Hey kids of all ages! Jackie's birthday is on April 7th!
Each year, the Kids Corner (formerly the Jackie Chan Fan Club for Kids) collects birthday cards for Jackie . Usually Jackie will pose for some photos of himself with the cards. So now's your chance to make a great birthday card for your favorite star, Jackie Chan! Make it fun and special....like Jackie! When you're done with your card mail it to:
All the cards will be gathered together and given to Jackie on his birthday. Everyone is welcome to make a card and it will be included with all the others! Adults are encouraged to participate!
If you prefer to send a card through email, that's fine. All birthday cards to Jackie will be posted on the Kids Club web site (click here to see last year's cards ) - computer generated cards and regular cards. Email cards will NOT be printed out and given to Jackie, however. If you want your card given to Jackie, you must send a hard copy.
If you're thinking of sending Jackie Chan a birthday gift, remember that Jackie has enough money to buy just about anything that he wants and that is something to keep in mind when you're thinking about a gift. Jackie's favorite gifts from fans are personalized gifts....gifts that are homemade especially for him or gifts with his name on them. If you send Jackie gifts of clothing, stuffed animals, or decorative gifts he will most likely donate them to charity. Jackie has storage rooms where these gifts are sorted out and sent to people who can use them. This does not mean that Jackie is ungrateful. It simply means that he has nowhere to put all the thousands of items of clothing and stuffed animals that fans send him. Most of it will be donated.
Jackie loves gifts that are personalized and most likely those will be kept. So keep this in mind if you're sending a present to Jackie! If you are not handy or don't have the time to create something for Jackie, think about donating the money that you would have spent on a gift to the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation. You can send a donation along with a note telling them that this donation is in place of a gift. Jackie would really like that. The address is:
Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, Hong Kong
you are mailing an envelope to Hong Kong from the USA, just make sure
you put 84 cents postage on it and write "Air Mail" someplace
on the front. That's all you have to do. You don't need special stationery
or stamps or anything!**
Hopefully these guidelines will help you if you're sending a gift.
©2006 Katharine Schroeder/Jackie Chan Kids Corner
"Personalized" means something that you created just for Jackie. For example, if you embroidered Jackie's Chinese name on a pillowcase or if you made a sculpture of a horse (Jackie's birth sign). It doesn't mean that you buy something and just write his name on it. (Click here to go back to the paragraph you were reading.)