Valentine’s Day – either you love it, or you’re grumpy and cynical about it due to its ties to commercialism. But here’s a way to do something purely good on this Hallmark holiday: mail a valentine to a sick child.

Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) is a charitable organization that is doing its part to spread hope, joy and magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards. The organization collects cards all year round and distributes them to hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the country – and so far has sent cards to more than 100,000 kids.

Here’s the dealio:

  • Get some construction paper, and get your Picasso on! Throw some hearts and a nice, uplifting message on there.
    • Or if you’re feeling wildly uncreative, get a regular old boring card, but add some pizzaz inside.
  • Write a short, uplifting message. Examples include, “You’re awesome!” “You inspire me!” “You’re so brave!”
  • Sign your name, such as “Ashley from Chicago” (that’s me)
  • The only rule is to make sure it isn’t decorated to the point where stuff is falling off – especially glitter.
    • Don’t glitter bomb these kids, they’ve already got enough going on.
  • Mail cards to: Cards for Hospitalized Kids, 7290 W. Devon Chicago, IL 60631

 

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