CARD WRITING 101
Sometimes it can be hard to find the words you want to say — we've all been there! We've received so many incredible cards over the years. Your creativity and kindness constantly amazes us. If you're feeling a little stuck on what to put on your cards, the Card Hall of Fame is a great place to find some inspiration!
When you're making your cards, here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. AVOID "FEEL BETTER" MESSAGES
Hospitalized and seriously-ill kids have enough reminders of being sick. These cards are meant to be a little beacon of light and a reminder that they have people in their corner rooting for them! Try to keep your cards lighthearted and positive.
2. REMEMBER YOU'RE WRITING TO A KID
Keep your cards G-rated, please! No obscene or offensive messages. We screen every card you send to us to make sure nothing inappropriate makes its way to a kid.
3. SIGN OFF WITH YOUR NAME
It may sound funny to do so, considering you have no idea who this card will end up with, but sign your name at the end! It is a personal touch that can make the card even more meaningful to its recipient. If you feel comfortable, include a little bit about yourself (what school you go to, some activity you enjoy doing, your age, etc.) — but don't overshare!