From Jeanette: Share the Love through Operation Smile™

I consider my grandchildren to be among the greatest treasures in my life. I never could have imagined the joy that those precious smiles bring to me. I’m sure that those of you with children and grandchildren can relate! Even those without children of your own know just how priceless and special a child’s smile is. And that’s one of the reasons that Close To My Heart has been partnered with Operation Smile™ for so long.

Operation Smile is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with cleft palate, cleft lip, and other facial deformities receive lifesaving and life-changing surgeries. They are truly a special organization. At our last Convention, we shared a video of an Operation Smile mission, and I want to give you all a chance to see it now:

Watching this video brings tears to my eyes every time. The work this organization does is absolutely incredible, and I am determined to do what I can to help this incredible organization succeed.

Since February is the month of love, we thought it would be a wonderful time to really focus our efforts on expressing our love for Operation Smile and the dear families they serve. For this purpose, we’ve created the My Acrylix® Share the Love stamp set, and for every stamp set sold, we will donate $7 USD to Operation Smile*.Help a child by purchasing the Share the Love stamp set benefiting Operation Smile! #ctmh #CloseToMyHeart #OperationSmile #operationsmile #sharethelove #donate

This stamp set is only available during February, so be sure to get yours while you can. There are also many other ways you can help Operation Smile throughout the year. You can purchase the My Acrylix® Animal Greetings stamp set, which you can use to create this adorable children’s book and many other wonderful works of art. This stamp set is sure to bring smiles to many children’s faces!

We also have a selection of t-shirts to help promote the Operation Smile mission. For every t-shirt you purchase, we will donate $10 USD*.

Another way to help is to round up your order totals. When you do this, we will donate the difference. Each surgery is only $240 USD, so small donations can really add up to make a big impact.

Finally, if you or someone you know would like to make an outright donation to Operation Smile, simply talk to a Close To My Heart Consultant, who can walk you step by step through that process.

We’ll be sharing some more stories this month to show what some of our awesome Consultants have done to support Operation Smile, as well, so be sure to check back with us throughout the month.

My friends, you already add so much goodness to this world. Donating to Operation Smile is simply a way to extend the reach of your goodness. With all my heart, I thank you for all you have done, all you are doing, and all you will do for people, both around the corner and around the globe. Your selflessness inspires me.

All my love,


*Products purchased in US states AL and MA excluded from donation due to state registration requirements. 

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9 thoughts on “From Jeanette: Share the Love through Operation Smile™

  1. I love your new album and card using the new Operation Smile stamp set ( I just bought it this weekend from your extraordinary demonstrator, Barbra Otten). Do you have a recipe for them so I can duplicate? Thanks!

  2. Thanks, Leslie! We’re so glad you know Barbra. 🙂 In addition to the stamp set, the card uses kraft cardstock (Z1375), Sorbet cardstock (X5751), White Daisy cardstock (1385), the Saddle Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad (Z2171), the Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad (44751), the Champagne Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad (Z2174), and the sequins gold assortment (Z2012). We also used a sewing machine to add stitching around the White Daisy piece. As for the album, we used the black My Creations™ mini book. For the pages, we used kraft cardstock (Z1375), Sorbet cardstock (X5751), White Daisy cardstock (1385), Sapphire cardstock (X5775), the Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad (Z2164), the Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad (Z2648), the sequins gold assortment (Z2012), and Whisper thick twine (Z3095). To get those tabs, we used the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Here’s the information for those cuts: 4″ Photo Mat 1 (cut 2, p. 42). Happy crafting!

  3. Consultant for 16 years and so thankful to be associated with Close To My Heart because of their association with Operation Smile.
    Had a FUNNd raiser Sunday and have exciting news to release!
    Thank you for providing an avenue to touch lives.

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