Aviv Celebrations

Did you know loneliness can negatively affect a senior's health and wellbeing? Sometimes a simple reminder that you are loved and remembered can make a world of difference.


For that reason, we offer Aviv Celebrations. You can create unique, handmade birthday and get well cards for seniors who receive services from JF&CS.

Join us in making some cards today! Mel and Silly Puppy from the Center for Puppetry Arts show you how!


Step 1: Make Your Cards

Making a card is easy and fun! Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day, or planning a group activity, all you need is some construction paper, some markers, and your imagination!

Aviv Celebrations
  1. Size 6" x 9" - Use the 9" by 12" construction paper and fold in half.  The card can be created horizontally or vertically.
  2. Please write in print - Please make an effort to have the cardmaker write in large block print. (See the sample cards below.)
  3. Front of the card - Create a picture, collage, or some form of artwork for the front with a simple "Happy Birthday" or "Get Well Soon".  Drawing and coloring a picture will do the trick.  (Please do not use glitter or sequins as they fall off easily.)
  4. Inside the card - Share a simple greeting or poem.  This makes handmade cards a personal and thoughtful gift for the person to receive.
  5. Sign the card (optional) - On the back of the card (lower left hand corner), print your first name only and age of the cardmaker if you like.  For example: (name only) Katie; OR (with age) Danny - 3 years old.

Download our Guidelines for Making Aviv Celebrations Cards (287 Kb PDF).

Step 2: Get Your Cards to JF&CS

After you finish your cards, our office volunteers will address and mail them to older adults.  Mail or deliver your cards and a Card Information Form (323 Kb PDF) to:

Attn: Aviv Celebrations
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338

Thank you!