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Musical Greeting Cards Great for Seniors to Give and Get

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Have a musical Birthday Card Smile from Kaye Swain

My senior mom is wonderful about buying and mailing cards for every occasion. From birthdays to Christmas to Halloween to simply “I’m Thinking of You,” she stays busy all year having fun buying and sending them. She loves doing it and the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, friends, and others she sends them to enjoy getting them.

Because of the ultra-chilly weather we’ve been experiencing recently, she didn’t want to go out in the cold. She asked me to pick up some cards for her when I was running errands. I usually send e-cards (electronic cards) so I haven’t been in the card aisle too much this year. It was rather fun to read the different greetings on the various cards I picked out. As I was shopping for the cards from her list, I realized two of the special people on her list might have some difficulty in reading the cards. One due to dementia symptoms from the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and the other because he is visually impaired. 

 

After thinking it through a bit, I wound up choosing musical birthday cards for each of these friends. I knew they would have fun getting the cards and opening the cards. And even if they had a hard time reading them, they’d get a sweet smile on their faces as they listened to the perky music once the cards were opened. For the friend with dementia symptoms who loves dogs, I selected one of the most well-known songs around, Happy Birthday. I couldn’t find any with music from the big band era which I was sure she would love. I wanted to be sure to get something that was familiar to her as she would be more likely to enjoy that. Happy Birthday may seem a bit bland, but to someone who is having a hard time remembering things, I bet it will be a sweet treat!

When these musical greeting cards first came out, I was totally uninterested in them, thinking they were such a waste of money. Now that I’ve realized what a blessing they can be to those with various health issues, I really appreciate them! I just wish I could find some with older songs. If you have spotted any online like that, do let us know. They’d be a great addition to a Sandwich Generation senior home care giver’s arsenal of tools! 🙂 

Kaye

PS 2017 update – guess what I just discovered! Amazon now carries a few musical cards! Like this meow-velous one! You can’t listen to it like you can at the store, but it might offer a few more choices. Very cool option! 🙂

 


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