Making Holiday Cards for Hospitalized Kids
Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) distributes holiday cards for all major holidays. 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. Making holiday cards is a great way to celebrate the season and give back.
Being in the hospital and battling a health condition is difficult at any time, but especially during the holidays. This is why CFHK strives to give holiday cards to as many hospitalized kids as possible each holiday season. We hope you will help by making cards.
Holiday Card-Making Guidelines
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.
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Q: What Holidays does CFHK accept cards for?
A: We distribute cards for all major holidays:
Q: What are the holiday card-making guidelines?
A: Guidelines are the same as those for general cards; the only difference is that you include a happy holiday message.
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: Can I also write general messages along with holiday messages?
A: Yes, you can also include general messages from the Make Cards section, such as “Stay Strong” or “Never Forget How Amazing YOU Are” etc., with holiday messages. It is up to you.
A: What are the rules regarding glitter, and other 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. A good way to test your glitter is to rub your finger over it and be sure that none rubs off.
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 for distribution, we prefer to receive holiday cards 2 weeks prior to the holiday. However, we can accept them up to 5 days prior to the holiday.
Cards that don't arrive in time for distribution are saved for the holiday the following year.