FAQ

How do I start the card?


When starting your card, we suggest using openers such as "Dear friend", "Greetings", "Hello" and "Hi there".




What should I write in the card?


For inspiration on what to write in your card, please visit the Card Writing Help section of our website!




How do I end the card?


We suggest using sign-offs such as "Love", "Your Friend", "Take Care" or "Warmly", followed by your first name! If you don't feel comfortable writing your name, feel free to write "Anonymous"!




Where should I send the card?


All cards can be sent to our P.O. Box at: 45017- 81 Lakeshore Rd E Mississauga, ON L5G 1B0 Canada




Does my card have to be store bought?


No! We welcome both store bought and handmade cards. Let your creativity run wild! If you want to save money but are having trouble making a handmade card, this website is a good online card and envelope maker! Just make sure to handwrite the actual message though!




Where are the cards going?


All of the cards will be distributed to various care facilities across Canada!




Will I receive a card in return?


At the moment, the cards will only be sent to Seniors in care facilities. You will not receive a response. However, we do have plans to create a pen pal program in the future, so stay tuned for updates!




Do I have to write my card in English?


No! In addition to English, we accept cards written in French, traditional Chinese writing, and simplified Chinese writing.




Will I get any confirmation that you have recieved my card?


If you want confirmation that we have received your card, you may add a separate slip of paper in the envelope with your name and email. We’ll then contact you when we have received your card!




If I want to send multiple cards, can I send them in one large envelope or do they have to be sent one card per envelope?


We would prefer for multiple cards to be sent in one large envelope or box!




Do I have to put a return address on the envelope?


No, you do not have to put a return address on the envelope if you don't feel comfortable including it!




Can I receive volunteer hours for writing a card?


Yes, you can gain volunteer hours for writing cards to Seniors! Please sign up as a volunteer here and please read our instructions very carefully!




Can I send my cards through a courier such as FedEx?


No. Cards must be sent through a federal postal service, such as Canada Post!




If I am sending my cards in one large envelope/box, should I seal the individual card envelopes?


If you have individual envelopes for each of the cards you send in one package, please leave them unsealed as we have to check that the card's message is appropriate!




If I am sending my cards in one large envelope/box, should I put the cards in individual envelopes?


If you are sending your cards in one large envelope, it is up to you whether you have individual envelopes for each of your cards. We will accept them either way!





*If you have a question that we didn't answer, feel free to Contact Us and we will be in touch shortly.*

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