NEED YOUR HELP – Cards for Grace


You may or may not have heard about a dear little girl named Ellie who lost her battle to cancer last week.  It was a rough road, but she fought a good fight and is now happy in heaven.

She left behind a twin sister named Grace.  Grace has been an amazing sister to Ellie – so admirable!

So, I contacted her mom to see if we could send her cards.  She said yes.

Here are the easy details:

  • We want these cards fast so that Grace can get them ASAP.  I need them all to me by the end of July, please.
  • One card is even fine.  Just put it in the mail to me and I will transfer to another envelope.  If you can send more?  Even better.
  • You can read about the family HERE.
  • Happy cards are best.  Silly jokes, fun pictures of pets… anything.  Or just "thinking of you."  Have your kids draw from things or color.  Or stamp some blank images for Grace to color.  Anything.
  • Please send your cards to this address by the end of July…

                            Jennifer McGuire
           Cards for GRACE
           PO Box 428612
           Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

  • This is separate from the Cards for Kids card drive.  Please send cards for this separately than the ones for our ill children.
  • I won't be posting the names of everyone who sent cards because of the speed of this drive.  But I will pick a few random prizes. :)

Thank you so much.  PLEASE pass around the word on this.  If you post about this Cards for Grace on your blog or twitter or something, please link in the comments below.  I will pick one to win some goodies. :)

Hugs all around…

84 CommentsOther

  1. Hi Jennifer. This story breaks my heart. I made a card for Grace. It will be up on my blog on Monday for you to see (with all the information encouraging others to send cards) at I have it on autopost because I used it as a Design Team card. I am hoping that the challenge site leaves up the information that I made it for your organization. Sometimes they delete it when you mention other sites. Being that yours is for such an important cause, I’m hoping it stays. It will go up on my blog though, and my followers are really good about making cards for a kid when I ask them to. Thanks for doing this for Grace. I hope her cards give her a little bit of happiness.

  2. I have been working on a number of cards for Grace and hope to get them in the mail to you real soon. I’ve posted one of them on my blog that you can view here:

    What an uplifting thing to do for Grace — thank you for coming up with the wonderful idea of cards for this special young lady!

    Smiles & Hugs!!

  3. I just finished my card for Grace and tweeted about it (@gscrapbooks).

  4. Hi! I will be making a card for Grace, today and I will post it on my blog. I will mail it out tomorrow.

  5. Have read this precious story several times, Jennifer – my heart goes out to the family! I made this card for Grace
    and will get it in the mail tomorrow. Linda W.

  6. Susie Nam

    Putting 2 cards in the mail tomorrow! Hope to make more soon!

  7. Hi! I made a card for Grace. I will be sending it tomorrow. I will post and add this link. I thought I left a comment earlier, but I don’t see it.

  8. I am so saddened to hear of such a loss of an innocent child. I was directed to your post from another blog and discovered the story of these two precious children. I myself have twin boys and could not imagine what this family is feeling. I hope that in some way these cards will help to lift Grace’s spirits and let her know that people care about her and Ellie. Thanks for being the point on this. I also posted this on my blog at


  9. This simply breaks my heart. I posted on my blog here:
    and have cards ready to be mailed. Thanks Jennifer for all that you do to brighten the days of the kids and their families. As someone who has felt the pain of losing children, I know that nothing can take away the grief, but the smallest acts of kindness mean so very much.

  10. Thank you for always thinking of the kids Jennifer. Here is my card and post on Grace:

  11. I just yesterday learned about this, so have posted today.

    here is the link to my blog:

  12. I posted it on my facebook. This is the first time i have heard of these princesses. I read the story and can not breath from crying. I can not imagine how Grace feels. She for sure needs our love!

  13. Tiffany N

    I just saw this post and it is so terribly sad. I will send in at least one card for this. I will link to my blog as well.

  14. I made a card today and I will mail it to you. IT has lady bugs on the cover and inside. Sheryl

  15. I made a card and have posted it on my blog set to post tonight.

  16. I LOVE that there is something for this girl. I read from Matthew West’s facebook about their story.!/carissa.calhoun

  17. Thanks for all the great ideas, Jennifer. You have a kind heart to go with your abundance of energy & talent! I’ve adapted your ideas to make a fun little gifty for Grace which motivated me to make more cards for Cards for Kids too. Next stop my blog to post photos then back to my workshop…

  18. I’ve just linked this page to my blog Jen.. I would have done it sooner, but me being ADHD, I didn’t read to the bottom of the post.. got to the address, and stopped there.. LOL
    Oh, by the way, there are some blank cards that I sent for Grace to use…. I don’t think I mentioned it in a note though.

  19. Thank you, Jennifer, for collecting these cards.
    I made one that I will send to you tomorrow. You should get it in about one week (I’m in France).
    Please see here :

  20. I made this card for Grace today to brighten her day. Thanks for doing this Jennifer.

  21. Thank you Jennifer for you kindness and sharing this opportunity. I spread the word on my blog post:

  22. Dana

    I know that you have already picked a winner from the post here and I know that I have missed it, but that is okay. Just wanted to say that I sent my cards today for Grace. Hoping that it isn’t too late for you to get them.

  23. Karen G (BC)

    Jen, I sent some cards some time ago for Grace.. there was a card with some writing in it, and I sent some blank cards as well, so that Grace could use them herself is she wanted to, or her mom. I just hope they have arrived!

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