Caring Hearts Card Drive + Crafty Updates & Sales

Hello! I wanted to pop in to share news of the 2019 Caring Hearts Card Drive… and also several Crafty Sales.

First up? The card drive…

Vera Yates runs this amazing card drive… and this is the 10th year! You can find all the full info (and prizes!!!!) HERE on her blog. (I am just sharing the important info here.)

The purpose of our card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or live alone.


  • This card drive will be run through November 15, 2019. (This is extended!) They need to receive your cards by November 15, 2019.
  • Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes only.
  • All cards need to have a message inside (can be stamped or hand written).
  • Sign your name and where you are from inside the card.
  • Include an envelope for each card and please don’t seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to standard size A2 or 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card as this will help us in packing more efficiently.
  • Please don’t use any pins or loose glitter (for safety reasons).
  • This is totally optional, but if you’d like to include $3 or $5 to help with shipping, it’ll be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves & postage prices have increased. Last year we struggle to cover the postage cost, so any donation toward shipping would help us tremendously.
For US, you can mail the cards to:
  • Vera Yates, 1314 Roy St., Houston, TX 77007
  • Cindy Groh, 111 10 Mile Rd NW Sparta, MI 49345

For Australia:

  • Deb McCleary, CHCD, PO Box 54, Watsonia, VIC, 3087 Australia

For Canada:

  • Caroline Bredeson, 11 Ave. des Oblats, Unit 112, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5V8, Canada
  • Rita Andrews, 28 West Gissing Rd, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1L6, Canada

In each package, PLEASE include THIS 2019 SUBMISSION FORM. This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance. So the more cards you send, the better your chances.


The nursing homes that we supported are based on what people suggested to us. If you want your local nursing homes to receive cards from the card drive, please email Vera the name of the nursing homes and the number of residents, so we can make sure that we send enough cards. The number of nursing homes we support are totally based on how many cards we received. To keep things organized, we assigned the 5 collecting addresses above.


SugarPea Designs has created a special Caring Hearts set called Christmas Cheers just for this card drive!

To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, we have several PRIZES ready for several winners. There will be many winners. 🙂 And huge thank you to all the fabulous, generous companies who support this card drive by donating awesome prizes.

Thank you for your support. And HUGE hugs to Vera for doing this!!!


Here is a list of current crafty sales, deals and updates! I hope it is helpful. 🙂

Be sure to visit the websites for any fine print, restrictions, etc! Please let me know if you see any errors in the sale info! I will update this post as I learn of more deals. Affiliate links may be used – not in all cases – at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Please know I only support legitimate companies and small businesses with original designs and good people. xo. I will be constantly be donating a portion of my affiliate sales from this page to a good cause. For October, I will be donating to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. My mother-in-law is battling this terrible cancer. I will be also helping with the hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas. Thank you!

SIMON SAYS STAMP — Lots of deals…

MY FAVORITE THINGS — Save 20% on shaker and interactive dies. Use code “SHAKE” through 10/28/19. Shop HERE.

Also… there are 3 ways to save with every purchase at My Favorite Things:

  • Get the “Free with $60 Die-namics” die with qualifying orders over $60. Details HERE.
  • All qualifying US orders of $50 or more (after discounts) will receive a $6.50 shipping credit, which is automatically applied to your shopping cart. Contiguous US customers receive FREE shipping on each order $50 or more (after discounts) when selecting “MFT’s Choice” as your shipping method. Details HERE.
  • All international customers may select “MFT’s Choice”, our flat rate shipping method. You’ll never pay more than $19.50 in shipping. Details HERE.
  • Also, remember the more you spend, the more you save! One discount code per order:
    • Orders over $100 save 10%. Use code STS10 in the Shopping Cart area at checkout.
    • Orders over $250 save 15%. Use code STS15 in the Shopping Cart area at checkout.
    • Orders over $500 save 20%. Use code STS20 in the Shopping Cart area at checkout.
    • Orders over $750 save 25%. Use code STS25 in the Shopping Cart area at checkout.


TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS — Check out the new Masking Stencils from Taylored Expressions! What a great product. I just ordered mine! Find them HERE.



WPLUS9 – There is a huge clearance sale at WPlus9! BIG discounts! Hurry – limited time and supplies. Shop HERE.

SPELLBINDERS — Save up to 40% at Spellbinders in THIS category. Limited time.

GINA K DESIGNS — Get the  with a $75+ purchase. Shop HERE.


HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK & CRAFTS – Huge steals over at Hallmark! Find them HERE.

See you soon with a video!

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10 thoughts on “Caring Hearts Card Drive + Crafty Updates & Sales”

  1. Is it possible to make the submission form to have four entries on a page to print out? For some reason why I try to print it out it shows up blank when I try to import it into iBooks. I may try to adjust it on my own also. But I thought for people sending in multiple entries having four on a page might be nice for future reference.

  2. I love this card drive. I have included a local nursing home and it makes me happy to know that the cards are going to seniors. I am sending in 100 this year- like last year!!

  3. Love this idea!!
    So happy to see a Canadian address too.
    Wish I had known about this sooner, but I will try to send a few cards in.

  4. I attend a crop in Ft. Myers, FL called Scraptique and make and donate cards for these fabulous senior Citizens. Am so happy this is growing in popularity!

  5. Jennifer this is my third year donating to Caring Hearts after I learned about it from you. I have 100 cards going in the mail today. I find this so rewarding to be able to bring a smile to someone. Thank you.

  6. Thanks for sharing the information Jennifer! It has been a slower Drive this year so far, but hopefully numbers will ramp up towards the end of the drive (which Vera has extended for a further week, by the way!)
    Deb McCleary, Australian Contact for Caring Hearts Card Drive

  7. Cards will be in priority mail nov 12. Hoping that is enough time to get them to vera by the 15th. Thanks to the stamping village for creating the fun and whimsical stamps that made it easy to create a bunch of cards! Thanks to all for your efforts to bring smiles to others!

  8. Jennifer, There is no email address to contact you regarding the caring hearts card drive you have done in past years. I’m finding this is the only way I can contact you and I’m hoping someone might read this post. Will you be doing the drive again this year 2021?

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