The Holiday Card Project returned in 2015 for its 9th year, and it once again was a cheerful success! With over 4,500 cards from over 2,000 deviants and artists from all over the world, people who could not be home for Christmas this year received some extra holiday joy this season!
Unique cards poured in from across the world—from beautiful hand-made cards to digital and delightful creations, we had a fantastic selection of cards to send out! If you’d like to see the various cards created for the project, take a moment to explore the#HolidayCardProject tag.
With so many cards coming in, I recruited staff members at HQ to open the envelopes with me! We spent three days straight opening every card single card and sorting them into various piles. A huge shout out goes out to Heidi, danlev, bittygirla, damphyr, aunjuli, makepictures, ivancureno, Twee689, and tiffanyxli for all of their help. Thank you so much!!
Once the cards were received and sorted, we reached out to hospitals in our community and abroad. Our first stop was the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, as they accepted cards from us for the third year in a row. I had the chance to sit down and explain DeviantArt's purpose and the community to the director of volunteer services, as she showed me the flyers the put up while handing out cards!
We also took cards to other various hospitals and nursing homes across Los Angeles! From Huntington Hospital in Pasadena to St. Francis in Lynwood, patients across the Greater Los Angeles Area felt your love and support. While we weren't able to hand out cards to patients in person, they went into the hands of the volunteer services department.
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. Cards were handed out in New Jersey, North Carolina, Maryland, and, for the first time ever, in Sevilla, Spain! Our fantastic volunteers, AnimeRocks26, njwag, and Ikebosev all did a wonderful job handing out the cards.
As promised, everyone who sent in a card has now been granted a free 1-month Core Membership! In the event you participated in the Project and haven’t received your Core Membership, don’t fret! Just send me (madizzlee) a note with the following information:
Approximately when your card was sent
A one sentence description of your card
Where you sent it from
Please note: If you already have an active Core Membership, the 1-month Core Membership has been added to that existing Core Membership, and will take effect once your current one expires.
Once again, thank you to everyone for spreading the holiday cheer!