Families: teaching children to bring renewal and give understanding to others.
Kids can serve right from home by creating artwork for those in need of encouragement. Gather craft supplies and allow creativity go wild. The recipient will receive a tangible piece of love that can be displayed. Kids learn to take a moment out of their own lives to give to someone else.
To Those Experiencing Grief: Sometimes a funeral home visit can be overwhelming for young children. Children are also extremely attuned to what is going on in the world around them. If a relative or family friend is experiencing loss, a thoughtful picture signed by a child brings comfort to the recipient. This also provides a way for the child to express their feelings that a loved one is experiencing loss.
To Those Experiencing Health Problems: Often those that are experiencing illness are confined to a hospital room, their house, or another space of healing. A cheerful picture from a child can be displayed and bring a little sunshine to a temporary dwelling.
To Those Far Away: Good, old-fashioned mail does not arrive in mailboxes nearly as often in this digital age. Nothing warms the heart of a grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, etc. as a letter with artwork. The miles are bridged with this gesture that shows family they are on your mind and close to your heart.
To Those Celebrating a Milestone: A birthday, welcome to the world new baby, a graduation, or any milestone can be made sweeter with a homemade card. Homemade Christmas cards or Valentine cards can be a weekend family project. A piece of artwork- just because- can also be a special surprise to someone’s day.
Add Extra Special Love: If children are able, have them include to and from on the card. Sometimes, these pieces of art, take center stage in a recovery room or home refrigerator. Allow your child to use their favorite means of expression whether that is crayons, markers, water color, or chalk. Personalize the cards, if an uncle especially loves motorcycles, include one in the picture.
Creating artwork is an inexpensive way for families to give.
Children become accustomed to taking time out to let someone know they care.