One day a week I do group counseling at a residential facility for the developmentally delayed. I started doing these groups almost a year a go and I have to say that group day is my favorite day of the week. I always enjoy going to work but group day, well it is just really special to me. A few weeks ago I asked my group members if they would be interested in making Valentine Day cards. They all said they would and I told them I would get all the stuff together so we could do this before Valentine's day. Normally my group day is on Wednesday's but due to bad weather I had group on Monday. My clients were surprised when I showed up on Monday and even more surprised that I remembered to bring the stuff to make cards *okie is kinda surprised herself since schedule changes sometimes causes CRS in okie's mind*.
I made the card bases and had those ready a head of time. I punched out a bunch of hearts. Some I stamped and some I ran through the Cuttlebug. I also had the little sentiments stamped and ready. Since my group time is only an hour I wanted plenty of time for them to be able to choose how to decorate their card and then talk about the activity and effects having positive activities can have on moods *okie can turn anything into therapy thanks to having the privilege of working with Dr. Jan Summers who is one of the most awesomest people that okie knows in the counseling field*. The clients really enjoyed the activity and were even able to share some of their hobbies with each other and how they think it helps to have something to do.
Anyway I thought you guys might enjoy seeing the cards they made.
Think they every one of the cards are great. Some of my clients went on and on about how much they enjoyed the activity that I told them we would do birthday cards at a later date. A few told me in advance they would be mailing their cards so I made sure I had a book of stamps with me so they would have to try and find one.
I hope you guys enjoyed seeing what they created!