Melinda Matthews, Communications Coordinator
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, Texas

Since 1991, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has offered holiday cards as a way for friends to give to the hospital while sharing a holiday greeting.

This year, your holiday cards could touch lives beyond those special friends and loved ones on your list. By purchasing cards designed by patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC), you can give a very special gift to children facing orthopedic, neurological, and learning disabilities.

All proceeds raised from the sale of these cards (all illustrated here) go directly to caring for the young patients the hospital serves. By selecting these cards to send your holiday greetings to family and friends, you can share a special holiday gift with these precious children. With your help, the hospital can continue to straighten spines, lengthen limbs, take away pain, or break the barriers of learning disabilities for thousands of children not only in Texas, but throughout the world. You will bring joy to these children as they reach their full potential--whether learning to walk, jump, skip, turn a cartwheel, or read a book.

For the past 76 years, TSRHC has relied completely on voluntary donations, never presenting a patient’s family with a bill for services. Since 1991, the hospital has offered holiday cards as a way for our friends to give to the hospital while sharing a holiday greeting with friends, family, and business associates. Thanks to our friends at the Scottish Rite Journal, we are able to offer these cards to you this year. With your help, we can continue to focus on making children’s lives brighter and happier year-round.

There are four designs from which to choose, featuring original artwork by patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

CANDLE--Morgan Davenport, age 8, from Garland, Texas, designed this charming candle, radiating warmth and light from its flame. A little angel illuminated by its glow hovers above the candle, .

REINDEER--Jennie Moran, age 12, from Denton, Texas, designed a card with her favorite holiday character--Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer! Surrounded by a festive border of holly, this happy Rudolph’s nose glows bright red with merriment.

CHRISTMAS TREE--Samantha Jordan, age 10, from Mesquite, Texas, has drawn lots of colorful presents under her tree. Topped with a shiny star, this traditional holiday symbol hides lots of wonderful surprises under its branches.

FROSTY--Pecos Pryor, age 8, from Dripping Springs, Texas, designed a wintery scene featuring a snowman, complete with felt hat, carrot nose, and two eyes made out of coal.

The message inside all cards reads “Wishing you a joyful Holiday Season and happiness throughout the New Year.” The cards are available for $10 per package of 20 cards/20 envelopes, plus shipping and handling (up to 3 sets, add $2; 4-6 sets, $5; 7-10 sets, $10). You can order several sets of one design, or mix and match sets of different designs. To order your holiday cards, contact Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children public relations at 214-559-5000, ext. 7656, or fax to 214-559-7657. MasterCard and VISA accepted.

Since Santa will be here before you know it, please place your order soon. And remember, sometimes the best gifts come in small packages!