Gratitude/Activity

 11.17.18  What a wonderful surprise waiting for me when I went out to get my paper this morning.  A box had been delivered chock full of wonderful cards!  (I hate that Fed Ex does not ring the doorbell or knock on the door when they deliver a package.  Apparently this came yesterday and I did not know.)  Donna L. has been very busy - her box of cards are awesome.  She uses a variety of folds that add so much interest to her cards.  And her colors are so cheerful.  I know these cards are going to brighten many, many lives.  Thank you, Donna, for the cards, for lining them and for including envelopes.  I appreciate your support!  Hugs, jb

11.14.18  Adorable cards arrived today from Vicki T. and Deborah B.  Their cards are colorful and kid friendly and will be treasured by all who receive them.  Thank you ladies for your continued support.  Another friend of mine, Caroline C. surprised me with a lovely donation to offset shipping costs today.  Thank you so much, Caroline.  This was incredibly thoughtful and such a wonderful help.  Hugs to all, jb

11/14/18 - Received a package of adorable Christmas Cards from a faithful supporter of SAS4KIDS, Joan F of Worcester MA. I appreciate her attention to detail in each and every card and use of quality cardstock and papers. Thanks Joan. ~~ Anne

11.13.18  Thank you, Vivien W. for the assortment of cute cards that you sent in.  They are so very colorful and will cheer up many a child.  Thank you for your continued support!  Hugs, jb

11//13/18  Patty E. sent us a gorgeous box of cards.  I was blown away by the detail and the creative elements she used.  Our kids are going to be so excited to use these cards.  Thank you, Patty!  Cathy, TN

11/13/18 - A box of 134 fall, Thanksgiving and general cards were sent to CT Children's today. Thank you so much to everyone who made this possible. Jen in MA

11.13.18  A belated thank you to two volunteers, Gail and Penny, for packages I received while I was out of town. I got so excited to open them and ooh and aah over the cards I forgot to post my thanks to both of them. We have such talented volunteers!

11.12.18 Thank you to Crystal L. from TX who sent in 20 of the most wonderful Christmas cards for the kids! She did such a beautiful job on the cards! Thank you!!

And, thank you goes out to Penny W. also from TX who sent me 30 awesomely wonderful assorted cards! How sweet! Thank you!!


And, I also want to thank Jennifer K. from CA who sent in 18 holiday cards for the kids! She is new to sending me cards and they are all so wonderful! I so appreciate them and I know the kids will too! ~ Thank you! Cyndi in Texas

11.8.18  What a wonderful assortment of cards came today.  Penny W, Kayte W, Jill H (a new donor to me) and Jeanne N. all sent the cutest cards.  Everyone included envelopes so I thank you even more for that.  And these cards - each card maker has her own style but they are all fabulous.  I know how many smiles will be shared when these cards are received.  Thank all of you for making this possible. And, Jill, thank you for the donation towards shipping.  It is greatly appreciated and will help offset postage for all the boxes I send out monthly.   Hugs, jb

11.8.18 Thank you to Donna C. from TX who sent in 24 beautiful Thanksgiving cards for the kids who I know will absolutely love them! I know I do! Cyndi, TX

11/7/18 - A wonderful mail day for me! A packet from repeat donor Darlene D. from FL with 15 unique, uplifting cards & envelopes featuring mermaids and nautical images, bears, cats, dancers, and beautiful shaker cards, each one lined! I also received 20 fantastic unique cards from Jill H. of Ohio, featuring Lawn Fawn images and paper, MFT stamps and some unknown - to -me items that might just end up in my card-making arsenal. :-) All her cards were lined with specially-edged die cut panes, and included envelopes. Jill also sent a donation for shipping which is much appreciated. Thank you Darlene and Jill for you support! Jen in MA

11/6/18 - Thank you to Meg P. from Denver, CO, for some much-needed Thanksgiving and fall cards! I know she checked the "needs page" and totally came through. Cute sticker scenes and peel-and-seal envelopes will help me spread cheer to the kids in CT.  Jen in MA

11.6.18  Hugs go out to Stephanie N. and Lenora S. for the awesome cards they sent my way.  These ladies were so sweet in sending exactly the themes I need - they must have checked the "Needs" page on this site.  Stephanie's cards came with colorful matching envelopes which make the cards even more special and fun.  Lenora's cards are always kid-friendly and will bring smiles to many, many hearts. Both ladies included a total count of cards as well as envelopes and I send them big hugs for that.  Thank you both for your continued support!  Hugs, jb

11.05.2018  Thanks to Linda W. from Des Moines, IA for 11 sweet holiday cards. It was a busy day for my postman! Thanks also to Lynda D. from Huntington, NY for 27 cards.  Some darling princesses and mermaids in there!  ~ Dena, WA

11.05.2018  Thanks to Susan W. a first time donor. She sent 24 stunning cards. Quality work and adorable images.  ~ Dena, WA

11.05.2018  Lenora S. from Springfield sent me a package, too!  She is an amazing card artist and so generous in sending smiles to so many kids. Thanks once again, Lenora, for 25 holiday cards♥
~ Dena, WA

11/03/18 - Thank you Sybilla G of Gilbertsville PA who sent a box of 60 cards which included Birthday, Christmas, Thanksgiving and general sentiment cards. Thank you Sybilla. ~~ Anne

11.3.18  A big thank you to Jane L. for the awesome cards she sent.  I love her clean lines and colorful cards.  The kids are going to LOVE these fun animals and sayings.  Thank you, Jane, for including a total count and envelopes.  Hugs, jb

11.2.18  Thank you to repeat donor Debi K. from TX who sent in a box full of Fall and Christmas cards! Her cards are always so lovely and I truly appreciate the time she takes to make such high quality cards! The kids are going to absolutely love them! ~Cyndi, TX

11/1/18 Lenora S. was spreading the love around this week because I received a package today, too. It had some darling fall and holiday cards in it and I was so happy to get them. Thank you, Lenora! - Beverly in IA

11/1/18  Thank you to Lenora S from Springfield, MO, who sent in the perfect package of 10 Fall/Thanksgiving cards and 15 Holiday cards. They will all come in handy as I am quite in need of both types! Her clean and simple cards were all lined, labelled and included envelopes, making them easy to sort and pack. Thank you very much, Lenora! - Jen in MA

10.31.18  I had a Halloween surprise today from Gail W. who sent a box of cards for holidays and winter with some sweet nostalgic images and some smiling turkeys and snowmen, too. - Beverly in IA.

10.31.18  Happy Halloween everyone.  A big thank you to Darlene D and Sandy J for the kid-friendly cards that arrived today.  There is such a great variety of cards, all so well made with envelopes included.  Thank you for your continued support, ladies.  You know you are bringing joy to many, many hearts.  Hugs, jb

10.30.18 Thank you so much to Hattie L. from SC who send 15 Christmas cards for the kids! Each and every one of the cards is it's own work of art! They are gorgeous! Thank you for your kindness and generosity! Cyndi in TX

10.29.18  Thank you, Beth B. and Grace H. for all the cards that arrived today.  Both of these card makers are repeat donors and make such AWESOME cards.  Clean, crisp designs and lines, colorful and cheerful and they always include envelopes.  You ladies make my "job" so much easier with these professional cards.  Thank you and hugs - jb

10.26.18  Not only is it a beautiful day in the neighborhood today, but my walk down to my mail box brought such a pleasant surprise!  Cards from repeat donors Kayte W, Robin H, Barbara R and Deborah B.  My surplus card supply is low so these came at a perfect time.  Thank you ladies!  Each card is lined (yay!) with envelopes included.  All I have to do is sort and box.  And did I mention how cute all of these cards are?  They are going to bring such huge smiles to so many faces.  And a special thanks to Robin H. for her lovely donation.  It really will help with shipping costs.  You ladies are so awesome for continuing your support of these charities.  Hugs - jb

10.25.18  - Big THANK YOU to several crafters: 15 beautiful cards from Darlene,  Florida; 90 (yes, 90!) fun Halloween cards from Paula A., California; and 64 amazing fun cards from Barbara S., Colorado.  These ladies have put so much time and love creating these quality cards. Thank you. ~Dena 

10/25/18 - Claudia S from FL sent in 15 adorable Winter cards for the kids. Thanks Claudia - the kids at Nationwide Children's in OH and St. Peter's in NJ are going to love them. ~ Anne

10.24.18  Thank you to Barbara S. from CO who sent in 60 utterly fantastic cards for the kids! They are so precious and sweet! Thank you so much! You rock! Cyndi in TX

10/24/18  Thank you so much to Barbara S., CO!  She sent me a huge box of cards for our kids!  They are soooo beautiful!  Thanks again, Cathy, TN

10/22/19  Sent a box of 130 cards to CT Children's today. They were mostly Halloween and fall, with a few encouragement and general greetings. Thank you to everyone who has sent in cards and made this possible! Jen in MA

10/19/18   Barbara S. is on a roll!  I received a box today as well. Some were just the cutest little monsters with the sentiment "Sending Monster Hugs" on the front. I know the kids will love them and they certainly made my day today.  Thanks again Barbara - Beverly, IA

10/19/18 I received a box of 70 amazing cards from Barbara S of Aurora, CO. Minions and monsters and butterflies, oh my! They are wonderfully made from excellent materials and are sure to bring smiles to all ages of boys and girls. Thank you so much Barbara, for the great cards and also envelopes! (There wasn't an email address included so I hope she reads this post and knows how grateful I am.) ~ Jen in MA

10.17.18  Repeat donors Lori B and Grace H sent amazing cards.  Both of these ladies made CAS cards - clean and simple.  I love them and I know the kids will too.  Lori sent in many cup cake shaped birthday cards which will appeal to these kids and make them smile.  And Grace's backgrounds are becoming more and more intriguing.  They are as much fun as her images.  Great job, Ladies!  Thank you for your continued support and for including envelopes. A special hug to everyone who includes a total count of cards sent in.   Hugs, jb

10.18.18  Thank you to Penny W. from Texas who sent in 45 cards and envelopes for the kids! All of her cards were so wonderfully crafted and so super cute!! Thank you so much for sending in such high quality cards!


And, I also want to thank Corine L. from Florida who sent in 20 fabulous Christmas cards and envelopes! Each one is a work of art and so beautiful! Thank you so much!! Cyndi in TX

10.15.18  Mail call today was so much fun!  Received cards from Connie M, Penny W, Lenora S and Betty R.  These women made such awesome cards - always kid friendly, colorful and full of various folds.  Every time I get cards from them it is like opening a Christmas present.  I know the kids are going to love all of these creations.  For those of you who included envelopes and a total count of cards sent in, a BIG THANK YOU.  That really helps.  Hugs, jb

10/15/18  Thank you to Paula A. from CA who sent in 75 incredible Halloween cards for the kids! She always makes such wonderful cards and I know the kids are going to absolutely love them!! Thank you again, Cyndi in Texas

10.10.18 I delivered a huge box of 200 Halloween and 50 Fall cards to the children's hospital in San Antonio! Cyndi, TX

10/12/18 - Cute Christmas and winter cards arrived from Ruby H. of Walker, MN--a long time donor to SAS4Kids but the first time sending to me. Such cute images! All the cards were labeled and included envelopes which is so helpful. Thank you Ruby! ~ Jen in MA

10/10/18 - Thank you Darlene DePeau from FL for sending in Christmas cards.  They are cute and the kids will love receiving them.  Smile, Angie S,

10/10/18 - Beverly Y of Levittown PA stopped by this morning with a wonderful batch of cards. Thankful, Grateful and Thank You cards. She made the most adorable Thank You cards with puppy dogs for her images that made me smile so I know the kids are going to love them. Thank you Beverly for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

10/09/18 - Thanksgiving and Fall cards arrived from Marsha D who lives in Everson WA. They are all beautiful but one stood out and it was a card with layered pumpkin die cuts. Thank you for thinking of the kids, Marsha, and for your continued faithfulness. ~~ Anne

10.9.18  I just got the most precious cards from Marilyn S.  I always enjoy getting her boxes because her cards are so colorful and cheerful.  Marilyn included a new fold this time - awesome!  Thank you, Marilyn, for sharing your time and talents with these kids.  Hugs, jb

10/9/18 - Thank you to Deborah L. of Imperial, MO for the cutest Halloween, fall and Thanksgiving cards, plus an awesome "circus" themed birthday card. All the cards were made with quality card stock and had wonderful coloring. They were also lined on the inside, labeled and had matching envelopes, including hand-make matching ones for the non-traditional sized cards. Thank you so much Deborah! ~ Jen in MA

10/09/18 - Thank you to Diane P. who lives in Rio Vista CA for sending in a package of 42 cards (received on Saturday) which included Halloween (cutest Frankenstein), No Sentiment, Encouragement and Hello cards. Thank you Diane for using quality materials to make your fabulous cards. ~~ Anne

10/7/18  A super duper gigantic THANK YOU goes out to Kathy B. from Texas who sent in 16 of the most awesome Halloween cards I have ever seen! I cannot express to you how awesome they are! And, she also decorated the envelopes with the cutest pretend stamps that she made! Unbelievable! Thank you!

And, another huge THANK YOU goes out to Jessi from Texas who sent in 52 fabulous all occasion and Christmas cards! All of her cards are so well made! I appreciate the high quality and craftsmanship! Beautifully done! Thank you all so much! The kids are going to love these cards!! Cyndi from Texas


10.6.18  Thank you, Darlene DP, for the wonderful assortment of cards that came today.  Some of them are so silly and you know the kids will get such a kick out of them.  I appreciate the fact that you lined the insides and included envelopes.  That is such a big help.  Thank you for supporting these kids and helping to bring smiles to so many!  Hugs, jb

10/6/18 A wonderful package containing 42 cards arrived today from Diane P. of CA. Her cards are so well made, all of them lined with coordinating papers and an extra touch of decoration. She sent a nice mix of Halloween, cowboy, inspirational and hello cards, plus pretty purple cards with silver butterflies--all labeled, sorted and with envelopes. The kids are going to love receiving these--thank you so much Diane! -- Jen in MA

10/6/18  Two wonderful packages for us this week!!  There were some adorable Halloween cards from Karen S., TN.  I couldn't decide which was my favorite - too many choices!  Also a big thank you to Diane P., CA.  She sent a variety of cards - Halloween, inspirational, and other types all neatly grouped and sorted - wow!  thanks for the help!  Again thanks to both ladies - Cathy, TN

10.5.18  I mailed off a box of 200+ cards today.  Thanks to everyone who donated cards and envelopes.  They are greatly appreciated and make a big difference to many.  Hugs, jb

10.5.18 I have been doubly blessed by Anne's this week.  I received a large box of Fall and Halloween cards from Anne S. I just love the little mazes, cute ghosties, and scarecrows on them.  I have them packaged and ready to go off to Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines.  Thanks so much ladies!! Beverly, IA

10/4/18  I also received 10 cute Halloween cards from Britney G. from FL! Busy lady! Thank you so much for thinking of our kids! Jen in MA

10.4.18  New donor Jessi W-D sent in the cutest cards.  They are general, no sayings, very kid-friendly - exactly what I need right now.   I know the kids will love getting them.  Thank you for sharing, Jessi.  Hugs, jb

10/3/18  Thank you to Britney G. from FL who sent 10 super cute Halloween cards for the kids! They are so cute! You can tell she made all of her cards with lots of love!


And, thank you to Donna C. from TX who send in 24 cards and envelopes for the kids! All of her cards are super cute and I fell in love with the little squirrel she made for the cards! Adorbs!  ~ Cyndi in Texas

10.3.18 A big thank you to Ruby H. for her adorable kid friendly cards.  Ruby has such a wonderful way of coloring her images - I know the kids get a huge kick out of receiving them.  And thank you for the total count as well as envelopes, Ruby.  Both of those things really help.  You rock!  Hugs, jb

10/03/18 - On Monday I received a box of 90 assorted cards from Kim L of Jackson, NJ. Kim's assortment included little cards (3x3) which are so adorable and the pint sized kids are giddy over them. Little cards for little people. Thank you Kim for your faithfulness and for your financial support which helps out with shipping. ~~ Anne

10/03/18 - On Saturday I received a box of assorted cards from Sybrina K (one of our own) from Ohio. This was a great assortment and filled in what I was lacking. Thanks Sybrina the kids at Nationwide are going to love them and thank you also for your financial support. ~~ Anne

10/03/18 - On Friday, I received 12 adorable Halloween cards and 28 Christmas/Holiday cards from Nancy R. who lives in San Diego CA. Nancy makes so beautiful cards some of which are interactive which the kids really love. Thank you Nancy also for your financial support. I appreciate you. ~~ Anne

10/2/18  I received the most amazing Halloween cards today thanks from Ann V. from IA. So many cute little creatures and jack-o-lanterns were in this box! It really made my day to come home to a box that made me smile and will bring smiles to lots of kids, too.  Thanks again, Ann!  Beverly, IA

10/2/18  Thank you to Hattie L. from SC who sent 12 darling cards and envelopes! Her cards are all so pretty!! She does such a great job embossing and adding really cool embellishments! Thanks! ~ Cyndi in Texas

10/01/18  Thank you to Jessica and Carla Davis, Aurora, CA for the 55 wonderful cards and envelopes that included some Halloween with many general cheer cards.
Big thanks to Britney Gibbs, Tallahassee, FL for 10 beautiful Halloween cards with her own calligraphy!
And to Rita Merta, Cedar Rapids, IA, for 60 stunning Christmas cards and envelopes. They are amazing!
Thanks you generous crafters for your support,  Dena Hughes, WA

9/30/18  Yesterday I received some awesome cards from Hattie L., SC!  They are so pretty and I know our kids are going to love them.  Thank you so very much!  - Cathy, TN

9.29.18  The cutest cards arrived today - from repeat donor Cathy P.  She sent in a wide range of cards that I know the kids will adore, especially the beaver one!  Too, too cute!  I especially appreciate the envelopes she included and the overly generous donation.  That helps SO much, as any of our volunteers can attest to.  Thank you, Cathy, for your loyal support to this cause.  Hugs, jb

9/28/18  I want to express my gratitude to Crystal L. from TX who sent in 18 Halloween cards with envelopes! I have to say that the cards were so well made and such high quality! They are all truly awesome cards! I loved them so much that I’m having a hard time letting go of them!! I will send them to the kids who will love them, I promise!

I also wish to thank Andrea L. from TX for sending in 25 cards with the labels on the back and envelopes for the kids and a monetary donation. I hope she truly understands how grateful I am to her because she sent in the best cards anyone could ask for! The quality of her cards is amazing, and the coloring of the images is unreal! I think she might be a professional artist! Really!! Thank you!  


