Happy Labor Day everyone! Karen here with a special blog post about a cause near and dear to my heart. I am the owner of a charitable blog called Send a Smile 4 Kids. Here is a little information about our cause:
Send A Smile 4 Kids is a charitable blog created for the purpose of collecting donated handmade cards to be distributed to children while they are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. Currently we are donating them to the Children’s Hospitals in Neenah and Milwaukee, WI, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA, Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, IA, Sandford Children's Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD, and to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada. On any given day, there are many children inpatient in these hospitals so we would love to receive as many cards as you can send to cheer them and their families. The kids may also use your cards as Thank You Notes to the nurses and doctors and to give to parents or relatives on special days like birthdays or Mothers or Fathers Day. Any cards appropriate for children are welcome including any holiday (not religious specific please) and happy anyday cards.
Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) runs challenges on the first and third Saturday of every month to draw attention to our cause. You do not have to donate your card(s) to enter our challenges, but our kids would sure love it if you did! We always have some great sponsors and prizes you can win and this challenge - Cute Halloween or Fall Cards 4 Kids which started on Saturday September 1st - Crackerbox Palace is sponsoring us and giving their random winner a $15 gift certificate!!
Crackerbox Palace sent each of the SAS4Kids design team members some fun fall and/or Halloween stamps to make our cards with. The cute easel card above was designed by Lucianna Dilsaver. Click on her name or any of the names below to visit their blogs for more card inspiration.
Front and Inside of Card by Deonna Bemish
Karen Pimblett.'s Card
Sarah Taylor's Card
Hilde Marsh's Card
As always, TEAM S.A.S. did an awesome job with our sponsor's stamps to make cards our kids would love to receive if they are inpatient in one of our eight children's hospitals over Halloween. It may seem early for Fall and Winter holiday cards, but we need to receive them in time to sort them and send to the hospitals before the holidays are here. If you are interested in donating your handmade cards, please visit our blog and click on the tabs at the top for all the information and addresses you will need.
Thanks so much to Vicky and John at Crackerbox Palace for sponsoring SAS4Kids and for the great stamps our team received to design their cards. Come join us for our challenges anytime- we would love to see your cards!
Stamping smiles 4 our kids, Karen