- Use colored paper for the outside, but white for the inside to make it easier to read.
- Pick one of these simple greetings:
- Happy Birthday
- Happy Holiday (Choose one of these holidays)
- Warm Winter Greetings
- Write in large block (print) letters. As people get older, many have a hard time reading small print.
- Inside the card: Share some simple information about yourself (e.g., favorite hobbies, pets, school, etc.). You can also write a simple poem and greeting inside the card. This makes the handmade card a very personal and thoughtful gift for the older person to receive.
- “Sign” the back of the card with your first name AND, if applicable, the name of the group, as well as the age of the child or children.
- Materials you might use include stickers, watercolors, puff paint, foam craft, feathers, ribbons, colored tissue paper, buttons, and of course, colored markers. DO NOT use glitter or sequins; they fall off.
- Helpful Hint: Do not write “Get Well.” Just because someone is older does not mean he or she is sick.
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