There is so much to be cheerful about during the holiday season. It’s a time where many people travel to visit loved ones, indulge in delicious food, and revel in the joy of the holiday season.
How lucky are we to be able to enjoy this time of year!
Unfortunately, there are also many people that will struggle this season due to illness or disease, like breast cancer. Many of these people will have no choice but to celebrate the holidays from the hospital.
That definitely puts a damper on all of the holiday joy and festivities.
We truly wish there was a way to bring everyone home to spend time with their loved ones during this time of year.
Sadly, there is no way we can make that possible, but we can do the next best thing…
Bring some of the holiday spirit to those who are the hospital.
Every year, thousands of people create holiday cards to share with adults and children who can’t go home for the holidays.
It may seem like a small gesture, but there is no doubt these cards bring a lot of happiness to those who receive them.
The best part is that it only takes a little bit of your time to brighten someone’s day.
So, this year, if you feel the desire to spread some cheer, we encourage you to make a few holiday cards to give to people who are in the hospital.
How to Get Involved with Sending Holiday Cards
Many hospitals conduct holiday drives during December to collect cards for their patients.
We suggest you give your local hospital a call to see if they are collecting cards. If they aren’t, they may know of other medical care facilities that are, and can get you hooked up.
Another great resource to contact would be your local community groups, like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or local charities.
These groups may already be involved with creating cards and can help you get connected.
American Cancer Society Greeting Cards
If you’re not very crafty but still want to give back, we suggest checking out the American Cancer Society greeting cards fundraiser.
Every year, the American Cancer Society sells holiday cards and the proceeds benefit cancer research.
You can purchase a variety of different cards to hand out to your family and friends this year. Or better yet, order some to hand out at your local hospital!
To check out the American Cancer Society cards and find more information, please visit their website.
Have you ever handed out hospital holiday cards? Let us know where below!