N.S. woman creates Christmas cheer campaign

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Nicole LeBlanc has created a campaign called Spreading Christmas Cheer in Pictou County Through Cards. She got the idea last year while visiting her grandmother Evelyn in palliative care.

“She had a bulletin board at the foot of her bed that had a hand drawn card from my little cousin, some cards from us and I know that it really brightened her spirits,” says LeBlanc. “She loved having that to look at and, after she passed, I got thinking about some people who are in the hospital that maybe wanted to have that as well.”

LeBlanc is asking people to send cards with a general greeting or holiday message, or blank ones that the elves can fill in. Those cards will then be distributed to those who could use some cheer.

“One of my main places they’ll be going is the local nursing homes and the hospitals as well. So to just to give some, bring some Christmas cheer to some people who may need it over the holidays,” says LeBlanc.

Businesses, schools, and individuals have all jumped on board with the campaign and LeBlanc has already received more than 200 cards.

“There’s so many people in our community who, at this time of year, it can actually be a sad time, because they don’t have sort of that extended family or those people who are giving them those wishes,” says card donor Stephanie Forsythe. “I think it’s just great to let people know that somebody is thinking of them.”

“I’m a huge advocate of paying it forward and doing for others and I just really feel this falls right in line with it,” says card donor Kim Rutledge.

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