Cardmakers tend to make a lot of cards. Most of us have piles and piles, or shoeboxes upon shoeboxes, of our creations, but actually giving them away or sending them seems to be a common dilemma. I frequently hear, "But, I really like this card" or "I don't want to give it away!" I totally get it. I have my fair share of "favorites" or cards that took me hours to create that I would not give to just anyone. So, they sit on a shelf in my craft room only to be admired by me.
Well, what if the very same joy that card brought to you, could be shared with so many others instead of sitting on that shelf, or tucked away in a box somewhere? There are many worthwhile organizations that always need cards, and accept donations of handmade cards to use. Stop hoarding all those cards and pay it forward! Donating to any of these organizations is a great way to enjoy your hobby while also helping others.
Here are some great resources to help get you started:
Types of Cards: encouragement, cheer, thank you, others.
Contact: Your local hospital auxiliary
In their support role for the hospital, local hospital auxiliaries can use cards for patient and staff support. Some hospital auxiliaries also run gift shops that sell handmade items where card donations may be welcomed. (Note that many hospitals will not accept cards with “get well” themes or religious messages, but contact your area hospital directly to see what they accept.)
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