My Special Christmas Present to Myself


Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

27 December, 2015 -

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Merry Christmas Everyone <3

I have today a special story I whant to tell you all, a true Christmas Carol. A Christmas Story that is all abute the Christmas Joy, that I give to a group of people who do not expect much from others.

December the 22th and 23th, I hand out 86 homemade Christmas card to the elderly living in nursing homes around in my municipality Gildeskål. A   smal town in Northern Norwa, with a total of 2014 inhabitants.

This story is not abute how the cards looked like, but what the represented, who they are to and what I wanted to accomplish when I give them away. I whant to spread some Love and Joy bu creating homemade cards and give it to someone who appreciated it <3

I and a friend who lives her in Gildeskål, made a total of 86 Christmas cards, that are 10x10cm. The cards are made with paper from Maja Design, a Christmas collection called Gammaldags Jul.

The economic is sponsored by a local business here in Gildeskål,

All of the cards have a personal greeting inside. There is also a stamp text on the inside, with the first text to an old Norwegian Christmas Song, Tenn Tusen Julelys <3

December 22th I was giving out the cards to the residents who lives in the nursing home here in Inndyr. Total 64 cards was hand out.

The basket I use is a basket that my grandmother made. Ann – Mari Aunan was a wonderful lady. One of the thing she liked to do was to show care and understanding for people. For me to go around and share the cards with the basked she made is indescribable.

The first lady, that I give a card to, is 84 yers old, and we just call her Lillemor <3

On the day before Christmas Eve, I and a friend took a trip to the other two centers for the elderly in Gildeskål, Sandhornøya and Nygårdsjøen.

On my little journey before Christmas I met people who where happy, without words and people who showed emotion in tears and a hug <3 These are meories I can take with me the rest of my life and memories that are helping me to make more projects like this in the future <3

I hope this will inspire more people to do somthing for the elderly in the areas we live in. Just think of how good we have it and who’s fault it si. In this way we can make so many people happy around the globe with the hobby we love the most. Cooperate withe big and smal business in the town we live in, we can do so many big and small projects. Whether it is for the elderly or for the kids hospital. The possibilities are many and there are only the wishes that sets a stop on what you and I want to do.

This was my personal Christmas present to myself and it means so much more than all the gifts that was under the tree this year. For me to make someone happy, just with a homemade card, it is everyting <3

I wish you all a Merry Christmas <3