Christmas post to the elderly

The “Christmas post to the elderly” campaign invites to send Christmas cards to older people.

The “Siskot ja Simot” society for creative caring and its partners will arrange a campaign called “Christmas mail for the elderly” on 8.11. – 7.12.2021. The aim of the campaign is to collect Christmas cards for the elderly clients of home care and housing services.

“To a lonely senior citizen, a Christmas card gives the feeling of being remembered. Cards can convey a human touch and bring joy to our fellow humans”, says Eero Väisänen, Executive Director of Siskot ja Simot ry.

How to join the campaign

  1. Write a Christmas card (you can either make one yourself or use a ready-made card).
  2. Write your Christmas wishes on the card and “To you” on the space reserved for the recipient. Your name and Siskot ja Simot is written as the sender. For example: Merry Christmas!/Hyvää Joulua From Siskot ja Simot and me (your name).
  3. Bring the card as it is to your nearest collection box. Please do not put the card in a sealed envelope when you are taking your cards directly to the collection box.

Collection points

The cards are collected in the following libraries:

Espoo: Sello library and Iso Omena Service Centre. All card collection points in Espoo on the campaign website.

Helsinki: Itäkeskus, Jakomäki, Käpylä, Lauttasaari, Malmi, Maunula, Oulunkylä, Paloheinä, Pohjois-Haaga, Puistola, Pukinmäki, Rikhardinkatu, Suutarila, Tapanila, Tapulikaupunki, Töölö, Vallila and Viikki Library and Central Library Oodi. All card collection points in Helsinki on the campaign website.

Kauniainen: Kauniainen library. Other collection points are adult education centre Petra and Villa Breda.

Vantaa: Hakunila, Kivistö, Koivukylä, Lumo, Länsimäki, Martinlaakso, Myyrmäki, Point, Pähkinärinne and Tikkurila libraries. All card collection points in Vantaa on the campaign website.

All Christmas card collection points and the possible mailing addresses can be found on the campaign website: siskotjasimot.fi/joulupostia 

The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, the Finnish Association of Adult Education Centres, Citizen Forum (Kansalaisareena), the City of Helsinki and 4H Finland are cooperation partners of the campaign. President Sauli Niinistö acts as the patron of the campaign.

Campaign website in English: siskotjasimot.fi/christmaspost/

The “Christmas post to the elderly” campaign on social media in Finnish #KosketaKortilla #Joulupostia and in English #TouchWithACard #Christmaspost

Photo: Maija Astikainen / City of Helsinki