Go ahead and leave the mixed bouquet of colorful carnations at the local store, and make and donate these flower-filled handmade card designs for seniors in your area instead.
Handmade cards are the perfect fall craft when each day seems to have fewer and fewer daylight hours. Making cards is also something that doesn’t always require a lot of materials or set-up time.
Homemade Cards For Seniors Help Foster A Connection
Many years ago before e-mail was the standard form of communication, I had a friend joke about how he liked getting letters from me because otherwise all he got was just junk mail and envelopes from Publisher’s Clearing House.
And I’ve never forgotten that conversation because it captured how most people feel (even if they won’t admit it).
When you receive a letter or card in the mail makes you feel connected to another person. Even if you don’t know that human on personal level, it’s hard not to appreciate that someone took the time to write or create something just for you by hand.
So when I think about seniors who may be house-bound or living in a facility and don’t have a lot of family in the area or visitors who come to check on them? I know that a handmade card will make ALL the difference.
If don’t already have an organization in mind for your handmade cards for seniors, take a look at Color > Give > Smile.
Standard Materials You Need For Handmade Cards
Each of the card designs listed below uses a different technique, but the base materials are very similar.
The basic supplies you need for all of these projects are:
- craft paper in various colors and even different thicknesses if you’re feeling super adventurous
- a pair of scissors
- a ruler (I prefer clear rulers* because I can see beneath them and really gauge placement of things)
- an eraser
- markers in different colors
- a pencil
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Make And Donate These Handmade Cards Designs With Flowers
How Many Cards Can You Commit To Make and Donate?
One of the best things about making handmade cards to donate to charity is that it’s an activity that can be done in fits and starts?
Don’t have time to make a big batch? Then just make a couple at a time and then send them to your organization of choice once you have a bunch of them.
Making homemade cards is also something that is a lot of fun to do with family and friends over the course of an hour or two. It’s a fun way to catch up on the latest while also keeping your hands busy!
So, how many cards can you commit to make and donate by the end of 2021?
Leave a comment below and let me know.