Delivering Words of Encouragement

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West End Elementary School third-graders in Marisa Amalfitano’s class recently celebrated National Card and Letter Writing Month by writing and mailing cards to children at St. Jude’s Research Hospital. 

The class discussed the difference between sending an email or a digital message versus a handwritten letter. Students agreed that letters show that you care because of the time and commitment involved to make someone else feel special. Using stationary with the words “Sending mail is a hug in an envelope” printed on the cover, students personalized their cards to the children. 

“Our mission was to send a positive message via the mail,” said Amalfitano. “Each child wrote a letter of encouragement and decorated the card. We will be walking to the mailbox to mail them.”