Patients design holiday cards to benefit Children's Hospital Colorado

Holiday pretzel tin added to card project

Aurora, Colo. - Here is a chance to bring cheer to a child with cancer while sending holiday cheer to friends and family.

Children's Hospital Colorado released the designs for the 2013  "Share the Joy" holiday card project.

Each card is created by a child who is being treated or has been treated for cancer or a blood disorder.

Proceeds from the sale of the cards helps pay for wigs, medical bracelets and other services provided by the hospital's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

This year the program is selling a tin  filled with a pound of chocolate covered pretzels. The tin's reindeer design was created by 10-year-old Palmer Reorda from Highlands Ranch.

Reorda has Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma which is a very high-risk form of Leukemia. He was diagnosed in Sept. 2011 and missed 3rd and 4th grade to get intense treatment. This year,  the young boy is back at school. 

He also created two cards for this year's project. One reads have a "Beary Happy Christmas" with a drawing of a bear.

The other is a puppy with the phrase: "Yappy Holiday."

You can see all the card designs, learn more about each artist and purchase the cards at     www.holidaycardproject.org.