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Artcards
01-04-2009, 01:55 PM
Thanks have changed a lot over at MACS, No fear we will still be able to sent to our babies. I'm going to do the best I can to make everything easy for the new change. So this is how I'm going to start this. We are going to start with the Urgent mail list first and as new children come in I'll update this page.
I know this will take a little adjusting too but I feel we can pull it off.
So here we go.
The stories of courageous kids that you'll read on this website will touch your heart. Here, kids with life threatening illnesses are featured monthly. Each name will link to their stories.
All we ask of you is to mail a nice card to our babies. If you can also afford to send a small gift that would be wonderful! You can pick one or all 3 kids.
Our Children are not the only ones who benefit from the mail. It touches the whole family! Even the children's young siblings end up receiving their own mail! One month we had a Featured child's grandfather thank us on the board. Very touching!!

Some kids are too young to really understand where the cards and gifts are coming from, but it makes their parents happy to know that strangers they never met, care about their child and are sending their love and support.

How can you help?
As the month goes on we will receive new children and I'll up date the kids as they come in . We will start this month with the Urgent kids in need of mail.
children that would be so happy to receive mail from all of you kind and talented artists. You can send as little or as much as you wish, within your budget of course. Some of us only send a greeting card and a couple of ATC's and some of us go all out and send crayons, coloring books, cards etc ... this is totally up to you. I'll also place a link to all the current children. They way if you want to see more it's just a click away.

For 42 cents you can make a child smile.

* You can sign up for all 3 kids or just 1.
* Post to the thread and let me know what kids you want to send to and I will put your name on the list.
* Be sure you send out your items so they arrive by the last day of month!.

Robin
01-04-2009, 04:33 PM
I will send something to Hollyn P. by the end of the week~

Great Job Artcards as always~

Artcards
01-05-2009, 02:43 PM
Wonderful. Thanks Hon!

chatty
01-08-2009, 04:50 PM
Hmm, I sent cards last month to Jessica and Holly, should I do it again for January?

Artcards
01-08-2009, 05:45 PM
chatty if you like you can pick one from this list

http://www.makeachildsmile.org/current_kids.shtml

Maryannf
01-08-2009, 11:49 PM
I would like to start sending ATCs to the children for the monthly RAKs again. I have been away for a while because of family matters. My granddaughters and I will send several to Hollyn and Jessica. I will get them in the mail within the next few days. Sincerely, Mary Ann

Artcards
01-08-2009, 11:52 PM
Maryannf, Wonderful to have you and your granddaughters back!! hugs Jena

chatty
01-09-2009, 12:29 AM
Hey everyone look at this link
http://www.makeachildsmile.org/images/other/mail.jpg
This picture is worth a thousand words.

I was reading January 2nd newsletter from MACS. Here is the link
http://www.makeachildsmile.org/blog/?p=2441

Artcard, I'll patiently wait this has really open my eyes, I think though I may go look at November kids....

Artcards
01-13-2009, 11:44 AM
We have our first new baby for January!!

chatty
01-13-2009, 01:51 PM
Artcard, add me on for our new little one...

Question: would it be okay to send a wood puzzle to Haven? I notice she is having a birthday this month....

Artcards
01-13-2009, 02:03 PM
Oh yes hon gifts are welcomed!! The do's and don'ts are for writing letters to them.

chatty
01-13-2009, 02:06 PM
Great! I'll pick up a wood puzzle for Haven and a Card...I'll let you know when I mail it out.
Thanks!

kylieluvsart
01-13-2009, 06:31 PM
Put me down for all three please.

Artcards
01-13-2009, 06:43 PM
Wonderful Thanks Hon.

chatty
01-23-2009, 09:02 PM
My package to Haven went out today...

Artcards
01-23-2009, 10:02 PM
oh thank you hon!! Your the best! Hugs Jena

LadyWatersnake
01-23-2009, 10:21 PM
I have Valentine cards for Haven F, Hollyn. P, &Devin M.
Wiull mail tomorrow
Ladywatersnake

LadyWatersnake
01-23-2009, 10:31 PM
OOps, the website for MACS is under construction, so i'll have to wait for an addy for Hollyn. I'll go ahead and mail out haven and Devin a valentine tomorrow.
Ladywatersnake

Artcards
01-23-2009, 11:02 PM
ladywatersnake ! Thanks hon!!

kylieluvsart
01-24-2009, 05:10 AM
I have sent all of my off!

kylieluvsart
01-24-2009, 05:11 AM
put me down for devin too please!

Artcards
01-25-2009, 12:32 PM
Thanks!!! Hugs Jena

chatty
02-06-2009, 08:07 PM
Jena my lovely package arrived full of goodies. Thank you so much!

Artcards
02-06-2009, 08:35 PM
Winner for Jan is Maryannf

Artcards
03-13-2009, 04:08 PM
Hey We have a new Kiddo!!!!! His name is Logan

kylieluvsart
03-14-2009, 03:23 AM
hi Artcards and everyone I clicked on Jessica and couldn't find her can someone find her for me,,,, or is it to late.? wow Logan well I am signed up for him, and henry H is in hospice care too...

Artcards
03-14-2009, 12:42 PM
Let me double check .. Hugs Jena

Artcards
03-14-2009, 01:11 PM
URGENT MAIL LINK has been updated

kylieluvsart
03-14-2009, 09:06 PM
thanks Jena

chatty
03-17-2009, 02:06 PM
I am sending cards out to everyone...