I also want to thank my teammate, Jill, for sending me some of her overstock of Fall cards! She is so kind and always wants to make sure all the kids get cards! Thank you, Jill!!  Cyndi in TX

9.27.18  Jean B. sent in the cutest Pooh cards today.  They are so colorful and cheerful.  I know the kids will love getting them.  Thank you, Jean, for your continued support.  Hugs, jb

9/26/18 - A big thank you to Rita M. from IA.  Your Christmas/winter cards are so cute and made with quality in mind.  Your donation will help bring smiles!!  Smiles, Angie S.

9.26.18  Thank you, Roberta G, for these fabulous Birthday Cards.  I love your CAS cards, and I know the kids do as well.  Your continued support means so much to me and all the kids who receive your cards.  Thank you and hugs!  jb

9.26.18  Just delivered another 325 birthday cards to Texas Children's Hospital.  Thank you to everyone who has donated cards and envelopes.  I really can not keep up with their needs without your help.  Hugs to all - jb

9.24.18  Thank you so much, Kate D. for this very timely box of cards.  My supply is awfully low right now and your cards are going to help fill my present box.  I love your cards - they always make me smile.  And I know they have the same effect on whatever child receives them.  Thank you! Hugs, jb

9.24.18  Update:  Delivered 100 birthday cards to Texas Children's Hospital today.  They are going through them very quickly and are so appreciative of everyone's donations.  You ladies are bringing so many smiles to so many people.  Thank you!  Hugs, jb

09/23/18 - OVERDUE Thank You's:

  • Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to meet up with three card makers, for lunch, who have become very special to me over these last several years. Debi B, Sybilla G and Eileen K -- they refer to themselves as the 3 Musketeers and rightly so. If I am short on anything all I need to do is reach out to them. After our lunch they proceeded to fill up my trunk with boxes and bags of cards for the kids. I also received 2 boxes (300 cards) the end of August. 
  • Beverly Y who lives in Levittown PA is like a little happy mail angel - leaving me cards in my newspaper holder. I also received cards from Beverly the end of August (all occasion). And just last week she left two packages of Halloween cards.  Beverly also keeps in contact with me as to what the needs are and always seems to appear when I need her the most.
These four ladies just continue to bless and uplift me. So a HUGE thank you to The 4 Musketeers. 
~~ Anne


09/23/18 - Thank you so very much Eileen K from Pennsburg PA for your box of 120 cards. Pumpkins, football, Peanuts gang and turkeys filled her box for the Fall and Thanksgiving. Thank you Eileen for your faithfulness and dedication to our kids. ~~ Anne

09/23/18 - Thank you to Jean B from Meadville PA who sent a package of Halloween cards which arrived on Friday. Thank you also Jean for your financial donation which really helps out with shipping. Jean made ghost and pumpkin cards with polka dots on kraft cardstock and matching ribbons which are very creative. Thanks Jean. ~~ Anne

09/23/18 - Received a box of 63 Christmas Cards from Sue C in Middleton NH on Friday. Sue's cards are very well made with great attention to detail. Reindeer, Christmas Kitties, and Snowmen just to name a few. Thank you Sue for your continued support and faithfulness. ~~ Anne

9.21.18  Thank you, Kayte W.,  Your works of art arrived and they are, as usual, amazing.  I just can't thank you enough for all your support and awesome cards.  You bring so much joy to so many people,  Thank you.  Hugs, jb

9/20/18  Thank you!  I have just learned how to post these here, and have MANY thank yous for 18 cards from Patricia Moyes, VA; two amazing boxes from Jo Blackford, WA totalling 101 cards and a $donation ; 43 from Elaine Thomas, AZ;  25 cards and $donation from Lenora Scott, MO; 46 from Khanh Andrews, CA; 55 from Shari Sarbacher, ID; and 30 beautiful cards from 'cstrom' - no location. Also, some adorable cards from Mia, Greece! The smiles come from so many wonderful crafters. Thanks to all ~ Dena H. in  WA

9/19/18  I’d like to send out my thanks to Penny W. from Texas who sent me 20 Halloween cards and envelopes for the kids! All of her cards are just darling and so well made! They are absolute perfection! ~ Cyndi in TX

I also want to thank Cori L. from FL! She sent in 28 super cute cards and envelopes! She did such a great job with the cards! She even decorated the envelopes! Wow! Thank you!! The kids will love them! ~ Cyndi in TX


I also got a fabulous shipment of 40 snowman cards and envelopes from Barbara S. from CO! These snowman shaped cards are unbelievable, and the details are wonderful! Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to send them to the kids! They are going to love them! ~ Cyndi in TX

9.19.18  Thanks to repeat donor Debi K for all the cute Christmas cards that came today.  Debi's cards are colorful, upbeat and kid friendly - just the kinds of cards we are looking for.  Thanks for all your support, Debi.
And another big hug goes out to Ruby H. who saw on this blog's "needs" page exactly what I needed.  Thank you Ruby - you know your cards are wonderful and greatly appreciated by all.  And thank you for including envelopes.  That is such a big help!   Hugs, jb

09/18/18 - Received a box of Halloween and Thanksgiving cards from Jill H who lives in West Liberty OH. The kids at Nationwide Children's are going to love these sweet images and fun colorful papers and cardstock. I appreciate the fact that Jill uses heavy cardstock which stands up to all the handling of the cards from the kids. She also lines each and every card with a stitched liner (great detail). Thank you also Jill for your financial contribution which helps with shipping. ~~ Anne

09/18/18 - Received a package of cards from Joan F who lives in Worcester MA which included Halloween, Birthday and Anytime. I love Joan's card designs and her images and that means the kids are going to be smiling from ear to ear. Thanks so much Joan for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

09/18/18 - Received a package of Halloween cards from Penny W who lives in Arlington TX. Penny's cards are all "kid" friendly with bright Halloween colors. Thanks so much Penny for your continued faithfulness. ~~ Anne

9.16.18  Thanks to Penny W. and Kate D. for the boxes of cards that came today.  Both ladies make CAS cards that are so kid-friendly.  They each sent a variety of cards and included a total count as well as envelopes.  They are super helpful and thoughtful.  Thank you both!  Hugs, jb

9/15/18  Sent 225 cards --and smiles-- to the kids at Connecticut Children's Hospital! Thank you to our contributors who made this possible. Jen R, MA

9.14.18  Connie M. sent in adorable Christmas cards, full of cheer and cute animals.  The kids are going to love them.  Thank you, Connie for helping me meet my huge goal for these charities.  Hugs, jb

9.13.18  Thank you, Robin H., for the lovely variety of cards that arrived today.  The kids are going to get such a big kick out of your cheerful, colorful cards.  You always make such awesome cards and I appreciate your sharing them with these kids.  And a big thank you for the donation toward shipping - that always is appreciated.  As always, you included a total count of the cards you sent in which helps in my bookkeeping.  Thank you and huge hugs - jb


9.13.18  What beautiful fall cards from Karen S., TN!!  They are so nicely done and just gorgeous!  My hospital is going to be so excited to see all of these.  Also thank you so much, Karen for the help with postage costs!  Much appreciated!  Thank you - Cathy, TN

9.12.18  Christmas came early this year - literally.  I received Christmas cards from Ruby H, Barb R, Cathy P, Jean N, Jane L and Garlene P today.  All of these cards are helping to fill the hundreds of requests I have had for Christmas/holiday cards.  I simply could not do this without all of these wonderful donors.  Thank you so vey much!  Each of these ladies made sure to line the insides of their cards where needed and included envelopes.  Such a big help.  Big, big hugs to all.  jb

09/12/18 - A big thank you to Sherry H from Arlington VA who sent 20 adorable Halloween cards. The cutest friendliest "boo" cards, some of which were vintage cards with adorable little children dipicted. Thank you again to a former OWH card maker -- many of us go way back. ~~ Anne

9/12/18  I received a lovely box of fall cards from my first repeat card donor today! Deborah L from MO sent in the CUTEST fall and Halloween cards! They are beautifully stamped, colored and include matting layers but will still go through the mail, and so well-made. She also included fun and bright matching homemade envelopes for many of them (and regular envelopes for all the others--love that!) Thank you so much Deborah for making me laugh at the little witch who turned the wizard into a dog! I am sure the kids are going to love these cards! Jen, MA

9/11/18  Thank you to Jennifer K. from CA for the wonderful cards you sent.  Such a great variety.  And thank you for the monetary donation...that is a huge help with postage.  The cards are all so cute and well made.  Smiles, Angie S.

9/11/18 Thank you Barbara S. from CO for the Christmas cards.  Smiles, Angie S.

9.10.18  Thank you Ann B. for the box of beautiful cards that was waiting on my doorstep today. It was a tough day at work and it was such a welcome treat to go through these at the end of the day. Thanks so much -Beverly, IA

9/10/18 - Thank you Janelle K. for the super cute Halloween and fall cards.  The kids are going to love them.  Your cards are always so nice.   Smiles, Angie S.

9.10.18  Adorable cards from Grace H. and Brenda Z. arrived today.  Brenda used so many cute animals on her Christmas cards.  They are going to tickle the kids who receive them.  And Grace answered my call for Birthday and sent in lovely dimensional cards for the kids.  All of the cards came with envelopes - thank you so much for that, Ladies.  That really helps.  And thank you for you ongoing support.  You bring such joy to many, many people.  Hugs, jb

9.8.18  I feel like Christmas is here already.  Not weather-wise, that's for sure with temps still in the high 90s and low 100s.  But, in all the cards that came today.  Thank you so much, Janet B. (another  SAS4K volunteer), Barbara S. and Betty R.  They sent in the most perfect cards for the kids at TCH!  Each card is so precisely and expertly made, very kid friendly and sure to bring joy and happiness to many, many hearts.  Thank you all for your continued support.  How could any of us do this without your help?  Hugs, jb

9.8.18  Two boxes filled with beautiful cards arrived on my doorstep today!  Thank you to Pamela, GA and Barbara, CO!!  I loved looking through these cheery cards!  What talent you both have!  Thanks - Cathy, TN

9.7.18  Crystal L. makes the best cards!  And she is so sweet to share them my way.  I know the kids who get her cards will be smiling from ear to ear.  Crystal's cards are kid-friendly BIG TIME.  They are colorful and extremely well made.  Thank you Crystal for continuing to share your talents with others.  Hugs, jb

9.6.18  A box of awesome cards from Kayte W. arrived today.  Kayte's cards are so wonderful, they always make my heart sing.  I know the kids love her artwork as much as I do.  Thank you, Kayte, for these amazing creations!  Hugs, jb

09/06/18 - Thank you Marsha D from Everson WA for your 30 cards. Marsha sent a variety of cards mostly Fall/Thanksgiving cards and adhered the SAS4KIDS label on the back which I so appreciate because it saves me a huge amount of time. Thanks again Marsha for your repeat donation. ~~ Anne

09/06/18 - A big thank you to Gail W from Hillsboro OH for the adorable Halloween cards she sent. She used the most adorable stickers (that she found at the dollar store), digis and stamps to create her cards. Thanks Gail. I appreciate you. ~~ Anne

9.5.18  New donor Cathy P. from Texas sent in really cute cards today.  There are various themes that I know the kids will enjoy.  Thank you, Cathy, for sharing your talents with SAS4K.  Hugs, jb

9.4.18  Cori L. and Ruby H. sent in some adorable cards for the kids.  Cori's frog cards with googlie eyes just crack me up.  I know the kids will love them.  And Ruby sent in some Christmas cards which are always welcome!  Thank you ladies for your super cards and on-going support.  Hugs, jb

9/4/18  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to Paula A. from CA who sent in 140 cards and envelopes for the kids! Her cards are all so well thought out and the quality of the cards is fantastic! These cards are all wonderful! Thank you so much!!! Cyndi in TX


9/4/18  A huge Thank you goes out to Mia from Greece who sent 34 darling cards, tags and postcards for the kids! They are all so wonderful and super cute! Cyndi in TX

9/1/18 Shipped This past I was having trouble with my internet connection, but I shipped 4 boxes of cards, one to each of my hospitals! :)  Boxes were filled with Fall, and general cards! :)  Thank you all for being such generous givers! :)   Janet Kay, IL & IN

9.1.18  Repeat donor Lenora S. sent in what my hospital needs - Get Well cards.  These are going to be really appreciated by the staff as well as the patients, Lenora.  Thank you for always sending in exactly what I need.  Hugs, jb

8.31.18  I just mailed off a box of 295 cards.  Thank you card makers, for helping with cards and donations.  That's a LOT of smiles going out!  jb

8.31.18  Repeat donor Debi K. sent in adorable birthday and Christmas cards.  Debi's cards are so very colorful and well made.  I like the way she uses layers to bring focus to her images - I know these will be loved by all who receive them.  Thank you, Debi, for your continued support and the lovely donation. It will help big time with postage.   Hugs, jb

8.31.18  Karen S., TN sent some beautiful fall cards today!  Our kids are going to have a very hard time choosing from this lovely assortment.  Thank you, Karen! - Cathy, TN

8.30.18  More wonderful birthday cards arrived today, these from Sandy J.  They are colorful, kid-friendly and just perfect for the kids at Tex. Child. Hosp.  Thank you, Sandy, for your continued support.  These cards will surely bring many smiles to many hearts.  Hugs, jb

8.29.18  Huge thanks to Betty R., Vickie E., Hodya M., Roberta G. and Barbara R. for making my day!  They all responded to my plea for birthday cards - Tex Child Hospital is going to be thrilled with all the wonderful cards coming their way.  The designs are all so different - each card maker has her own take on things but they are all colorful, cheerful and kid-friendly.  Exactly what the doctor ordered.  And thank you, Hoyda, for the lovely donation.  It will help get boxes of cards out to so many.  You ladies are the best!  Hugs, jb

8.28.18  Kayte W. sent the most amazing cards today.  Her cards are works of art and I know they bring huge smiles to many, many people.  Thank you Kayte, for your continued support and friendship.  Hugs, jb

8/28/18 - Thank you to Breana B. from Norwood, MA, for 170 cards of all varieties! Some spectacular Christmas/Winter cards with bright snowflakes, some intricate folding cards that can be easily displayed, many cards for older kids, and lots of bright and cheerful messages. No email address provided so I hope she finds this post. Thank you! Jen R, MA

8.27.18  A box of awesome cards from Kate D. arrived today.  They are so colorful and full of cheer!  All themes for all ages.  Thank you Kate for your continued support.  Your cards are always so professionally made and so well designed.  You are one talented lady!
And I received cards all the way from Greece!  Thank you, Mia, for thinking of the kids over this way. I still think you should start doing this locally for one of the hospitals in Athens!  You would find it very rewarding!  Hugs to both of these wonderful ladies - jb

8.25.18  What would we all do without our wonderful cardmaking friends?  Repeat donors Lenora S. and Garlene P. sent me the cutest, most colorful cards for Texas Children's Hospital.  They are guaranteed to cheer up all those kids undergoing treatment.  I know I speak for all the volunteers when I say we simply could not spread so much joy without all of your help and support.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Hugs, jb

8.23.18   I just had so much fun going through cards that Ruby H. and Melissa J. sent in.  Both are repeat donors and both create such wonderful, colorful cards.  They seem to know exactly what a sick child needs and their cards are sure to bring smiles to everyone who receives one.  Thank you, ladies, for your continued support.  Hugs, jb

8.22.18  Hugs and thanks to Grace H., Betty R., Cori L. and Jennifer K. who all sent in fabulous cards.  Each one responded to my plea for Christmas and birthday cards.  And what a wonderful collection.  They are colorful, kid-friendly and sure to bring smiles to everyone who gets one.  A super big hug to Jennifer who sent in a generous donation to help with costs.  Thank each and every one of you - you are all talented card makers.  Thank you for sharing.  Hugs, jb

8/22/18  Super big thank you to Jennifer K. from CA who send in 40 super cute cards and a donation for the kids! Her card are all so cute and sweet! I appreciate how she made them basically one layered cards so they are nice for mailing! Thank you so much, Jennifer! ~Cyndi in Texas

8.21.18  Thanks to repeat donor Debi K. who sent in a boxful of Christmas cards.  YAY!  Just what I need.  Debi sent in both teen cards and adult cards, all for Christmas.  I love the way she uses different colors for these cards and not just red and green. I know whomever gets these will be tickled pink.  Also, thank you for enclosing envelopes - that is such a big help.  Can't thank you enough for your support and cards.  Hugs, jb

8/20/18 - Thank you Claudia S. for sending me a good start to my Halloween and fall cards. These were some of the cutest cards I could imagine!  Your baby cards for my NICU were just precious and will become treasured keepsakes for the parents I'm sure.

