One beauty of art is its space for creativity and expression. We find it can also provide purpose.
Artworks consists of volunteers who create card making kits for the residents of assisted living and senior living facilities. After the residents make the cards, they can then send them out to their families and others.
Ideally, cards are created and assembled in a community setting, in fellowship with other residents. As it can often be difficult for residents to get out and shop for cards, this activity will also enable them to have something beautiful to send as a special greeting to a friend or loved one.
Art works! It's beneficial to the maker, and a gift to any receiver. We're excited to present this project on our Idea Catalog to share that creativity!
AREA OF INTEREST: card making, scrap-booking, paper crafts ACTION: create card kits - clear bags with the pieces needed to complete a card. These kits could include:
die cut embellishments - a complete scene or thought (ie: flowers/stems/leaves, boat/sail/water/sun, etc.)
WHO: this project could be done individually, with your children, or with a group of friends. CONNECTION: contact the manager or activity director at an area assisted living or senior living facility to see if this is an activity they would like to have available to their residents. INTERACTION: you could offer to come in to the home to do the activity with the residents. That would make their day!