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Senior Smiles

 
Brighten someone's day with a card from out of the blue!
Let our seniors know they are not forgotten.
 

       Many seniors today are living in community, either independently or with assisted living. Though some have family living close by, many experience loneliness and have few visitors. Receiving a greeting card and knowing that someone is thinking of them and praying for them can be a positive reminder of God’s love.

       Beginning in March, 2020, God called me to use my gifts to serve the seniors in our community. It became my mission to create cards for the seniors living at Highview Hills in Lakeville and deliver them on a regular basis. Using my own crafting supplies, I pray for the seniors as I create the cards. I use a variety of rubber stamps, inks, patterned papers, cardstock, and sometimes stickers in making cards. Often the cards match seasonal events throughout the year. The cards are stamped with positive thoughts and messages. They are personally signed from All Saints Catholic Church and delivered monthly to all of the residents.

 

      In memory of my mother, Senior Smiles was created. The goal is to share God’s love through positive note cards. I hope you will join in connecting with even more of our seniors in the community.

1.) Size & Specs for making cards
  • Card Size: Minimum: 4.25 x 5.5 inches Maximum: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Paper: White or colored cardstock
  • Front of Card: images can be floral, cute, geometric, seasonal, etc., Greetings such as “Thinking of You,” or “Hello,”
  • Embellishments: Not recommended
  • Inside of Card: These are NOT birthday or get well cards. Messages should be general in nature and express a positive message. See examples below.

      • Thinking of you.
      • Sending love your way.
      • Sending happy thoughts you way.
      • Sending you joy today.
      • A friend is thinking of you.
      • Have a wonderful day/week.
      • You are beautifully and wonderfully made.
      • God bless you today and always.
      • Wishing you all the best.
      • Enjoy this beautiful day/season.
Sign the Card: All Saints Catholic Church
Envelopes: No envelopes, please. 
 

Signed cards can be brought to All Saints Church and placed in the Senior Smiles Card Box located at/near the Welcome Desk. They will be delivered to seniors in the area.

 

2.) Not crafty, but would like to support the ministry? Handmade or store-bought cards are welcome too!
 
3.) Also, if you have greeting cards you wish to contribute we can finish them for you!
 

Donations of the following are appreciated. Most are available at local craft stores.

     Smooth white or colored cardstock, 80-110 lb.only

     Colored ink pads: Memento, Archival, Hero Arts, Stampin Up, Gina K

     Double-sided tape runners

     Tombow Aqua Mono-liquid Glue

     Elmer's Craft Bond All-Purpose Glue Stick

     Paper trimmers

     Envelopes: A2 (4.38 x 5.75)  and A7 (5.25 x 7.25)

 

Please contact Senior Smiles if you have rubber stamps or other items to donate.

Cards can be dropped off inside the canopy door entrance.
Look for this box.
Looking Ahead:
Join other crafters for a card-making event at All Saints later this fall.