Thursday, February 23, 2012

Operation Priceless

Hello!  I wanted to let all of my paper crafting friends know about a charity I am helping.  The name of this group is Operation Priceless.  They make care packages to send to children in both Haiti and The Dominican Republic.  They box up school supplies for the children, and also include a handmade card with the care package.  HERE is the information along with a couple of flyers explaining their needs.

Due to the extreme heat in these countries, they ask for simple one layer type cards. A lot of adhesives and multiple layers do no hold up in the extreme heat.  Also, you need to stay away from certain images that may be offensive to their cultures. No Halloween, Christmas, fairies or anything having to do with magic.  I chose to stick with butterflies and flowers for girl themed cards, and geometric images like stars and circles for the boys.  I do know that soccer and basketball are very popular sports in these countries if you have any of those type of images.  There is a thread in the forums over on SCS HERE.  This is where I learned about this cause.  If you are willing to send some cards, please post over in that forum or let me know by email and I will pass it on to them.

There are several sentiments they suggest using when you click on the link I provided.  Creole for Haiti and Spanish for The Dominican Republic.  You can either make these sentiments computer generated, or simply hand write them on the inside.  A lot of these children speak little to no English, so no sentiments unless you use one of theirs.  If you do not have time to print or write out the sentiments in their languages, just leave them blank, as I am sure they will appreciate your handmade card without!!!

Here are a couple of examples of what I have made:
Creole sentiment which means, "I am glad you are my friend"
Spanish sentiment meaning, "You are special to me"

Thank you in advance to anyone who can help out with this organization! If you have any questions please let me know!



Crystal said...

Fantastic cards Emily!!!!! LOVE the multi colored with the white! Beautiful!

Kate said...

Beautiful Cards for a great cause.


Noelle Reese said...

So perfect E! So you printed on the card stock and then cut the card and stamped?

Angi Barrs said...

Love your cards. I will have to check them out and make a card. :)