It’s been quite the year, hasn’t it?! One way to invite residents to write about the good things as well as to create a thoughtful gift for family members is to try out this craft.
These ornaments are excellent to do yearly, as they become a time capsule for family members to treasure for years to come.
COVID-19 Adaptation: If you don’t have a family night to pass out the ornaments, you can extend the activity by having residents wrap and package ornaments for you to ship to their family members. Or, you can pass out ornaments during a drive-through holiday event for family members. Finally, don’t worry if you can’t get into large groups quite yet in your community. These ornaments are easy enough to make individually for many residents, which means you can pass out supplies for them to work on in their apartments. A few simple check-ins from your staff to answer questions or help them out is all they will need to complete the project.