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Here's how you can send free Valentines to sick children in the hospital

Posted: 12:55 PM, Feb 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-08 17:55:28Z

Sick kids at Children's hospitals all over the nation miss out on the excitement of exchanging Valentines with their classmates but now there's a sweet way to make up for it and make them feel extra loved this Valentine's Day.

There are a number of Children's Hospitals across the country that have set up easy ways for you to send Valentines to their patients. It's free, it's online and it only takes a few minutes of your time. The end result, a lot of smiling kids in hospitals feeling the love of Valentine's Day.

When writing your notes to the kids, many of the hospitals suggest focusing on the spirit of Valentine's Day rather than "get well" to help keep the celebration exciting and positive for the kids.

The following hospitals have set up special links for you to submit a Valentine's Day card to a patient who needs some X's and O's.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

  • Create a Card with artwork inspired by St. Jude patients
  • Type a message or select a pre-written message
  • Save Message and Send Valentine

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Michigan

  • Select an interactive card
  • Complete the form
  • Send your Valentine

Children's Health in Dallas, TX

  • Choose a under water themed Valentine
  • Personalize your message
  • Sign your car and send it

Texas Children's Hospital

  • Choose a card
  • Sign your name
  • Send your card
  • For every card sent, Direct Energy will donate $1 to the hospital

Cincinnati Children's

  • Fill out the contact info
  • Select the Valentine
  • Send your Valentine

The Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

  • Pick a card
  • Add a note
  • Send your Valentine

Arkansas Children's

  • Choose a card
  • Select a Valentine wish
  • Fill out your contact info and hit send
  • (This hospital also has links to send craft supplies to the hospital so that patients can create their own Valentines.)

Phoenix Children's

  • Pick a bumble bee themed card
  • Choose a message
  • Fill out your contact info
  • Send your Valentine

Children's National in Watchington, DC

  • Select your Valentine
  • Sign your name
  • Send your Valentine

Boston Children's Hospital Trust

  • Select your Valentine
  • Sign your name
  • Send your Valentine

Children's Hospital Colorado

  • Pick a card
  • If you know a patient at this hospital you can send a card to them
  • Fill out the message
  • Send the Valentine

Sending a sweet message only takes a few minutes and it will for sure bring smiles to the little ones who need them most.

Kelly Bazzle is the Digital Executive Producer at ABC Action News in Tampa. Follow her on Twitter.