LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 31, 2017) -- Each year, too many children spend the holidays at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, hoping for the gift of healing and recovery. You can help spread holiday cheer when you purchase your holiday cards from the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary.

This year’s holiday cards and specialty gift items feature the artwork of 20 current and former ACH patients. Arkansas Artist, Morgan Coven Herndon is this year’s featured professional artist.

“The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary is proud to continue the Holiday Card Project tradition and supporting our patients and families,” said Aimee Shelby, 2017 Holiday Card Project Chair. “It’s an honor to serve this Arkansas Children’s Hospital and to lead the Auxiliary’s longest-running fundraiser.”

The ACH Auxiliary is celebrating the 49th anniversary of the ACH Holiday Card Project and will host an open house at Playaway Gift Shop in the lobby of Arkansas Children’s Hospital on Sunday, November 5 from 1-4 p.m.

Guests will enjoy holiday treats, discounts in the Playaway Gift Shop, and enjoy a reading from children’s author of Goodnight Little Rock Emily Wyatt. Arkansas artist James Hayes will be onsite to autograph his gorgeous blown glass artworks.

A special reception will be held for the Holiday Card artists at 3 p.m. in the lobby of Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Cards are $20 for a box of 20 or $30 for 20 personalized photo holiday cards. Special imprinting is available for an extra fee. Cards, ornaments and other gifts can be purchased online at All proceeds benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The organization is comprised of more than 500 volunteers whose mission is to champion children.