8/20/18 – Welcoming me to my new home last Tuesday were 4 packages of cards! Deborah L. from MO sent 15 all occasion and birthday cards with colorful, homemade envelopes along with labels to make sure the Post Office can read the addresses if they go through the mail. Her dark colored cards were lined with pretty corner-punched liners, making them even more special. Darlene D. from FL sent 15 cards as well and a sweet note—thanks to her, I now have a great start on all sorts of upcoming Holidays! Kennedy R. in MN sent in a pack of all occasion cards, and a donor who wished to remain anonymous sent a large number of fun and uplifting cards. She apparently likes Lawn Fawn, MFT and Newton’s Nook as much as I do. The next day I received a large parcel from the campers at the Kaleidoscope Worship Arts and Mission camp. Lots of fun and encouraging messages from this group! 
A BIG thank you to Sharon H of KS who sent 206(!) cards, which I received on Thursday. (It was like Christmas around here!) Each card was unique and made with care. So many different designs covering birthdays, thank you, blank and thinking of you, suitable for all ages and genders – I know they are going to bring huge smiles! 
And a special thank you to Janet Kay for starting me off with a box of cards, which I sent to CT Children’s Hospital in July, and also for her technical assistance and overall guidance!
 Thank you all so much for such a great start!  Jen R, MA


8/19/18  Thank you goes out to Lenora S. of MO who once again out did herself and sent 25 fabulous cards for the kids! Some of her cards were super fun with tons of tags and sizes! Very sweet! Plus she sent in a donation to help with shipping costs! Thank you, Lenora!  ~Cyndi in Texas

8/19/18  Also, a big thank you to Kennedy R. from MN who sent in 66 darling cards of all types for the kids! They were all very sweet! Thanks, Kennedy! ~Cyndi in Texas


8/19/18  Thank you to our volunteer Jill from Texas, who passed along a wonderful group of cards from Debi K. These cards were exactly what my hospital ordered – Congrats, you are going home cards! They specifically asked for these cards to help celebrate when one of the kids gets released from the hospital and go home! Thank you so much, Debi! Your 16 going home cards are perfect and so well made! Yay! ~Cyndi in Texas

08/17/18  Nice package of cards from Kennedy, MN.  The cards are all so colorful and bright - our kids are going to love them!  Thanks - Cathy, TN

08/17/18 - Received quite the assortment from Claudia S who lives in Florida. Included were much needed Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving cards as well as cards for older kids and encouragement and birthday. Thank you so much for your beautiful well made cards Claudia. ~~ Anne

8.16.18  Hugs to Betty R and Robin H for the cards I got in today's mail.  Both of these ladies are repeat donors who make the most colorful and kid-friendly cards.  I know they are well received because they make me smile as I sort and pack them.  And thank you, Robin, for the very generous donation towards shipping costs. It helps as I send out  all the boxes each month.  Hugs to you both!  jb

08/16/18 - Thanks so much Lenora S from Springfield MO who sent in 25 Fall/Autumn and Halloween cards. I appreciate these cards so much because I have so few. Thank you for your help. The kids always love your cute images and sentiments. Also thank you for your financial contribution. ~~ Anne

08/16/18 - Hedgehogs, watermelons, bears, flowers, bees, surfboards and butterflies were knocking at my door when Beverly Y of Levittown PA dropped off her adorable 38 cards for our kids. Thanks Beverly for your loyalty. I so appreciate you. ~~ Anne

08/16/18 - Linda W. from Des Moines IA send in 12 Halloween cards, earlier this month. Thank you Linda for always thinking of the kids and sending in your lovely cards. I appreciate your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

08/16/18 - Earlier this month I received a package of Halloween cards from Hattie L who lives in Anderson SC. Thanks Hattie for helping to put smiles on our kids faces. ~~ Anne

08/16/18 - It seems Mia from Greece (who was also a guest designer on our current challenge) has been very busy making cards for our kids. I received a lovely package of cards as well. Thank you so very much Mia. ~~ Anne

8/16/18  Today I received a lovely package of cards all the way from Greece!  Thank you so much for your hard work, Mia!  These cards are extra beautiful!  Thank you, Cathy TN

8.15.18  Many, many thanks to repeat card makers Kayte, Lenora, Kay and Vickie.  You ladies are super to continue to support these charities with your awesome cards.  And a big hug to all of you for including envelopes.  That helps so much as I box up cards for mailing.
I couldn't do all this without the help of people like yourselves!  Hugs, jb

8/10/18-Received some great cards from Lisa Simokatis of IL :)  Lisa sent Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and some general cards in her box! :)  Thank you Lisa for the lovely cards, the kids will love these! :)  Janet Kay, IL

8/10/18 - I received a wonderful package of cards from Lenora S. this week. She was kind enough to include a donation for postage as well. Thanks so much Lenora for the darling cards and donation. You've inspired me to get busy making fall cards myself.  Beverly B. in IA.

8/10/18 - Thank you to Sally W. for the Halloween cards.  The kids will certainly love them.  Smiles, Angie S.

08/09/18 – Received a box from repeat donor Mary Payne in FL. Her cards are so professional with multiple layers and adorable characters with the cutest wording. Thank you for the time and talent put into making these wonderful cards. Angie M in AL

8/8/18 - Thank you Lenora S. for sending fall/halloween cards.  She also included a donation for postage.  Thank you again.  Smiles, Angie S.

08/08/18 –   Longtime and loyal donor Lenora Scott of MO sent in some really cute cards as well as a generous donation to help with shipping. Thank you for thinking of the kids! Angie M in AL
  
8.8.18  Super card maker Kayte sent in fall cards.  Love her cards as they are always so professionally made.  And Kayte always sends in envelopes.  Thank you, Kayte, for your continued support.  Hugs, jb

8.8.18-Received today from Lenora, MO.  How will they decide on a fall or Halloween card when they are all beautiful??  Also thank you Lenora for the donation to help with postage!  Great job, Lenora!  - Cathy, TN

8.3.18  Thank you to new donor Hattie L. for the cards she sent in today.  I know a lot of time and effort went into these cards and they will be enjoyed by many.  Hugs, jb


08/02/18 – Mailed off another box of wonderful cards to Children’s of Alabama. Thank you to all who made this possible! Angie M in AL

8.2.18 I just spent an enjoyable few minutes going through cards that came from two repeat donors, Sue C. and Grace H. today.  These ladies always send in such cute, cheerful cards.  I got a variety of themes from each of them today that are sure to bring smiles to so many.  Thank both of you wonderful ladies for your continued support.  Hugs, jb

8.1.18  Thank you, Jane L. for the adorable fall and Halloween cards that arrived today.  Your cards are so colorful, so cute, so kid-friendly.  And lined!  Thank you for lining each card on the inside for easier writing and for including envelopes.  All this helps me sort and box all the cards that come in.  Your rock!  Hugs, jb

7.31.18  Thank you to a new donor, Debi K. from Pasadena. Texas, just down the road from me.  Of course, "Down the road" in Texas is still quite some distance away.  Anyway, Debi sent in awesome cards, so cheerful, so colorful, so kid -friendly.  Welcome to our little family, Debi.  Your cards will bring many a smile to many a heart!  Hugs, jb

7/31/18  Thank you, Elizabeth H. for the lovely box of fall and Halloween cards!  They are awesome and going to delight a group of children.  Thank you, - Cathy C. TN


7.30.18  I don't know how all you donors do it, but each batch of cards is cuter and better than the last.  A big thanks to repeat card makers Deborah B., Brenda Z. and Marilynn S. for the adorable cards I got today.  Hallmark has nothing on these ladies.  Their work is clean, professional and oh so kid-friendly.  Thank you all for helping to bring so many smiles to so many hearts!  Hugs, jb

7.29.18  Repeat donors Kate D. and Connie M. sent in the cutest cards.  A little bit of this theme, a little bit of that.  But mostly, Christmas!  Their cards are always so well made, colorful and kid friendly.  Just what the doctor ordered, so to speak!  LOL  And newbie donor Lori B. sent in her first batch.  She is the daughter of another of my donors so the creativity gene didn't fall far from the tree.  She also uses bright cheerful colors which will guarantee smiles from all who receive her cards.  Thank you to all three ladies - you make this journey possible.  Hugs, jb

7.28.18  A big Thank you to Sandy J. and Carol G. for the awesome cards they sent me.  Both of these ladies sent in the most cheerful, colorful cards - in many different themes.  I especially appreciate the Christmas cards coming in so early.  Never too early to think 1000+ plus cards, right?  Thank you both for you continued support.  Hugs, jb

7.26.18  Barbara R. sent in the fall-iest cards!  They are so colorful and full of fall vibes.  Thank you for your continued support, Barb.  And Betty R. also sent in fall cards.  Since fall and Christmas are the themes I need right now, they certainly are coming in handy.  Betty's cards, like Barb's, use different card folds which always add to the interest of the cards.  Thank you both so much.  I couldn't do this without you.  Hugs, jb

7/26/18 - A big thank you to Grace Hipwell for sending cards.  Smiles, Angie S.

7.23.18  Thank you, Ruby H., for these wonderful fall cards.  Just what I need - kid friendly and colorful.  Your coloring is perfect.  Thank you for your continued support.  Hugs, jb

07/22/18 – Received a package of cute cards from Hattie Lever of SC. Thank you so much for supporting our kids! Angie M in AL 


07/21/18 - On Saturday July 14th I received 100 beautiful cards from  Kimberly Laws a very faithful card maker who lives in Jackson NJ. Kim makes the most unique 3D cards for the kids with matching embellished envelopes. This batch also contained 3x3 cards which are great for the little ones - they love these cards because they are just their size and easy for them to handle and carry around. Thanks also goes to Kim for her financial donation which helps with shipping. Thanks again Kim. ~~ Anne

7.20.18  Thanks to Lenora S. for all the wonderful cards she sent in.  Lenora makes cards with such different and interesting folds.  I am inspired by her creativity and thank her for sharing these cards with us.  Hugs, jb

7.19.18  Hodya M. sent in art work today.  Some may call them cards, but each hand created watercolor card is fit for framing.  These are so unique and will certainly cheer many a heart.  And Penny W. sent in amazing cards.  She just learned the sunburst design and had a lot of fun making Halloween cards with it.  A big thank you to both for sharing your awesome talents with these kids.  I also want to say how much help it is when you send in a total count of the cards in the box.  Thank you.  Hugs, jb

7/19/18  Thank you so much to Hattie L., SC for her lovely package of cards today!  It was so exciting for me to open and see such beautiful handiwork.  I know our kids are going to love them!  Thanks again! - Cathy, TN

7.18.18  Received cards from Roberta G. and Beverly B. today.  Both are fabulous card makers and I love getting cards from them.  Roberta uses a very heavy weight cardstock for her bases and it makes for such a professional look.  Her Halloween cards are awesome.  And Beverly shared some adorable Frankenstein cards.  They are sure to make the kids laugh. Thank both of you lovely ladies for donating cards to my charities.  Hugs, Jill

7.16.18  Repeat donor Kayte W. sent in more of her awesome creations - the cutest Halloween cards.  The kids are just going to love all the cheerful images and colors.  Thank you, Kayte, for you continued support.  And big thanks also to Kate D. and Robin H. for their continued support as well.  Just opened boxes of cards from each of them.  Robin sent in Thank You cards to help my depleted stock of those cards and Kate sent in such adorable Halloween cards.  Yep, still begging for Halloween cards.....  I feel so blessed to have such great ladies creating cards for me.  Not just these three, but all of you who continue to send in your cards.  Thank you so much!  Hugs, jb

7/12/18-Shipped on 7/9/18.  I forgot to post here that I sent out 4 boxes of cards, one to each of my hospitals, thanks to all of you! :)  I see that several of our donors are doubling up and sending to more than one volunteer!  Thank you so much to everyone who has sent me cards so that I can share your wonderful works of heart with children who are in need of smiles! :)   Janet Kay, IL

7/12/18-Received 15 cards from Ruby Haugen of MN :)  Thank you Ruby, your Fall cards are wonderful for our kids and they will be greatly enjoyed! :)  Ruby has sent in my first Fall cards! :)  I'm so excited to see a new Season approaching....really....I hate hot and I love Spring and Fall! :)
Janet Kay, IL

7.12.18  Thanks to repeat donor Betty R. for all the cards she sent in.  Betty makes the most colorful and kid-friendly Halloween cards!  I know they are going to be loved by all.  Thank you for your continued support, Betty!  Hugs, jb

7.11.18  Thank you Barbara R and Vickie E for the cards that came today.  I appreciate your helping me with Halloween and Christmas cards as those are the two themes I am most desperate for.  Of course the other cards you sent are also appreciated - they will all cheer many a child.  I am truly grateful for all cards.  Thank you for your continued support!  Hugs, jb

7/7/18 - A big thank you to Grace H. from Florida for sending cards.  Smiles, Angie S.

7/7/18-Received three boxes of cards yesterday :)  Thank you Brenda Zellner of WI, Lisa Simokaitis of IL, and Geri Dean of MN! :) All of these cards are wonderful and have helped me replenish some of my stock, thank you all for continuing to support our kids! :)   Janet Kay, IL

7.7.18  Thank you, Crystal L, Marilynn S and Garlene P for the awesome cards I received today.  All of the cards are so cheerful and kid-friendly.  I know they will bring huge smiles to everyone who gets them.  I so appreciate all the hard work and time these cards took.  Your attention to detail is amazing.  Also, a big thank you for including envelopes.  You gals are wonderful to continue to support our efforts to lighten others' hearts.  Hugs, jb

7.6.18  Thank you to repeat donor Donna G and new donor Grace H for the cards I received today.  Both ladies make such lovely cards - clean lines, great use of colors.  Grace found SAS4K through the article in Woman's World.  Thank both of you for your support of SAS4K.  Hugs, jb


07/05/18 – With the help of our donors, another box full of wonderful cards was sent to Children’s of Alabama today. I expect there will be a bountiful array of happy faces. Blessings to all!! Angie M in AL

7.5.18  A big 'ol Texas hug to Rita M, Kate D, Jane L, Penny W, Brenda Z, Sandy J and Connie M. for answering my SOS regarding Thank You cards.  All of these wonderful ladies rushed cards to me for Texas Children's Hospital.  All of you rock!  And Sandy, thank you for the lovely donation toward shipping.  This really helps.  Hugs to all of you fabulous creative ladies!  jb


07/02/18 – Received packages from Robin Hayworth of NY along with a generous donation and Penny Wierzbicki of TX. Both of these loyal donors keep us all stocked with lovely cards. Thank you both for your continued support! Angie M in AL

7/2/18-I also received a box from Penny Wierzbicki of TX! :)  And a box from Robin Hayworth of NY! :)  These ladies are really getting around! :)  Thank you ladies for your cards and generosity! :)
Janet Kay, IL

07/02/18 - Awesome is all I can say about Penny W from Arlington TX who sent in 50 all occasion cards. Her backgrounds are exquisite and I know how long it took her because it takes a whole lot of patience waiting (watching -- haha) for them to dry. I am sure lots of gesso was used on her cards as well as paints and inks. I love these cards because when I am short on themes I grab Penny's cards and add a sentiment/image and I am good to go. Thank you so very much Penny for your faithfulness to ALL of the shippers. ~~ Anne

 7.2.18  I received wonderful cards from several repeat donors today - Ruby H., Barbara R., Kate D. and Carole G.  Each of these wonderful ladies helped me reach my goal of 250 Thank You cards for Texas Children's Hospital.  They will be delivered soon and I know they will be thrilled with the creative efforts of all the card makers who sent in cards.  This goal could not have been reached if not for the wonderful work of so many.  Thank all of you for your continued support.  Hugs, jb

7/2/18  Penny W., TX must be a very busy lady!  I got 50 gorgeous blank cards from her.  They are awesome.  I would love to know how she did them!  And then another package filled with beautiful cards from Jane M., GA.  I love the creative use of materials on her cards!  Thank you again, Penny and Jane! - Cathy C., TN

7/2/18  A great big thank you goes out to repeat donor, Robin H. from New York, NY as she sent in 50 super cute and darling cards with envelopes for the kids! Her cards are always so perfect and I love how they are always so well made! She was also super generous and sent in a monetary donation to help with shipping! Thank you very much!


I’d also like to send out a great big thank you to repeat donor, Penny W. from Arlington, TX as she sent in 50 blank cards and envelopes for the kids! She made all the cards with these super cool backgrounds but left them completely blank so they can be used for anything! Great idea! She has inspired me to make some for my stash too! I don’t know how she made them but they feel very cool to the touch, like water color! Thank you so much!  Cyndi in TX

6.30.18  Wow, Penny W., TX sent me 50 cards today.  To call them cards is really an understatement; they are works of art. Thank you so much, Penny. - Beverly, IA

6.30.18  Donna L. also came to my rescue with her perfect Thank You cards.  Donna pays attention to every little detail and produces professional cards every time.  I am so grateful that she shares her talents with us.  And a big shout out to Penny W. who not only sent a huge box of cards to me but tells me she sent boxes to other volunteers as well.  Penny has such fun with creating her own backgrounds.  Her color choices are always a surprise - a pleasant one, of course.  Thank you, Penny, for all the time you spend on creating cards for our kids.  You both rock!  Hugs, jb

6.29.18  A big 'ol hug to Lenora S. and Robin H. for sending me badly needed Thank You cards.  They included other themes as well, but concentrated on TY cards as that is what I need right now.  And Robin was sweet to include a donation.  That helps off set postage and I really appreciate her thoughtfulness.  I could not meet the requests of my charities if not for the likes of you guys.  You are awesome, as are your cards.  Hugs, jb

6.28.18  Repeat donor Connie M. sent in cards today.  She sent a variety of cards and her pull-out ones are very intriguing.  Thank you, Connie, for all the work that went into these cards.  They are sure to bring smiles to many.  Hugs, jb

6/27/18-Received a great package of cards from Andrea LaVigne of TX :)  Thank you Andrea for these wonderful Summer cards, so cute! :)  And thank you to Andrea's mother, Patricia LaVigne for a donation for shipping! :)   Janet Kay, IL

6.23.18  Thank you, Betty R., for the cute cards that came today.  Betty's spacemen cards are so cute and quite appropriate for "the little fellow".  I know they will go over big time.  Thanks for your continued support, Betty.  Hugs, jb

6.20.18 Even in the pouring rain I got cards delivered today.  Sandy J. of GA. sent in some really cute cards.  Her Halloween cards are so funny, and not at all scary.  She also sent in quite a few masculine cards, which are always needed and appreciated.  Thank you, Sandy, for helping in our mission of bringing joy to others.  Hugs, jb

06/18/18 – Mary Payne in FL has come through once again with some delightful cards for the kids. Her cards are so cute with layering, lining and attention to detail. Thanks so much for all the time you put into each and every card!. Angie M in AL

6.18.18  Imagine my surprise when I came back home from attending a conference and found almost 100 cards waiting for me!.  Thank you Maria, MN and Penny, TX. Your cards were wonderful.    Beverly, IA

6.17.18  Garlene P. sent in a box of cards that made me smile all over my face.  Her sayings just crack me up - so I know they will for sure bring many smiles to many people.  Thank you, Garlene, for your continued support.  You are the best!  Hugs, jb

6.17.18  Kate D. mailed a box of wonderful cards - mostly masculine.  I love her clean lines and varied themes.  Thank you, Kate, for your continued support.  Hugs, jb

6/16/18 - Thank you Joan F from Worcester MA for your lovely card assortment. I appreicate the attention to detail and "KID" theme in all of your cards. Thank you also for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

6/15/18 - Thank you Penny W from TX for your wonderful box of 70 cards. I appreciate the baby cards you made. It is a wonderful assortment and exactly what I needed. Thank you for your faithfulness in making cards for SAS4KIDS. The kids across the country are smiling. ~~ Anne

6.14.18  Thank you, Melissa J. for this box full of lovely cards.  There are so many varieties of themes as well as techniques.  And one entire section of MALE cards.  Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing you talents with these charities. We appreciate your support very, very much!   Hugs, jb

6/11/18-Received a small box of cards and a donation from Sandy Borsheim of MN :)  Thank you Sandy, you are generous and your cards are just what I asked for! :)   Janet Kay

6/11/18-Received from Penny Wierzbicki of Tx :)  Thank you Penny it seems you are getting around on our volunteer circuit! :)  I have a wonderful package of cards for my hospitals, full of great male cards and other misc ones! :)  The kids will really enjoy these! :)   Janet Kay IL

6.11.18  Penny W. is one busy artist!  I, too, received a large box of cards from her and loved the way she used scraps, scraps and more scraps to make them.  Love using papers that are too small for card backs to make card fronts.  Way to go, Penny!  Hugs, jb

