Norfolk, NE: Card Making Treasured Activity

People have been sending Christmas cards for 175 years. And although the number of holiday cards sent has declined significantly since then, the tradition is alive and well at Heritage of Bel-Air thanks to volunteer Peg Studts. For the second year in a row, Studts has led a Christmas card creation activity. She said it gives her an excuse to share her beloved hobby with others. She’s been creating cards for 30 years.

For this year’s Christmas card, Studts brought in a plain white card with a Christmas tree stamped on the front and yarn strung from bough to bough to represent garland. Residents then glued on their ornament embellishments to fill out the tree using paints, stickers and other trimmings. Studts said she was impressed with the residents’ creativity and hopes the card serves as a treasure not only for the creator but for the recipient as well.

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Submitted by Trisha Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator

Heritage of Bel-Air, Norfolk, Nebraska