Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday #196 - Butterfly Kisses

Welcome to Flutter By Wednesday 196! We have a special challenge this week and I have 2 cards for it:

This week we are doing another card drive for a organization that Flutter By Team Member, Nancy, has been working with. Here's what she wrote about it~

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:
      -- Don’t apologize for their illness, offer words that are encouraging and hopeful (ie:  “Dear brave friend” or simply “Dear Friend”) 
      -- Make the cards cheery and happy…remember who they are going to!
   -- 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
Thank You! 
Our challenge this week is to create a Get Well/Thinking of You/Keep Fighting card using your butterfly, fairy or angel and please consider sending it in to Butterfly Kisses.
Thanks for coming by!


  1. Two cute cards Harriet!
    Love how you incorporated the organizations logo in to the sentiment. I can see the smiles already.
    Gr8 job!

  2. Adorable cards! Perfect sentiment for them as well!

  3. These are both so cute, Harriet! Love the sparkly wings, the embossing and the colors.

  4. Awww, another perfect sentiment for this week - these are so cute!!!