Art has the power to help heal. For hospitalized children, art can be a way to express their hope and joy.
Visions of the holiday season created by patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital adorn the 2008 Holiday Card and Gift Tag special collections. A glamorous and glittering Barbie Holiday Card, created by Mattel Inc. Designers, is also offered.
By purchasing a set of holiday cards, young patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital are helped in many ways. Proceeds from sales of these one-of-a-kind cards benefit the Child Life/Child Development Program, whose specialists work with hospitalized children to help ease their anxieties and fears.
This year's collection includes 10 designs and gift tags. For the first time, digital photo cards are available to create a custom photo card that friends and family will keep on display. All cards are customized by either choosing a pre-written message or creating their own.
The cards cost $20 for a set of 10. They are 5X7 inches and include white envelopes. The gift tags cost $5 for a set of 10 and measure 3 X 3 inches with a pre-punched hole for a ribbon.
For more information on the 2008 Holiday Card and Gift Tag program, visit the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital website at www.castlepress.net/mattelgreetings.
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, one of the highest-rated children's hospitals in Southern California, is a vital component of UCLA Medical Center, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the third best hospital in nation and best in the Western United States. Mattel Children's Hospital offers a full spectrum of primary and specialized medical care for infants, children and adolescents. The hospital's mission is to provide state-of-the-art treatment for children in a compassionate atmosphere, as well as to improve the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases. For more information, visit www.uclahealth.org/mattel.