As the Coronavirus pandemic began to rage and tragic stories of heartbreak and death etched themselves upon our consciousness, I found myself waking up at 4 AM every night with terrible anxiety. Thinking about people trapped in nursing homes, all alone, particularly haunted me. I wanted to help - somehow - but simply could not figure out how. I made donations but it just did not seem enough. I don’t sew so I offered up fabric and some money to a vibrant local group of mask sewers. And while those were good things to do, it did not satisfy that urge to DO something more. But how? As the spouse of an immune suppressed transplant patient and a member of the “at risk” group myself (though I am in good health and refuse to think of myself as “elderly”), there is no question that I need to stay at home for the duration.
I kept thinking about my inventory of Glittermoon Cards sitting in my workshop out back. Everyone knows getting a card in the mail can cheer you up. It’s a simple gesture that makes you feel like you matter to someone. And there are so many people in need of a human connection right now.
So, I’ve come up with The Glittermoon Spread Some Love Project:
For $12, you will receive:
An assortment of 10 original Glittermoon cards (valued at $30-40, specially Chosen and packaged by me)
Free shipping to you via USPS (if ordered on ESTY - lower 48 states only, please) and
In addition, for every $12 order, I will make a $2 donation to either our local food bank (Feed More) or to Feeding America- your choice.
Mail your cards to someone who you think needs a little love, whether it’s a stranger in a nursing home, a special caregiver, an elderly neighbor down the street, or anyone who you think could use some cheer in these strange and scary times.
You can find The Glittermoon Spread Some Love Project in the Glittermoon Cards Etsy shop or, here in Richmond, VA, through Crossroads Art Center either online @ or in person at 2016 Staples Mill Rd, Richmond, VA 23230. Crossroads is pick up only.