My FAVORITE time of the year is here! I LOVE Christmas and everything about the holidays. There’s nothing better than being surrounded by friends, family, and Christmas lights! The sad part about this is there are a lot of lonely people in the world. I can’t imagine being alone on the holidays but there’s a lot of people who experience being alone for the holiday’s every year.
This year I wanted to do a little something to give back. The idea was honestly inspired by my Grandma who recently passed away. She’d lived alone for the past few years since my Grandpa died and getting the mail was always the highlight of her day. I’ll be the first to admit that I feel so guilty for not writing her more often and not realizing how much joy receiving letters brought her.
Letter’s are something tangible that someone can hold and keep that show’s that someone else took time out of their day to write and mail a letter. It’s such a small thing that can honestly mean so much to someone. I decided to find some people that I could write too. I’m now part of 3 different groups that write letters to people and I’m loving it! I’m going to list them below, please consider sending a stranger a card this holiday season, you really don’t know how much it could mean to them.
More Love Letters– This website assigns you 5 people at the beginning of each month to write too
From The Heart- This is a Facebook group that provides contact information mostly for older people and you can “adopt” a senior to send cards too. They request that you write to them at least once a month
USASOA– This link is for the address to send card bundles to the troops. The cards need to be sent in by December 1st and all envelopes must be unsealed.
What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. She would be so pleased. There are so many lonely people of all ages, but especially older folks who can’t get out much anymore so are home alone day after day. Their mail is their window to the outside world. Taking time to write cards and letters of encouragement is a small thing, but means everything to the receiver. God bless you for thinking of others and adopting lonely and ill people who need love, understanding, prayer and encouragement.