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.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking forward to the New Year

The New Year is almost upon us! I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to 2012. I plan to spend a lot more time crafting and less time stressing about all the "stuff" I think I have to do. I'm going to do my best to take a few crafting classes as well. Nothing like a good class to energize and inspire!

Right now, my inspiration is all about Valentine's Day - I'm busily colouring images to make into Valentine's Day cards for BC Childrens' Hospital. The cards and tags delivered for Christmas were hugely successful and I'm looking forward to delivering the next batch by Feb 4 so the kids can have their cards in plenty of time for V-Day. As usual, congratulations, birthday, thank you, going home and blank cards are also quite welcome. You can send your cards to any of the addresses on our Shipping Address tab.

And so I wish you all a wonderful, happy and crafty New Year!


  1. Happy New Year Shelley!
    I've got some BD cards, and Valentine's Day cards made up (and will add to the stash!) to send to Lynnette for the Stollery!

  2. Hi! Happy new year to you and yours hope it is a happy one and that you don't stress over what you have to do and just do it. I know I used to stress out way too much but know I don't try and won't allow myself too. I quit and go do something else and usually i have an idea or two that have come and I get back to it. If I misplace things which I seem to do I find it eventually and that is that.
    The deadline for me to take the cards to the Stollery hospital so they can use them is February 13. So there is still some time for more people to help and to support this good cause.
    Thanks everyone for your support and encouragement over these past few months it has been great and look forward to talking more to you this year.