06/11/18 – Received a package of super cute cards from repeat and loyal donor Penny Wierzbicki in TX. As always, thanks so much! Angie M in AL

6/11/18  I received 57 lovely cards from Penny W., TX.  They are going to bring lots of smile to our children!  Thank you, Penny!  - Cathy, TN

 6/9/18-Received a box from Donna Wakefield of IN :)  Thank you Donna, the kids are going to love these cards! :)  Summer themes, animals and cameras, perfect! :)   Janet Kay IL

6.9.18  Huge thanks to both Kayte W. and Hodya M. for the fabulous cards they sent.  These are two very talented ladies and I am so appreciative of their continued support.  Both use heavy duty cardstock for their cards and include envelopes. This make my task of sorting and boxing so much easier.  Hodya included a very nice donation towards shipping costs- thank you and many hugs.  What would any of us volunteers do without our amazing card makers?  Thank you one and all.  Hugs, jb

6/8/18  Thank you goes out to Seletta H. from Gainesville, FL who sent in 20 delightful cards for the kids! Awesome! Thanks! ~Cyndi, TX


6/8/18  And another thank you goes out to Lenora S. from Springfield, MO who is a repeat donor and sent in 25 wonderful cards for the kids along with a lovely note to our volunteers thanking us for what we do! She also added that she appreciated that we post the types of cards we need so she can send us what we need for the kids! She is so kind and generous! Thank you, Lenora!  ~Cyndi, TX

6/7/18-Received from Trish Cudney of MN a great box of cards! :)  Trish did a wonderful job of coloring her cards, and used fun papers with great colors, perfect for our kids! :)  Lots of love in this box, thank you Trish! :)   Janet Kay IL

6/6/18 - Thank you Lenora S who lives in Springfield MO for your 25 lovely kid friendly all occasion cards. Thank you also for your encouraging words which keeps me going. 
~~ Anne

6.6.18  Thank you, Marilyn S, of Tx, for my first Halloween cards!  They are so festive and kid-friendly.  I especially love the box cards you make.  Wish I had your patience!  I know these are going to make many a recipient laugh out loud.   Hugs, jb

06/05/18 – Mailed another box of cards to Children’s of Alabama. Thanks to all who made this possible! Also received cards from Seletta Henry in FL and Lenora Scott in MO. Beautiful cards and a wonderful variety of styles. Thanks to you both to helping out at Children’s of Alabama. Angie M in AL

6/5/18  Sending my thanks to my most recent donors - Lenora S.of MO and Corine L. of FL. There were some darling cards from those two. I have a pretty good inventory thanks to all those who have started me out with SAS4kids. - Beverly, IA

6/4/18-Shipped- 4 boxes of cards to my hospitals here in IL and IN! :)  Thank you to all donors who made this possible! :)  There were over 450 Father's Day and a mixed selection of cards shipped out to bring smiles to kids, and dad's faces! :)  You all are the best! :)   Janet Kay IL

6/4/18-Received three boxes and packages today! :)  Thank you to Debbie Essay of PA, Lenora Scott of MO, and fellow volunteer, Jill Blasche of TX! :)  Thank you all for your wonderful cards, lots of variety and also masculine cards from Jill in TX! :)  Janet Kay IL

6/4/18  Thank you to Janelle K. of SD.  Love getting your cards to share...so cute and well made.  Smile, Angie S.

6/4/18  A big thank you to Robin Hayworth for your wonderful cards and shipping donation.  The kiddos are going to love them.  Smile, Angie S.

6/4/18  Thank you Lenora S. of MO.  I also received super adorable cards!  Loved the creativity.  Smile, Angie S.

6.4.18  Lenora S. of MO has been one busy lady.  I also got cards from her today.  She is experimenting with different folds and designs, some of which I have not seen before.  Way to go, Lenora!  Thank you for your continued support and adorable cards!  Hugs, jb

6/4/18  I love the cards that Lenora S., MO sent!  They are absolutely wonderful!  I would love to see the faces of the children when they see these!  - Cathy, TN

6.2.18 Betty R. of KS sent is such a lovely assortment of cards, some of which are masculine!  Betty creates the prettiest, most professional cards and I am so thankful she shares her talents with our charities.  She made the most adorable fold out circus card which I know will bring giggles to whomever gets it.  Thank you, Betty, for your continued support.  Hug, jb

6/1/18-Received a box from Robin Hayworth of NY :)  Thank you Robin for the great cards and your donation for shipping! :)  Lots of cute new animal cards, love them! :)   Janet Kay IL

6/1/18-Received a box of 4th of July cards from Ruby Haugen of MN :)  Ruby's cards are always so cute and kid friendly:)  Thank you Ruby for sharing with us! :)   Janet Kay IL

6.1.18  Just as the school year was coming to a close I received a package of 50 cards from the Aplington Eelementary School 4th graders. They were participating in a national letter writing and card activity. What a wonderful way to reach out to other kids.  Thank you! - Beverly, IA

5.31.18  Thank you Debora B. of FL for the incredible cards she sent.  Debora uses high quality card stock for her bases along with colorful envelopes - this combination makes the cards so professional.  I know the recipients are going to love getting these works of art.  Hugs, jb

5.30.18  Thank you, Ginny B., a local card maker and friend, who dropped off masculine birthday cards .  As usual, they are just what I need.  Thanks for sharing, Ginny.  Hugs, jb

5/30/18  Wonderful Father's day cards came today from Jill B., TX!  Thank you so much for sharing these lovelies with me! - Cathy, TN

5/30/18  Thank you to Robin H., from NY for the lovely box of 50 cards and a postage donation!  The cards are wonderful and I know all our kids will enjoy them! - Cathy, TN

5.30.18  Thank you so much to Penny W. from Arlington, TX for sending 80 wonderful cards for the kids! Her cards are all so adorable and great for kids of all ages!! Thanks, Penny! ~Cyndi, TX

5.29.18  Just got a lovely donation in the mail from Barbara R. today.  This really helps off-set the cost of postage - thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Hugs, jb

5.26.18 A big thank you to Barbara R. and Robin H. for the cutest cards.  I know they will be loved by the kids because I grinned when I saw them - they are so colorful and kid-friendly.  And a big hug to Robin for her donation to help with shipping costs. Everything you ladies do, from the envelopes, to the donations, to the lining of the insides of the cards means so much to so many.  Thank you for your continued support.  Hugs, jb

5/26/18-Received 2 packages and one box today :)  Thank you Cyndie Reis of CA for your 15 cards and donation to help with shipping costs, much appreciated! :)  Thank you Donna Wakefield of IN for you 5 adorable baby cards! :)  And thank you to Lee Mae Elkins of WA for her box of anticipated Father's Day cards! :)  Now I'm ready to box up my shipments of Father's Day cards! :)  All cards are wonderful, thank you all for being repeat donors! :)   Janet Kay, IL

5.25.18 I just opened a box full of masculine cards sent in by Kayte W. of LA.  Kayte made various themed cards - all masculine, all ages groups.  You rock, Kayte!  Well done and greatly appreciated!  I also received some wonderful cards from Cori L. of FL.  Her cards are fabulous.  She uses heavy card stock for her cards which makes them look so professional.  Thank you, Cori.    Hugs, jb

5/25/18 - I received 3 lovely bundles of cards from Locknado, FLA today.  They are so nice and I know our kids will definitely enjoy them.  Thank you so much. - Cathy, TN

5/24/18 - I have been blessed to have three beautiful women (The Three Musketeers) who consistently help replenish my card supply. They are Sybilla G from Gilbertsville PA, Eileen Koffroth from Pennsburg PA and Debi Brile from Pottstown PA. This last box (110 cards) included Encouragement cards and Father's Day cards. Thank you ladies for your kindness and continued faithfulness. "One for all and all for one!" ~~ Anne

5/24/18 - Beverly Y from Levittown PA dropped of 54 Thank You cards. Thanks Beverly for your faithfulness and your beautiful cards. Beverly uses high quality card stock and her stamping is impeccable. St. Christopher's and Nationwide Children's will be loving these cards as much as I do. Thanks again, Beverly. ~~ Anne

5/24/18 - Penny W from Arlington TX always makes me smile when I open her box of cards. Her all occasion cards are beautiful -- she uses her mixed media skills on each and every one. I also appreciate that she enclosed some older teen cards for boys this time.  Maxine (the cartoon) has been a model of mine for years and when I saw Maxine plastered all over one card I laughed out loud. Thanks Penny. ~~ Anne

5/24/18 - Received a package of cards from Pamela Lee who lives in Mineral Bluff GA! She had an encouragement pull out tag on each card and decorated the inside of each card as well. Also each card had a coordinated colored envelope. Thanks for your attention to detail Pamela. ~~ Anne

5.23.18  It is said that things happen in threes.  I received three more boxes of cards today.  Thank you to Donna L. of OH, Ginny B. from my neighborhood and Penny W., also of Tx.  Donna is a new donor to me and her cards are awesome.  So glad she is sharing her creations with these kids.  Ginny and Penny continue to support these charities with their fabulous cards.  Penny sent in an entire box of masculine cards.  Her use of colors and papers is spot on to make the cards look "manly".  Thank all of you ladies for sharing your talents.  Hugs, jb

5/22/18  Thank you to Debora Brosseau of FL for the cards.  They were all very nice and greatly appreciated.  Smile, Angie S.

5.21.18  I have three repeat card makers to thank today for sending in amazing cards...Marilynn S., Debora B. and Sherry H.  Their cards are so cute - they are sure to bring smiles to so many.  Sherry was sweet and sent in a donation to help offset postage and that is always appreciated.  Marilynn groups her cards and places them into plastic bags within the box - as it has been raining here in Houston, that saved moisture from accidently ruining some of the cards (that has happened in the past, unfortunately.  Sometimes the mailman leaves the box on my front porch and the rain seeps into the box  :-(  ).  And Debora checked the "Needs" page before making cards so she sent in exactly what I needed.  Thanks to all these lovely "friends" who continue to support our efforts to bring smiles to others.  Hugs to all, jb

5/21/18  Thank you to Penny Wierzbicki of TX and Donna Latta of OH for the wonderful cards!  I received a variety of much needed cards.  Smile Angie S. 

 5/21/18-Received two packages of cards today :)  One from Jennifer Kubo of CA and one from a new donor, Martha Bricker also of CA :)  Thank you ladies for the great cards, these will make the kids happy! :)  Also thank you to Martha who sent a donation for shipping! :)   Janet Kay IL

5/20/18 - It's been a crazy week at my house so I am a little late in sending out thanks to Barbara in CO for the box of beautiful cards she sent. I had a lot of fun going through all of them. Thank you so much. - Beverly, IA

5/19/18-Received a box from Paula Kysilka of FL :)  Paula sent 15 gorgeous cards plus a donation for shipping! :)  Thank you Paula, I keep looking at your cards they are just so beautiful, I can hardly wait to share them with my kids! :)   Janet Kay IL

5/19/18  A huge thank you to Jennifer K., CA!!  Her box of cards are beautiful!  She even made one especially for me - how sweet is that?!  I would also like to thank her for sending a check along to help with postage and costs.  What an awesome donor! - Cathy, TN

5.19.18  I put out a call for masculine cards and have had a wonderful response.  Lenora S. sent in a batch today.  Such a variety of designs and images.  The boys/ male adults sometimes get overlooked, but now I have a great start on cards just for them.  Thank you, Lenora!  Hugs, jb

5/18/18  Such gorgeous cards from donor Barbara S., CO!!  They are absolutely precious!!  Thank you so much!  I know the kids will be delighted.  - Cathy, TN.

5.17.18  Betty R. of KS sent in adorable cards today.  Although some of her cards were smaller than the A2 size, she sent in A2 envelopes which really helps when packing the boxes up.  Thank you, Betty, for your support of our kids.  I know they will very much enjoy getting your cards.  Hugs, jb


5/16/18- Received from Ruby Haugen of MN, 15 adorable Summer cards!   Ruby hand colors her cards with pencils and makes her own envelopes :)  Thank you Ruby, your cards are always great for the kids! :)   Janet Kay IL

05/16/18 – So happy to receive a box of cards from talented repeat donor Barbara Suits in CO. Very fun cards the kids will love. Thanks sooooo much for giving to the kids. Angie M, AL

5/15/18  Thank you to Ruby Haugen of MN.  Your cards are so nice and made with quality product.  Smile, Angie S.

5/14/18-Received a package of 34 cards from Andrea La Vigne of TX :)  Andrea sent some really unique cards, some Father's Day, teen and young child, thank you Andrea, the kids and their father's will love these cards! :)   Janet Kay IL 


5/14/18 - I received a little packet of cute cards from CS in FL today. Since Blank Children's Hospital has a NICU these baby theme cards will be very welcome. Thank you, CS. - Beverly, IA

5/14/18 - Came home to find two boxes of happiness on my door step. The first was from Barbara S. who lives in Aurora CO and her use of punches blows me away. Her cards are always so cute and professional. She sent in 60 cards which included Father's Day, Any Occasion and Thank You. The second box of happiness was from Sybrina K who lives in Pickerington OH. Sybrina sent in 66 Male themed cards which all can be used for Father's Day. One of her cards, with a die cut of a screw driver and a wrench with the sentiment  "Righty-Tighty, Lefty-Loosey" -- brought back memories of my dad teaching my brothers and also my husband teaching my kids.  Thank you so very much ladies for all you do to keep making those kids smile! ~~ Anne

5/14/18  What a great surprise to find so many lovely cards from donor Vickie A., GA!!  Thank you so very much for such a grand donation!  - Cathy, TN

5/13/18  Our new donor from GA, Sandy is indeed busy!  I got a wonderful bunch of cards from her also!  She is a very talented card maker.  Thank you, Sandy. - Cathy, TN

5.12.18  New donor Sandy J. of GA sent in cards today.  She is new to SAS4K so "Welcome to the family, Sandy!"  And thank you for sharing your talents with us.  Your cards are sure to bring many a smile to many a patient.  Hugs, jb

5.12.18  Thank you to repeat donors Barbara S. of CO and Kate D. of NJ for the cards I received today.  Both women are so talented and I am honored they share their creations with the charities I support.  Each card is a work of art and sure to bring joy to those who receive them.  I am so appreciative of everyone's support.  Hugs to all.  jb

5.12.18  What a busy day yesterday.  I received two boxes of cards, one from Lenora S./Vickie E./Arlena T. of MO. who worked hard creating and boxing up a large number of cards.  The box was full of multiple themes, all of which I needed.  So many different designs, so much color, so many smiles to send out!  And Kayte W. of LA. sent in a box of her wonderful cards.  I so appreciate it when card makers line the insides of the cards and include envelopes.  That is such a big help.  Thank you ladies, for your continued support.  Hugs, jb

5/11/18 - Received super cute cards from Barbara S. of CO.  Very good quality and great ideas.  Thank you so much for the thank you cards.  They are much needed.  Thank you.  Angie S.

5.11.18  Hodya M. has been busy!  She also sent cards to me and they are just adorable, as Cathy stated below.  Hodya is a new donor to me and her cards are awesome.  She makes a beautiful watercolor card that is so cheerful.  Thank you, Hodya for the cards and donation.  You are so sweet to support our kids.  And Kayte W. of LA has been burning the candle at both ends.  She sent another box of cards my way.  Kayte is so talented and thoughtful.  She always asks what themes I need and then sends beautifully made cards.  Thank you, Kayte, for all your support in bringing so many smiles to others.  Hugs to you both - jb

5/10/18-Received 22 cards from Sandra Borsheim of MN :)  Thank you Sandra for the FD and Misc. cards, the kids will love these cards! :)  Also thank you for your donation, lots of shipping coming
up! :)   Janet Kay

5/10/18  Thank you, thank you, thank you to Penny W. from Arlington, TX because she sent 40 totally awesome cards with envelopes for the kids! All of her cards are wonderful!! Thanks so much! ~Cyndi in TX

5/10/18  Received my first donations for Blank Children's Hospital from TC in Illinois and C.S. in Florida. A big shout out to the two of them.- Beverly, IA

5/10/18  Such beautiful cards came today from Hodya Margolis of PA!  She also sent in a very nice donation towards postage - thank you so much for your kindness!!   - Cathy, TN

5/9/18-Received a box of cards from Beverly Schoepke of WI :)  Thank you Bev for the great Father's Day and boy cards, just what I needed! :)   Janet Kay 

5/718-Received 30 cards from a long time donor, Donna Wakefield of IN :)  Donna sent boy cards and Father's Day cards :)  Thank you Donna for these great cards using Stampin' Up! products, boys and dads will love them! :)   Janet Kay

5.7.18  A new donor sent in the cutest cards - thank you Debora B. of FL.  Your cards on heavy card stock are so professionally made!  The are colorful, unique and extremely kid friendly.  I appreciate the fact that you lined the insides and included envelopes.  So many smiles to be shared with so many kids.  Thank you!  And this is a little different - I received a Sizzix embossing machine from a neighbor who knew I make cards for charities.  Although she did not send cards, she donated a machine that will enable me and my friends to increase our card making abilities.  And for that, I send a big thank you to Andrea L. of Houston.  You are a so sweet for thinking of me. Hugs to you both!  jb


05/07/18 – Mailed a box of cards to Children’s of Alabama. Thanks to all who made this possible! Angie M., AL


5/7/18 - Received cards from Debora B. from TX.  Very much appreciated.  Thank you.  Angie S.

