A great-great-grandmother has been inundated with more than 1,000 Christmas cards from around the world, an experience she says has restored her faith in humanity.
92-year-old Nancy Letham usually receives only four cards around the holidays as her friends have gotten older and died.
After an online appeal was posted late this October, though, Nancy has received around 50 cards a day, including from schoolchildren in Portugal, who drew pictures for her.
Nancy’s granddaughter Leo Sheppard posted the appeal, expecting to receive around 40 cards from neighbors in Fife, Scotland where the family live. Now cards are coming in from India and the States, from Canada and Australia and Italy and Spain.
Mom-of-seven Nancy, who has 17 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren, has also received chocolates, flowers, and Christmas ornaments from well-wishes. She said, “There are some beautiful cards and they’re from all over the world…. I didn’t expect that.”
Leo reads the cards out to Nancy, who can no longer see very well. “It’s just really nice to see how many people have taken the time,” she said. “It’s not just cards, people are writing letters and letting her know about their lives and struggles. It’s letting my gran know that she’s not alone in the world.”