Create Cards

Creating cards is a simple way to give back individually, with family and friends, as an organization (group or club), or as corporate community involvement projects.

On this page you'll find instructions for:

  1. Planning a group event

  2. Making cards independently

  3. Packaging your cards

  4. Mailing your cards

How To Plan A Group Event

  1. Set up a time and location for attendees to make cards.

  2. Provide enough art supplies for participants to make at least 2 cards. Not sure what supplies to get? See the link to the Recommended Supplies PDF below.

  3. Remind participants to write positive messages in their cards; Messages similar to 'Get Well Soon' cannot be delivered. See our Friendly Reminders PDF below to ensure all your cards are a success.

  4. Encourage everyone to sign their first name and location i.e. From Angie in Ann Arbor, MI.

  5. Take pictures or screenshots throughout the event and a group photo of the artists holding their one-of-a-kind cards.

  6. To be added to Our Card Making Groups page, email pictures, logo, and desired landing page to photos@cardzforkidz.org.

  7. See instructions below for how to package and mail your cards to Cardz For Kidz.

Make Cards As An Independent Artists

  1. Gather your art supplies and start making cards that will put a smile on someone's face! Not sure what supplies to get? See the link to the Recommended Supplies PDF below.

  2. Write positive messages in your handmade cards; Messages similar to 'Get Well Soon' cannot be delivered. See our Friendly Reminders PDF below to ensure all your cards are a success.

  3. Don't forget to sign your first name and location​ i.e. From Angie in Ann Arbor, MI​.

  4. Take pictures of you with your one-of-a-kind cards, post to your social media, and email pictures to photos@cardzforkidz.org. Please note: photos may be used on our social sites, website, newsletter, and other promotional materials.

  5. See instructions below for how to package and mail your cards to Cardz For Kidz.

Card Making Overview

This video can be played before your card making event

Hosting Tips

Background information on Cardz For Kidz and best practices for hosting an event. 

Friendly Reminders

A slideshow that contains Do's and Don'ts, design examples, languages needed, and more!

Recommended Supplies

A list of preferred supplies that are easily decorated, durable, and able to be cherished for a long time. 

Packaging Your Cards

To keep your cards safe during transport, we recommend shipping completed cards in a plastic sealable bag before placing in shipping package. 

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Mailing Your Cards

Email photos of artists with their cards to photos@cardzforkidz.org

 

Send completed cards to:

Cardz For Kidz

516 North Ogden #177

Chicago, IL 60642

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