Every day, people in need lean on the caregivers who tirelessly help them through tough times. To celebrate and support these personal heroes during National Family Caregiver Month, CaringBridge and Hallmark Cards, Inc. are kicking off the “Caring Messages” card contest.
Participants can draw on their personal experiences to write a message of love and support for a caregiver or for the person in their care. Messages can vary in tone and style from sweet to funny, straightforward to inspirational, but they should be compassionate, supportive, sincere and authentic.
The “Caring Messages” card contest is the most recent theme to be offered in Hallmark’s successful consumer co-creation program, and the first initiative arising from the collaboration CaringBridge and Hallmark announced earlier this month.
You can submit your hopeful entries on Hallmark’s contest page. You can submit one card idea in each of the following categories:
- Support and Encouragement – What can you say to lift someone up or help them get through the day? Let them know you’re thinking of them, send happy thoughts and cheer them on.
- Compliments and Appreciation – Let someone know how much you admire them: What they do and how they do it.
- Words from the Wise – If you’ve experienced something yourself you understand what it’s really like. Write a supportive message for others based on what you’ve learned or what you needed to hear.
A panel of judges, made up of CaringBridge and Hallmark staff members, will review the final submissions and choose a group of winners. Entries will be judged based on whether they stick to the theme as well as on sensibility and cohesiveness.
Once selected, the lucky winning entries will be sold at Hallmark.com with a possible chance to be sold in stores. These will be the very first Hallmark + CaringBridge branded cards in production. In addition to being a part of CaringBridge card history, participants will receive cash awards for winning the contest!
The contest opens Oct. 28 with entries accepted until Nov. 17. The announcement and sale of winning cards is set for February 2014.
Share Your Creativity
Are you or one of your friends creative? Check out the card contest details and forward it along to your creative friends. Who knows, one of your ideas may be one of the lucky winners!
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