For the past five years, our agency has hosted the Merry Mail Social, a community event for individuals from diverse backgrounds to come together and craft cards for our military (Operation Gratitude), children (Cards for Hospitalized Kids), and the elderly (Sunrise Senior Living). Since its inception in 2016, nearly 260 members of the DC community have been a part of our Merry Mail Social event, spreading cheer during the giving season.
Of course, 2020 brought on a wave of unexpected challenges. Our team got creative in thinking about how we could continue the tradition and host an experience unlike anything we had done before. This year’s Merry Mail Social went digital––but we were just as connected. We saw people crafting cards in all sorts of fun and interesting ways––virtual gatherings, small outdoor groups, and even at the family dinner table. We are overwhelmed with how many participants, near and far, creatively came together to spread holiday cheer.
“We would have loved to continue the tradition of opening our doors to host the Merry Mail Social in our office. But I am thrilled with the participation we received from the community. With a shift to digital, we were able to have anyone from across the country craft and send in Merry Mail cards, which made this event truly special. Thank you to our sponsors and to everyone who participated!”
– Debbie Bates-Schrott, CEO and Founder of Beyond Definition
While we don’t know what the future holds, one thing is for certain. Nothing matches the power of giving.
Did you craft a card for this year’s Merry Mail social? Tag us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter with #MerryMailSocial and we will share it with our audience!