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Holiday Card Project 2014 Wrap-Up

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 6:02 PM




The Holiday Card Project returned in 2014, and once again resulted in a great success!  We received over 4,000 cards from over 2,000 deviants, which made for a lot of holiday joy being spread.

With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connected artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards — and the community came out at full strength to send a little cheer to those in need!

Cards poured in from around the world in all shapes, sizes, and appearance — spruced up store-bought cards, digitally made cards that were printed, and even hand-drawn/painted cards! We had everything from traditional winter scenes to holiday-themed cuttlefish, and they were all fantastic! If you’d like to see the various cards created for the project, take a moment to explore the #HolidayCardProject tag.

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Once the cards were received and sorted, we reached out to hospitals in our community and abroad. The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center welcomed cards from the project for the second year in a row. DeviantArt staff members were able to take a tour of the hospital and view some of the other fun projects they’ve hosted, including a gingerbread house contest. Due to rules involving patient privacy, we weren't able to hand out cards personally — however, the beautiful cards were left in the generous and capable hands of their hospital staff!

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Shyree had the pleasure of delivering some of the cards to St. Francis Hospital on Christmas Eve. Since St. Francis is a charity-based Catholic hospital, having cards to hand out on Christmas meant a lot to them. They were incredibly touched by the art and the kindred holiday spirit that the DeviantArt community sent their way.

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In addition to the cards we passed out in Los Angeles, we mailed cards to volunteers around the world who helped us spread the holiday joy around the globe. I’d like to give a big thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out this year, especially those who’ve helped out multiple times over the years. This is the 8th year we’ve held the project, and the people who step forward to distribute cards are some of the best people in the world. And, of course, the biggest thank you of all goes to you, the DeviantArt community! Without the beautiful and creative cards you sent in, this project never would have been possible.

Everyone who sent in a card has now been granted a free 1-month Premium Membership!  In the event you participated in the Project and haven’t received your Premium Membership, don’t fret! Just send me (madizzlee) a note with the following information:

    Bullet; Green Your name
    Bullet; Red Approximately when your card was sent
    Bullet; Green A one sentence description of your card
    Bullet; Red Where you sent it from

Please note: If you already have an active Premium Membership, the 1-month Premium Membership has been added to that existing Premium Membership, and will take effect once your current one expires.

Once again, thank you to everyone for spreading the holiday cheer!




The Holiday Card Project returned in 2014, and once again resulted in a great success!  Thanks to the generous contributions of nearly 2,000 deviants in over 60 countries, DeviantArt was able to distribute holiday cards to patients in various hospital around the world and lift their spirits during the holiday season.
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:iconnaydesignstudio:
NayDesignStudio Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
New here; but def no stranger to the site. I am excited about participating in the Holiday Card event this year. I live in Houston and we have one of the largest Medical Centers in the US...we could really use some cheerful cards!
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Sherrys-Camera Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Was happy to join in the fun. Will continue to do so. Thank YALL for all you do to make this project a success.
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Arxielle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student General Artist
I LOVE to collaborate for the Christmas cards. Cant wait for this winter!
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StarriiChan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I send about 60 or so cards from SF, CA that was a collaborative effort with a couple people that used their ideas and concepts. They were about the size of note cards, pencil drawn. A couple of those people didn't get the PMs while others did. . . If you need visuals representations of the cards, they are in my gallery, shittychan.deviantart.com/gall….

I made a few typos on the usernames:
Halowing, Mightyana190

Missing:
magicalnikolaj, threatningroar, underdog-girl, feathermen, victor-surge (Forgot to write their username)

~ Thanks.
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:iconchuckwhat:
chuckwhat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I never got my 1 month p[remium member ship. I sent 2 cards in the the Holiday Card program. I sent them from Toronto Ontario Canada. You would have received the by Christmas!?
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:iconmadizzlee:
madizzlee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015   General Artist
Just sent it to you!
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:iconchuckwhat:
chuckwhat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
THANKS!
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:icongalaxy-doodler:
galaxy-doodler Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a fun project to participate in and I hope I can do it again next year! :3
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:icondoveangel8:
DoveAngel8 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
taking pictures is easy glad to help
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:iconasdfmovienerd39:
asdfmovienerd39 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
I lack the artistic talent necessary to make a good picture, so my card sucked. :/

