackett said...

This is wonderful, Vera. I know the recipients of the cards will be blessed so much by this.

Wendy said...

this is wonderful, count me in.

Alice Wertz said...

will try my best to help out with this one. thanks for doing it, Vera!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Vera,
Super excited to get to participate!! What a great way to love people through cards!! Hugs and blessings!

Margie said...

I am so excited to get the skilled nursing facility and assisted living where I work as marketing director to participate - our residents are so very special and LOVE to get mail! Last night our staff's children trick-or-treated and to watch the intergenerational interactions was simply PRICELESS. I love my job!

Annette said...

awesome... I have already sent my cards... thanks for letting us be a part of a great cause..

Tami B. said...

This is a wonderful idea and will give me somewhere to send my "glittered" cards that I can't send to OWH. You picked a great cause to highlight.

Michelle Blake said...

Definitely going to do this. What a great cause! My daughter is excited too. She loves doing stuff like this.

Joyce said...

This is such a great idea. I'm going to get crafty right away.

Katy Young said...

This is such a great idea!

Anonymous said...

I'm in for sure. Great idea. Thanks, Angie Hall

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

I'm so excited, I'd love to be a part of this, I'd better get started!

Winnie said...

What a great drive! You ladies are great to do this and it is truly in the spirit of the holiday and "giving". Thank you.

Gina Ponce said...

What a great drive! I love it!!! going to start working on mine this weekend... CANNOT WAIT!!

Dora said...

What a wonderful thing to do.. Well done. I've started doing Christmas Cards quite early this year, so I think I can fit in some for this too :) yay xx

Ronda Archangelo said...

...another great cause for sending cards! Thank you, I'll be sending my cards very soon.

Kelly Booth said...

Going to try and get some cards made...we are moving the end of this month so will do my best!! This is such a great cause....

ediesintheattic said...

What a great opportunity to do something nice and fun!!! Thanks, ladies! Okay...going to get started now! =)

Sandra said...

I am new to this site so I say "Hello" to everyone.I am working on a few cards as we speak for the great idea of giving cards to those in nursing homes.I can never visit one without leaving in tears.My heart is so sad because I know a lot of those sweet ones get no visitors.But for people like us who do care it is a blessing for them as well for us when we do all we can to bring a smile to their faces.Sincerely,Sandra

lkdeli said...

Thanks for taking the time to think about the elderly. After the hop I am inspired to create cards ASAP!!! Thank you for all your effort!

Kathy B said...

What a nice thing to do for the holidays! Thanks for letting us get involved and be a part of it! And all the great prizes are a sweet bonus!!

Sandra said...

Since I am a newbee I will tell you why I do the things I do.Which is making cards for others.Sadly our family lost a dear one.My son David at 26 on Dec.2,2005 lost his battle with cancer.Yes,it's awful and hurts.A few months after his death I decided to look at all the cards our family received.I noticed some were handmade.I realized it took time,love and effort to make those handmade cards.I talked it over with my husband Larry about my trying my hand at making handmade cards,since I already send tons of cards.He thought it would be a good deversion from David being gone.Well,Larry my was right.Since Davids passing I have sent hundreds of cards to many in need of a kind word.I do send many to family and friends but mostly to those I don't even know.Since David died of cancer I have tried to share in various ways in sending cards to children with cancer and their families.I have been a part of CaringBridge which anyone can send cards to children and their families as well you can leave a few words of encouragement on the site.So in Davids honor I work daily on these special cards going to special people.Sincerely,Sandra

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the ISPIRATION and the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Angel said...

My daughter and I enjoy making cards together, and this will be a special time, with the opportunity to bring joy to others. Thanks for letting us know how to help. What an amazing giveaway, thank you for the chance.

Sandra said...

Dearest Ling,Thank you for posting my comment about my son David.I always try and let other crafters,as yourself,know that there are many ways to bring a bit of hope to one who is going through a rough time.I see by your blog and the many others that I visited that I am in good company.These are people that truly care about the welfare of others from their heart.May the good Lord bless the work that we all do for the sake of others.Since the economy is so poor...I am too.I am disabled and have a lot of time to put towards making my cards.I just cringe when I know I need to get some adhesives or other things to make my cards of hope.But through blessings I always manage to get the craft items I need.As an example,I just visited a new Craft2000 store a few weeks ago that just opened up about a year ago.In the back of the store they have clearance items.I almost cried when I saw "Flower Soft" at $3.00 instead of about $10.00 on a internet site for the exact same thing.I bought all 16 of them knowing I would put it to good use in my card making.The Lord is good and I thank Him everyday for making it possible to partake in this very important work.I'd like to personally thank you for the invite to make cards for the elderly.They are ready to be mailed out,all 20 of them.Sincerely,Sandra

Charli said...

Sent some off to Jennifer and hoping for a big turnout this year!!

glowegal said...

I've made some cards and I'm about to send them off, but just wanted to check here before I did ...by message do you mean to stamp a sentiment or to write an actual message of hello and good tidings inside? Thanks so much in advance!

You can e-mail me the reply if that's easier. gabylowe at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

Jen an Vera, just to let you know, my 39 cards are in the mail within the hour, hope you have a very successful drive!!
Many hugs and see you again next year!!
Hugs
Donna Przybylowski (NJ)

Marian said...

Sent my cards out last week! :)

Katy said...

This is such a great event! Thank you for all of your work! I will get started on my cards right away! :)

Lee said...

My craft group is making some this week! thank you for hosting such a great caring drive!

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