We've been reading The Day It Rained Hearts in preparation for Valentine's Day and the premise of the book is that it starts raining hearts and Cornelia Augustus collects them and makes special Valentines cards for each of her friends. We've been talking about sending valentines and who we want to spend special notes to and we decided to send them to one of our very favorite organizations - Cards for Hospitalized Kids.
Cards for Hospitalized Kids collects homemade cards and distributes them to children in hospitals all over the country. There are a few requirements (no glitter and a few restrictions on the messages you can write), but other than that they just ask that they're encouraging!
Once you're done with the cards, you just pop them in a big envelope and mail it to
Cards for Hospitalized Kids
6567 N. Olmsted
Chicago, IL 60631
I set out a bunch of different supplies including our new heart punch (seriously - so easy!!! Luke can do it and he had the best time punching out lots of hearts for all of us to use) and let the kids go to town. I had a few ideas in mind, but they had their own ideas, so I didn't stress :)
You can't put any identifying information on the inside, but you can sign your name and say where you're from.
We ended up with close to a dozen cards and before we packaged them up we prayed over them and the kids who would be receiving them. We prayed for their families and doctors and that they would feel Christs love and our prayers when they received the cards.
This was a super easy and fun way to spend some time after school. The cards don't have to be elaborate and it's a great way to craft and then not be overwhelmed with keeping all of the art. ;)
I'm hoping to do this with the kids a couple of times a month and challenge you to pop a few in the mail as well.
If you need more ideas (and a few templates) you can read about the cards we made last time HERE... just keep scrolling... it's at the bottom of the post.
See y'all tomorrow for Friday Favorites!!!
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