Help us raise the spirits of staff and residents in lockdown!
COVID has created a secondary epidemic of loneliness in its wake.
Staff is stretched thin. Residents are without visitors.
Simple, creative expressions of care can really brighten someone's day. To help, TimeSlips has assembled a list of care homes that have specificly requested mail.
The care homes tell us that your notes of encouragement help tremendously. And postcard writing makes a great, meditative and generous project for kids and grownups alike.
Let's spread some joy!
Do you work for a care community that would be interested in receiving postcards?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Postcards".
Be sure to let us know (tag us on social media) if you appreciate the cards that come your way!
Just select the homes you would like to write to on the drop-down menu, and tell us how many cards you pledge to write.
On your card, find a spot to write #timeslips
If you are on social media, share a picture of your cards and tag us here Facebook Page: TimeSlips Creative Storytelling.
We encourage you to share notes that are age-appropriate (these are adults)
uplifting (we can all use uplift), and joyful. Consider offering:
- a hopeful poem or greeting
- a drawing
- a Beautiful Question that you can ask and share your own answer.
For a list of Beautiful Questions, see our Creativity Center here.
See the sample images above for examples of some of the amazing cards being sent throughout the world.
Sharing something that makes you happy can really brighten someone's day.
If you choose to write a home that is NOT on this list, we strongly suggest you call to see if they are accepting cards. Some homes have concerns about infection control and are not receving mail.
If provided, please use the "attention to" line to expedite getting to residents.
Consider including your address so that they can write back if they can.
Remember to use international postage if sending to another country.
Special Initiative (August 19th, 2020)
SEND A PIECE OF YOUR HEART! Oakridge Gardens in Wisconsin experienced a fire mid-June, displacing many of their residents. Please see this video on how to send a handmade heart postcard to the residents and staff while they are displaced from Oakridge. https://youtu.be/rWOAVSthMKA