Mother's Day Cards and a Fun Service Project

 
As I'm writing this post today, I am listening to a wonderful spring thunderstorm, recovering from our busy day yesterday. Before heading off to an 8pm baseball game, we spent Wednesday afternoon with our 3rd Grade Women of Grace group making Mother's Day cards and doing a fun service project.
We started our time together crafting a Mother's Day card. I showed the girls how to make a daisy stitch on paper, then we stamped some additional color and patterns around the rest of the card. Finally, we layered it with a bright pop of hot pink cardstock. This is the one my daughter made for me. I had to promise not to read the inside of the card as I photographed it.
When we finished our cards, we headed over to a local rehabilitation/nursing home to deliver mylar Mother's Day balloons to the lady residents. We have been there on a couple of occasions already. We delivered bags of candy and Valentines to the staff in February and we visited again just before Easter to pass out candy-filled eggs to the residents. (We did walk around with someone on the staff who knew the dietary restrictions of the residents.)
There were smiles aplenty...and not just from our sweet girls. The older ladies were thrilled to get the balloons and some hugs from the girls. It is so much fun to watch how these young ladies interact with the residents. The girls genuinely love being there to serve and spread some joy. Sorry for the blurry picture. It was hard to contain their energy for me to get a still shot of them. ;-)

If you are ever able to take your kiddos to serve in a setting like this, the balloons are a big hit. The men were wondering where their balloons were. Looks like we already have our next visit planned out! We'll need to be armed with more balloons! It's amazing how a simple gift and a smile will make someone's day special. Have you ever taken your kids to visit residents in a nursing home? What types of things did you do with the residents?
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4 comments:

  1. What a sweet ministry! Who doesn't like a hug and a balloon? Love the sweet card too!

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  2. Lovely card! Adorable children smiles!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  3. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by Bowdabra a linking up your awesome project! We appreciate it!

    Have a lovely a week,
    Susie@bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog. com

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