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Old 11-09-2013, 04:28 AM   #1
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I'm going early next month visit an elderly resident at an Assisted Living facility, and I would like to take some supplies and assist her in making a few Christmas cards. I need something relatively easy. If it's a more complicated card, I could go ahead and do part of it myself. I just wanted to involve her in the card-making. Any ideas?
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SCS is a very helpful community so I'm sure you'll get some ideas here.

But if you have a little time, you can do some research yourself and pick and choose what ideas specifically are to your liking and meet your needs.

There are thousands of ideas on the internet if you do an internet search on 'easy Chrismas cards'.

Also, this search on YouTube returned 581,000 videos:
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NOTE: Some of the videos that the search returned do not appear to be easy Christmas cards, but you can bypass those.

Seniors are so forgotten in our society (I was a geriatric social worker at one point in my career) - this is wonderful that you're doing this - HAVE FUN !!!
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What a nice idea! I would suggest some pre-cut patterned paper with winter/holiday themes, a glue stick or tape runner that is easy to operate, some stickers with holiday greetings, and some ribbon. You can add to this basic list based on the abilities of the lady you are helping. Have fun!
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A group of us do this every month. We work with a group of people so it's a little different than your situation, but what we found is that we really need to have all of the elements prepped in advance so all they have to do is glue everything together. Even then, we have to do it for some of the people. Simplicity is the key!
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I agree with Jana - have everything pre-cut and ready to assemble, then help her if she needs assistance. You could also give her a couple of options - i.e. a choice of which embellishment to use. That way it'll be more "her" card.
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What a nice idea! I would suggest some pre-cut patterned paper with winter/holiday themes, a glue stick or tape runner that is easy to operate, some stickers with holiday greetings, and some ribbon. You can add to this basic list based on the abilities of the lady you are helping. Have fun!
This sounds like a good plan! Especially using some stickers with holiday greetings. There are some lovely stickers out there. I think sometimes stampers "frown" on stickers because we like to stamp and make everything from scratch, but stickers can be used to make very nice cards quickly and easily.

I use themed stickers when I make cards for my grandchildren, and they love seeing their favorite "character" on their birthday card.
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