Celebrating Parents Card Drive (and a special release!)

by jenniferrzasa


We are so fortunate to be part of such a warm, caring, and giving community, and would like to invite you to participate in a special card drive to help bring some love and happiness to others!

Mother's Day and Father's Day are approaching, and this can be a difficult time for seniors who are in nursing homes or shelters.  We want these important people to feel loved, celebrated, and honored, and we need your help!

We will be collecting handmade cards between March 21st and April 26th, and each donor is eligible to win one of three $30 Altenew gift certificates!   If you use #AltenewCardDrive when you share your Celebrating Parents cards on social media, you are entered to win one of two additional $15 gift certificates!   Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Cards may be for Mother's Day or Father's Day.  Sentiments should be generic – a specific greeting such as “so happy you're my dad” wouldn't really work.
  • Please sign your name on the inside of each card.  You may also include a note and where you are from!
  • Include an envelope for each card you send, and make sure they are not sealed.
  • To be eligible for the giveaway, please include a post-it note with your name and email address. (one post-it note per package, please.)
  • We would love for you to use Altenew products, but of course your cards may use products from any companies!
  • Send cards to:
    P.O. Box 249
    East Meadow, NY 11554

If you have any questions, or would like us to send cards to a local shelter or nursing home near you, please email support@altenew.com.

In addition, we are releasing a special collection of three new stamp sets which would be perfect for creating your Mother's Day and Father's Day cards!  Check out the sneak peeks below:




These stamps will be released on April 4th, and 20% of the profits earned by Father's Day will be donated.

Edited to add:

(Pennded Rose, Best Dad and Best Mom

*These stamp sets were designed specifically for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive, and 20% of all profits will be donated to an international charity organization, the Zakat Foundation. The donations will support seniors.

To celebrate the card drive and our special release stamps, we are planning an inspirational blog hop, so stay tuned!




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Roselee March 21, 2016 - 9:21 AM

Oh my aching wallet lol! Everything Altenew comes out with is so awesome. This card drive is so thoughtful and I’m excited to participate!

Rachael March 21, 2016 - 9:56 AM

So are the cards Coming from us? Is that what you mean by saying sign it? I don’t mind. I don’t have a mom any more she died 2 years ago which is why I am interested in this card drive.

May Park March 21, 2016 - 1:28 PM

Hi Rachael, we are sorry for your loss. Yes, we encourage you to hand-write a simple message and your name inside the card so that a recipient knows where it is from. You can leave it blank if you want. Thank you!

asmita March 21, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Can international follower participate

May Park March 21, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Hi Asmita, Everyone worldwide is welcome to join in this card drive. Thank you!

Rowena M. March 21, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Do you have to use Altenew Products?

May Park March 21, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Hi Rowena! You don’t need to use Altenew products to participate, but we’d love for you to use them if you have. Thank you!

Janet March 21, 2016 - 7:40 PM

What a lovely idea! And I have to say the florals are beautiful and love the generosity of Altenew for your prize offerings and donation :-) Yay for Altenew!

Deborah Moss March 22, 2016 - 11:09 PM

I love this idea!!! There are so many programs like this…for the verterans, St. Jude’s, etc. I’ve wanted to participate in something of this nature for far too long. Now is the time and I absolutely applaud Altenew’s altruism. Cute releases to come too.
Thank you for such beautiful and quality products.

Valerie Breingan March 22, 2016 - 11:16 PM

This is an amazing idea.Im a retired administrator and I used to give all my residents cards.Some would cry.This just tickles my heart with joy.

Barb Ghig March 23, 2016 - 4:29 PM

Thanks so much for sharing all of this info for this card drive…it sounds great!

Karen Warner March 25, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Hi, Presently, I supply cards for every occasion to the seniors facility in my area. The residents look forward to receiving them. I would love to participate in your card drive. Every little bit helps bring a bit of sunshine to those that have done so much for previous generations. A wonderful idea!
Nova Scotia

Terry Kassam April 2, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Karen: That’s a brilliant idea regarding supplying cards to the seniors’ facility in your area. Thanks so much. I’m going to look into doing this in my area. Terry

Terry Kassam April 2, 2016 - 3:39 PM

What an amazing idea! I lost my parents when I was young and have always felt left out during Mother’s and Father’s Day celebrations. Thank you for the opportunity to participate and express those sentiments to other moms and dads with the thing I love doing the most…making cards!!!

Katherine April 4, 2016 - 5:21 PM

Hi will these cards be hand delivered so they can have dimension or do they need to be one layer?? Thanks! I have a bunch to send.

May Park April 8, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Hi Katherine, it’s totally up to you. Just make sure to include an envelope for each card you send. We’ll cake take of the rest. If you have further questions, please email us at support@altenew.com. Thank you!

Jane Sirak April 6, 2016 - 12:05 PM

I think this is a great idea. It hits home got all of us who have lost one or both our parents
And it can only bring a little joy if not a lot to a lot of seniors in nursing homes who may feel forgotten.

Sheryl Menke April 20, 2016 - 10:29 AM

I’m very new at card making, so it won’t be a card that is done with the most experience, but it will have love in it anyway…Thank you this will be great…Now to get busy…smile

KimberlyRae Forde April 21, 2016 - 9:29 AM



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