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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Can you feel the love?

If you don't read Cardmaker Magazine then you might not be aware that Send A Smile 4 Kids was profiled in the December issue in their Readers Reach Out section. Readers of the magazine were asked to send in Valentine's Day cards and the response has been great! Most of the cards have been going to the US addresses for SAS4K but Lorraine & I have recently received a bundle of cards each from Diane H. of St. Mary's Ontario. Every card came with a handmade coordinating envelope and I just have to share a few of them with you - just check out these fabulous designs (and go to Facebook to see even more)!


Lorraine also received 20 cards, 1 birthday tag and 20 gift treat boxes for the kids to make from Gail L. from Manning, Alberta. They are so adorable (my favourite definitely being the monkeys!). Lynnette has posted pictures on Facebook so go on over and take a look! And what a great idea to let the kids put the treat boxes together themselves! Card kits are always hugely popular with the kids at the hospitals.

I'll be taking Valentine's Day cards over to the hospital by the end of the month (a bit late but I'm moving houses and accidently packed some of the cards I've been sent - yikes!). The next delivery will be scheduled for early March so get working on those Easter and Spring cards! Remember that cards are needed for kids of all ages (0 - 19yrs) and that there is a continuing need for birthday, congratulation and blank (no sentiment) cards.

Thank you all for your support!


  1. Congrats on the feature, Shelley! I saw that in the magazine and it sure gave me a big smile to see it. Way to go!

  2. Thanks Thanh! The article really put a huge grin on my face too. Anything that can help get more cards to the kids! And thank you again for your cards - I have several of them in the Valentine's Day package!
    Smiles, Shelley