Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nope I'm All Set!

Often people get a bit nervous when they first make cards! In front of them lies a LARGE table FULL of markers, construction paper, scissors, glue sticks AND, if that wasn’t enough, three and a half bottles of glitter glue. Then they remember all of our ranting and raving about how each hospital guarantees that ALL the cards will be hand delivered. That means that in a couple weeks a little child will be holding their modified construction paper.

Other folks start to get scared because their masterpiece may be the only gift this child gets. Since A LOT of the hospitals we work with are too small to receive other donations, their gift could be the only thing the child receives to uplift their spirits.

Finally, there are those who begin to shake because their card may be some children’s first interaction with ANYONE in the United States! As of December 6, 2013, Cardz for Kidz! has sent 175 cards to children outside of the USA; four separate countries.  

BUT DON’T WORRY! We’re here to help. Below is a list of some cute sayings that can be used to create your world renowned cards. After reading these suggestions, if someone asks, “do you need any ideas?” Your response can be “NOPE I'M ALL SET

English:

Frog:
·       Time’s fun when you’re having flies
·       You make my heart leap
·       Why are frogs lucky? They get to eat what bugs them!!
·       Oh, HOPPY DAY!!!!!

Garden:
·       If friends were flowers, I’d pick you!
·       All the flowers of tomorrow are in seeds of today.
·       Friends are the flowers in life’s garden. You’re in full bloom!!
·       If you had a flower for every time someone thinks of you, you could walk forever in your garden

Laughter:
·       A smile is a whisper of a laugh. Thanks to you we’re all telling secrets.
·       Everyone laughs in the same language. Thanks to you we’re all fluent!!

Happiness:
·       Free hugs!!!  One size fits all.
·       You’re entering the Hug Department.   Always Open!!!
·       Happiness adds and multiplies when we divide it with others. Thanks to you we’re doing the math!
·       Thanks to you our happiness is homemade.   (use with “jams” pies, breads….
§  Seasoned with love.
§  Mixed with kindness.
§  Stirred with sincerity.
§  Blended with love.
·       Happiness isn’t the easiest thing to find, but one place we’re guaranteed to find it is in your smile.


Other:
·       Sending you lots of big hugs
·       Wishing you sun shiny days
·       You're One in a Minion or You're One in a Melon
·       We Owl Love You
·       You're perfect in every way


Spanish:

Sonreir:
·       Sé feliz.
·       Tú me haces sentir feliz.
·       Cuando pienso en  ti me siento en las nubes
·       Sólo una tarjetita para hacerte sonreír.  
·        

Sol y Flores:
·       Te envío unos ratitos de sol.  
·       Saludos desde mi rinconcito del mundo
·       Eres las más hermosa de todas las flores

Abrazos:
·       Aquí tengo un abrazo que lleva tu nombre.  Te lo envío con todo mi corazón.
·       Sólo quiero enviarte un fuerte y cálido abrazo.
·       Un abrazote mío sólo para ti.
·       Te mando un gran abrazo
·       Te mando este caluroso abrazo
·       Te envío un abrazo caluroso / grande / enorme/ fuerte
·       Te mando un gran saludo
·       Enviándote un abrazo


Otros:
·       Que tengas un día grandioso.
·       Pienso en ti.  Sólo quería que lo supieras.
·       Que hoy sea un día de buenos momentos.
·       Te envío un gran saludo.
·       Pensando en ti.
·       Un amigo como té es difícil de encontrar, fácil de querer y difícil de olvidar.
·       Que tu vida esté colmada de sueños que se hagan realidad.
·       Que todos tus deseos se vuelvan realidad
·       Tu haces mejor la vida.
·       No me digas que tu madre no es pastelera, porque un bonbón como tú no lo hace cualquiera

¡Eres Flan-tastico/a!

Somali:
  • Waa la ku jecel yahay
  • Lftiinkaaga waa weyn
  • Noloshu was safar
French:

  • Tu es un rayon de soleil!
  • Passe une journée magique!
  • Tu es extraordinaire!
  • Je n'ai que d'yeux pour toi!
  • Tu es fantastique!
  • Tu es parfait!
  • Briller comme une licorne!
  • C'est cerf-tain que tu es formidable!
  • Tu es super!
  • Tu es chouette!


Portuguese:
  • Você é amado
  • Te mando um abraço animado 
  • Continue sorrindo
  • Nunca diga que eu não posso, sempre diga que vou tentar.
  • Que todos os seus desejos se realizem.
German:
  • Ich wünsche dir einen erholsamen Tag!
  • Du bist einzigartig!
  • Du bist ein Sonnenstrahl!
  • Du bist süß!
  • Du bist fantastisch!
  • Du bist perfekt!
  • Du bist unglaublich!
  • Du bist super!
  • (Harry Potter Card) Glaube an deine Magie!

Simplified Chinese:

  • 祝你有一个积极向上的一天!
  • 你是最闪亮的那颗星!
  • 你很美“喵”!
  • 你是冠军!
  • 你是我的小苹果!
  • 祝你有神奇的一天!
  • 你很可爱!
  • 我的眼里只有你!
  • 你是超人!



Special thanks to Senora Kalata, Sarah F, and DePaul Modern Language Department for researching and finding these key phrases.

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4 comments:

  1. Are Christmas cards ok? Seasons greetings, merry Christmas, happy holidays??

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Yes those cards are definitely accepted. Our goal is we simply ask for people to make sure that we RECEIVE those cards at least 3 weeks before the holidays so we can make sure we check them, ship them to the correct locations, and most importantly, they have time to hand deliver to their kids. Also, we want to remind you that we're always trying to get cards that aren't only around the holidays. That's what sparked these blog posts - http://cardzforkidz.blogspot.com/2013/11/todays-special.html.

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  2. I know how to write in Russian. :-)
    Улыбнись - smile
    Обниму и поцелую - with hugs and kisses
    "Вперед и с песней" -go ahead and sing
    Весне навстречу - Meet the spring
    Проснись и пой - Wake up and sing.
    etc.
    So should I write the inside of the card?

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    1. THAT WOULD BE AMAZING!!!!!! We already need those for 3 of our locations here in the USA, but if you're able to help us get enough we'd LOVE to make a special delivery to a Ronald McDonald House in Russia. Unfortunately we can never get enough cards in Russian to satisfy our needs here.

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