Dear Blog Family-
I've been writing out my Christmas lists, and while I'm about 95% done with Christmas presents, there is one things that I'd really, really like to do this year.
I want to make baskets for the families who are in the NICU on Christmas. Obviously, not every family spending Christmas there will be celebrating Christmas, but it is the Holiday Season, and the stress involved with having a child in the NICU is pretty intense.
I'm asking you all to send me a greeting card (or two or three or ten) that I can put in a basket for NICU families. A card that says, hey, we know the NICU can be stressful, but there are people you don't even know thinking about you. A card that lets families know that others understand, that others are supporting them. A card that tells families they are not alone. I'd love to include pictures that your children have drawn, or notes to the families, or anything. These will be generic baskets, so it doesn't need to be anything specific, but I'd love to have a bunch of cards per basket, and I'll be making 15 baskets (so I'm hoping to get 45-60 cards).
Also, if you can include a gift card (restaurant, gas card, food, or cash) for a family, that would be wonderful. Nothing makes having your child in the NICU over a holiday "better" but it does help to know others are thinking of you. I know this time of year can be financially tight, so if a gift card is not possible, please, don't hesitate just sending a greeting card. I'm really excited about this and I'm even more excited to have you all involved.
Thanks so much!
I'll probably have an axe murderer come find my family, but oh well...
You can send the cards to:
529 Main Street
Parkesburg, PA 19365
Please don't stalk us, kidnap our children, or light our house on fire. (Our kids are high maintenance anyway).
If you have sent a card or are going to send a card, please leave a comment or send me an email so I can make sure I have everyone's. Also, I promise to send you all a picture of the baskets you help create. Thanks so much!!