Create Cards

Updates: November 22, 2022

  • Email acknowledgments are live! Artist volunteers can expect to receive email acknowledgments for any packages counted in 2021 and beyond. Be sure to include an email address with your packages. 

  • The final holiday card deliveries will be made this week. Any holiday cards received beyond this week will be delivered next season. 

  • As an organization that sends cards year-round, we encourage you to focus on making general-themed uplifting cards. These cards don't have an expiration date and can be enjoyed all year. 

Types of cards needed to fulfill outstanding card requests.

  • Cards for veterans

  • Cards for seniors

  • Bookmarks

  • Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic

When packaging your cards, please label the outside of your box/package with the type of cards included (see example here).​

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

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

• Set up a time and location for attendees to make cards. • Provide enough art supplies for participants to make at least two cards. Not sure what supplies to get? See the link to the Recommended Supplies PDF below. • 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. • Encourage everyone to sign their first name and location i.e. From Angie in Ann Arbor, MI. • Please take pictures or screenshots throughout the event and a group photo of the artists holding their cards. • To be added to Our Card Making Groups page, email pictures, logo, and desired landing page to photos@cardzforkidz.org. • See the instructions below to package and mail your cards to Cardz For Kidz.

Make Cards As An Independent Artists

• Gather your art supplies and start making cards that will bring a smile to someone's face! Not sure what supplies to get? See the link to the Recommended Supplies PDF below. • Write positive messages on 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. • Don't forget to sign your first name and location,​ i.e., From Angie in Ann Arbor, MI. • Please take pictures of yourself holding your artwork, post them to your social media, and email the photos to photos@cardzforkidz.org.  • ​​​​Please note that we may use these images on our social sites, website, newsletter, and other promotional materials. • See the instructions below to package and mail your cards to Cardz For Kidz.

 
 
Card Making Overview

This video can be played before your next card making event

Hosting Tips

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

Friendly Reminders

Printable table reminders such as Do's and Don'ts, example card designs and messages,

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 N. Ogden Ave. #177

Chicago, IL 60642

 
 
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