Collection Date:  October 1st – November 1st (deadline – last day to accept cards)

The holiday brings a season of giving and time spent with family.  However, for the many children with congenital heart disease, the holiday means time spent inside a hospital room.  But knowing that someone is thinking of them makes the children’s holiday brighter.  So during the holiday season, let us all come together and give the children the greatest gift of all, the gift of hope and encouragement, all wrapped up inside a handcrafted winter-themed holiday card with love.

Below are a few important guidelines we ask that you please follow before making your cards.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Christina.  For self-help information, please do check the FAQ and Sentiments List sections. 

Thank you for your consideration in making a gift donation of handmade cards!

Mail Card Donations To:  Christina Hor | c/o Cards for Little Hearts | P.O. Box 517 | Dublin, Ohio 43017 | USA

Download and include the Card Acknowledgement Reciept form with your cards


* For health safety of the children, we are unable to accept cards made in a smoking environment.*

  • Please make winter themed or holiday wishes cards that is appropriate for children age 1 to college graduates.
  • Use any winter and holiday stamp images (including Christmas stamps), die-cut, stickers, etc…even your own drawing.  See Gallery for inspirations.
  • Keep cards fun and cheery.
  • Please keep holiday cards non-religious specific (no religious symbols or religious sentiment).
  • Please use acid-free glue and adhesive.
  • Card Size:  A2 or 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, 5″x7″ and 5″x5″ size cards only pliease.
  • Front of the card:  Include a sentiment.  Use general greetings or holiday wishes.  See Sentiments List for suggestions.
  • Inside of the card:  leave blank.  Hospital staff will write a personal message to the children before signing.
    • If using a dark colored card base, please adhere a white or light colored piece of cardstock to the inside of card.  This make it easier for patients to read the hand-written message from the staff.
  • Back of the card (Optional):  include a message like “handmade by” and then your full name , your full name + “Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive” or even nickname.  You are welcome to download and use this watermark.
  • Pack your cards: in a cardboard box, padded envelope or clear crystal box to ensure that your beautiful handmade cards arrive to us undamaged.
  • Mail Card Donations To:  Christina Hor | c/o Cards for Little Hearts | P.O. Box 517 | Dublin, Ohio 43017 | USA
  • OPTIONAL:  you are welcome to include a small pack of stickers and 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ size coloring pages with the cards.  You can use digital images (one you’ve purchased or have permission to use) or hand stamped images on the coloring page.  We will be including a coloring kit with each card for the children to give them something fun to do and take their mind off their treatment.


  • Keep holiday cards non-religious specific.  Do not include any religious symbols or religious sentiment on your cards.
  • No “Get Well” or “Feel Better Soon”sentiment or anything that would remind the children of being sick.
  • No loose glitters.  But okay to use are:  Wink of Stella, glitter pens. glitter paste, glitter tape, embossed powders, glitter drops or glitter papers.
  • Do not use any internet images unless you have paid for it or have received direct permission from the owner to use it.
  • Do not include your personal informaton such as address, e-mail, phone number.  The hospital will not distribute out any cards that have these information on.