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The holidays can be a hard time for those who are away from home to get help with their OCD. Something as simple as a card and a message from the heart can make a huge difference. That’s why the IOCDF is asking for your help to send messages of hope to those undergoing treatment for OCD. We are partnering with Not Alone Notes to create fun and inspiring cards for the holidays! Check out their video tutorial for sending a card.

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Download & print our festive templates, purchase, or create your own Holiday card.Design and messaging are up to you but remember that you won’t know who will receive it — so please choose a secular or non-denominational card.
  2. Write your message of hope. View Sample Messages
  3. Send your card to the IOCDF’s PO Box postmarked by November 30, 2023. Please send all cards in a single envelope. However, there is no need to place each card in a separate envelope as the cards will be distributed without one to individuals currently receiving treatment at one of our Institutional Members’ programs. People of all ages need messages of hope — so cards for children, teens, and adults are all requested.

Send all cards to:

International OCD Foundation, Inc.
c/o Messages of Hope
P.O. Box 961029
Boston, MA 02196

Download and print a design!

Let’s join together to make someone's holiday a bit brighter!

Watch IOCDF National Ambassador Ethan Smith talk about the impact of #MessagesOfHope


  • Trish

    I absolutely love this idea. Everyone needs some cheer in their life especially these days! Smile at someone today and I bet you will change their day for the better 😊

  • Taylor Hagen

    Hello! This article says to not send cards in an envelope, how is it recommended that we mail them?

    Thank you!

    • Brie

      They can be sent together in a larger envelope. The cards will be sorted so the ask is to not place them in individual card envelopes as they would need to be opened.

    • Dana P

      It says to send them all in one (large) envelope, instead of each card in individual envelopes.

    • Karen McFarlane

      It says to put all your cards in one envelope, and send that through the mail. 🙂


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