In these times of limited in-person visits, utilizing the old fashioned mail box can be a great conduit to joyful moments! Try creating artful conversation cards using beautiful photo imagery and thoughtful questions to inspire your loved one. Use the following simple supplies: magazine, calendar or large colored images, colored paper, scissors, and glue (markers or stickers optional). Fold the colored paper in half to create your card. Then glue your chosen image to the card and add printed questions and logos to ignite creative thinking about the image or images! Examples of printed questions would be:
For a picture of a bird: How would you describe the bird? What would you name him?
For a photo of a landscape or scenery: How would you describe the sky and the background? What would you name this photo? Does a scene like this look inviting to you? Or familiar?
If you chose to use images of famous paintings: What do you see in this painting? How does this painting make you feel? Imagine being there?
Feel free to add stickers or anything else to make the card as personal as you’d like. After you’ve mailed the card, try calling your loved one and enjoy a fun conversation about your card and each questions! Being physically separated does not mean the joyful connections need to stop!