takeheartxo – Spreading love one crochet heart at a time

Update posted by Debbie Locke On Mar 20, 2021


Today is #internationalhappinessday 🤩😍 and to celebrate we are SO excited to be able to share more heart shaped happiness ❤️

Thanks to your amazing generosity - the heart blanket raffle, sunflowers and mug cosies - we are SUPER happy to say we have money for stamps 🥳

If you would like to request hearts and share happiness, please click on the linktree link below then “request a ❤️

www.linktr.ee/takeheartxo

We're always grateful for donations though, so if you would still like to donate £1 this will help keep our stamp stock topped up!

Love

Louise, Sharon, Deb & Sally

x

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Update posted by Debbie Locke On Feb 01, 2021


Sadly, we've had to change the way we do things. We used to offer our crochet hearts as a gift, which you could request via a Google Form. Unfortunately this is no longer active. Our new "Request a Heart" link now comes through to this GoGetFunding page, where you can choose a crochet heart as a "reward" when you donate £1 or more.

Why have we done this?

This is a small community project. We are not a business or charity. We are a small group of friends who are trying to spread a ripple of love and kindness by sending out crochet hearts with the message ‘you are not alone’ to those who need it. We have been gifting these hearts for 3 years now and there are over 30,000 of them out in the world. We rely on support and donations from kind souls to our GoGetFunding page to fund the cost of postage, envelopes, wool, etc.

Unfortunately, our Request a Heart link was featured on the Latest Free Stuff website and Facebook page as a "Free Offer". This first happened in December and before we realised it, we had received over 700 requests for free hearts. We did honour these requests, but it cost us over £400 in postage. We had a little bit of money left over in our donation pot, but we had to frantically fundraise with our "12 Days of Christmas" campaign to cover the rest of the postage.

Our hearts are not "freebies" - we gift them to people who need a bit of kindness and love sent their way.

Despite us contacting Latest Free Stuff to explain our situation and ask them not to feature us, our "Free Offer" appeared again in January. We received 1,400 requests in 6 hours!! This would have cost us over £900 in postage and we just do not have the funding or capacity to honour these latest requests.

So, we have taken the decision to ask for a small donation to cover the cost of postage and the GoGetFunding fees we incur. Whilst our fund total shows over £4,300 - this is what we have raised over the last 3 years and it has mostly been spent on stamps! It is not a reflection of our current funds!

So, if you would like a heart, please choose your "reward" once you have clicked the donate button. You will also be able to add your delivery address during the process. Requests are usually processed on a Saturday and posted on a Monday, so depending on when we received your donation, it could take up to 10 days to arrive. If you have not received your gift within this time, please email us at [email protected]

Thank you, as always, for your understanding and support.

Louise, Sharon, Deb & Sally
The Take Heart team

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Update posted by Debbie Locke On Dec 13, 2020

(Watch Louise's thank you video on our Facebook page... https://fb.watch/2mdPDYtn8v/)

Thank you from us all! 😘😘 We’ve had such an amazing response to our 12 days of Christmas!! It means we can keep the ❤️ ripple going, which is fabulous 🥰

Happy Sunday 😘

With love, Louise, Sharon, Deb, Sally & Mr Bo Jangles xxxx

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Update posted by Debbie Locke On Dec 11, 2020


...we are giving away these super cute candy canes (approx 10cm high). They come in packs of 3, accompanied by a sparkly red crochet heart and a blank tag, in case you want to gift them to somebody special.

For a very modest donation of £3.00 (which includes delivery), you can choose a "Candy Canes (pack of 3)" as your reward. Please click the donate button, enter a donation amount, choose your reward and enter your address at the checkout. Easy!

UK DELIVERY ONLY!

Unfortunately we can only send these to the UK due to postage costs - so please make sure you enter a UK address.

Your donations help towards the cost of stamps, envelopes and labels - so we can keep the kindness ripple going.

Thank you :-)

Louise, Sharon, Deb & Sally xxx

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Update posted by Debbie Locke On Dec 11, 2020

...we are giving away this HUGE red crochet heart, with a fluffy white edge and twinkly lights!

For a very modest donation of £5.00 (which includes delivery), you can choose a "Red heart with lights" as your reward. Please click the donate button, enter a donation amount, choose your reward and enter your address at the checkout. Easy!

UK DELIVERY ONLY!

Unfortunately we can only send these to the UK due to postage costs - so please make sure you enter a UK address.

Your donations help towards the cost of stamps, envelopes and labels - so we can keep the kindness ripple going.

Thank you... and don't forget to come back and see what treat we're giving away on Day 12!

Louise, Sharon, Deb & Sally xxx

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Update posted by Debbie Locke On Dec 09, 2020

...we are giving away these beautiful crochet snowflakes, with a sparkly red heart (approx. 10cm diameter)... so you're guaranteed a white Christmas this year, even if the snow doesn't fall outside!

