In late June, Senator Dick Durbin called for us to send notes to the children who have been separated from their parents and incarcerated alone. He says it is a small gesture but can mean so much, and we agree with him.
So we asked illustrators to create cards to send to children. The art they have created is full of love, and you can print out the postcards to send to these incarcerated children, to let them know we will not forget them. Thousands of children are still in detention and separated from their families.
These are the images on Set 1, by Jennifer Mann and Edel Rodriguez.
We’ve found that postcard parties can be a wonderful way to work together. Print out as many postcards as you want, invite friends over, and each of you can write your own message to a child on the back of the postcard. Because the postcards will be sent in bulk, you can use the entire back of the card for your message.
We also have a message in Spanish, written by Edel Rodriguez, with the hope that a child (or an adult) might draw an original image on the other side.
These are the images on Set 2, by Peter H. Reynolds, Kira Lynn Caine, and Marc Rosenthal
Once you have written your postcards, collect them and send them all in an envelope or box to:
ATTN: Cards for Kids
330 C Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20201
You can download PDFs of four images per page here:
You can print at home on #67 stock, which is approved by the Post Office for postcards. If your printer can handle 110 cardstock, that works too! The postcards print on regular 8 1/2 x 11, and then cut each sheet into 4 postcards.
You can also print the cards at Staples, using these directions:
Go to this link: Staples
Choose Color printing
Choose Media: Weight: 110 Cardstock/Coverstock 8/12 x 11 White
Choose Orientation: Landscape
Choose Cutting: Cut in 1/4
Upload the PDFs of the postcards
Choose how many you want to print (each sheet has 4 postcards on it)
Here are the wonderful images we have so far: