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Journal Entry: Wed Nov 7, 2012, 6:38 AM

DeviantART makes the awesome project to send letters or cards to people in hospitals :)

Imagine you are in hospital and you get a card from a random person out of another country :la: Please just send a card C:


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It's back!  With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.

In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles, CA hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.

The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantART.

Please read the following text for more details on the Holiday Card Project.

What is the deviantART Holiday Card Project?

The purpose of the Holiday Card Project is to have deviants create physical holiday cards for people who are hospitalized during the holiday season helping to bring a little cheer to those who are undergoing a hospital stay.

 Who receives the cards?

The cards will be distributed to both U.S. and international hospitals. Some cards will be delivered in-person by select deviants in the areas of the respective hospitals, while other cards will be distributed by hospital staff members. The patients who receive the cards age in range from children to seniors, and have illness or injuries that vary from mild to terminal.

What should I write in a card?

Be as creative as you'd like, but remember, the degree of illness for patients will vary from mild to terminal, so it is important to be cheerful. Some suggested greetings include, "Hope you're feeling better," "Thinking of you," or "Have a nice day." Try and stay away from "Get well soon" as it might not be appropriate for all patients. Be sure include a message of "Happy holidays" as the cards will be distributed for the holidays.

Can I make a card myself?

Of course. An 8.5" 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm) sheet of paper folded 2 ways to a total size of 4.25" 5" (11.43 cm x 12.7 cm) works nicely. Though, there is no specific "set" size for cards. Use your best judgment. You can personally design and decorate cards by drawing, coloring, or painting. Construction paper, cardboard, markers, crayons, colored pencils, ribbon, etc., are all great to help make your card as special as possible.

 Can I use holiday cards purchased from a store?

Absolutely. Store bought cards are great for the Holiday Card Project, but try and add a little extra flair and pizzazz by drawing on the inside of the card or including a few doodles. Use color to brighten up the presentation; be creative.

 How much is postage for sending a card?

If you live in the U.S. and are sending an averaged sized card, it will probably cost one first-class stamp ($0.45). If you live in a country other than the U.S., the best thing to do is to check with your local postal agency for rates.

 Can I send more than one card?

Please do. You can even put more than one card in the same envelope or package to save on postage. However, remember that quality is better than quantity. Sending one quality card that you put time and effort into is better than sending two cards that were thrown together.

Will patients know who made their cards?

The only way a patient will know who made a card is if you sign your name, which you are welcome to do. You may also include your e-mail address and/or deviantART URL in hopes of getting a reply; though, that can't be guaranteed. If you wish to send a card anonymously, you may.

 Can non-deviants participate in the Project?

Definitely. The Holiday Card Project accepts cards from all participants who are willing to contribute to a good cause. The Project is a great way for schools, clubs, church groups, or family and friends to get together and work on a fun activity. No deviantART affiliation is necessary.

What do I get out of this?

The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is to try and bring a little cheer to those undergoing a hospital stay. The patients and their families are deeply touched by the kindness and caring from those who take time to create and send cards.

Additionally, once the Holiday Card Project has been completed, all registered deviantART members will be given a free one-month Premium Membership just for sending in a card. In order to be awarded a Premium Membership, please include your username on a piece of paper separate from the holiday card. Premium Memberships will be distributed no later than January 31, 2013.

 When is the deadline for the Holiday Card Project?

All cards should be received by December 15, 2012.

 Where do I send a card?

Please use the following address:

deviantART, Inc.
Holiday Card Project
7095 Hollywood Blvd., #788
Hollywood, CA 90028

Please remember to include your deviantART username on a separate piece of paper when mailing in a holiday card.
To ensure that you successfully receive your free Premium Membership, it is vitally important that your username be written in such a manner that it easy to read!

Rules and Terms

Every registered deviantART member who submits a presentable card to the Project will be entered into the raffle. One entry per deviant. Limit one one-month Premium Membership per participant. DeviantART reserves the right to deem any card contributed to the project as unacceptable and therefore ineligible a Premium Membership.


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Darklord1177 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you use this theme? :o
TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nayirah Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bis wann muss man des an dA schicken und ist 11.43 cm x 12.7 cm eine A5 Seite?
TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Das steht da doch :) Die deadline ist gleich dem einsendeschluss - aber mit Versandzeit musst du den schon 1-2 wochen vorher abschicken! hm Keine Ahnung ^^' muss ich auch mal gucken ... vorallem wie ich das mit dem zettel mit meinen namen machensoll,den man beilegen muss O_o Mess es einfach aus :O
Nayirah Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ach, ja, stimmt. Ok. Naja, ich wollte eh heut anfangen, also kann ichs dann gleich Montag losschicken.

Dann mess ich mal.
TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nayirah Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, nochmal, aber, d.h. es muss bis zum 31.1. [Premium Memberships will be distributed no later than January 31, 2013.] bei dA sein, oder?
TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nayirah Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok. die karte ist auf dem Weg nach Hollywood. ^^'
Stabrina Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You might want to link people to the actual journal so they know where to send the cards to. I don't believe they said anything about letters. Just holiday cards that should be sent to dA headquarters with a separate piece of paper with you account name where they would then be distributed to people at hospitals by the staff.

(if you did have the link, ignore me because in using an iPod and it didn't show up.)
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