Friday, August 19, 2011

Send a Smile for Kids

The newest challenge at Stamping with the Dragon is a card drive Send a Smile for Kids either a holiday card or a birthday card, sponsored by Stamping Dragon Designs.

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.  On any given day, there are 50-60 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 others.  Any kid's cards are welcome including: birthday, holidays (not religious specific please) and happy anyday cards.  

There will be 2 prizes.  The first one will be for a holiday theme other than birthday.  And in honor of our chief, Janette's birthday, the second prize will be for a birthday card.  Each winner will receive 4 images of their choice.

Please follow the guidelines from Send a Smile for Kids when making a card ........

-All cards must be handmade - no computer card-making programs please, such as Hallmark, etc. and no store bought cards.

-All cards should be made specifically for children ages 0-19.

-Please use loose glitter sparingly (make sure to shake off excess), stickles or glimmer mists are a great alternatives to regular shake-on glitter

Happy Birthday Janette
-Small embellishments such as brads, buttons, googly eyes should not be used on cards intended for very young children (choking hazard). 
-Please leave cards completely blank on the inside so the nurses and staff can write messages to the patient and their family. If there is something on the inside of your card, we can cover it with a blank inside piece or you can. 
-Keep the cards upbeat (no "sorry you're sick", "get well soon", etc.), these cards are intended to take the focus off of the hospital and just be a cheery holiday, birthday or any day greeting.
-If you are able to, please include envelopes, especially if your cards are not the standard A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2). If you cannot provide envelopes, you can still send cards and we will provide envelopes where needed.
-The hospitals ask that we not include religious symbols or themes in the cards. Many families have many different faiths and beliefs and the hospital staff is not always aware of what faith a child is. 

-About Donations Thank you for your support of SAS4Kids! We do have expenses such as envelopes, shipping and blog costs and if you would consider donating a check to help with those expenses, it would be greatly appreciated. You may send with or without a donation of cards.
Please send your check and/or donated cards to: SAS4Kids, C/O Karen Hasheck, 5507 Hickory St., Schofield, WI 54476. Please include an email address or snail mail address so we can acknowledge your gift.
-Please include an email address and your name or a snail mail address so we can acknowledge your gift of cards or monetary donation.

Other than that let your creativity run wild and put some smiles on those little faces!! You may sign or stamp the back of your cards if you wish. All cards received will be labeled "Send A Smile 4 Kids" on the back.

Thank you again! We can't wait to see what you send us for our kids!


  1. What a fun and fabulous Halloween card, Tammy!! Love the green bats!!

  2. Oh Tammy, both your cards are soooo gorgeous. I love that blue ribbon.
    Hugs Nat

  3. I'll see what I can come up with.

  4. Oh they're both gorgeous Tammy!
    Hugs Heidy

  5. Tammy this is stunning thankyou so much what a lovely suprise this morning to find this early birhday gift i have a hugs smile for the day now thankyou thankyou :)

    Hugs J xxxxx

  6. fabulous cards love them both
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Your Halloween Card is fabulously fun and is sure to bring a smile to any child's face. Good on Stamping Dragon too for promoting and supporting such a wonderful cause!

  8. That is one batty Halloween card Tammy! Great fun.
    What a fabulous cause to get involved with. I can imagine that writing i a card and perhaps sending a letter just might take a child's mind off what is happening in the hospital for a little while.

  9. Both projects are gorgeous. The halloween one is so fun -love the green bats.

  10. Fabulous creations! Love the bright and fun Halloween card and the birthday card is wonderful with those pretty flowers.

  11. Oh Tammy!! How sweet and fun!! I love that Halloween creation and the bottom card is gorgeous!! LOVE the floral papers! :) Enjoy your weekend!!

  12. WOW so very different cards but amazing. Love them both the green bats are just awesome and the ribbon on the other is beautiful. :)

  13. Both cards are fabulous Tammy, I love the halloween card.
    Kevin xx

  14. Sorry to have taken so long Tammy, Jury Duty today! Your cards are lovely and it was fun to see your surprise card, You chose very well on a birthday image to be made!
    Tammy Louise

  15. Both cards are magnificent! Great cause, too.

  16. What beautiful cards and such a wonderful cause....the kids are going to love these, Tammy!!!

  17. Tammy,
    You did a FABULOUS job on both card. The birthday card is so lovely with all the flowers...
    and the halloween one (with the dragon) is cute and funny and just awesome (with the pop up bats). The kid's going to love it!!
    Thank you for posting about this organization!!!


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