Cards for Senior Citizens
The card I made today, is not going to anyone I know personally. Instead, it is one of many that will be going to senior citizens whom I’ve never met. Hopefully, it will bring a smile to someone’s face and let them know they are not alone.
Due to Covid 19 many of our seniors are now living in isolation. So when you are making cards for friends and family, maybe make a few extra to bring a smile to a senior who might otherwise be forgotten.
Bring Smiles to Seniors
Bring Smiles to Seniors is an organization that receives donated cards from a network of card artists all over the country. These cards are delivered to residents of Senior Care communities such as nursing homes, assisted & independent living communities, home-bound seniors, and seniors participating in elderly nutrition programs.
So if you have a few extra cards or would like to make cards for a cause — consider donating them to this organizaition.
To find out more visit their website: Bring Smiles to Seniors or their Facebook page.
Bring Smiles to Seniors, Inc.
P.O. Box 226
Odessa, FL 33556
Bring Smiles to Seniors, Inc.
P.O. Box 195
Williamston, MI 48895
So let’s get back to today’s card. This card has a really simple layout that is quick to make and easy to adapt to any occasion by simply switching out the greeting.
I used the Stampin’ Up! Here’s a Card stamp set. If you enjoy making cards, this is a must have. It has a wide variety of sentiments in beautiful fonts. I chose the sentiment “I made you a card because you’re worth it”. I think this is the perfect sentiment for the cards I will be sending to seniors.
This cards has a lot of layers so I used a card base made of Whisper White Thick Cardstock.
Here are the cutting sizes for the layers.
- Bottom Pear Pizzazz: 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Whisper White: 5″ x 3 3/4″
- Top Pear Pizzazz: 4 1/2 x 3 1/4
- DSP: 4 1/4″ x 3″
- Sentiment Strip 1″ x 3″
- Mat for sentiment strip: 1 1/4″ x 3
I stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz and mounted it on the Pear Pizzazz mat. Then I attached the layers from largest to smallest to the card base and added a small butterfly embellishment which I punched out with the Butterfly Duet punch. The card still needed a little something so I added a few of the smallest Basic Rhinestones.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will consider making and donating cards for seniors.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!
No better time to send ourseniors a love letter than right now during the coronavirus pandemic. I’m a caregiver in Michigan and I know a lot of the seniors I care for are extra lonely– this is such a great idea!
What a beautiful idea to send cards to seniors (even though I am one myself – I can still get out and around but many can not). I wonder if there is a list by states to send to?
Hi Dot, Sorry to take so long to reply. Here is a link to the Bring Smiles to Seniors Facebook page. It is a really good way to spread a little kindness. https://www.facebook.com/groups/894415787583796