5/6/18 - This is catch up day for me and I neglected to acknowledge yet another card maker, Nancy R from CA who sent in 56 Mother's Day and Father's Day cards. Nancy makes the most beautiful cards with high quality card stock and her stamping and die placement is spot on. Thank you Nancy for your financial support as well. I appreciate you!
~~ Anne

5/6/18 - Sorry I neglected to thank Claudia S who lives in Florida for the 35 cards she sent last week. I loved that Claudia included Summer (red, white and blue) cards in her assortment. Thank you Claudia for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

5/5/18- Thank you Penny W. of TX.  Your cards so cute and fun.  The kids will be so happy.
Angie. S

 5/5/18-Received 33 cards from repeat donor Lee Mae Elkins of WA:)  Thank you Lee Mae, I love your images and your coloring is perfect! :)  I know these cards will be appreciated! :)   Janet Kay

5/5/18 - Received a wonderful package of 36 cards from Penny W who lives in Arlington TX. Your gorgeous backgrounds blow me away. Thank you for your assortment of Birthday, Encouragement and No Sentiment (or any occasion) Cards. ~~ Anne

5/4/18 - Thank you so much Elaine T of Phoenix AZ for your great Father's Day, Thank You and No Sentiment cards. I thank you so much for your attention to detail and quality of your cards. Thank you again. ~~ Anne

5/4/18-Received a box from Brenda Zellner of WI :)  Thank you Brenda for these great cards, I'm so glad you were able to share some with fellow volunteer, Jill of TX! :)  You are so generous and your cards will make kids and their dads smile! :)   Janet Kay

5.4.18  A huge thank you to repeat donors Penny W. of  Tx. and Brenda Z. of WI who sent in cards today.  Penny is having such fun with the geli plate and my charities are benefiting!  Win-win situation all around.  And Brenda's cards make me laugh out loud, they are so cute.  I know the kids are going to love the barn door sliders, the box cards and all the other whimsical cards she sent in.  Hugs to you both!  jb

5/3/18 - Thank you Sally W. from KS.  Your kindness is appreciated.  Angie. S

5/3/18-Received a box of 33 cards from Melissa Jackson of MO :)  Melissa sent cards that included, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Birthday :)  Thank you for these great cards, the kids will enjoy receiving them and sharing them with their parents! :)   Janet Kay

5/3/18  A box of wonderful cards just arrived in my mail today from Sally W. of KS!  Thank you so much for all your hard work! - Cathy, TN

5/3/18  Received some beautiful cards from Patricia H. of VA.  The Father's Day and special cards for mom are just awesome!  Thank you so much!! - Cathy, TN

5/2/18-Received a large box of cards from Barbara Suits of CO :)  Barbara sent a wonderful assortment of mostly shaped cards, I know the kids will love these! :)  Thank you Barbara for these and the other cards which will enjoyed by all! :)   Janet Kay 

4/30/18-Received 8 great cards from Ruby Haugen of MN :)  Thank you Ruby for these wonderful sport themed cards, they will be great for boys or girls! :)   Janet Kay

4.30.18  Another box of wonderful cards arrived just now from Kayte W. of LA.  Kayte had fun using up a lot of her scraps on these cards.  They are so whimsical and unique.  Thank you very much for sharing all this joy with the kids.  You are one talented lady!  Hugs, jb

4/27/18-Received a box of 36 cards from Diane Herniman of Canada :)  Thank you Diane for these wonderful cards for Father's Day, the kids will love sharing them with their dads! :)   Janet Kay

4/27/18 - Sorry I'm late posting this but a big thank you to Janelle of SD for all the cards.  They are all so great!  She sent a variety of birthday, congrats and encouragement.  The kids are going to love them.  Smiles, Angie S.

4/26/18-Received a big box from repeat sender Barbara Suits of CO :)  Thank you Barbara for the wonderful shaped cards, they arrived in perfect condition! :)  The kids are going to love these cards with no sentiments, they're good for any occasion! :)   Janet Kay

 4/26/18-Received, a box from Jill Blasche of TX.  Thank you Jill for the MD cards :)  Janet Kay

4/26/18-Shipped 2 months of cards, a little over 150, to Children's Hospital in Peoria, IL.  Pretty much the same cards as my post below this one, just a little less.  My gratitude goes out to everyone who sends cards for my hospitals, once or many times, you all are important to our cause!! :)
Janet Kay

4/26/18-Shipped a big box to Clearbrook Hospital with almost 300 cards! :)  I sent Mother's Day and 3 months worth of B-Day, Encouragement, boy and girl,Thank You, Hi/Hello, and blank cards also for boys and girls.  Thanks to you, our donors! :)  I really couldn't do this without your support, thank you to all who send cards to my 4 hospitals!! :)   Janet Kay

4.26.18  A big thank you to Kate D. of NJ and Betty R. of KS for the cards they sent in today.  Kate took my suggestion and made multiples of her designs.  She used the same stamp for all the cards but changed out the sayings.  This worked out beautifully.  These cards are going to bring joy to so many.  And new donor Betty created such professional cards.  Her work is clean, intricate and well designed.  They will appeal to an older group and I really appreciate and need cards made for teens and adults.  Thank you both for your support of our charities.  Hugs, jb

4.25.18  Barbara R. of KS sent in the cutest cards today, so many of them for boys.  She makes a slider card that is too adorable.  Barbara also uses corner crops on the liners inside the cards that add such a great touch to the finished card.  I never thought of doing that and now will incorporate that idea into my own cards.  I love learning new things from others.  Thank you, also, Barbara for the donation toward postage.  Your continued support is greatly appreciated by all!  Hugs, jb

4/25/18 - Eileen K from Pennsburg PA and Sybilla G from Gilbertsville PA (sisters) sent 60 cards which included Father's Day and Mother's Day cards - just what I needed. Thanks Eileen and Sybilla for your beautiful cards and your continued support. ~~ Anne

4/25/18 - Received a box of cards from Sybrina K on Saturday which included Mother's Day and Encouragement cards. Thanks Sybrina - your cards are going right into Nationwide Children's for shipment. Thank you also for your financial donation! ~~ Anne

4/23/18-Received one box and one package from Rita Merta of IA and Tammy Gullett of IA :)  Rita sent Mother's Day and Father's Day cards, and Tammy sent a mixture, including Mother's Day :)  Thank you ladies for these great cards that will be enjoyed by our kids! :)  Also, thank you Tammy for your donation! :)   Janet Kay

4/23/18-Received a package of 9 cards from Donna Grove of SC :)  Thank you Donna, these are the cutest cards with robots, good for boys or girls! :)  The kids will love all the bright colors! :)
 Janet Kay

4/23/18 - Thank you Elaine T. of AZ for the Mothers Day cards.  Just in time!  Thank you for your donation.  Smiles, Angie S.

4.21.18  Thank you, repeat donor Rita M. of IA, for the cards you sent yesterday.  Rita's cards have such nice clean, crisp lines and colors.  There were lots of masculine cards which are perfect.  Thank you so much for your continuing support, Rita.  Hugs, jb

4.20.18  New donor Sue C. of NH sent me the cutest cards, both for adults as well as kids.  Her coloring is spot on and her themes were exactly what I need.  Thank you for reading the Needs Page, Sue, and for sharing these amazing cards with the kids down south!  Hugs, jb

4/20/18  Super huge thank you goes out to Paula A. from San Leandro, CA who has sent another fabulous box of 79 cards! I really love them and appreciate how she thinks of doing cards for older teens! Her cards are always so amazing! Thank you, Paula!   ~Cyndi, TX

4/19/18-Received from Kathy Jaken of IL a package of 34 Boy B-day cards and Girl B-day cards :)  Thank you Kahty, these cards are all so colorful and fun, I know the kids will love them! :)  Janet Kay

4.19.18  Thank you, Kayte W. of LA, for another box of your fabulous cards.  Talk about unique and beautifully made cards - these are awesome.  Thank you for the variety of themes and for including a count of total cards sent.  This info really helps as I sort and distribute.  Can't wait to box up and send out all these smiles!  Hugs, jb

4/18/18 - On Saturday I received a box of 65 cards from a faithful card maker, Kimberly L from Jackson NJ which included Mother's Day, Father's Day, Encouragement, Thank You and Birthday. Kimberly makes the most beautiful 3D cards which the kids just love. I can hear the oohs and aahs now. Thank you also Kim for your financial support which really helps out with shipping. I appreciate all you do. ~~ Anne

4/18/18 - Thank you to Jean B from Meadville PA for her beautiful well constructed Mother's Day cards. Thank you also Jean for your financial support which helps out with shipping costs.
~~ Anne

4/18/18 - Thank you to Marsha D from Everson WA who is a first to me donor. Marsha sent in 43 cards which included Mother's Day, Father's Day, Uplifting and Birthday. I really appreciate how she used diversity in her skin tones as a few of my hospitals have a multi cultural population and this really makes all the kids feel included. Thank you Marsha! ~~ Anne

4/16/18 - A big "thank you" to Shelley E. of CA, Ruby H. of MN and Donna G. of SC for all sending cards to me.  The cards are beautiful and are much appreciated.  Smiles, Angie S.

4/14/18-Received from Andrea La Vigne of TX a package of wonderful cards including Mother's Day and other mixed cards :)  Thank you Andrea, I do love all the blue cards you made, also thank your mother for her donation to help with shipping! :)  You are a loyal donor! :)   Janet Kay

4.14.18  Thanks to repeat donor Marilynn S. for the cute cards she sent.  Marilynn uses the heaviest cardstock for her bases which is incredible.  This makes the cards so durable - thank you.  Love all your designs and colors, so I know the kids will too.  You are so sweet to continue to support these charities!  Hugs, jb

4/13/18- I am not a superstitious, but yesterday two boxes I had been waiting for both arrived with water damage! :(  Fortunately the donor wrapped all her cards in plastic so the only loss was 5 envelopes! :)  Thank you Barbara Suits of CO! :)  Your cards are amazing and I would have been weeping if I had found all of your cards to be water damaged!  Your shaped cards are amazing and I don't know how you send to so many of our volunteers!  Please know your cards are loved and appreciated by all! :)   Janet Kay 

4.12.18  I received an envelope of bright, cheerful different occasion cards from M.Halstead of VA. today. Unfortunately she did not include her email or first name, so I hope she sees this.  I am very appreciative of her cards as they are so kid friendly - I know they will bring smiles to many.  Hugs, jb

4.12.18  Sometimes as I look at my shelves and see empty boxes. I wonder how I will fill all the boxes each month.  And then someone always steps up.  I have been so blessed by all of you who continue to make awesome cards and send them my way to pass along.  I just got not one but two boxes from Penny W. of Tx.  Penny is so talented but had never tried the geli plate.  I suggested she might like it and the cards she made are wonderful!  It is an addicting way to make different and interesting backgrounds and I am so happy to share her works of art with all my groups. Hugs, jb

4/11/18-Received boxes today from Brenda Zellner of WI, and Kayla Ford of IL :)  Brenda sent wonderful Mother's Day cards and Kayla sent MD, FD and a mixture of other cards :)  Thank you both for the beautiful cards and for continuing to support our kids! :)   Janet Kay

4.11.18  Such fun going through the box of cards from Garlene P.  Her sayings matched with her images make me laugh out loud.  Thank you, Garlene, for continuing to help bring smiles to so many people.  Hugs, jb

4/11/18  A huge THANK YOU goes out to Barbara S. from Aurora, CO! She sent 70 of the most amazing cards I’ve ever seen! It was such a delight to open the box and see a girl minion staring right at me! It was adorable, and all of the other cards were just as amazing! I loved them, so I know the kids are going to love them even more! Thank you so much for the cards! ~Cyndi, TX


4/11/18  Thank you to Debi K., a super kind and generous repeat sender from Pasadena, TX who sent 53 awesome cards! She sent super cools cards for Teen Boys and beautiful cards for Mother’s Day! Thanks for also taking the time to label the backs too! We appreciate all of the cards of have sent! ~Cyndi, TX

04/10/18 – Mailed another box of cards to Children’s of Alabama. We so appreciate all who helped to make this possible! Angie

4.9.18  A big thank you to Kayte W. for the box of cards she sent.  I know how busy she is these days, so they are even more special.  From the adult cards to the kids' cards, Kayte's designs and end results are so professional.  The charities that receive them will be truly appreciative, I guarantee.  Hugs, jb

4.6.18  What a busy card maker Barbara S. of CO is!  I also rec'd a large box of cards from her and as usual, they are perfect.  I send out bunches and bunches of birthday cards to my charities each month, and Barbara sent me an entire box of B-day cards to share.  As Anne mentioned in the post below, Barbara's cards are awesome.  I know they bring joy and smiles to everyone who receives them.  A big thank you, Barbara, for continuing to share your talents with so many.  Hugs, jb

4/6/18 - Woo hoo, I received my first box of cards in the mail today!!  Thank you to Cindee N from PA.  She sent Mothers Day and general cards.  Can’t wait to get these sent out.  Thank you Cindee!  Smiles, Angie S.

4/6/18 - A box of Birthday cards including Boy Minions, Girl Minions, Dinosaurs for both boys and girls and the sweetest circle shaped cards showed up in my mailbox. A huge thank you to Barbara S from Aurora CO who always makes the best cards all done with punches! Thank you Barbara for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

4/5/18 - A box of 61 cards was found on my doorstep today from one of my faithful card makers, Beverly Y from Levittown PA. Her cards included Birthday, Thank You, Encouragement, Mother's Day and generic cards which can be used for any occasion. Thank you once again Beverly. ~~ Anne

4/5/18 - I received a box of  92 cards from Debi B on March 30, 2018. Please forgive me Debi for not acknowledging receipt your cards sooner. Debi's cards included Thank You, Birthday and Mother's Day. Thank you for your continued support Debi! ~~ Anne

4/5/18 - Thank you to Vivien W from Encino CA for her package of Mother's Day and Father's Day cards. Vivien did not include an email so I want to give her a big hug and a huge thank you here. Welcome to SAS4KIDS Vivien , we look forward to receiving more of your lovely creations.
~~ Anne

4/5/18-Received 46 cards from Donna Wakefield of IN :)  Donna sent some Mother's Day, Father's Day, B-Day and other misc. cards for our kids :)  Thank you Donna for being a repeat donor for our hospitals! :)   Janet Kay

4.5.18 Thanks to Kate D. of NJ for bringing such a big laugh to my day.  She sent in the cutest cards but the one of the volcano spewing hearts was the best.  So awesome!  Hugs to you for continuing to support these charities with your time and talent!  Hugs, jb

4.5.18 - Mailed a box of cards to Avera McKennan - Pediatrics and Avera St. Luke's today.  The kids will be smiling big.  Angie S.

4.4.18  Welcome to new donor Vivien W. of CA.  Vivien sent in a variety of cards, including envelopes, which was greatly appreciated as I would not normally have envelopes on hand for the large cards she sent in.  Thank you, Vivien, so much for sharing your talents with the charities down south.  Hugs, jb

4/3/18-Received 82 cards from Lee Mae Elkins of WA :)  Thank you Lee Mae for these wonderful cards! :)  Lee Mae sent mostly Mother's Day and they are all gorgeous! :)    Janet Kay

April 3, 2018  Thank you very much to Paula A. from San Leandro, CA who sent in 61 fantastic cards! She was so generous to send 16 cards that were 3x3 and super cute and 20 awesome cards for boys/teens and also 26 super sweet cards for girls/teens! These cards are all so amazing and I loved the extra touch of sending colored envelopes! Thank you so much for being a repeat donor! I really appreciate the beautiful cards! ~Cyndi, TX


4.2.18  I feel truly blessed - I received 3 boxes of cards today.  Repeat donors Carol G. and Ruby H. sent in their usual wonderful cards in all the themes I need.  I appreciate the fact that they include envelopes and give me a grand total of cards sent in.  Both these little things help me when I get cards.  And new donor (to me, anyway) Melissa J. of OH sent in an amazing box of cards.  There were so many themes, so many different styles - I loved looking through each one as I sorted and boxed.  She also included envelopes.  Thank you, ladies, for supporting these charities.  Hugs, jb

3.31.18  Jane L. of MN.sent in a large box with the cutest variety of cards.  As I am mailing boxes Monday, these came at the perfect time.  Thank you, Jane, for your continued support and awesome cards.  Hugs, jb

3/30/18-Received a box of cards from M Jackson of MO :)  There wasn't a note in the box with an email, but I found one on the back of a card :)  I'm hoping, since there were no instructions that it's ok to put a public thank you here :)  Thank you for your great cards, the kids will love them!  Janet Kay

3.30.18  Just spent an enjoyable hour going through a box of cards from Penny W. of TEXAS!  (Little plug for my home state!)  Penny sent themes I was out of and they are so appreciated.  She also sent cards for all age groups which was awesome.  Thank you, Penny, for your continued support.  None of us could do this without the help of great card makers like yourself!  Hugs, jb

3/29/18-Received a box from Robin Hayworth of NY :)  Thank you Robin it's always fun to open and go through your boxes! :)  Thank you for your continued support of our kids, and your donations to help cover shipping costs! :)   Janet Kay

3.29.18  Another box of awesome cards just arrived, this one from Dianna W. of LA.  Dianna's cards are so intricate and amazing - she is a true artist.  Thank you. Dianna, for contributing to the joy of so many.  Hugs, jb

3.29.18  What a fun coincidence...I received two boxes of cards today, one from Roberta G. of Texas and one from a new donor to me, Carole Ann of NY.  Both ladies sent mystical themed cards - lots of princesses, dragons, knights, mermaids, etc.  They are all so colorful and precious.  Thank you both.  A whole lot of smiles will be going out to the charities next week.  Hugs, jb

3/28/18 - Thank you so very much to Beth Fischer and Girl Scout Troop #95930 (4th Grade Juniors) from Wyckoff, NJ for the lovely 22 Valentine's Cards for the kids. I will be holding onto these for next year. Thank you also Beth and the girls for the book of stamps you sent in with your package. This will help out with postage. Thanks again young ladies for your continued support! ~~ Anne

3.28.18  A big thank you to repeat donor Robin H. of NY for the box of cards that arrived today.  Robin sent themes that I needed, so that was very helpful as I get my April boxes ready.  It is a big help that Robin includes a total count of the cards she sends.  It saves me time and I appreciate that.  Also, thank you for the donation towards shipping.  You are so sweet to continue to support our efforts to bring smiles to others.  Hugs, jb

3/27/18-Received a box of cards from Diane Herniman of Canada :)  Thank you Diane, your cards are unique, I've never seen anyone make cards as you do! :)  Diane sent 30 Mother's Day and 5 kids cards, all of them wonderful! :)  The kids love Diane's cards! :)   Janet Kay 

3/27/18 - Last week I rec'd a huge box of 300 plus cards from the Black Creek Baptist Church in Franklin VA. The cards are a varied mix of encouragement, birthday, hello's, children's, Mother's Day, Father's Day, just to name a few. Thank you ladies for your precious time in making these cards for the kids. The children, parents and staff in the hospitals I ship to are going to love them. ~~  Anne

3/27/18 - Thank you to Jennifer Story of Lancaster PA for sending a package of 60 cards which included General, Encouragement and Birthday. Thank you so much Jennifer for your lovely cards, the kids are going to love them. ~~ Anne

3.26.18  Such wonderful cards arrived today, some from Barbara R. of Ka. and some from Marilynn S. of my home state Tx.  Thank you both for such adorable cards.  Barbara sent in cards made with a fold-down technique that I had not seen before.  You can bet that I will CASE this idea for future cards, if that is O.K. by her.  And Marilynn sent in themes that I was needing in the brightest of colors!  They are so kid-friendly and cheerful.  Thank you both for sharing your amazing talents with these charities.  You are super!  Hugs, jb

