Welcome To
Card Drive

What began as one crafter’s wish to bring smiles and comfort to congenital heart patients and their families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with her handmade cards has grown into a card drive, bringing smiles to heart patients beyond Columbus, Ohio.  

UPDATES (August 7, 2020):
Card drive CLOSED for the remainder of 2020


here's what we accept

Currently, the card drive is open to past & current participants and by invitation only.  If you are interested in taking part in the card drive, please contact Christina.

Heart-Themed Cards


Cards with heart designs using general sentiments. No Valentine's Day cards please as cards will be distributed throughout the entire February's Heart Month.
See GUIDELINES section below for details.

Winter & Holiday Cards


Cards with winter designs using general sentiments and holiday cards. Keep all holiday cards nonreligious and if possible, use "Happy Holidays".
See GUIDELINES section below for details.


Before You Make


Forms & Badge

Card Acknowledgement Form

Please include with your cards so we have a way of notifying you upon receipt of your package. To download, click on the image icon or title above.

Card Watermark

You are welcome to add this 2-inch circle label to the back of your cards. The file contains a single page of 12, 2-inch circle labels. Microsoft Word doc format.

Kind Words

from Heart Center Staff

"It was so nice that someone took the time to make cards for our patients and families. They were very detailed and clearly made with love. I hope I will be able to give them out again if more are made in the future." (2016)
RN, Nationwide Children's Hospital
"It literally made the parents’ day. They commented on how beautiful they were, and how nice it was for someone to think of them. I had one parent start to cry. She was so touched." (2017)
BSN, RN, CPA, H4A Program Manager, Nationwide Children's Hospital


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