Making Holiday Cards for Hospitalized Kids
Being in the hospital, battling a health condition is difficult at any time, but especially difficult during the holidays. This is why we want to give a holiday card to as many hospitalized kids as possible this holiday season. We hope you will help by making cards.
Last year, hospitals and/or Ronald McDonald Houses in all 50 states, including D.C, received holiday cards from us. We hope to match that this year & reach even more kids!
Making holiday cards is very similar to making general cards. The only difference is that you include a happy holiday message rather than just a general one.
Holiday card-making FAQs and Information
Send Holiday cards to:
Cards for Hospitalized Kids
7290 W. Devon
Chicago, IL 60631
After the holiday, each group/individual will receive a thank-you letter letting them know which hospital(s) their holiday cards went to.
Last holiday season, individuals and groups across the USA and abroad sent in holiday cards.
As a result, more than 5,000 children received holiday cards from us.
Contact us via the Contact section!
Q: What Holidays do you need cards for?
A: We distribute cards for all major holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, the Winter Holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, etc., St. Patrick's Day, Easter/Happy Spring, etc.
Q: What are the holiday card-making guidelines?
A: Guidelines are the same as for general cards; the only difference is that you include a happy holiday message for the holiday.
A: What are the rules regarding glitter, and similar craft products?
A: As with general cards, the only rule is that it is not excessive to the point of falling off, as that can create health concerns for some patients.
Q: Can I also write general messages?
A: Yes. You can also still include general messages from the Make Cards section, such as “Stay Strong” or “Never Forget How Amazing YOU Are” etc., along with the holiday message. It is up to you.
Q: Can I write “Merry Christmas” on holiday cards?
A: Yes. However, if possible, we recommend you also make some cards, for patients that don’t celebrate Christmas, with other holiday messages, such as:
“Happy New Year”
Q: When can I send in my holiday cards?
A: Holiday cards can be sent to us at any time. There is no concern for sending them “too early”, only too late.
Q: What is the deadline for sending holiday cards?
A: In order to ensure enough time to distribute them to hospitals, we prefer to receive holiday cards at least 2 weeks prior to the holiday. However, we can accept them up to 7 days before, if necessary.