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.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Super-size it!

The mailman dropped off a package of cards that have inspired me. I usually make my cards in standard sizes and make them light and relatively flat because of mailing restrictions. But all of the cards donated to SAS4K (Canada) are hand-delivered to kids who are patients in hospital. Why does it matter that the cards are hand-delivered? Well, it matters because the cards don't need to be mailed which means they can be odd-shaped, heavy with embellishments, and even super-sized!

The cards I received today came all the way from Karen P. in Kent, England and she has created some lovely cards that are large in spirit, skill and size (the biggest is 8" x 8"). These big cards are so impactful! I'm going to take a lesson from Karen P and my next batch of cards for the kids are going to be completely unsuitable for mailing! LOL.

And with that, I hope you all have a great day filled with glitter!

Smiles, Shelley

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Packaging cards today

I've been just overwhelmed with the generousity of our local (and not-so local) crafters! I've spent the entire morning today packaging up cards for BC Children's Hospital (here in Vancouver) and to send to Lynnette for Stollery Children's Hospital (in Edmonton). I think more time was spent ooh'ing and aah'ing over the various cards then was spent in getting them ready to send out! I have to thank the following people (whose names have also been added to the "Special Thanks" page) for their contributions:
  • Diane G
  • Jessie
  • Laurie
  • Margaret
  • Naomi
  • Rita F
  • Sherryl
  • Thanh V.
Each of you are helping to put smiles on the faces of some very special kids! Thank you!!!