Art/Inspiring Journals

4 well-decorated store-bought journals may receive 1 service hour

Decorate beautiful journals that recipients would be able to use as appointment planners, symptom trackers, or simply coloring books. The covers and perhaps a few pages inside could be spaces for volunteers to draw outlines or artwork, write inspiring messages, etc.

As of August 11, 2023, we ONLY accept store-bought journals that you decorate yourself for service hours, but not composition notebooks. The outside covers should be decorated with hand-drawn art and/or handwritten inspiring quotes. Using only stickers or decorative tape is not acceptable for service hours. At least one of the inside pages should also be decorated with calendars, activity or coloring pages, handwritten inspiring messages, etc.

Undecorated store-bought journals are always welcome but will not be eligible for service hours. Handmade journals may be accepted only if pre-approved and exceptionally well-made.


  • Hand-decorated journals for both adult and pediatric patients of any gender to use as portable notebooks, coloring books, and/or appointment planners. Bullet journaling is welcome!
  • Artwork, hand-lettering, drawings, and weekly or monthly calendar pages, with encouraging, handwritten messages
  • Suitable to fit inside a 12 x 10 x 4-inch box

We Do Not Accept

  • Undecorated store-bought journals for service hours
  • Hand-bound journals for service hours (still accepted if not requesting hours)
  • Stapled journals
  • Composition notebooks
  • Folded construction paper
  • Journals made with folders

Recommended Blank Journals for Decorating

Recommended Supplies


Kits to Heart Art Journal Kits to Heart Art Journal
Kits to Heart Art Journal Kits to Heart Handmade Art Journal

How to Submit

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