Saturday, October 1, 2016

Caring Hearts Card Drive 2016

Hi peeps. Vera here. As we are celebrating World Card Making Day, I want to share a cause that's really close to my heart, that's also related to my love of card making. Back in 2010, I started Caring Hearts Card Drive, which purpose is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes. That first year, I collected 750 cards. Then, I teamed up with Jennifer McGuire and low and behold we are on our 7th card drive!

Last year we received over 22,000 cards and distribute to over 100 nursing homes throughout the US, Canada and Australia. And, I am excited to announce that his year, we're branching out to United Kingdom!

Yesterday, SugarPea Designs released 3 stamps sets and dies just for Caring Hearts. They are already sold out, but, don't worry, Butterfly Reflections Ink (who already carry SugarPea products - you can see them HERE) already have them ordered and should have them in the store either by end of next week or early the following week. And, the best thing about the sets, 20% of the sale proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer Foundation.

Here's one of my card that I made for the release.

You can find all the details for the card drive on my blog on my blog post HERE.

Here's some of the basic information for the card drive:
  • This card drive will be going on from October 1 to November 25, 2016. We need to receive your card by November 25, 2015.
  • Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message inside (it can be stamped or hand written). 
  • Please sign your name and where you are from (inside the card). 
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to standard size A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card as this will help us in packing more efficiently
  • Please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • This is totally optional. But, if you'd like to include $1 or $2 to help with shipping, it'll be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves, with no sponsor, so any donation toward shipping would help tremendously.

For US, you can mail the cards to:
Vera Yates, 1314 Roy St., Houston, TX 77007
Tina Schrof , 185 W. Pugh Drive, Springboro, OH 45066
Lynn Reloza, 3353 Cimmarron Road, Cameron Park, CA 95682

For Australia:
Linda Langes, c/o Gilston State School, 588 Worongary Road, GILSTON QLD 4211, Australia
Deb McCleary, PO Box 213, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia

For Canada:
Caroline Bredeson, 7 Brown Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1L9, Canada
Rita Andrews, 28 West Gissing Rd, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1L6, Canada

For UK/Europe:
Taheerah Atchia, 36 Pinewood Crescent,Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 8NF, United Kingdom

In each package, PLEASE include THIS SUBMISSION FORM. This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance. So the more cards you send, the better your chances.

To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, we have several PRIZES ready for several winners. Butterfly Reflections Ink is also one of the generous company that provide prize for the card drive. There will be many winners. Details for the prizes is on my blog. :)

I hope you will join us by sending your handmade holiday cards & help us spreading holiday joy. This world need more kindness. I'd love to see your projects and if you're sharing any of your project for Caring Hearts, please use hashtag #caringheartscarddrive so we could see it & let's make being kind a trend!!

Have a blessed weekend and happy World Card making Day!!


  1. I've always had fun participating in the Caring Hearts Card Drive and this year I look forward to the same! :) Love what your doing, Vera! You are so thoughtful and sweet, my friend. <3 Hugs
    Oh, and you know your card is super duper cute! ;)

  2. I was waiting for this announcement already made 100 cards for it. Love the idea of this card drive.