3/23/18-Received a box of cards from Marsha Drain of WA :)  Thank you Marsha for the great cards, you've been steadily improving though the years I've worked with you! :)  Thank you so much for continuing to send cards for our kids! :)   Janet Kay 

3.22.18 A box of wonderful cards arrived from Garlene P. of NM today.  Garlene sent in such an awesome array of unique cards, each one different, each one so professionally made.  Thank you so much for contributing these handcrafted works of art to the kids in Texas.  They are going to bring so many smiles to so many hearts.  Hugs, jb

3/22/18 - We want to thank another new member who has kindly sent in six cheerful cards for our kids. Girls, owls and hugs were included in her assortment. Thank you Pamela L from Mineral Bluff, GA (don't you just love the name of her town?). Welcome to SAS4KIDS Pamela, and we look forward to receiving more of your lovely creations. ~~ Anne

3/22/18 - A big thank you goes to T. Encarnacao from Merrick NH who sent a package of 20 assorted cards. I received them on Tuesday (March 20). She did not include an email so I want to thank her here. Her cards are all sizes and a variety to fill in where I need them. Thank you again T. for all your hard work. ~~ Anne

3/21/18-Received two more boxes, one from Ruby Haugen of MN and one from Janelle Klapperich of SD :)  Ruby always sends the cutest cards, thank you Ruby! :)  Janelle send a whole box of Mother's Day and Father's Day cards, thank you for the early cards Janelle! :)   Janet Kay

3.21.18  Repeat donor Dianna W. of LA. sent in the most fabulous cards.  They are so intricate, so immaculate, so amazing - so adorable.  Thank you Dianna, for thinking of the kids "next door" in Texas.
And Janet continues to support the kids down south along with her many groups in Ill.  Thank you, Janet, for helping out every time I am in need.  You rock!  Hugs, jb

3/19/18-Received two boxes today with Easter and Mother's Day cards :)  One from Jeannine Gork of GA and one from Patricia Hays of VA :)  Thank you ladies for your wonderful cards! :)   Janet Kay

3/18/18 Also, a HUGE thank you to Debi K. from Pasadena, TX who sent 70 fantastic cards! She sent super cute cards for young boys and perfectly done age appropriate cards for teenage girls! All of her cards are so lovely! Thanks for taking the time to label the backs too! ~Cyndi, TX


3/18/18 - Thank you so very much Linda W of Des Moines IA for your lovely Easter and Mother's Day cards which arrived on Friday. The Easter cards arrived just in the nick of time and completed my boxes for shipments. Thanks again Linda for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

3/17/18
THANK YOU, Lenora S. from Springfield, MO for sending in 50 totally darling cards! I love her CAS style! The cards look amazing!! She was also kind enough to sort the cards by type, tuck the envelope in with the card and label the back! Thank you so much! ~Cyndi, TX

Thanks goes out to Elaine T. from Phoenix, AZ who sent 10 super sweet and cute Easter cards! Thank you for sending such adorable cards and labeling the back! The kids are going to love these cards! ~Cyndi, TX


Thank you very much to Paula A. from San Leandro, CA who sent in 16 amazing Easter cards! They are all so cute and adorable and even have the most darling bunny tail on the backs of the cards! Thank you so much! ~Cyndi, TX

3/17/18-I'm very behind, I'm so sorry! :(
 On 3/9/18- I received cards from:
Kathy Jaken of IL
Geri Dean of MN
Alissa McKinney of IN
Tammy Gullett of IA

 On 3/12/18- I received cards from:
Yara Baird of WA
Vicki Luebke of IN

 On 3/15/18- I received cards from:
Jill Blasche of TX
Lenora Scott of MO
Janelle Klapperich of SD
and an unknown donor from SC

Thank you to all of these ladies who sent cards for our kids! :)  Lots of variety in every box and package! :)  I did send personal thank yous, but I appreciate your patience with my delay in posting here :)  Thank you for being generous, continued donors! :)   Janet Kay

3.15.18 Just opened a box from Jean N. of NJ which contained the cutest red/white/black cards.  Since this is my all time favorite color combination, I fell in love with them.  They are so cute and will assuredly bring smiles to everyone who receives one.  Thank you, Jean.  Hugs, jb

3/15/18 - Please forgive my tardiness in not acknowledging receipt of the cards I have received this month. We were hit with two Nor'Easter's back to back and this last one knocked out cable, phone and internet and both hit on the weekend (hubby was home-oh my). While hubby experienced withdrawal pains from cable, I did the same with internet. Thanks to the following ladies for their continued support of SAS4KIDS.
  • Our very own Sybrina sent in 25 (mostly Easter cards) for Nationwide Children's
  • Debi B of Pottstown PA sent a box of 80 Easter/Spring cards
  • Eileen K of Pennsburg Pa sent in 80 Easter cards
  • Nancy R of San Diego sent in 24 Easter cards
  • Sybilla G of Gilbertsville PA sent a box of 105 Easter/Spring cards
  • Lenora S of Springfield MO sent a package of 50 cards which included Easter/Spring, Mother's and Father's Day and 8 Thinking of You.
THANK YOU so very much ladies for all you do and for going above and beyond for all our kids out there in the hospitals. Happy Easter to each and every one of you. Be Blessed ~~ Anne
3.14.18  I just mailed off three boxes, each containing 200+ cards.  Thank you so much for all the help - I could never do this without all you lovely card makers who are willing to share your talents.  Hugs to all!  jb

3.14.18 Thanks to repeat donor Lenora S. for the festive cards I rec'd today.  All the spring bunnies are sure to bring smiles to the kids who get them.  And new donor Marilynn S. of Texas sent in cards.  I really thank her not only for the cards which are adorable, but for including the extra large envelopes for the extra large cards she made.  Both ladies did such a great job of using color and humor to create these kid-friendly cards.  Thank you.  Hugs, jb

3.7.18 Thank you to repeat donor Jane L. of MN for the assortment of Easter and spring cards.  I love seeing stamps that I haven't seen before and always enjoy the different designs and folds other card makers use.  Jane's cards are sure to bring smiles to those who receive them.  Thank you for sharing your talents!  Hugs, jb

3/6/18-Received yesterday, 3 boxes of cards late in the day.  Every box had different cards! :)
Trish Cudney of MN
Roberta Giefer of TX
Debbie Caldwell of MI
Thank you Trish for your early Mother's Day and Father's Day cards, plus misc cards :)  Thank you Roberta for your Easter cards and misc cards :) Thank you Debbie for your great general themed box and your generous donation to help with shipping :)  All of these cards will fill a spot at one of my 4 hospitals, thank you so much! :)   Janet Kay

3/6/18  Thank you, thank you, thank you to Penny W. from Texas! She sent in the nicest cards for the kids! The 91 cards she sent are so pretty and so well done! Her style is CAS and I just love it! Cards to be delivered this Friday to hospital! ~ Cyndi in Texas


3.6.18 I returned from two weeks of being away and had a wonderful assortment of boxes and envelopes filled with cards waiting for me to sort and enjoy.  Thank you so much to these wonderful card makers who shared awesome cards with the kids in Texas:
Sherry H. of VA, Elaine T. of AZ, Robin H. of NY, Dianna W. of LA, T(no first name) T. of Il, Brenda Z. of WI and Kathleen D of NJ - man, that's a lot of states covered!  I especially want to thank Robin and Sherry for the donations which will help with postage.  Thank you one and all for these awesome creations.  I know many a heart will be brighter because of you! Hugs, jb


03/05/18 – Mailed a box of 217 cards to Children’s of Alabama. Special thanks to all who made this possible. Angie

3/5/18-Received a small box stuffed with 23 cards from Kayla Ford of IL :)  Thank you Kayla for the very cute Easter and the encouraging misc cards! :)  The encouragement cards will be great for teens and pre-teens! :)  Janet Kay 

3/5/18  A HUGE Thank You goes out to Robin H. of New York who sent in 50 fantastic cards and a donation! Her cards are so sweet and wonderful! Every single card shows the love she put into making it! They are such high quality! Thank you!!


And, another HUGE Thank You goes out to Paula A. of California who sent in 70 fabulous cards and some even had matching book marks! This was her first time sending cards and she did a wonderful job! Thank you for sending them and please keep sending them! They are awesome! ~ Cyndi in Texas

3/3/18-Receive a package today from Janelle Klapperich of SD :)  Thank you Janelle for the wonderful Easter cards, they are so cute, I know the kids will love them! :)   Janet Kay

3/2/18-Received a package of 21, mostly Easter and Spring cards from Andrea LaVigne of TX :)  Thank you for these beautiful cards Andrea, I love the coloring! :)  Also thank your mother for the kind donation for shipping costs! :)   Janet Kay

3/1/18-Received, wow, when it rains it pours!  I received three other packages today! :)
Sandy Borsheim of MN
Ruby Haugen of MN
Cindee Naugle of PA
Thank you ladies for your wonderful cards including Easter and misc! :)  It's always a pleasure to open your boxes and packages! :)   Janet Kay

3/1/18-Received a package of cards from Jane Razzeca of CA :)  Jane said she was a new cardmaker, and she did a beautiful job on her cards, thank you Jane for thinking of our kids! :)   No email address was included for a personal thank you :(    Janet Kay

2/28/18-Received two envelopes today :)  One from Debbie Essay of PA, and one from Karen Peterson of NE :)   Thank you ladies for the great cards! :)   Janet Kay

2/26/18-Received 20 great cards from Judy Martin of PA :)  Thank you Judy for this wonderful mixture of cards! :)  Also, thank you for your donation for shipping! :)   Janet Kay

2/24/18-Received a wonderful box of cards from repeat donor Lee Mae Elkins of WA :)  Thank you Lee Mae for the beautifully colored images of Easter and Misc. themes! :)  Thank you for your donation for shipping, I'll be sending out boxes before too long! :)  Janet Kay


02/24/18 – Received a box of cards from loyal donor Robin Hayworth of NY yesterday. It’s a variety of cards sure to bring joy. Thank you! Angie
 
 2/23/18-Received two boxes today, one from Robin Hayworth of NY, and one from Janelle Klapperich of SD :)  Both of these ladies are repeat donors, with great cards! :)  Thank you ladies for sharing your talents with our kids! :)  Janet Kay

2/22/18-Received a box from Brenda Zellner of WI :)  Thank you Brenda for the great Easter cards and your donation for shipping! :)   These cards are cute and fun, the kids will love them! :)
Janet Kay

02/21/18 - Came home after being away babysitting my grands and found a package of 20 cards from a new card maker Shelley E of San Mateo CA. The cards included Easter, Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Thank you Shelley and we look forward to receiving more of your lovely creations. ~~ Anne

2/20/18-Received two boxes of cards, one from Donna Wakefield of IN and one from Diane Herniman of Canada! :)  Thank you ladies for these special cards, lots of fun! :)  Janet Kay

2.20.18  Repeat donor Ruby H. of MN.sent in the cutest birthday cards.  They are all fun with lots of animals, but her monkeys are the best.  So adorable - I know the kids will just love them and feel so special when they get them.  Thank you Ruby!  Hugs, jb

2.17.18  Rec'd a package of super cute cards from Kate D. of NJ today.  Such a wonderful variety of well-made cards.  They are all kid-friendly and will be sure to bring huge smiles to many a kid.  Thank you, Kate, for thinking of the kids in Texas.  I appreciate your including envelopes as well.  You are a doll.  Hugs, jb

2.14.18  Opened two boxes of cards today, one from repeat donor Barbara S. of CO. and one from a new donor to me, Rita M. of IA.  Barbara had asked me what I needed and sent exactly what I had asked for.  Thank you so much, Barbara, as these are a great start on my March boxes.  You are a life-saver.  And Rita's Easter cards are so cute! She sent multiples of each design which works for me as I have so many different places I send.  Thank you Rita, for spreading so many smiles across the miles!  Your cards are professionally made and so cheerful.  They were a joy to look through.  Hugs to all - jb

02/13/18 - Received a box of 48 cards on my door step today from a loyal card maker, Beverly Y of Levittown PA. She made the cutest PEEP cards and my favorite which made me laugh out loud (so you know the kids are going to love them) was a bunny in a garden full of flowers nose first (so his cottontail was showing) with a sentiment "Shake Your Cotton Tail". Beverly used glitter on the bunnies cottontails. Thanks so much Beverly for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

02/13/18 - Received a box of 98 cards from Penny W of Arlington TX. The cards included mostly encouragement and no sentiments (can be used for any occasion). I especially loved the cards Penny made with the book marks. Thanks Penny. ~~ Anne

02/13/18 - Received a package of encouraging Valentine cards on Saturday from Kappa Phi Kappa at OSU. Thank you for thinking of the kids. I will be holding onto these until next year as I have already sent boxes to the hospitals. ~~ Anne


02/13/18 – Received 2 boxes yesterday from very loyal donors. Pam Moore of TX sent 74 wonderful cards along with a generous donation. She makes the most professional looking cards with great attention to detail. Mary Payne of FL sent 80 adorable cards in a wide variety. She also makes very detailed layered cards. We so appreciate your support! Angie


2/12/18-Received a box of Easter cards from Rita Merta of IA :)  Thank you Rita for these great holiday cards! :)   Janet Kay

02/10/18 – Received a package of cards from our very loyal donor Penny Wierzbicki in TX. Thank you for your efforts to brighten the day of our kids. Angie

 2.9.18  Got a nice assortment of cards from repeat donor Penny W. in Texas today.  Penny uses the most interesting techniques on her cards.  Her backgrounds are works of art unto themselves.  And this time, Penny incorporated hand made bookmarks into her cards.  Two for the price of one sorta thing.  Thank you, Penny, for the awesome cards that I know the kids will adore.  Hugs, jb

2.8.18  Thank you to repeat donor Ruby. H of MN. for the cute Easter cards she sent.  I love Ruby's choice of colors in her cards as they are so Easter and Spring like.  You are so sweet for sending cards to Texas kids, Ruby.  Hugs.  jb

02/08/18 – A few comments from Children’s of Alabama –
Thank you so much for all of the time, effort, and love put into each card created by Send a Smile 4 Kids. Here at Children's of Alabama's Inpatient Rehab program, we use the cards to signify a birthday or end of a long, healthcare journey. These cards are filled with love and praise from physicians, nurses, therapists, and child life specialists to remind patients of their hard work and milestones during their hospital admission. Each card brings a smile to the patient and family's face. Thank you for helping us recognize them in our own special way. - Rehab Child Life Specialist
There is always just the right card for what I am needing! Many thanks to the ones that make them! - One Day Surgery Child Life Specialist
The cards are great for my students. I often send cards to their homes to let them know I'm thinking about them. - Hospital School Teacher.


2/7/18-Received two packages, one from Kathy Jaken of IL and one from Ruby Haugen of MN :)
Thank you for your cards ladies, I haven't gone through them yet as I'm under the weather this week.  Thank you for continuing to support our kids! :)   Janet Kay

2/6/18-Received two packages, one from Roberta Giefer of TX, and one from Melissa Jackson of MO :)  Thank you Roberta for the wonderful St. Patrick's Day cards, lots of fun! :)  Thank you Melissa for your great cards made with lots of Stampin' Up! products! :)  Next time, please send your email for a personal thank you :)   Janet Kay

2.6.18  Repeat donor Roberta G. of Texas gave me a box of the cutest kid's cards when I met her this weekend.  Roberta has a great knack for matching papers and stamps and designs to produce amazing, professional cards.  Thank you, Roberta, for these awesome cards.  Hugs, jb

2.6.18  Thank you Crystal L. of Yorktown, Texas for the adorable cards.  Crystal uses very bright colors and fun designs with tiny matching images on her liners.  The kids are going to get such a big kick out of these.  You are so sweet to share these awesome cards with all these kids.  Thank you!  jb

2/6/18  Thank you so much to Robin H. from New York, NY who sent 50 fabulous cards! They are all so beautiful that I want to keep them! (But I won’t! I promise!!) Also, thanks for the donation for postage! 

Also, Thanks goes out to Crystal L. from Yorktown, TX as she sent in 10 darling cards! I think I want to keep these too!! Just kidding!

And, a huge thank you to Deb W. from Northville, MI who sent me 70 beautifully made cards for the kids! They are all so pretty!

Here is a new one for me! I got 6 beautiful cards and gold envelopes from Anina S. from Austrailia! That is the furthest place I have ever gotten cards from! Thank you!! Your cards made me smile!

Another Thank You goes out to Lenora S. from Springfield, MO who so kindly sent 30 cards for the kids!! The cards are adorable!! Lenora sends out lots of cards to several volunteers and we all appreciate them because they are wonderful!