Artcards
03-17-2009, 02:08 PM
Oh thanks so much Chatty!!! Big hugs Jena

Artcards
03-31-2009, 07:45 AM
Most Recent Angel! We lost Henry this month. I'm so heart broken! He sent me a thank you card. Such a lovely boy! :(

Henry H
age 13
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Died: Mar 24th, 2009

Artcards
04-01-2009, 11:22 AM
Thanks everyone!

ceejay
04-01-2009, 01:32 PM
Sending a card to all 6 today!:goofy:

chatty
04-05-2009, 12:04 AM
It is hard to loose one, isn't it. ..sigh..

I just received the nicest little thank you card from Emerson. She is adorable even with that tube in her nose. Just precious!

Artcards
04-12-2009, 07:12 PM
Please check out our new kiddo Emily

ceejay
04-13-2009, 02:36 PM
I sent a card to Emily, today. I also have a little story to share.
On April 1st, when I sent cards to all six kids on the list, I got to thinking that for only $2.52 (the cost of postage) + a small amount of my time, I made 6 children smile.
Moments later, as I was cleaning my desk, I moved my calculator, and lo and behold!
I found an old book of "forever" stamps, with EXACTLY 6 stamps left in it.
Amazing how RAK's come back at cha! ! !

Artcards
04-13-2009, 02:44 PM
CeeJay!! BIg hugs hon!! and what a great way to spent $2.52 cents!!

Artcards
04-22-2009, 03:09 PM
We lost 2 more kids this month!

Tyler James B age 15
Apr 18th, 2009


Trenton L age 4

Apr 12th, 2009

Artcards
05-12-2009, 10:17 AM
Still No new kids. 8(

tsfiberart
05-20-2009, 08:50 AM
I would like to send a card to Seth.....

Artcards
05-20-2009, 08:56 AM
Tsfiberart!
Welcome hon

Artcards
05-20-2009, 08:57 AM
We have a New Kiddo His name is Kole!

Artcards
05-20-2009, 10:30 AM
URGENT MAIL LIST : has been updated

tsfiberart
05-21-2009, 08:35 AM
jena, seth is gone from the list.and I didn't get his address yesterday. I'm gonna send to the four that are there now. Is that ok?

Artcards
05-21-2009, 08:42 AM
Yes hon that's fine , Thanks Jena

Artcards
05-21-2009, 08:47 AM
#Most kids will be listed here for 60 days.

#Kids who will have (or had) major surgery, will be listed for 30 days.

#Kids in hospice care will be listed indefinitely.

tsfiberart
05-23-2009, 09:49 AM
Mailed out all 4 on 21st.

ceejay
05-27-2009, 02:36 PM
I sent a card to the new kid, Kole, today.

Sunswirlgirl
06-11-2009, 07:20 PM
this is an amazing thing! i can't believe i am just finding out about this. i live under a rock i think. i'm going to try to get working on some cards for these little ones.

Artcards
06-26-2009, 09:59 AM
Just update. No new kids yet.

Artcards
07-08-2009, 11:26 PM
Urgent mail has been updated.

Artcards
07-24-2009, 03:56 PM
We have 4 New Children added to the List! Let's send them SOMETHING AMAZING!!!
Hugs Jena

Artcards
08-25-2009, 10:14 AM
We lost 2 kiddo's this month! :(

Alex . B Died : Aug 6th , 2009

and

La'Cyrus P. Died Aug 19th.

chatty
08-25-2009, 03:43 PM
Sad! Such young lives ... I'm going to go look at the list.

Artcards
09-30-2009, 02:38 PM
We got a new kiddo

kaisaj
10-02-2009, 04:30 PM
Heather has called to my heart! She was born on my birthday, my daughter in law's name is Heather, and my sister lives in NC. So I am going to send her a special surprise.

Artcards
10-02-2009, 05:21 PM
Oh how wonderful!!!

DewArt
10-06-2009, 01:27 AM
What a wonderful idea. I'm going to work on cards for Caleb, Jordan, Heather and Ariel this week so they go in the mail first thing next week.

debi_nc
10-07-2009, 11:21 AM
I just found this while looking in the RAK thread. What a wonderful idea!! I'll send to Tyler Tucker by the end of this week before we go away. I just read his web page. So touching & what a courageous little guy he is!!

Artcards
10-07-2009, 11:49 AM
I just found this while looking in the RAK thread. What a wonderful idea!! I'll send to Tyler Tucker by the end of this week before we go away. I just read his web page. So touching & what a courageous little guy he is!!
Their stories are just so sad. when I first started this, I use to read every kids story. but then when they would die it just hurt me so much. I remember one little girl that hit me so hard I cried for days.... So I do my best to just send and go on.

debi_nc
10-08-2009, 09:14 AM
I totally agree. I started reading them & settled on Tyler cos I just couldn't read anymore at the time. I'll come back in when I get back & read more & see about sending to more of the children.
GREAT JOB doing this for them!!!!!! It's alot of work for you.
BTW...I like the painted shoe with Jack Skeleton (sure looks like him if not)...Nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite movie of all!!

Artcards
10-08-2009, 09:42 AM
yes I did sally on the other boot. They are in my gallery if you would like to look.

kaisaj
10-10-2009, 12:30 PM
I just wanted to let you know I posted to Heather today.

In addition to all the things I mentioned in my other post, her hair is red, too, and so is my daughter in law, Heather's, hair! How wild is all that?!

HeatherR
03-31-2010, 06:20 PM
I'd love to create something special for Ariel. This is a beautiful and thoughful thread. I'll be cheking in often.

Artcards
04-03-2010, 09:01 PM
Well due to MACS not updating their Children . I'm closing the thread.
I believe robin has something planned. Sure she will let us know. Take care