Send A Smile 4 Kids (Canada) collects and distributes handmade greeting cards to nurses, staff and families to give to hospitalized children on their birthdays and other special dates. Our focus will be on providing happy, upbeat birthday cards and "glad you're going home" cards but we will also make and provide cards for holidays throughout the year.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Some VERY exciting news

As a crafter, I am frequently inspired by the projects I see out in blogland and I must admit to being an avid scrap-lifter of ideas and designs. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Cards for Kids(Canada) started because of someone else’s idea.
When I first heard about Send A Smile 4 Kids, my initial thought was "what a great idea, I'll send some of my cards". My next thought was "Why spend money on postage to the U.S. when there's a Children's Hospital right here in Vancouver that would appreciate cards". I suggested setting up a Canadian branch of SAS4K but the timing wasn’t right; so a quick email to B.C. Children's Hospital and a follow-up telephone conversation and Cards for Kids was born.
I kept in touch with SAS4K though in hopes that one day we could partner together. And, yay, that day has arrived!
Effective today, Cards for Kids has officially become Send A Smile 4 Kids (Canada)!!! The Send A Smile 4 Kids team, led by the amazing Karen, has been so welcoming and have even invited me to be a guest designer on their next challenge. I’m so excited to be part of this wonderful charity and look forward to sending a lot more smiles to kids in the U.S. and Canada! You'll notice there is a new badge on the sidebar - please feel free to grab it and share on your blog.
And to close off, I need to say thank you to all the amazing people who have already heard about the partnership and have offered their welcomes. I am so incredibly pleased and proud to be a part of this community!!! Thank you all ... and welcome to Canada!


  1. Congratulations Shelley!!
    I have your link on my sidebar and have also included you in my post about cards for Debby from the U.S. SAS4K.
    I'll be getting some cards ready to ship to you as soon as I can!
    Hopefully your number of followers will increase as well!

  2. I am so excited to see all the lovely comments so far and have visited some of the ladies to thank them for their support. Great start!!

  3. Hey, Congratulations!
    I'll be working on some Christmas cards & tags for you as soon as I have a minute!
    I'll figure out how to put the badge on my blog too!

  4. Hi my name is Lynnette I live on an acreage outside of Camrose. I saw the states site and hoped that there was a Canadian link and it brought me to your website. I must say that for a long time I have been searching for somewhere to send my cards and wanted it to be a worthy cause in Canada. Do you know of anyone is doing this for Alberta's sick kid hospital in Edmonton, Alberta? If, can you please direct me to them? if no one has taken up the cause can I start and can you give me this information or help me get started. I don't have a website at present but would love to start one because i love to craft. Lynnette and