Thank you so much to Rene P. from Loveland, CO for the 34 wonderful cards sent for the kids! All of the cards are so sweet and adorable! And thank you for sending cards to me and other volunteers as well! Your cards are greatly appreciated!!  ~~ Cyndi

2/2/18-Received a great box from Lillian Abrams of MI. Lillian had a friend helping out with the coloring of her cards.  Thank you to  Beth McShan for helping out :)  Lillian sent Christmas, Winter, misc. cards and some extra craft goodies, flowers and ribbon :)  Thank you Lillian for everything, if I can't use it I'll find someone who will ! :)   Janet Kay

2.2.18  Thank you, Rene P. of CO, for the awesome cards you sent my way.  Rene's cards are so professionally made - I love each and every one.  She has used card folds I have not seen before but will be copying.  ;-)  These are totally kid friendly cards with adorable animals and cheerful colors in a variety of themes.  Thank you, Rene for sharing your time and talents with the kids in Texas.  Hugs.  jb



02/01/18 – Mailed a box of 168 cards to Children’s of Alabama. Special thanks to all who made this possible! Angie


2/1/18-SHIPPED-Four boxes of cards sent out today with Valentines and other misc. cards, one to each hospital :)  That's over 500 cards, thanks to all of you, our donors! :)  Thank you for putting smiles on the faces of our kids! :)  Janet Kay

2/1/18-Received from Judy Retz of IN and package with St. Patrick's Day cards :)  It may not be a big deal everywhere, but here in the Chicago area it's cause for celebration! :)  Thank you Judy, I don't know how big it is in IN, but it's wonderful for you to think of our kids out here! :)  Also thank you for your generous donation! :)   Janet Kay

2.1.18  Repeat donor Lenora S. was kind enough to send me a package of various themed cards.  I love Lenora's cards because they are so adorable and kid friendly.  She uses a variety of different card folds that always motivate me to branch out in my own card making endeavors.  So, thank you, Lenora, for the cards as well as the inspiration to me.  I also received a box of cards from someone who did not include a name or an email address.  I am so sorry she didn't as her cards are fantastic and I would love to give her a personal shout-out.  She lives in SC, so if this is you - please know how great your cards are and how much I appreciate your sharing with the Texas kids.  If you do send more cards my way, please let me know who you are.  Hugs to you both - jb

01/31/18 - Just went to the mailbox and received 10 more Valentine's from a faithful card maker Patricia Hays who lives in Verona VA. Cupids and hearts and wreaths were a great assortment to put in the boxes for final shipment tomorrow. Thanks Patricia for all you do for SAS4KIDS. ~~ Anne

01/31/18 - The second box of cards I received today was from Sybilla Greiner of Gilbertsville PA. Sybilla sent 54 Valentine's cards which went right into the boxes I am packing to ship off to the hospitals tomorrow. It's funny the two shipments I received today are from sisters who I know I can depend on when my heart starts racing that I won't meet my numbers. Thanks Sybilla. ~~ Anne

01/31/18 - Received a box of 100 cards from one of my faithful card makers Eileen Koffroth of Pennsburg PA. Most of the cards were Valentine's which helped meet my quota of cards shipped to the hospitals. Thanks Eileen for your dedication. ~~ Anne



1/31/18-Received an awesome box of 32 cards from Diane Herniman of Canada :)  Thank you Diane and please thank your daughter, Dawn for helping out! :)  Diane sends cards with something on every surface, pictures, puzzles, riddles, and/or coloring pages, perfect for our kids! :)   Janet Kay  

01/31/18 – Received a box of 34 really nice cards from Rene Price in CO as well as a packaged of 24 super cute cards from Sherrie Thornton in AL. Both make very nice layered cards with that extra step that shows the love put into them. Thanks for thinking of the kids at Alabama’s. Angie
 
1.30.18  Thank you, Martha B. of CA, for the adorable cards you sent.  If I am correct, she used the new Panda stamp from Stampin' Up.  The cards are so cute and one of the things I especially liked was that she used greys, yellows and turquoise colors on some of her love and Valentine's Day cards.  Sounds unusual, but they worked.  They are super.  Thank you, Martha, for thinking of the kids in Texas and sharing these smiles with them.  Hugs, jb

01/30/18 -I received a box of 33 cards yesterday from Rene Price of Loveland CO. This box was an assortment of birthday, encouragement and Valentine's cards which I am sorting through and getting ready to ship to the hospitals. Thank you Rene for your time and thinking of the kids. I don't have an email address to thank you personally. ~~ Anne

01/30/18 - Nancy Rigoglioso who lives in San Diego CA sent 18 Valentine's cards which kept me smiling as I sorted through them and are still making me smile while packing them up for the kids. She made the cutest Maze Cards which I know the children are going to love. Thank you so much Nancy for your faithfulness and also for your financial donation which helps out so much with shipping. ~~ Anne

01/30/18 - I received a box of 45 cards from Lenora Scott who lives in Springfield MO and is a dedicated card maker for SAS4KIDS. All of her images and designs are so adorable. Thank you Lenora for your time and continued support. ~~ Anne

1/29/18-I also received a small package of 5 Valentine's from Holly Blaskie of MI :)  Thank you Holly for sending these extra cards, so cute! :)  Janet Kay

1/29/18-Received two boxes of cards today, one from Rene Price of Co and another from Celeste Goff of MO :)  I couldn't find an email address for Rene or Celeste :(  Both sent beautiful Valentine's and Rene sent mixed cards as well :)  Thank you ladies for sending cards for our kids in the hospital, they will love these cards! :)   Janet Kay

1.29.18  Received not one but two boxes in the mail today, one from Angie M. - one of our volunteers - and one from a new donor to me, Jane L. of MN.  Both sent the cutest cards, all Valentine's Day, which arrived just in time for my last box.  Thank you, ladies, for helping me send so many smiles to so many kids.  All of these cards are just adorable.  Hugs, jb

1/27/18-Received a huge box of 216 cards from Geri Dean of MN :)  Geri says they had a blizzard up there in MN so she had time to make lots of cards! Thank you Geri for this great box of mixed cards, which included Valentines and some Easter! :) Also thank you for your generous donation, I have lots of boxes to ship and this will be a great help! :)    Janet Kay

1.27.18  Connie M. of my home state of Texas sent an envelop of such adorable cards.  Connie's cards always bring such a big smile to my face - I know the kids who receive them must feel the same way.  Her images are precious and all of her cards are extremely kid-friendly.  Thank you, Connie, for your help in spreading cheer to our kids.  Hugs, jb

1.27.18  Thank you to Janet B, one of our volunteers, who bailed me out yet again.  She sent a large box of cards for my hospitals.  Janet, I would be drowning without your help.  Thank you for being there for the kids in Texas!  Huge hugs.  jb


01/27/18 – Received a box of 91 cute cards from Debi Bird in NC. Also received a box of 30 sweet cards from Teresa Horton in NY. Thank you both for thinking of our kids! Angie
 
1/25/18-Received some cards from Tina Turner of IL :)  Tina sent a mixed bunch of cards sure to bring smiles to small faces :)  Thank you Tina for sharing with our kids! :)   Janet Kay

 01/25/18 - Elaine Thomas of Phoenix AZ sent in an assortment of cards, which included Birthday, Thank Yous and much needed Valentine's. Thanks so much Elaine for your continued support of our kids.~~ Anne

01/25/18 - Thank you to Linda Weed who lives in Des Moines Iowa for your 8 Valentine's cards. The kids will love them. Thanks for thinking of SAS4KIDS and for your time. ~~ Anne

1/23/18-Received a package and a small box from Cindee Naugle of PA, and Sandy Borsheim of MN :)  Thank you ladies for your mixed cards, sure to brings smiles to the faces of our kids :)  Also thank you Sandy for your generous donation for shipping and supplies! :)   Janet Kay


 1.23.18  My, but Barbara S. of CO has been busy.  She also sent me a very large box stuffed with the most adorable cards!  There were Valentine's Day, Thank You, Birthday - everything I need right now.  Barbara's designs are unique and so cute/ kid-friendly.  Quite a few of them are animals and Sesame Street characters.  You KNOW those will go over big with the kids.  Thank you Barbara, for sharing your time and talents with the Texas kids.  A big hug - jb

01/23/18 – Received a box of 151 cards from Barbara Suits of CO. Included were a great many birthdays as well as Valentine’s, Easter and general. These are such adorable cards! The kids will love them. Thanks so much!  Angie

1/22/18-Received 2 packages of cards:)  One from Holly Blaskie of MI with 11 cards, and another from Alissa McKinney of IN with 16 cards :)  Thank you ladies for the Valentines, Hello and other misc cards! :)   Janet Kay

1/22/18-Received a big box from Barbara Suits of CO :)  Barbara's cards are wonderful, shaped cards, and I see she has been busy sending to other volunteers as well!  Thank you Barbara for the unique cards! :)   Janet Kay
  
1.22.18  Thank you, Dr. Robin H. of NY, for this box of wonderful cards.  Robin sent in a large assortment of kid-friendly cards, everything from Love to Thank You to General.  Her attention to detail is awesome, with each card so unique.  Thank you Robin, for the cards, for the nice donation toward shipping and for including envelopes with each card.  I couldn't do this without help from card makers like you!  Hugs, jb

01/21/18 - Barbara Suits who lives in Aurora CO sent a large priority box full of cards, which I received yesterday. I have only had the opportunity to skim through them but I see all kinds of holidays included and I know the kids are going to love these cute and adorable cards. ~~ Anne

01/21/18 - Yesterday I received 10 lovely Valentine's from Martha Bricker who lives in Livermore CA. Thank you Martha for your attention to detail and the quality of your supplies. The kids are going to love them. ~~ Anne

1/19/18-Received two packages today :)  One from Ruby Haugen of MN, and one from Kay Childs also of MN :)  Both ladies sent in cards for St. Patrick's day, some Encouraging cards and Valentines :)  Thank you ladies for your cards, sure to bring smiles to our kids :)   Janet Kay

1-18-18-Received today 2 packages of cards :)  Fourteen cards from Trish Cudney of MN, and 9 cards from Tammy Gullett of IA :)  Thank you ladies for your Valentines and boy cards, I'm happy to share these smiles with our kids! :)   Janet Kay

1-18-18-Received on 1-16-18 three packages and two boxes!  Apparently some of my mail was misdirected, so I'm not sure which day they were actually supposed to be here :(  I'd like to thank Janelle Klapperich of SD, Kathy Jaken of IL, Andrea La Vigne of TX, Robin Hayworth of NY, and Vicki Luebke of IN! :)  Some of these are Valentines, and the rest are mixed cards.  Thank you ladies for your cards and donations, your support is greatly appreciated! :)  Janet Kay

01/17/18 – Received a box of 50 cute cards as well as a generous donation from repeat donor Robin Hayworth in NY - a very nice assortment for the kids to choose from. We appreciate your support!! Angie
  
01/17/18 - Thank you to the staff at The OutCast Agency who sent 15 colorful cheery Valentine's for the kids. ~~ Anne

1.16.18  Thank you Y. Chang-Miller of WA for the box of wonderful birthday cards!  Unfortunately, Y. did not give me her full name or an email address, so this will have to do for a "thank you" to her.  I am especially grateful that these are birthday cards as I need this particular theme desperately!  Y.'s cards are beautifully made, each one being unique and very well crafted.  I know the kids receiving these will love each and every one.  Hugs - jb

01/15/18 - Received a box chock full of assorted cards from Claudia in Florida. She covered all bases and they are bright, colorful and she uses the cutest images. Thanks Claudia for your faithfulness.
~~ Anne

01/15/18 - Beverly Yurkanin from Levittown PA dropped off 22 Valentine's Day cards.  Thank you Beverly for the cutest valentine's for the kids. They are sure to be smiling when they see these.         ~~ Anne

01/15/18 - I received the sweetest package from Girl Scout Troop 1222 in Howell NJ, of Valentine's made especially for the kids at the hospital(s) to be the recipient. Kids encouraging other kids really warms my heart. Thank you so much Christy Parekh for working with the girls to send these special Valentine's and thank you girls for using your artistic talents in such a special way. Hugs to all of you. ~~ Anne

1-13-18- Received 34 Valentines from Brenda Zellner of WI :)  Thank you Brenda for the fun smiles for our kids! :)  Janet Kay


1/11/18- Received another box from repeat sender, Lee Mae Elkins of WA :)  Thank you Lee Mae for you box with Valentines, St Pats, and misc. other cards! :)  All your cards are adorable and sure to please all of our kids! :)   Janet Kay

1/8/18-Received a small box of cards from Sandra Borsheim of MN:)  Thank you Sandra for the great Valentine's Day cards.  They are just right for our kids who will enjoy them with big smiles! :)  
Janet Kay

1.8.18 A huge Thank You to Angela of SD, a repeat donor to the kids here in Texas.  Angela makes such unique cards, using techniques and ideas that are often new to me.  I love going through her cards and "borrowing" new ideas.  Angela must have read my "Needs" list on the home page as she sent a lot of Thank You cards and I am totally out of these.  One of my contacts needs 50 TY cards per month so I go through them very quickly.  Thank you, Angela, for helping me with my needs list and for always providing envelopes.  That is such a big help.  Hugs, jb

1/6/18-Received two boxes of Valentine cards :)  Thank you Donna Wakefield of IN and Diane Herniman of Canada! :)  Two boxes of great cards for boys and girls :)  Thank you both for continuing to support our kids with your talents! :)   Janet Kay

1.6.18  A huge thank you to Roberta G. from my home state of Texas for helping me fulfill a special request for graduation cards.  Her designs are fabulous, as all of her cards are, but her attention to detail is more than awesome!  She made individual tassels for each graduation cap!  Too, too amazing.  Thank you, Roberta!  Hugs, jb

01/05/18 - Mailed a box of 98 cards to Children's of Alabama. A big thank you to all of our donors! Angie

1/4/18 - Angie Seyer from Aberdeen SD sent five adorable Valentine's cards. Thanks so much Angie, The kids, staff and family members are going to appreciate the quality of your beautiful cards. ~~Anne

1.4.18  Thank you, Darlene D. from Florida, for the wonderful variety of cards you sent.  Darlene is a repeat sender and her cards are so kid-friendly.  She sent a selection of Valentine's, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Easter and general cards.  I am now officially started on all the upcoming holidays.  Each card is lined with an accompanying envelop.  Thank you so much, Darlene for starting my 2018 collection of cards off so beautifully.  Hugs, jb  



12.29.17  I just got 5 adorable cards from repeat card maker Ruby H. from MN.  Ruby's cards always tickle me - they are so cute.  Each one is different and whimsical and generic "love" rather than specifically Valentine's.  Just perfect for our needs down this way! And of course she included an envelope with each card.  Thank you, Ruby, for being so sweet and continuing to support the kids in Texas.  Hope all of you have a wonderful and safe New Year!  See you in 2018!  Hugs, jb

12/21/17-Received a package of Winter cards from Cindee Naugle of PA :)  Thank you for all of your wonderful snowmen cards! :)  Most of these cards have no sentiments so they can be used for anything! :)   Janet Kay 

12/19/17-Received 18 beautiful cards from Holly Blaskie of MI :)  Thank you Holly for the great cards with images of wildlife out in the snow! :)  Wonderful Winter cards! :)   Janet Kay

12/19/2017-Received 43 adorable last-minute Christmas cards from repeat-donor Jane Lange of MN! Jane's boxes always contain cards for both young and older kids. Thanks so much, Jane, for all you've done for Nationwide Children's these past few years. Merry Christmas! ~~ Sybrina

12/15/17 - Received 27 Christmas Cards from Amanda Stout in Georgetown OH. Unfortunately, I do not have an email address so I would like to thank Amanda for thinking of our kids and taking the time to make these gorgeous cards. I will have to hang onto them for next year because Christmas Cards have already been mailed. Thank you Amanda. ~~ Anne

12/15/17 - Received a box of 32 General Encouragement and Winter cards from Pfizer in Collegeville PA (Business Technology Department). I love all the encouraging words used on the cards. I also want to acknowledge these ladies for their generous financial donation which helps me tremendously with shipping. Thanks so much ladies for thinking of the kids this holiday season ~~ Anne

12.15.17 Just got another box of fabulous cards from Connie M. of McKinney, Tex.  Connie’s cards make me laugh out loud.  Her puns go so well with the images and I just know the kids get a big kick out of her cards.  She also included more of her “box” cards which have to be very time consuming to make.  Her attention to details really make her cards so unique and professional.  Thank you Connie!

I also received cards from Monroeville Teen Leadership Corps in PA.  Each card has a hand written message inside.  That was so thoughtful – thank you for thinking of the kids in Houston.  These will certainly help to cheer their day.  jb
12/14/2017-Received some adorable cards and a cash donation from the Office of Student Life at Leeward Community College. Unfortunately, I do not have an e-mail address. So, I want to send a big shout out and a huge thank you to the college community for thinking of SAS4Kids and the kids at Nationwide Children's this holiday season. Thank you so much! ~~ Sybrina

12/12/17  I have a HUGE Thank you to: Doris R. from MN who sent 16 darling cards; Anne S. from PA who is another of our volunteers who sent 150 beautiful cards; Cynthia C. from TX who sent 60 awesome cards made by high school students; Jeremy S from OH who sent 24 super cute cards and Penny W. from TX who sent 132 fabulous cards!! Wow! These cards are all so wonderful and I am truly grateful for them! They will be delivered to my local children’s hospital tomorrow! Thank you all for making so many cards! Cyndi in Texas



12/11/17-Received two boxes late in the day, one from Diane Herniman of Canada, who sent some Winter cards and cards for teen boys :)  Another box from Debbie Caldwell of MI, who sent Winter, boys, B-Day, Valentines and other misc cards :)  Thank you ladies for your great cards!  Boy cards are the fewest cards I receive, you both did a great job! :)   Janet Kay


12.11.17  Just got a late night delivery from my post woman with a box of cards from Jean B. of PA.  Jean sent a lovely assortment of general cards which I desperately need right now.  Thank you so much for thinking of our kids here in Texas, Jean.  Your cards are so cute and kid friendly.  They are sure to warm many a heart.  Thank you also for the donation.  Postage really adds up and this will help offset that cost.  You are a doll – Happy Holidays!  jb

12/11/17-Received two packages :)  Thank you Angie Seyer of SD for 6 beautiful "anytime" cards, and thank you to Marshe Drain of WA for thinking of our kids as well ! :)   Janet Kay
12/11/2017-Mailed a box jam-packed full of holiday cards -- lots and lots of them -- to Nationwide Children's. Again, huge thanks to all who made cards for the kids here in Central Ohio, and a special thanks to fellow shipper Janet for answering my SOS cry for help. Christmas blessings and a joyous new year to all!  ~~ Sybrina

12.11.17  Thank you, Dorothy M. from NY, for the adorable cards I received today.  She did not include a note or email address so I am guessing these were made by her early development students.  These are definitely targeted for a young child and I know they will bring a big smile to many a face.  Also, thank you, Angie S. from SD for the cards you sent.  Angie is a repeat donor and her variety of general cards are just what I need right now.  Thank you both for donating these wonderful cards and your hard work to the kids in Texas.  Happy Holidays!  jb
12.10.17  Thank you to Jane M. of GA who sent 12 cards for my Houston hospitals.  I especially thank her for the envelopes as she sent in over-sized cards and I do not have envelopes for that size.  Jane sent in Christmas cards as well as birthday cards – I will save the Christmas for next year as I have already filled all my boxes for the holidays and mailed them off.  I do appreciate her sharing her time and talents with SAS4K, because where would we be without our wonderful card makers?  Happy Holidays to one and all!  jb

 12/8/17-Received a nice box of cards from Vicki Luebke of IN :)  Thank you Vicki, love what you did with the Santas and reindeer, the kids are going to love your cards! :)   Janet Kay
12/07/17 - A great big thank you goes to Kimberly Laws of Jackson NJ for her box of 62 assorted cards. Her cards are so unique and chock full of colors and texture. Kim thank you also for your financial donation which helps out with shipping. I appreciate your faithfulness and the kids (especially those at St. Peter's) are going to love them. ~~ Anne

12/07/17 - Thank you to Sue Carlson of Middleton NH who sent 21 Christmas cards for the kids. I am down to the wire and these cards helped fill my boxes to overflowing with Christmas cuteness for the Kids. Thanks Sue for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

12/7/2017-I have three wonderful people to thank tonight -- two repeat senders and one SAS4Kids volunteer! Repeat senders Martha Bricker Of CA and Sandra Mullineaux of NC sent boxes of winter/holiday cards -- 24 and 53 cards, respectively. And, SAS4Kids Shipper Janet Bailey sent a large box of holiday/winter cards. I was a little concerned about the box I'm sending to Nationwide Children's next week until these three shipments arrived. Martha, Sandra, and Janet: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! ~~ Sybrina

