This Reader Found a Creative Way to Deliver Cheer to Hospitalized Children

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, it has been particularly difficult for anyone requiring a hospital stay – especially kids. Being admitted to the hospital is never fun, but restrictive visitation policies in many areas of the country are now making it harder for hospitalized children to receive visits from their loved ones.

Hip2Save reader Chriselda has been working with a charitable organization to spread a little hope, joy, and love to these kids when they need it the most, and you can too! ❤️

“My office had requested all of us to do any volunteering – in person or virtual. They sent the hours and suggested activities. While our kids feel so out of place in this COVID year, I wonder how it would be for hospitalized kids.”

set of handmade cards for kids

“I wanted to make it fun (that’s what Hipsters love, don’t we)! It had to bring a cheer to the hospitalized kids and I had to do it virtually to protect them. Shown above are the cards I made for the hospitalized kids which will be sent to them.”

handmade sunshine card

Cards for Hospitalized Kids is an internationally recognized charitable organization that works to deliver handmade cards to hospitalized children and Ronald McDonald houses in all 50 states.

Any individual or group can get involved with CFHK. If you’d like to donate your time and creativity to make handmade cards like Chriselda did, here’s how to get involved. If you know of a hospitalized child who would enjoy receiving a handmade card, you can also submit a request here!

handmade curious george card

Thank you, Chriselda, for sharing this idea with us! This is a wonderful, pandemic-proof way to uplift kids when they need it the most, and we are seriously impressed with your artistic abilities! At a time of year when we’re counting our blessings and looking for ways to give back, we also love that this is a fun, frugal, and family-friendly act of kindness that kids could help with too.

Looking for more ways to spread a little kindness? Head on over here!


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About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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Comments 13

  1. Tonya S

    Love it😍. What a great way to share some sunshine! Hugs

    • Chriselda

      Thank you Tonya

  2. Smellyann

    Love seeing this. Spread kindness. 💕

    • Chriselda

      Thanks Smellyann

  3. atank

    A Star Hip2Saver is a recognized member of our Hip2Save community hand selected by our team for demonstrating a long history of engagement with helpful & friendly comments across and our social channels. Our Star Hip2Saver badge acts as a verification for readers who know the ins and outs of all Hip2Save sets out to accomplish — assisting our community to live extraordinary lives on ordinary budgets. Readers cannot pay or provide any sort of exchange in order to earn this badge. Rather, they are invited to participate by a member of the Hip2Save team and opt to have the Star Hip2Saver badge added to their profile & comments.

    What an amazing project
    Thank you !

  4. nita

    Wow ❤️ what a fabulous idea 💓love this ❤️

  5. Vintagemidge

    Adorable cards! What a sweet gesture.

  6. Lolie

    This is a great idea to share and something that is greatly appreciated! My son was at Nationwide Children’s hospital in Columbus a couple years ago around the holidays and he received a handmade card that was signed by a class of children from a different state. It was a surprise and it put a smile on his face. This idea is very thoughtful and something that takes their mind off whatever situation they might be in. Thank you for bringing a smile to someone who might need a little pick me up!

  7. JES

    Thank you for the wonderful idea. My 6 year old wants to make cards when she is home all day long during Christmas break. Not only will this keep her entertained, it will help teach her about give back.

    • Chriselda

      Jes- your daughter is surely talented to want to make cards at age 6 & you are an amazing parent to find this a way to teach your daughter to give back 🙂

  8. Chriselda

    Thank you so much Hip2save for posting this.I am so happy to see this on my favorite site hip2save. My husband says “I saw these pictures somewhere” lol

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome! We appreciate you helping your community!

  9. Laura

    I love this idea! I will be doing this with my kiddos! Such a great idea!!!!

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