It was still fun to draw, though.
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:iconmariamurphyart:
MariaMurphyArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
:aww:
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:iconnocturnal-dayz:
Nocturnal-Dayz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Even though my contribution was small and pretty crappy, I'm glad to have participated in this project again. Cheers to everyone who made it happen. B-)
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snuggle-puff Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope they liked mine. I couldn't find my white paint so I used white out :/ But it was so fun! I will definitely do this again this year!!! 
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
This was a lot of fun. :D
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:icongavacho13:
gavacho13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This was a good idea DA, hope to see it happen again in 2015 :)
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:iconomop:
omop Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How my "card" sent to someone?
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:iconabasi1976:
abasi1976 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad to participate in this project
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:iconicemintsong:
IceMintSong Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope I made Someone's day with my cards! ^^
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:iconbouncy-deerz:
Bouncy-Deerz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay
someone might like my card c:
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:iconshyree:
Shyree Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Thank you for sharing your card! It definitely made someone's day. We're always inspired by the amazing cards that are sent in to the Holiday Card Project. :)
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:iconbouncy-deerz:
Bouncy-Deerz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:icondesertdarlene:
Desertdarlene Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope someone liked my California duckling card and it cheered someone up.
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:iconshyree:
Shyree Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Desertdarlene, they definitely did. I remember opening your California Duckling cards. They made us smile! Thank you for sending them in. 
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Desertdarlene Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!  I think I sent in only one, though. Maybe I accidentally put two in and thought I was putting in one. 
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Soldiersdeadbride Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Are there more photos of our cards ^^?
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:iconrebeccabrogden:
RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   General Artist
I love participating in this event every year. I look forward to the next one! :heart:
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:iconsleepysweets:
SleepySweets Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I enjoyed making the card. I will definably participate again this up coming winter
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:iconanormaladn:
AnormalADN Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
I'm totally doing it again ;) !
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I was so happy to participate - this is my 3rd year! Looking forward to next year!
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:iconcilcil-theartistxd:
Cilcil-TheArtistXD Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist
oh,how amazing! :omg:
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:iconwarriorcatshe:
warriorcatshe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a fun project to participate in! :D
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:iconmargaret112233:
Margaret112233 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad I helped! When my Uncle Phil was in the hospital for a major heart attack, I made him a card and had all my classmates sign it. It lifted his spirits a lot! And I feel like I have given someone else the same. I like being able to spread love to people I don't even know, and the Holiday Card Project gives the perfect opprotunity to do so! I love deviantART! 
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Nicole23 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student
I always enjoy participating as this is my 2nd year of doing the project. It really nice to see that my cards have been received to someone. :dance:
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:iconpinksheepyunnie:
pinksheepyunnie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yays! I started doing this last year, and it was really fun~ Can't wait to do next year's ^^
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MeghansDreamDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah *Free Icon/Emote* Molang (I Love It!) Pikachu KAWAII DESU Dance Freddy, dance for my amusement! 
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TheTigerKitty Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
this is a very wonderful event, i will be participating again ^^
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:iconbladescream:
Bladescream Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This event was a lot of fun, especially for the fact that we deviants could bring a little joy to others. :) If we have on this year, I'll definitely be participating again. ^^
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:iconlucasfromtazmily:
LucasFromTazmily Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Yay! This was a wonderful event. :3
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:iconkantellis:
kantellis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   General Artist
keep on keeping on! :aww:
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:iconpinkie2001:
pinkie2001 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yaya this was awesome
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:iconsilverturtles:
SilverTurtles Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student
This was wonderful
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:icondeviantroid:
Deviantroid Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
When do I get the one month premium? Normally it's today and I didn't get a reply to see if they found it or not.
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:iconstarriichan:
StarriiChan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone who sent in a card has now been granted a free 1-month Premium Membership!  In the event you participated in the Project and haven’t received your Premium Membership, don’t fret! Just send (madizzlee) a note with the following information:

    Bullet; Green Your name
    Bullet; Red Approximately when your card was sent
    Bullet; Green A one sentence description of your card
    Bullet; Red Where you sent it from
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:icondeviantroid:
Deviantroid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I did all that but I still didn't receive it.
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:iconstarriichan:
StarriiChan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welp, you can try checking the send box of your notes to see when the note is opened. If not opened then it may take longer for the PM. o 3 o 
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:icondeviantroid:
Deviantroid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Haven't received it yet
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:iconstarriichan:
StarriiChan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*shrugs*
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Kimberly-AJ-04-02 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
I think we're in the new year. How about in December this year?
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:icontheclockoogang:
theclockoogang Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Season greeting to one and all! :D
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