The simple act of receiving a Christmas card means someone remembered you,
that you are cared for, and that you are not invisible.
When my friend Barb initiated a wonderful tradition in sharing the joy of Christmas cards with homeless individuals, the initial goal was to collect 80 cards. As it turned out, 80 was “a drop in the merry bucket” as over 1200 cards came in from all across Canada, UK and the USA in a little over three weeks!
I’m joining in the merriment again this year, and hope you’ll been inspired to snail-mail a card! And you could have the children in your life send a card (here are Samples of Cards sent by children).
How to send a card:
- Purchase a Christmas card or hand-make one (see FAQs for suggestions) .
- Include a simple handwritten Christmas message, inspirational thought or note to let the receiver know they are cared for
- Signing the card with your first name is essential to provide a personal connection
- Mail your Christmas card by December 10th (or November 30th if you are outside Canada) to:
P.O. Box 96107 West Springs
If you pass this along, even more joy can be spread!