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FRAMINGHAM – Quilling Card is a fair trade certified greeting card company based in Framingham.

We create handcrafted cards using the ancient art form of quilling. Quilling has been around for centuries and is the art of rolling coiling
and shaping strips of paper to create three dimensional designs, said the company in a press release.

In light of the unprecedented challenges that this year has brought, our team at Quilling Card thought it was so important, now more than ever before, to use these pieces of art for spreading some much-needed positivity. The #grandparentsandgreetingcards project hopes to encourage more people to send cards to their grandparents, or other seniors, who have been largely isolated over the past several months.

Quilling Card has kicked off this initiative by delivering these unique greeting cards—each including notes which have been handwritten by members of the community—to the residents at four assisted living facilities in the area: Benchmark’s Branches, Salmon Health’s Whitney Place, Casa De Ramana and Carmel Terrace.

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At a time when visitations have been extremely limited at senior facilities, Quilling Card hopes to help bring back a sense of connection to the community for these residents but most importantly, just be able to brighten someone’s day.

In addition to the nearly 200 cards written out to each resident, a second card was gifted to everyone so they could participate by sending a quilled card to a friend or loved one.

“Our small family-owned and operated greeting card business is doing our part to lead by example and are challenging everyone within our community and beyond to send a handwritten card to a senior in their life,” said the company.

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Greeting cards and handwritten sentiments have always been a genuine form of communication which resonates more than a text or email. In particular, grandparents have a deep appreciation for the culture of sending and receiving greeting cards more than any other generation. e seniors in our lives never seem to forget to send a card for a birthday, wedding, graduation and any other event big or small and it is our turn to return the favor.

“Quilling cards in particular are appreciated by elders because they create a feeling of nostalgia as many remember quilling in grade school. Many grandparents and seniors are filled with joy when they see the quilling and are excited to share their memories of quilling in their younger years,” said the company.

“Grandparents day is Sunday September 13 and we want as many people as possible to join the movement and send a quilled card to a senior in their life or reach out to a local senior center and find a new pen pal! is simple act of kindness can go a long way especially in these uncertain and stressful times. We would love to see everyone share their photos on social media receiving cards, displaying cards, mailing cards, and more with the #grandparentsandgreetingcards and tag us,” said the company.

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