Personalized Greeting Cards for Homebound Older Adults
Sending a handmade card is a wonderful way to connect with our homebound older adult clients. In the past, this generation primarily communicated through handwritten notes and letters, so your personally-written message will be particularly meaningful.
Card Making Directions
Create your own handmade card or use a store-bought card. Please provide envelopes if possible, though please do not seal them as we will be mailing the cards to our clients and will want to pair the card with the person who will appreciate it the most.
Write a warm or cheerful message on the inside of the card. Here are some wording suggestions:
- Although we are all at home to stay well, I hope this card fills your day with good cheer knowing that we are thinking of you!
- Sending joyful thoughts your way.
- Hoping this card will make your day! We are thinking of you!
- I am thinking of you as we wait to be able to leave our homes. I hope you are able to look out your window to see the first signs of spring.
- Sending a smile your way, hoping this card will make your day!
- Hello, I wanted to send greetings to you as we wait in our homes for this time to pass. Please know you are not alone as I send you warm wishes.
- May your day be filled with all kinds of bright sunny things.
Or feel free to write your own cheerful or warm message!
Sign your first name (if the card-maker is a child, they can write their age in parenthesis). If you are writing on behalf of a school or organization, you can write that too.
On the back of the card, feel free to write “Made for you by a volunteer of JF&CS” or this can be put under your signature.
NOTE: If you are proficient in Russian, we would love to receive cards written in Russian, as we have many Russian-speaking clients.
Delivering Your Cards to JF&CS
We have several options for delivering the cards:
1. Mail the cards in a larger envelope or box to:
Manager, Friendly Visitor Program
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
2. Drop off your cards at our JF&CS offices. Drop-offs can occur Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sue’s name must be on the package.
3. If you have created a large number of cards and are not able to send them to the JF&CS office, please contact Sue Spielman (email@example.com or 781-693-5659) to arrange a mutually convenient location for socially distanced in-person drop-off (into the trunk of Sue's car).
Please remember - don't seal the envelope(s). If you have any questions, please contact Sue Spielman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5659) or Ava Harder (email@example.com or 781-693-5007). Thank you so much for making cards for our clients — it means so much to them!