Caring Hearts Card Drive 2016
Hi card-making friends! This is just a quick post to share a wonderful way to spread some paper joy this holiday season. THIS, the Caring Hearts Card Drive, is the reason I haven’t been blogging the last couple of weeks. Well… this and whole bunch of real-life busy-ness that I won’t bore you with. 😉
I first heard about this on Jennifer McGuire’s blog, but you might also want to check out Vera Yates’ blog for even more details. These two special women have been doing a home-made holiday card drive each year for a while now. They collect cards from cardmakers like us, and then distribute them to nursing homes, where they can bring some cheer to seniors who might not have much to celebrate this season.
My little contribution
Well, this year, I’m super excited for this card drive because I have the opportunity to contribute a whole lotta cards. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I received the most incredible gift – boxes and boxes of “card fronts” (see my TONS of happy mail post). Well, I’m taking all of the holiday-themed card fronts, and fixing them up for this card drive. Each card front gets attached to a nice, thick card-base in a coordinating color. I add a nice little message on the inside, and then pop it into an (unsealed) envelope. If there are any blemishes or booboos (some of these have suffered a smidge of damage from all the handling), I can usually perform a little card surgery to fix them. There are so many! This is just a start:I am having so much fun with this! But it’s a HUGE project. Not to mention that I’m also working on my own personal holiday cards, for friends and family. (Those I am making from scratch. I’ll share them after they’re mailed.) I think it’s safe to say that there is going to be quite a huge mess in my craft room for the next few weeks. But I will get back to new cards and new blog posts as soon as I can.
So, who’s with me? You don’t have to send this many – every single card can bring a smile to a lonely senior. Check out the Caring Hearts Card Drive today!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a magical day!