Holiday Postage Challenge

Happy Holidays!  Regardless of what holiday you may celebrate, it is a time of year for sharing and giving to others. In the spirit of gift-giving, we encourage you to consider sending in a donation or book of stamps to help cover the cost of postage expenses. Bundles of Cheer program costs approximately $13 to send a care package to each recipient. Postage costs adds up quickly for our program and we anticipate a large number of cards and care packages to be sent this holiday season. Every contribution helps!

Donations can be sent to:
Card Care Connection
112 Saddlehorn Court 
Fenton, MO 63026

We invite you to visit our donation page. Thank you for all of your support and happy holidays!

Happy Birthday

Happy belated birthday to Card Care Connection! September marked our organization's sixth year of bringing joy and hope through inspirational messages to those affected by cancer, and in celebration, we are asking for donations of birthday themed cards for this month.

Birthday cards have an extensive history, a tradition developed over a century ago when messages of good will were exchanged to mark a special milestone. We challenge our cardmakers to continue bringing smiles and cheer to our recipients and look forward to receiving cards in recognition of our fifth birthday. Thank you to all of our supporters for your ongoing passion and creativity to providing encouragement and enriching the lives of those we serve. 
Created by Joanne P. (MO)

Beauty Bash

We are excited to host the 2016 Beauty Bash at the Saint Louis Galleria!  The Beauty Bash will be an afternoon of family friendly fun and pampering on August 20th from 1-4pm.  There will be makeovers, face painting, massages, hair styles, princesses, refreshments, and more.  This event is open to the community and all are welcome.  

If you aren’t able to make it or don’t live in the area, help us grow this month by telling friends about Card Care Connection.   One way to complete this challenge is to invite friends to a card-making party or collect postage stamps to share the mission of Card Care Connection!

Another way to extend the reach of Card Care Connection is to send us referrals.  Making a referral to our program is easy and can be done on our website.

We hope to see you at the Beauty Bash!

Buttons and Brads

Our current card challenge is focused on buttons and brads. These circles often symbolize continuity and peace.  Circles can be a very calming shape since they avoid harsh lines and angles.  Recipients of cards are going through a very stressful time, which can be a detriment to a person’s healing.  Circle themed cards (especially with the crafty addition) accompanied with handwritten messages may help to provide comfort.  Also, we love the addition of a 3-D touch.  We continue to be amazed with the endless possibilities card making offers.  Thank you for your donations!  
Thank you Laurie's Line Up! for this creation

Masculine Cards

In honor of Father’s Day, we are requesting masculine cards.  We recognize that it is easier to make bright color pretty cards that are more fit for a female, but we get a lot of card requests for males.  So, what kind of masculine themed cards can you create?  We hope this will exercise your crafting mind in a different way to come up with designs and combinations that are more fit for a male.

The possibilities are endless!  One way to start might be with changing colors to more masculine tones.  You can also use different images like boats, sports, or nature.
Thank you Diamond Lake Lutheran Church!

April Showers

Happy Spring!  We are welcoming this weather with open arms after a long winter season.  We want to help bring the spring weather to all our recipients who are unable to go outside and enjoy the warm weather.  This month our challenge is to collect "April Showers" cards.  This can include anything that reminds you of April shower weather (umbrellas, rain boots, clouds, or rainbows).  We look forward to seeing your creativity.
Thank you Chi Omega Alumni Group for this creation

National Craft Month-Embossign Challenge

Did you know that March is National Craft Month?  As crafters who like to help others, we want to recognize your devotion and good will in donating cards for people facing cancer.

The challenge for March is a crafting technique that we love - embossing.  Embossing is a method where paper is pressed to create a raised design in the paper.  This technique can add a touch of elegance to a greeting card.  We also encourage texture in our cards because it can be helpful for our elderly recipients who may have trouble with vision and seeing the detail in a card.  Being able to touch and feel a card can make the impact even more powerful.  Thank you all for putting your craft skills to a good cause!  We're excited to see the embossing that you send our way!
Thank you Susan C. (NH) for this creation

Valentine's Theme

Thank you to all of our loyal blog followers as well as those of you who are new to our blog challenges!  In the spirit of Valentine's month, this February we are looking for cards that incorporate the colors red and/or pink.  We love our color theme challenges as you all bring us such exciting and unique designs.  As our Bundles of Cheer program continues to grow, we hope to incorporate these cards with many of our packages to be distributed to cancer patients across the country.
Thank you Carla F. (IL) for your contribution