It is easy to forget about our friends or family who are lonely during the busy times in our lives, and now that Christmas is just around the corner, it’s time to remember them.
One Canadian woman has turned to her Facebook friends to make this Christmas a little less lonely for her mother.
Jane Gilbert, a Toronto resident, is one daughter who cares about her Mom, and is trying to make the festive season a more cheerful event for her. So, with a lot of love and courage, she has asked her Facebook friends to send cards to her Mom.
The post has now been shared over 408 times. Here is what she wrote:
“Dear Facebook friends and family,
“I am writing to you in the hopes that you could take a wee bit of time out of your day, and make the Xmas of 2015 the most memorable Xmas for my dear Mom. Growing up our walls and doors were always full of cards, and she would hang every single one of them.
“Over the years many of her friends and family members have passed on. Sadly the cards have dwindled over the years to very few when once our home was filled with them. You see, she is 85 year’s old, and one of her 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.
“You can understand that at this stage in your life you want to make sure that you have not been forgotten. So, if you can find it in your heart to send my Mom a card, even if you don’t personally know her, it would let her know that she is not forgotten! Here are the details for mailing the card.”
Mrs. Doreen Gilbert
Shoppers World Postal Outlet
3003 Danforth Avenue
P.O Box 93586
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Thank you all, and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas.”
And it seems many people are in the festive mood, with many pledging that they will send one. Here are just a few of the comments made:
- “Jane, the kids and I were ‘forgotten’ last Christmas, and I know how lonely and sad it is. The kids and I will send her a card, and I will get Caitlyn to draw her a picture!”
- “I’m going to write her one right now.”
- “What a truly amazing woman, daughter, mother, and wife you are my most dearest friend… you have given me new hope, and have reminded me of the true meaning of Christmas. For this, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, much love to you and yours Jane always and forever! Hope you’re ready for the flood of love your dear Mom is most certainly about to experience.”
- “This is exactly the sort of thing my Mom would have loved! I remember the strings of cards all around the house… so expect a card from me… our dogs… Rick, and if this post goes postal… (as I think it will) from around the world. YOU WONDERFUL daughter you!!!”
Mrs. Gilbert has confirmed letters have already started arriving, thanking everyone for their responses. This is one idea that should go viral on Facebook, and dump all the other meaningless posts.
All of us at Vision Times would like to wish your entire family a “Merry Christmas,” Mrs. Gilbert.