Here is all the information needed to help you with making cards!
CARD MAKING GUIDE
Step-by-step guide on how to make cards for Cards for Bravery!
Our cards go to a range of different hospitals in the UK as well as children who are being cared for at home or in a hospice.
Making cards is a simple and can a matter of minutes yet the impact is huge.
We also sometimes send cards to elders who are in hospital as they are often isolated and do not have many visitors.
NO Envelopes are needed to be sent with your cards.
If you would like confirmation that we have received your cards please include a note with your name and email address.
Please be aware that it can take up to 6 weeks to provide confirmation due to the high amount of parcels we recieve.
Get your card supplies sorted - cards, pens, pencils, glue, decorations, and any other card material you would like to use for making your cards!
DECORATE THE CARD
The front of your card can contain an inspiring message, colourful pattern, bright picture or any other creative idea you can think of!. Make it colourful, eye-catching; a work of art!
WRITING INSIDE THE CARD
Write an inspiring message inside the card that will help brighten a patient’s stay in hospital. Keep it simple and uplifting – below are some examples.
I think you are amazing!
Keep fighting, you are so strong!
I've been thinking of you
Sending you sunshine and rainbows
I hope this card brings you joy!
You've got this!
SIGNING THE CARDS
When signing in the card, please do not include any personal information such as your email, address, telephone number and more.
We ask that you sign the card with: 'Love, Cards For Bravery’
You can write your first name and age (i.e: Izzie, age 15) on the back of your card or on the inside.
This makes the card more personalised and reminds the patient an individual person is thinking of them.
MAILING THE CARDS
After you have created your cards, the most important part is making sure they get to us so we can help make the difference! When you are ready to mail the cards to us, please send them to the below address:
Cards for Bravery
74 Heath Row
CM23 5DF (England)
CARD MAKING INSPIRATION
At Cards for Bravery, we expect all cards to be positive in order to brighten up the days of hospitalised children. We prefer no 'Get Well Soon' or religious messages
Examples: 'Be Brave', 'Stay Strong', 'Thinking of You', 'You're One in a Minion', 'You're Turtley awesome!', ' You're Roarsome'
At Cards for Bravery, we are always looking for holiday cards as it can be very difficult for children to spend these holidays at the hospital. We are therefore always asking for cards for children's birthdays cards and Christmas Cards to make their time all the more special during these hard times as the littlest things like a card really do make a difference.
For these cards, we request the same requirements as general cards - the only difference is we ask for a more holiday touch!
We ask to not use 'Get Well Soon' as some patients will have chronic, life-long or terminal illnesses. We also ask you to refrain from using any religious messages.