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HeroFest Holiday Cheer Card Drive

Oct 06, 2022 Hero Arts

Calling all cardmakers! Today we're excited to invite you to join us in an effort to spread some holiday cheer. Who's up for a good old-fashioned mail-in card drive? Grab your crafty stamps AND your postage stamps, have fun creating, and join the cause.

* Please feel free to share the image above on social media and blogs – the more participation, the merrier! *

Our 2022 HeroFest Holiday Cheer Card Drive drive was initially inspired by the mail-in stamping contests we used to host 15+ years ago. Did any of you participate in those? We wanted to find a way to reimagine the concept, with a community giving element included. This card drive was born as a result! Here are the details:

• Create a card (or cards, no limit) with the theme "Merry Everything" – the goal is to spread Christmas and winter holiday cheer in December. Use any products you wish and enjoy the creative process! A message inside along with your first name is recommended.

• All cards should also include a sticky note inside with your name and email address, which will be removed before we donate them. (Note: this is for prize opportunities. If you wish to be excluded from prizes, no sticky note is needed.) You do not need to include envelopes for your cards; we will supply them.

• Mail your cards to Hero Arts. They must be received by November 18, 2022.
     Hero Arts
     Attn: Card Drive
     1200 Harbour Way South
     Suite 201
     Richmond, CA 94804

• Cards will be displayed at the Hero Arts Factory Sale on December 3 (look for more information on the sale in the coming weeks!) We will also host a live stream with CEO Aaron Leventhal, with previews of your cards, prize giveaways, a look behind the scenes, and a factory tour!

• All cards received by November 18 will be donated to Bay Area Rescue Mission in December. This local organization has been helping the homeless since 1965 by providing food, clothing, and shelter in the Bay Area of California.

• PRIZES! The best gift of all is the joy you'll bring to the life of another human being, however we wanted to share some prizes as well. We will award (3) $75 Hero Arts gift cards – one for a random card submission, one for the staff's favorite card, and one to be voted on by the Factory Sale customers.

How does that sound? Are you with us and ready to spread holiday cheer through cardmaking? We can't wait to see your "Merry Everything" cards and pass them along to Bay Area Rescue this holiday season. THANK YOU in advance for your support and kindness! ❤

To get you inspired to create for the HeroFest Holiday Cheer Card Drive, Ilina is here with a beauty of card. Take it away, Ilina...

Hi everyone! Ilina here! For my Holiday Cheer Card Drive project I decided to use the new Nutcracker Bold Prints stamp that I paired up with sentiments from the Merry Rockin' Horse and the Holiday Sentiment Strips sets.

To make the card start by stamping the background on piece of A2 size Sand cardstock and emboss it in white. Next, trim the panel to 4" x 5 1/4" and set aside.

Stamp the sentiments on Cranberry cardstock and emboss in white. Trim the larger sentiment using your paper trimmer , and the smaller one using the Sentiment Strips Fancy Die.

Using foam tape or stack of cardstock strips (to add dimension) adhere them to the stamped panel. Add few white enamel dots

To finish the card, adhere the panel using craft foam, foam tape of stacked cardstock panels to a Dove White top folded card.

A new Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero challenge begins tomorrow and will tie in with this card drive – stay tuned and you'll be able to participate in both!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy holiday creating!

16 Responses

Carla L Brosnan

Carla L Brosnan

November 05, 2022

Do we have to put a sticky note on each card or just one in the donation?

Hero Arts

Hero Arts

November 02, 2022

Hi Andrea! Thank you for checking. You are welcome to use any holiday sentiment, including those referencing Christmas.

Andrea La Vigne

Andrea La Vigne

November 02, 2022

Is it OK to use “Christmas” in the greeting, or should we keep it more generic (e.g. Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, etc.)? I don’t have a problem either way. Just don’t want to send anything inappropriate or unusable. Thank you for a great opportunity to give back a little. :)

Helen Budz

Helen Budz

October 12, 2022

Thanks for such a great giving opportunity. I have a friend who used to volunteer at the Bay Area Rescue Mission. This is a great way for me to add my bit to such a great ministry. Stay well.

Tina Anderson

Tina Anderson

October 12, 2022

This is such a wonderful idea!!

Glorya Nevius

Glorya Nevius

October 12, 2022

Is it possible to just put them through a mail slot? I often go to the Rosie museum or Assemble with friends and could do that as I make them.

Linda Rubarski

Linda Rubarski

October 10, 2022

If you send in 50 cards or more do you have to put a sticky note in each card?

Hero Arts

Hero Arts

October 09, 2022

Hi Bunny! No additional postage is needed. We will be delivering these in person. Thank you!

Hero Arts

Hero Arts

October 09, 2022

Hi Patricia! A message inside along with your first name is recommended.

Bunny Hoyle

Bunny Hoyle

October 09, 2022

Do we add a postage stamp if we are donating cards for Christmas?

Cynthia A Stasiewski

Cynthia A Stasiewski

October 08, 2022

What a wonderful way to give back, encourage, and send out a little cheer.

Patricia E Wilson

Patricia E Wilson

October 09, 2022

Are we suppose to put a verse on the inside?

Linda Wetterlin

Linda Wetterlin

October 06, 2022

Thanks for offering a chance to give back, along with prizes – so fun & for a good cause! Just love Ilina’s white on sand background with the pop of the red sentiment. Perfect for mass production, including for donations! Can’t wait to get my Nutcracker Bold Print stamp!!

Hero Arts

Hero Arts

October 06, 2022

Hi Meghan! There is no limit on the number of entries or on the products you use. Non-Hero Arts products are just as welcome as Hero Arts products. It’s all about kindness and cheer! Thank you for reaching out with these questions and happy holiday stamping!

Barbara-Jean Kubik

Barbara-Jean Kubik

October 06, 2022

Wonderful card drive! Thank you!

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

October 06, 2022

This is WONDERFUL!
Do the cards need to be Hero Arts products only?
Is there an entry limit?

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