This week is Letters Against Isolation's 2 month anniversary! So far, we have sent over 10,000 letters to seniors around the country!
Our volunteers have put to use their creativity and kindness to write so many cards, and I want to share some of their ideas on this blog post.
Last week during our Zoom party, we made a wonderful word collage! Everybody entered a word describing how they hope the seniors feel when they open a letter sent by the Letters Against Isolation volunteers.
If you are in need of writing inspiration, read this:
Do you have any pets? The seniors love to read about your pets and what you've been up to together whilst staying at home for the last couple of months.
As we start to get some warmer weather, are you noticing any changes in the environment around you? Here in Boston, the trees are green and plants are flowering! You could even draw or paint the scene that you describe!
Simply ask them how they are doing. Ask them to reflect on the last couple of days and make a list of all the positive things that have happened to them. You could even start them off by making the same list for yourself. Some ideas are the sun is shining, I enjoyed a delicious meal, or I spent time with my family.
Morgan wrote in one of her cards "remember, there is always a reason to smile." Phrases like this are great for encouraging the seniors to have a positive mindset.
When was the last time that you wrote someone a letter? Do you write letters frequently or is this the first time you have written one in a while? Ask them when was the last time that they wrote a letter and who did they write to?
Now it's time for me to share with you some decoration inspiration! As always, I am constantly inspired by all of the creative ways that you all decorate your letters and cards! Don't worry if you are not artistic! There are still plenty of ways to add a little color to your letters and cards. To read the blogpost I wrote specifically for you, click here!
Qing adds 3D elements to the cards! What a lovely surprise for the senior when they open up the card.
Do you like to watercolor? Tess creates stunning watercolor cards for the seniors and uses black pen to outline and decorate her shapes.
Jessica decorates her cards with origami! What a lovely decoration for the seniors to display in their room.
Deb writes one inspirational word in a colorful marker on the front of each card. She also adds some pretty cool stickers for extra decoration! Whenever the senior feels down, they can always look at her card to be uplifted by its positivity.
Tanesha prints out and colors in coloring pages with vibrant colors.
Thank you to Tess, Carolyn, Patrice, Hadley, Qing, Jessica, Deb, Mary, and Tanesha for sending us pictures of your letters and cards!
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Comment below what you have been writing about and how you have decorated your letters and cards!
Thank you for spreading joy and helping us fight senior loneliness!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.