welcome to the 2nd annual

Christmas in July

card swap

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Register by June 30th!

  • Register for the card swap (if you are already a card swapper, you do NOT need to register again.)
  • You do NOT have to send a Christmas-themed card to participate in July. (Simply choose another option on the registration form.)
  • Deadline to register is JUNE 30th.
  • Watch for the OPT-IN email on July 1st!
  • Have fun sending your card and making a fellow warrior’s month extra special! 

What is the Chronic Warrior Card Swap?

So glad you asked! The Card Swap is a free monthly event where those who live with long-term illness, rare disease, paralysis, long COVID, or disability send “snail mail” or digital messages of hope and encouragement to one another. Warriors get matched with two unique connections each month – one to send TO and one to receive FROM. To date, we’ve had participants from 27 countries. Love cheering on a fellow warrior?! What are you waiting for?  Sign up today – the next card swap starts on the 1st!


How Does the Card Swap Work?

Register for the Card Swap

Complete the registration form on our site. Be sure to verify your email by responding to the confirmation email.

Opt-In Each Month

Watch your email on the 1st of each month to Opt-in and participate.

Watch for Your Match

Match emails, with who you send your card TO, go out on the 5th of each month.

Send Your Card

Mail your card by the 10th. (Remember international cards take longer to arrive so please send asap.)

Receive A Card

The person you receive FROM will be different from the person you send TO, giving you two new connections each time!

Share and Invite!

Help us invite new warriors by posting card pics, using #chronicwarriorcardswap, and sharing with others!

Meet This Month's


Thank you to Harper Family Charitable Foundation for supporting this month's Card Swap. Mr. Robert Harper and his generous foundation have played a huge role in supporting our vision and the ability to match thousands of warriors!

Types of Cards Our Warriors Sending:

Hand written letter, your own artwork, a handmade card, a store-bought card, a download & print card, a postcard, or print one of our grab & go cards – anything goes! If you opt in, you are expected to send a card and not leave a warrior hanging OR to let us know so our extra card crew can cover it for you this time.

Are You The Artsy Type?

Go wild! Share your talent, whatever it may be. You can create something special that you know your match will love.

Handwritten Letters Are Perfect

Share a story, words of encouragement or motivation. You can uplift another Warrior in whatever way connects with you.

Join a Virtual Card Making Party

You heard that right, we host a card making party every month with a group video chat. Open to members of the CWC.

Want to help fund the 2021 Card Swap?

Your tax-deductible donation will help us continue connecting illness warriors around the globe! 

Keep Up with the Card Swap!

Printable Cards for June

Printable Cards for June

Here are some cards to make this month's swap a little easier! 🙂 saw-a-rainbow-printable-cardDownload Here's a printable coloring sheet from our friend Jess of Totally Super Cute. you_are_awesome_coloring-pageDownload And here is a graphic that can be emailed or...

Printable Cards for May

Printable Cards for May

Here are some cards to make Swapping easy this month!Thank you to Lisa for these printable cards... May-Flowers-Printable-CardDownload May-Printable-cardDownload and to JessV for the coloring page! JessVolinski-YouareAwesomeColoringPage3Download And here's a graphic...

Printable Cards for April

Printable Cards for April

Happy April and Happy Spring! Here are this month's printable cards including a coloring page from the fabulous Jess Volinski. and two cards created by illustrator, Lisa Van Dyke. Stay-strong_color-page-by-jessvolinski_-1Download...

What are you waiting for?

Join the Card Swap Today and Spread Some Happiness! 

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