Lasting Hearts Card Drive and Fundraiser

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HI friends!  We are participating in a Fundraiser and Card Drive for a cause that is close to my heart.  “Lasting Hearts” is here to help comfort mothers who have lost a piece of their heart.

Kimberly Saldana, my friend, fellow card maker, and Hero Arts Sales Director, has created a charity for mothers who have lost a child to miscarriage.  Many of us have experienced the pain of losing an unborn baby yet we speak very little about this unbearable pain.  I have experienced this pain. It’s a tragic loss.   The grieving is unbearable and any resource to help us through the grieving process is a welcomed gift.  Kimberly had a friend who gave her the book “You are the Mother of all Mothers” by Angela Miller.  Kimberly notes, “After only reading a few pages, I finally let myself accept for the first time that what happened to us was not my fault and that I did have the strength to continue to be a better mom and wife.  The book’s encouraging message is conveyed in a way that is thoughtful, uplifting, compassionate and relatable.”

In an effort to help other mothers who have experienced this pain, Kimberly is working to purchase and distribute this wonderful book right into the medical offices where it is needed.  Her goal is to put a handmade card into each book.  Let’s pull together and help make this happen!

Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for bringing us all together for a good cause!

If you purchase the Hero Arts / Simon Says Stamp special collaboration stamp and wafer thin die set, “Prayers”, we will donate 25% of the profits towards the purchase of more books.  You may also donate directly here: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/1vsb/lasting-hearts
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Please help us by donating, purchasing the stamp and die set, or sending a sympathy card. If you would like to send a hand stamped card to:

Lasting Hearts Card Drive:
2892 N Bellflower Blvd Ste 216
Long Beach Ca 90815

Here are some ideas for sentiments for the front or inside of the card:
“Hugs”
“Thinking of You”
“Sorry for Your Loss”
“In My Thoughts”
“In My Prayers”

Thank you for your compassion and reaching out a loving hand to those in a time of deep loss.

Soon, Jennifer McGuire will be sharing some creative card making ideas on her blog.  Be sure to stop by her blog for the Card Drive Inspiration!

Thank you so much for your time and attention as we work to help this great cause!  Read more about Kimberly’s story here.

Heidi Crowl
Founder of Simon Says Stamp. Crazy in Love with my hubby and life partner, Mommy of two fun(ny) kiddos, forever mom to our pup Simon who sadly passed over the Rainbow bridge, and a new mom to our family protector German Shepherd. Lover of all things art, craft, and stamp related. Goofball at heart.
  1. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE This and would LOVE to be a Part of this Cause as I have experienced this Loss several times and it is a HARD ONE!! =) THANKS for sharing and nhave a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  2. This is such a sweet and wonderful idea. I’m so glad Simon Says Stamp is willing to donate to this cause. Is there a time limit on when to make the cards? I can’t stamp them right now, but would love to be able to make some to send in a month or so.

  3. The Hero Arts set is one of my favorites and always on my desk. Such an awesome idea especially for moms facing this. It’s such a hard time to go through, but being able to talk openly about the pain is very healing.

  4. lovely cause, I too have experienced this, more than once, and yeah understanding or caring was hard to find ..great cause, nothing can replace or repair the pain, but a kind tought helps a lot

  5. I’ve always wanted to buy the stamp and die set but I been delaying it. This caring and thoughtful drive is a good motivation for me to buy it.

  6. I lost a baby 19 years ago. The pain is still there even though we have a beautiful, healthy daughter. I still blame myself. I wish I had a book like this to help comfort us! What an amazing idea! I love it and will be making some cards ASAP! Thanks for letting me be a part of this!

  7. This is a wonderful set that has those perfect sentiments for difficult times when you’re not sure what else to say.

  8. Always being so thoughtful! I’ve wanted to get this perfect set since it came out! Thank you for bringing it back! ;0)

  9. Thank you for letting us share in this cause. I know how much it means to know others care when we hurt from miscarriage or loss of a child.

  10. 45 yrs ago my second son was still born. No one wanted to talk about. Things were so different then.
    Thank you for helping the mothers♥

  11. This is such a touching way to help moms (and Dads) deal with the loss of a child. Bless you for being so willing to help!

  12. I’m sorry for your loss Heidi. None of us want to lose a child on purpose. But the guilt and sorrow can be overwhelming. I learned to talk to myself the way I would comfort a friend. Something my late husband told me when I was really beating myself up over the loss of one of our children still helps me to this day: “You did nothing to hurt her. You did everything to save her. And even if you fell down, took medicine for an illness, (insert your guilt-producing action), you never did anything on purpose to hurt her.” The “on purpose” part really helped me to heal. And remember, when Lazarus died, even Jesus gave way to tears despite knowing he was about to resurrect his dear friend. We are human. We do not know the painful journeys each of us walks. Big gentle hugs to you ♥

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