Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FBW196 - Thinking of You Cards for Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets

Welcome to this wonderful Wednesday at Flutter By Wednesdays!! We have a challenge for you that will not only help with your card making but give you an opportunity to help others! That sounds like a great idea, doesn't it?

Our challenge this week is to make a get well/thinking of you/keep fighting kind of card for children battling life-threatening illnesses. If you would like to join us this week at FBW, you can upload your card HERE.

Here is a little about the project through Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets:

It is amazing to see the wonderful things that kids and teenagers are doing now! Two wonderful teenagers from Charlotte, NC have started this fantastic non-profit called Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets.

Butterfly Kisses is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of bringing care baskets to children who are battling for their lives against childhood cancer or other serious illnesses. We realize that when a child is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it not only affects the child but the parents, siblings, and the rest of their family. For this reason, we strive to bring a “butterfly kiss” not only to the child who is ill, but to the siblings as well. Our hope is that we will provide a smile among the shattered world of life-threatening illness, and that we will rally a community to make a difference through the smallest acts of kindness.

What does Butterfly Kisses do for these children? Butterfly Kisses uses a personalized, and intimate approach towards the children in creating beautiful photo collages of the children. Using photos of the child throughout their life and of course, their family, Butterfly Kisses creates a cherished memory for the family. In many instances, these families are fighting for time against the disease. In addition, we send each child and their siblings a personalized, small care box filled with small goodies for them to enjoy, along with a card made by volunteers! And for local children, we provide special care baskets with toys, gifts, and opportunities for memory-making family experiences.

If you would like to make a card for one of the children receiving a Butterfly Kisses care basket, there are some simple rules to follow:
1. Don’t apologize for their illness, offer words that are encouraging and hopeful (ie: “Dear brave friend” or simply “Dear Friend”)
2. Make the cards cheery and happy…remember who they are going to!
3. Anyone can make cards from toddlers to adults.

If you would like to donate a card or cards, please mail them to the following address:

Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets
PO Box 49111
Charlotte, NC 28277

Please consider sending some cards to these wonderful young ladies and their very worthwhile endeavor! You can read complete instructions for the cards HERE.


Leanne said...

Super sweet Nancy!!
Thank you so much for coordinating this one. It's definitely a wonderful feeling knowing you will bring a little bit of sunshine to those well deserving children and their families!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!

Harriet Skelly said...

Nancy this is a great cause to send cards for - thank you for bringing it to us! Your card is so sweet and beautiful - I love yellow and blue together!!

Julie said...

Such a pretty card ! love the colour scheme and the beautifully coloured image goes perfectly!Enjoy the weekend,Julie.xx

Karen Wilson said...

This is gorgeous Nancy!! Love that bow and your colors as well. So pretty!

Teresa said...

Hi Nancy,
I hope that you don’t mind but I posted about you on my blog. I discovered you through the challenge at Flutter by Wednesday. The Butterfly Kisses for you organization really touched my heart and I had to let more people know about it. My 15yr daughter and I are working on some cards now to send. Thanks so much for putting the word out about them!