Many people assume to do something to make someone happy who they don't know requires a lot of time and money, but that is far from true. Especially when it comes to writing letters. You don't need to be crafty, creative or have a group of friends! Today one of my best friends of 15 years came over and we made cookies, caught up on life and made some cards. We made 18 cards between the two of us that will go to make 18 kids happy. We made our cards out of construction paper and markers I had in my house and listened to Christmas music in the background. I personally wouldn't consider myself the best at making cards. I like to doodle sometimes, but I never know what to put in the cards. I feel the suggestions online are not enough and it needs more! I thought of an idea of a fun little joke. I looked up some kid jokes on Pintrest and drew a picture that related to it. One joke was "What is a rabbit's favorite kind of music?...... hip-hop!" I found a bunch of jokes to put on all the cards.
It took us less than an hour to make all of the cards and it will probably bring lots of smiles for not only the child, but the parent and nurses as well. Being crafty and creative is not necessary and you don't even need another person to do it with. Just put on some music and doodle with encouraging messages to make someone smile :) It's very relaxing, almost like coloring books to me! It doesn't take a lot to make someone happy and the little things like this are always overthought. The website shows where to send it and suggestions for cards. It's the little things that can bring the most joy!
If you're interested in bringing a smile to a child in a hospital, you can!
You can also bring a smile to a soldier with Operation Gratitude or someone in a retirement home with Love for the Elderly! There is so much out there! Just google letters for ______ and it should come up with something.
To send a card or two or even fifty to children in hospitals use the address below:
Cards for Hospitalized Kids
7290 W. Devon
Chicago, IL 60631
I hope you can have as much fun as we did! Another suggestion is making one or two cards everyday leading up to Christmas and then send them after! They accept Holiday cards all year round so it wouldn't be late. That way it wouldn't be tiring one after another and you can start or end your own day with a smile of your own.