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 with crafters around the globe taking part, bringing smiles to heart patients beyond Columbus, Ohio.
About Cards for Little Hearts
Cards for Little Hearts is a global card drive, comprised of crafters dedicated to bringing smiles, hope, and encouragement to as many children with congenital heart disease as possible by providing Heart Center staff with handmade cards that are given to patients during their hospitalization. The card drive, started in 2016, is organized by Christina Hor and her family from her Ohio home and is opens to crafters of any skill level, including children. If you love cardmaking and love bringing joy to others with your cards, we invite you to come takes part in Cards for Little Hearts with us. Currently, we have three collections in which you can participate in, each taking place at different times during the year: Heart-Themed cards, Winter & Holiday cards, and General cards. Please check out the GUIDELINES prior to making your card.
IMPORTANT! Cards for Little Hearts is NOT an organization. Therefore, your expenses (craft supplies and postage cost) are not deductible on your tax returns.
Hospitals We Currently Sending Smiles To
Meet Christina Hor
Founder & Organizer behind CFLH
Founder, Organizer, Creative Artist
Christina Hor (pronounced “HALL”) is a mother of three, a cardmaker, and a self-taught artist who loves to spread joy and kindness to others through handmade cards and arts. Christina’s journey as a card maker began in December 2006 after she and her husband received a handmade Christmas card from a friend. In May 2015, Christina joined a group of Heart Center nurses at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) to bring comfort to bereaved parents with personalized, handmade baby sympathy cards and discovered the deep impact a handmade card can have on the babies’ families, helping them to grieve in a healthy way. Wanting to spread smiles to other heart patients and their families at NCH, on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, with the assistance of several fellow crafters, Christina launched the first winter-themed holiday card drive on her hobby blog, ChristinaHorDesigns and Cards for Little Hearts (formerly known as Hug a Heart) was founded.
Christina resides in Ohio with her husband Kan (Pediatric Cardiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital), two daughters, son, and Goldendoodle.