While browsing through Facebook, I stumbled upon a card drive for a 7-year old girl, Emma, who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The blog, Kelly’s Place, is hosting a card drive for Emma and encourages readers to make upbeat and positive cards to help Emma forget for a moment that she is sick. Their goal is to have at least one card to give Emma every day for two years. Here are a few of the details for the card drive:
- Cards can be anything cheery, encouraging, supportive, etc.; avoid get well and sympathy cards and any reminders of being sick. Also, please avoid holiday specific cards so they can be used any time throughout the next two years.
- Emma is an only child but has plenty of pets to keep her company, with two dogs, a cat, and a fish. She loves the colors blue, green, and purple; she also loves horses and bunnies. She enjoys horseback riding, swimming, dancing, and singing.
- All cards need to have a positive message for the child and/or family. When sending cards, please include your name and also the city and state in which you live. Also, do not seal the envelopes , since the family may wish to read the card before giving it to Emma.
- A small gift, like stickers or anything extremely lightweight, can also be included with the card. There is no need to include postage with the cards, because they will be hand delivered to Emma’s family.
For more information about this wonderful cause, you can visit Kelly’s Place here. I think this is such a wonderful idea! I plan to make a few cards myself to send to Emma and I encourage everyone else to do the same!