For a modest donation of £2 (which includes delivery), you can choose a "Snowflake and sparkly heart" as your reward. It comes with a blank tag, so you can gift it to somebody special with a personal message if you wish. Please click the donate button, enter a donation amount, choose your reward and enter your address at the checkout. Easy!

UK DELIVERY ONLY!

Unfortunately we can only send these to the UK due to postage costs - so please make sure you enter a UK address.

Your donations help towards the cost of stamps, envelopes and labels - so we can keep the kindness ripple going.

Thank you... and don't forget to come back and see what treat we're giving away on Day 11!

Louise, Sharon, Deb & Sally xxx

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Update posted by Debbie Locke On Dec 08, 2020

...we are giving away these fabulous sparkly crochet Christmas tree decorations, topped with a sparkly gold heart (approx. 13cm tall).

For a modest donation of £2 (which includes delivery), you can choose a "Sparkly Christmas Tree" as your reward. It comes with a blank tag, so you can gift it to somebody special with a personal message if you wish. Please click the donate button, enter a donation amount, choose your reward and enter your address at the checkout. Easy!

UK DELIVERY ONLY!

Unfortunately we can only send these to the UK due to postage costs - so please make sure you enter a UK address.

Your donations help towards the cost of stamps, envelopes and labels - so we can keep the kindness ripple going.

Thank you... and don't forget to come back and see what treat we're giving away on Day 10!

Louise, Sharon, Deb & Sally xxx

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Update posted by Debbie Locke On Dec 07, 2020

...we are giving away these gorgeous Christmas stars, which will add the perfect touch to your tree. Or why not use them as gift tags, or just give them to somebody special? They come in a pack of 6, with blank tags in case you want to gift them with a personal message.

For a modest donation of £5 (which includes delivery in the UK), you can choose this "Pack of 6 Christmas Stars" as your reward. Please click the donate button, enter your donation amount, choose your reward and enter your address at the checkout. Easy!

UK DELIVERY ONLY!

Unfortunately we can only send these to the UK due to postage costs - so please make sure you enter a UK address.

Your donations help towards the cost of stamps, envelopes and labels - so we can keep the kindness ripple going.

Thank you... and don't forget to come back and see what treat we're giving away on Day 9!

Louise, Sharon, Deb & Sally xxx

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Update posted by Debbie Locke On Dec 06, 2020

...we are giving away these lush red hearts. They're fabulous, fluffy and big (15cm wide) and come with a blank tag in case you want to send it with a personal message to somebody special. But don't feel guilty about keeping it for yourself!

For a modest donation of £5 (which includes delivery in the UK), you can choose this big fluffy heart as a reward. Please click the donate button, enter your donation amount, choose your reward and enter your address at the checkout. Easy!

UK DELIVERY ONLY!

Unfortunately we can only send these to the UK due to postage costs - so please make sure you enter a UK address.

Your donations help towards the cost of stamps, envelopes and labels - so we can keep the kindness ripple going.

Thank you... and don't forget to come back and see what treat we're giving away on Day 8!

Louise, Sharon, Deb & Sally xxx

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Update posted by Debbie Locke On Dec 06, 2020

You know it’s a big post day when you get your own post bag!!!! 🤣😍

That’s a LOT of love going out in the post.... in fact over 2,000 hearts will be going out this week 🤩 Our biggest post out yet!!!!!

If you’ve requested a heart recently, thank you for your patience - this is why it’s taken a bit longer 😘

A special thank you to our awesome #crochetarmy for making this happen... you're amazing 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

Thank you to ALL our recent donators - we wouldn’t be able to buy this many stamps without you!!

#allthelove #crochethearts #rippleeffect #kindnesscomingyourway #loveyou #youareawesome #youareloved #youarenotalone ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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**UK Delivery** - One single red heart - email us for a stock update [email protected]

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**UK Delivery ONLY** - One Sunny Sunflower with blank Kraft tag for you to write a personal message

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Robyn Powell

Backed with £3.00 On Nov 27, 2021

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Thank you for organising such a wonderful thing ❤

Rebecca LeeTurner

Backed with £1.00 On Nov 14, 2021

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Sally Browne

Backed with £3.00 On Nov 14, 2021

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Keep doing what you’re doing lovely ladies ❤️

Lyndsey Purvis

Backed with £10.00 On Nov 11, 2021

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I loved finding a little heart. I'd not long lost my husband and it made me smile. I love the idea of spreading a little bit of joy when you're not expecting it x

Sarah Kilvington

Backed with £30.00 On Nov 08, 2021

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Lyndsey Falconer

Backed with £1.00 On Nov 06, 2021

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Louise Dorrian

Backed with £5.00 On Oct 27, 2021

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Anonymous

Backed On Oct 26, 2021 Amount Hidden

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Please send with 50 heart pack to save on postage xxx

Ruth Sim

Backed with £3.00 On Oct 18, 2021

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We love this initiative and have taken part in a few of these events before. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn the importance of being kind and mindful of others. It also ticks many of our Curricular Outcomes!

Tracey Hamilton

Backed with £6.00 On Oct 17, 2021

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