MyFoxBoston reports, via MyFoxMemphis, Nov. 24, 2015, that an 85-year-old Canadian woman named Doreen Gilbert loves Christmas cards.
Her daughter, Jane Gilbert, explains that one of her mother’s favorite things during the holidays “is not the gifts or the food, it’s checking the mailbox every day to see if, by chance, there is a Christmas card for her.”
Sadly, the cards have dwindled over the years because many of Doreen’s friends and family members have passed on.
So, on Nov. 22, Jane posted a request on her Facebook page asking that friends and strangers consider taking the time to send her elderly mother a Christmas card: “If you can find it in your heart to send my Mum a card, even if you don’t personally know her, it would let her know that she is not forgotten.”
Doreen lives with her daughter in Toronto, Ontario. If you would like to send Doreen a card, here’s the address:
Mrs. Doreen Gilbert
Shoppers World Postal Outlet
3003 Danforth Avenue
P.O Box 93586
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4C 5R4
I can’t help but wonder how meaningful Christmas cards can be if they’re from strangers.
H/t FOTM’s CSM