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.

Guidelines for Cards

Guidelines for cards

- All cards must be handmade (please no store-bought or computer-program created cards)

- Cards should be appropriate for children between the ages of 0-19 yrs

- Please avoid small embellishments such as brads, buttons, googly eyes on cards intended for very young children (these can be a choking hazard)

- Please leave cards blank on the inside so the nurse, staff or family can write a personal message to the patient

- Please include an envelope if your card is not standard sized (4-1/4 x 5-1/2). All standard sized cards do not need an accompanying envelope.

- Keep cards upbeat and happy; no "get well" cards please

- Please do not include religious symbols or themes in the cards; hospitals provide support for families of many different faiths and beliefs and the hospital staff are not always aware of what faith a child is