12/07/17 - Gingerbread Men, the Peanuts Gang and a few Hanukkah cards were found on my front step today from a repeat card maker Stacy Lazzarro from Zionsville PA. Thanks so much for your cards (30) Stacy and the financial donation as well. The kids are going to love your cute 
cards.  ~~Anne


12.5.17  A very large box was just delivered from Annisa G. in my home state of Texas.  She included a variety of cards as well as MANY kits for card making.  I have friends coming over Thursday who are going to work on cards using these kits.  What fun!  Thank you, Annisa, for thinking of us and sending us a box ‘o fun!  jb
12.5.17  A big thank you to Lenora S. and Ruby H., both repeat donors, who filled up my last box of holiday and winter cards.  I see they both send to other volunteers as well – where do they find the time? Their cards are all so cute and kid-friendly.  Thank you for including envelopes as well.  You gals ROCK!  jb

12/4/17- Received two boxes today, one from Jennifer Reece of MA, thank you Jennifer for the cards and the wonderful bookmarks for the kids! :)  A second box fro Kathy Jaken of IL, thank you Kathy for your thoughtfulness :)   Janet Kay 
12/2/17-Received another box and package :)  One from a new donor, Ann P Williams of TN and another from Andrea La Vigne of TX.  Thank you Ann and Andrea for your great cards, more smiles for our kids! :)  Also a thank you to Andrea's mother, Patricia La Vigne for her donation for shipping! :)  All of these donations are needed and greatly appreciated! :)  I have 5 boxes of cards ready to ship tomorrow! :)   Janet Kay

12/02/17 – Received a box of 50 cute cards as well as a generous donation from loyal donor Robin Hayworth in NY. Thank you for the nice variety the kids will have fun with. Angie

12/1/17-Received a package and a box today :)  I also received a box from Dr. Robin Hayworth of NY as well as a donation for shipping.  Thank you Robin for your wonderful cards and your generous dedication to SAS4Kids! :)  I received a package of cards from a new donor, Judy Retz of IN.  Judy also sent a donation for shipping, thank you Judy for thinking of our kids in hospitals! :)   Janet Kay 

12/01/17 - Received a box of 50 assorted cards from Dr. Robin Hayworth of New York NY. Dr. Robin does a great job with her choice of encouraging words for kids of every age group. Thank you Dr. Robin for your continued support of SAS4KIDS and for your financial support as well.  ~~ Anne

12/01/17 - Corine Lockhart of Merritt Island FL sent 18 beautiful Christmas cards. The shaker cards she made are so professional. Also she took the time and effort to line the inside of each card as well as lining, embellishing and coordinating the envelopes. The kids are going to love these cards. Thanks so much Corine. ~~ Anne

11/30/17 - Mailed a box of 177 to Children's of Alabama. Many thanks to all who made this possible! Angie

11/30/17-Received a box and a package today from Lilian Wiedmaier of AZ and Karen Peterson of NE :)  Thank you ladies for your special cards that will bring smiles to small faces! :)  Janet Kay

11/29/17-Received two boxes this day, one from Donna Wakefield of IN and one from Alyce Hill Brown of CA.  Thank you ladies for your great cards and for thinking of our kids at Christmas! :)    Janet Kay

11/30/2017-Received a wonderful box of cards and a cash donation from repeat donor Dr. Robin Hayworth of NY! Robin included ever-popular thank you cards and some lovely anytime cards that will brighten the spirits of patients at Nationwide Children's. Thank you so much, Robin, for all you do for SAS4Kids.  :)  ~~ Sybrina


11/28/17 - Received a box of 140 Christmas Cards yesterday from Eileen Koffroth who lives in Pennsburg PA. Each card was different with unique images. She also makes lovely tags - large ones that the kids can hang on their doors. Thanks so much Eileen for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne 

11/28/17 – Received a box of 18 beautiful Christmas cards from a donor in Saco, ME. I’d like to send a special thank you to all of the anonymous donors I hear from throughout the year. I appreciate you all! Angie

11/27/17 - On Friday I received a box of  90 cards from Sybilla Greiner of Gilbertsville PA. She always uses the most stunning images on her cards and each one is unique. Thanks Sybilla, the kids are going to S M I L E when they see these Christmas/Holiday cards. ~~ Anne

11/25/17-Received 2 more boxes, just in time for packing! :)  A box from Trish Cudney of MN, and another box from Brenda Zellner of WI :)  Thank you ladies, I have lots of boxes to pack and send smiles to! :)   Janet Kay

11/24/17-Received 3 boxes of great cards from Roz Hawotte of IL, Lillian Abrams of MI and
 Lee Mae Elkins of WA:)  What a nice surprise when I opened my door! :)  Thank you ladies for your Christmas cards that will be packed up this weekend to ship! :)  Thank you as well for your included misc. cards :)  Lots of fun in store for our kids! :)   Janet Kay 

11/22/2017-Received a box of 9 adorable holiday/winter cards and a cash donation from repeat sender Sherry Hickey of VA! Thanks so much, Sherry, for your loyal support of SAS4Kids and Nationwide Children's. I know the kids are going to love these fun cards.  :)  ~~ Sybrina

11/22/17 - WOW! I feel like it is Christmas today. Another box on my doorstep was from Patricia Hays of Verona VA. She sent 50 beautifully made cards which included Holiday, Birthday, Thank You, Winter and Encouragement cards. She packed her box with folded cartoons from the newspaper which I will include in my Christmas shipments to the hospitals. Thanks for the wonderful idea Patricia and I appreciate your faithfulness. Also thank you so much for your financial contribution which is so helpful with shipping. ~~ Anne

11/22/17 - Sixty beautiful, gorgeous, lovely, happy, inspiring, and cute Holiday/Winter cards showed up on my doorstep today. A big thank you goes to Elaine Bailey of Yardley, PA. Thanks Elaine for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

11/21/17 - Thanks so very much to Barbara Suhaka of Manville NJ and Ruth Bielanski of Hillsborough NJ for the box of 60 Holiday, General and Kid Friendly Birthday (age 10 and under) Cards. They are all so cute and I appreciate the incredible attention to detail. We want our kids to feel special and these cards certainly will. ~~ Anne

11/21/17 - A big Thank You to Nancy Rigoglioso for the 30 adorable Christmas/Holiday cards. The quality of her work shows in each and every card. Thank you also Nancy for your financial contribution which helps with gas/shipping. ~~ Anne

11/20/17-Received a package of Christmas and misc. cards from Tammy Gullett of IA.  Thank you Tammy for these great, fun cards! :)   Janet Kay

11/18/17-Received a small but requested box, of Welcome cards from Roberta Giefer of TX.  Thank you Roberta for filling one of our special requests! :)   Janet Kay

11/16/17-Received 4 boxes of cards!  Alissa McKinny of IN.  Debbie Caldwell of MI, and Paula Kysilka of FL. Also a box from our own Jill Blasche of TX, plus her friends, Ginny and Jan.  Thank you all for your wonderful cards! :)   Janet Kay

11/17/17 - Thank you to Linda Wood of Des Moines IA who sent in 10 adorable Christmas Cards each one unique and different. Thank you Linda for your cards. ~~ Anne


11/17/17  -  Received boxes from two loyal donors. Penny Wierzbicki of TX made 135 cute cards – lots of Christmas and general. Pam Moore of TX made 78 adorable cards and included a generous donation. Thank you both for brightening the lives of the kids at Children’s of Alabama. Angie

 11/17/2017-Received a wonderful box of 20 Christmas and thank you cards from repeat donor Lee Ann Elkins of WA! Lee Ann's cards are always so bright and cheery, and I know those Christmas cards of hers are going to brighten up the holidays for some special little patients. Thanks so much, Lee Ann, for all of your support of SAS4Kids.  :)  ~~ Sybrina

11/16/17 - A huge thank you goes out to Penny Wierzbicki of Arlington TX who sent in a box of 136 cards including a variety of sentiments and sizes of cards. A few of her cards stuck out - one with Zentangles which I think she did herself and a Santa/Chimney embossing folder of which I own and now I can case. Thanks so much Penny for all you do for SAS4KIDS. ~~ Anne

11.16.17  Miracles do happen!   I am almost out of cards and today I received two boxes in the mail.  Wonderfully cute cards came from Penny W. in my home state of Texas as well as Heather G. and her fellow card makers at the SCP Craft Guild in Fl.  Since I just heard from another hospital in my area that they indeed want our cards, these boxes came at the best time ever.  Thank you ladies for thinking of these kids in Houston and sending cards to help bring smiles to their hearts.  jb
11/16/2017-Received a wonderful package of 56 cards from repeat donor Penny Wierzbicki of TX! Penny sent a wonderful assortment of holiday and inspirational cards that are perfect for our older patients. Thank you, Penny, for all you do for SAS4Kids and all the smiles you've sent to Nationwide Children's these last few years.  :)   ~~ Sybrina

11.15.17  I have had so much fun these past few days, going through all the cards that have come my way.  As it brings such joy to me just to look at each one, I can only imagine how the kids must feel when they receive them.  Thank you to everyone who shares their time and talents with the kids.  I received cards from Angie S. of SD, Barbara R. of KS, and more great cards from repeat donor Connie M. of my home state Tex.  I could not spread all this cheer without the help of such generous card makers.  I also want to thank each of these ladies for the envelopes they include – it really helps.  Thank you one and all!  jb

11/13/17-Received a final box of cards from Barbara Roe, of CA.  Barbara will be spending time teaching card making :)  Thank you Barbara for the cards and best wishes for your next chapter in life! :)   Janet Kay
11/2/17  A big Thank You to Ashlie M. from Austin, TX for the donation and sending 13 handmade cards by her Pre-school class! The cards are so pretty and that was so sweet! Thank you to Odin, Luke, Micaya, Molli, Ireland and Emma for making such cute cards! I’m sure that the kids at the hospital will just love the cards! Great job! ~~Cyndi

11/6/17  Thank you to Elizabeth H. from SC who sent 35 cards for the kids! Her card are all so lovely and I can’t wait to take them to the hospital for the kids! They will love them! ~~Cyndi

11/6/17  A huge thank you to Brenda K. from TX for sending 68 fabulous cards for the kids! I think the kids are going to love the cards and will really appreciate them! ~~Cyndi


11/13/2017-Mailed a large box of cards to Nationwide Children's yesterday! While the box had lots of fall-themed and Thanksgiving cards, it also included some general sentiment and birthday cards. Thanks so much to all our amazing card makers who made this possible! ~~ Sybrina

11/09/17 - Claudia S. from sunny Florida, sent 27 cards, most were much needed birthday cards (kids). She also sent the cutest thank you cards for the kids to give to doctors and nurses. Thank you Claudia. ~~ Anne

11/09/17 - Received 6 much needed Birthday Cards (kids) from Angie Seyer of Aberdeen SD. Angie did not include an email address -- thank you so very much Angie. ~~ Anne

11-9-17-Yes, I received two more packages of cards today, one from Roberta Giefer of TX and one from Angie Seyer of SD :)  Thank you ladies for your Fall, Christmas and Boy cards! :)  Fall will be saved for next year, but the Christmas and boy cards will be going out soon! :)   Janet Kay

11-8-17-It's been a busy week for me!  On this day I received a box and an envelope with cards.  A box from Ruby Haugen of MN and an envelope from Michelle Stalder of NC!  Thank you ladies for your Fall and Winter cards! :)  Ruby is a long time sender, and today was Michelle's first time with me :)  Janet Kay

11/7/17-Received on 11/6- Six boxes and envelopes of cards!  I received cards from Jeannine Gork of GA, Kathy Jaken of IL, Holly Blaskie of MI, Lisa Simokatis of IL, Patricia Moyes of VA, Janelle Klapperich of SD and today a small box from Kayla Ford, of IL!! Thank you ladies for all of your great cards!  I love the Fall, Winter, Christmas and Misc. cards that will be finding their way into boxes to bring smiles to our kids at my 4 hospitals! :)   Janet Kay

11/07/2017-Came back from an extended vacation to find four packages waiting for me at our local post office! Huge thank yous to these wonderful card makers!!! All of your fall-themed and thank you cards will be immediately going into a box headed to Nationwide Children's. ~~ Sybrina
  • Arlene Armenta of IL sent 19 cards, including cute cards for younger and more sophisticated card. Her package also included much-needed thank yous.
  • Elaine Thomas of AZ sent a wonderful variety of 27 cards. In addition to fall-themed cards, Elaine included birthdays, thank yous, and general greeting cards.
  • Repeat donor Jane Lange of MN sent a box full of lovely fall-themed greeting cards. Jane's cards included 26 cards expressing Thanksgiving wishes and heartfelt thank yous.
  • Repeat donor Robin Hayworth of NY sent a generous cash donation and 50 terrific cards. Robin included cards without any sentiments.... which are the most commonly requested cards at Nationwide Children's.
11/07/17 - Patricia Moyes of Fredericksburg, VA sent in 15 lovely Winter/Holiday cards. Thanks so much Patty for your continued support! ~~ Anne

11/07/17 - Found a box of lovely cards in my newspaper box yesterday from a local card maker, Beverly Yurkanin of Levittown, PA, 34 Holiday/Christmas cards and 6 very adorable encouragement cards. Thanks Beverly for your loyalty. ~~ Anne


11/06/17 – Sent off a box of 135 cards to Children’s of Alabama. Sincere thanks to all who made this possible! Angie

11-6-17 A big thank you to Roberta G. from Arlington, Tex. for the wonderful cards she sent for my hospitals. Roberta's cards are always so creative and fun. I am pleased to say she is a friend of mine and we share tips and dies and stuff all the time.  Thank you, Roberta, for supporting me in so many ways. jb

11-2-17  I received a box of wonderful cards from Lenora S. Her cards are so cute and kid-friendly.  She certainly has been busy as I see she sent cards to other volunteers as well.  Thank you, Lenora, for sharing your talents with all of us.  The children are going to smile big time when they get your cards! Jb

11/2/17-I also received a package from Lenora Scott of MO.  Thank you Lenora for thinking of our kids:)  Janet Kay

11/02/17 - Thank you to Lenora Scot of Springfield MO who sent in 56 Fall, Winter, No Sentiment and assorted other cards. A nice variety and much needed. Thanks so much Lenora. ~~ Anne


11/1/17-Received a box of Winter cards from Trish Cudney of MN.  Thank you Trish for these great cards and letting me know where you bought the nice Winter paper! :)  
Janet Kay

10/30/17-Received 50 cards from Cassandra Young of FL.  Thank you Cass for the Winter and Christmas cards :)  Janet Kay

10/29/17 – Received a box of 50 sweet cards from repeat donor Robin Hayworth in NY. Included was an appreciated donation, a nice assortment of birthday, thank you and cards for general use. Thank you for thinking of the kids at Children’s of Alabama! Angie

10/28/17 - Received 50 assorted cards from Dr. Robin Hayworth from New York, NY. Thanks Dr. Robin and for your financial help as well. I so appreciate it. ~~ Anne

10/28/17 - Thank you so very much to Jennifer Kubo from Sacramento CA for her 31 assorted cards for the kids. Thanks so much Jennifer for hitting all occasions especially kid friendly birthdays and your loyalty to SAS4KIDS. ~~ Anne

10/27/17  A great big Thank You to April F. from Nevada! She sent in a box of 37 fantastic cards for the kids! Her Disney cards are wonderful! ~Cyndi

10/15/17  A super big Thank You to my friend, Laura M. from San Antonio as she gave me a box of at least 100 cards! As soon as I mentioned I was volunteering, she went to work to give me cards for the kids! She has a great big heart! ~Cyndi

10/13/17  A HUGE Thank you Monica P. from New Mexico who sent me 321 assorted cards!! Plus, she labeled them for me on the back! Thank you, Monica! All of your cards are awesome and I am so excited to share them with the kids!! ~Cyndi

10/13/17  I took a total of 215 cards to the Children’s Hospital! ~Cyndi

10/8/17  Thanks a bunch to Doris R. from Minnesota for sending a package of 42 Halloween and Christmas cards! They are all super adorable!! ~Cyndi


10/1/17  Thank you so much to the kids of Shannon O.’s class! Her students handmade 18 beautiful cards for the kids at the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital! All of these cards were made with so much love and it shows! They are so pretty! Thank you, kids! ~Cyndi

10/26/17-Received from Sandy Borsheim of MN, 57 cards for Christmas, Winter, and teen boys.  Thank you Sandy for your variety of cards, also your donation for shipping! :)   Janet Kay

10/25/17-Received from Ruby Hagen of MN, 15 cards :)  Thank you Ruby, wonderful images and coloring! :)   Janet Kay

10/24/17-Received a box of cards from Katherine Torres of IL.  Thank you Katherine for the misc. cards for our kids :)  Janet Kay

10/23/17-Received three envelopes of cards with a total of 30 from Jeannine Gork of GA.  Thank you Jeannine for the wonderful Christmas cards! :)  Jeannine adds small images to the inside of her cards as well as envelopes and card backs, great attention to detail! :)    Janet Kay

10/23/17 - Beverly Yurkanin of Levittown PA left 41 delightful cards in my newspaper slot today. Beverly is one of many loyal card makers who never ceases to amaze me of her wonderful, professional designs for the kids. Thanks Beverly for helping me complete my Thanksgiving boxes and starting my Christmas shipments. ~~ Anne

10/21/17 - Received 12 cute Christmas cards with a snow bear waving hello, from Arlene Rose of Hilton NY. Thanks Arlene for motivating me to make Christmas cards and for your continued support. ~~ Anne

10/21/17 - Received 24 much needed kids Birthday Cards from Stephanie Nguyen of Lake Forest CA. Each one of the cards is different which helps because they can go right into the box for shipment. Stephanie is wonderful in checking our blog to find out what is needed and makes those cards. Thanks Stephanie for your continued support of SAS4KIDS. ~~ Anne

10/20/17-Received a great box of cards from Lee Mae Elkins of WA :)  Thank you Lee Mae, I especially like the new "boy" designs! :)  The kids and I have all been sick this last week so I have been trying not to touch any cards :(  I'm hoping we're all well really soon! :)    Janet Kay

10-19-17- We are sorry to share that this page and all its history of wonderful gifts of cards disappeared today. We are so very grateful for all the cards we have received through out the years and will start over expressing our gratitude here. Many of the cards we have received have been acknowledged on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/sendasmile4kidsusa

10.19.17  Received an adorable package in the mail today - all covered in hearts.  Thank you Stephanie N from CA.  Your cards are so cute.  I appreciate the assortment as well as the envelopes.  You are so sweet to help support the kids in Houston.  ❤jb

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