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November 2014

Caring Hearts Card Drive Finale

The deadline has come and gone and I have tallied up the final numbers for our first year taking part in the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

We have totalled 538 cards :) Isn't that AWESOME!

I unwrapped 4 packages last night, one of which I was eagerly awaiting - having corresponded with Deb about the way she was getting her school (Bundoora Primary in Melbourne) involved in the drive.

Deb gathered a group of crafty friends together and they made 100 beautiful cards. These cards were then decorated and signed inside by the students of the school (and staff members) who made a small donation to do so, thereby raising some postage money at the same time. 

Wasn't that clever!

I thoroughly enjoyed pouring over these cards and I could feel the love that had gone into will their recipients this Christmas.

Bundoora Cards

and on the inside...

Bundoora Cards inside


There's just something about the sweet drawings of children isn't there - they are sure to put smiles on faces I know it :)

Deb also created another 25 cards as her own personal contribution!

Deb's Cards

Thank you so much to Deb and the staff, students and parents of Bundoora Primary School for this wonderful combined effort.

I hope you will be happy to know that your cards will be received by the elderly in 3 nursing homes in Victoria :)

Bye for now...






A Caring Hearts Card Drive Update...


Wow - I have been blown away by the response to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

The cards have been pouring in each day and by tomorrow afternoon when the last cards get here we will have 450+ cards....woohoo!

I have organised 7 Nursing Homes to receive the cards and they are delighted by this venture.

Thank you so much one and all for your fabulous efforts.


From my point of view it has been a wonderful experience - restoring my faith in mankind to see the care and attention that has gone into these cards and to read the heartfelt messages inside. 

Last night I was completely blown away by a Melbourne family who worked together to send 31 cards with 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 18 writing beautiful messages inside their cards - just fab stuff!

These cards are really going to mean something to their recipients at Christmas and what a great feeling that is. I am so happy that you all got behind this and that we could add to Vera's Venture and spread her idea internationally :)

With darling daughter on holidays as of this week I got her busy today adding a label to each envelope so straight away the recipients will know how these cards came about....


I look forward to receiving another 125 cards tomorrow from Deb and the children of Bundoora SS in Melbourne. Sounds like they have had a lot of fun decorating their cards for the elderly - thanks all!


Let's do it all again next year !