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Thread: label for nursing home?

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    Our guild last year delivered over 300 xmas day. This year they need over 200 so since I had time and some orphan blocks I`m working on one but what to put on the label?
    Would like to say happy holidays as I know Merry Christmas isn`t right any more or should I just leave this out and say
    To A Very Special Person
    My name and year?
    Thanks Gale

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    I have worked in nursing homes for 20 years, I think "TO a VERY special Person" would be the best. I know these quilts are appreciated.

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    I agree, but I always say "Merry Christmas" if I want.

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    I always say Merry Christmas if that is what I want it to be.

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    The day I can't say Merry Christmas any more please just throw a quilt over me and cover me up!!!!!!!!!!!! I am never going to give in to 'Happy Holidays'.
    I think they would love anything you put on the label. Thank you for doing quilts for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    The day I can't say Merry Christmas any more please just throw a quilt over me and cover me up!!!!!!!!!!!! I am never going to give in to 'Happy Holidays'.
    I think they would love anything you put on the label. Thank you for doing quilts for them.

    I totally agree with you!!!

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    I love Christmas. It is the reason for the season .There are residents that would think it Christmas every time they used their quilt!Residents also get a kick out of getting things from Santa.

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    I feel sad that people no longer say," Merry Christmas!" Since you made it and are giving it I think if that is what you want to say you should be able to do so.

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    Merry Christmas is appropriate. And the rest is good for th label too.

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    I think you should put on it whatever YOU wish. We are all too PC these days, and plenty of elderly in homes, don't understand PCness.

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    I refuse to give in to the PC police. "Merry Christmas" will be always be appropriate in my book, and I think the residents of a nursing home will not object to it either.

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    Most of those in the nursing homes would expect you to say "Merry Christmas".

    Now if you are aware that someone is of a different background (Jewish for instance) and you made a quilt specifically for that person, then referring to their holiday (in this case Hannukah) would be the gracious thing to do.

    You might ask the activity director of the nursing home if there are any residents who are Jewish or whatever and consider making one special just for them.

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    I'm sorry, but all this political correctness is a bunch of nonsense. If you're making a quilt for Christmas :D, why wouldn't you want to say either Merry Christmas or Have a Blessed Christmas? It's a gift from YOUR heart.

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    I agree that PC is a bunch of nonsense. The label should read whatever you feel is appropriate. For me it is Merry Christmas.
    Thanks for your thoughts and kindness.

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    Okay I get all the responses!
    I will do as I please.
    Thankks Gale

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    The day I can't say Merry Christmas any more please just throw a quilt over me and cover me up!!!!!!!!!!!! I am never going to give in to 'Happy Holidays'.
    I think they would love anything you put on the label. Thank you for doing quilts for them.
    I totally agree!!!!!

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    I am sorry but the PC police are rediculious. I wasn't able to say happy easter on my door while I worked in a preschool. I actually had a few parents ask why I took the art work off the door and changed it for happy spring. I told them that I got in trouble for putting Happy Easter up on the door.
    I say go with merry christmas or ask if there are any residents that celebrate a different holiday and you can make one special for them that says happy your holiday and if you can put their name on it all the better. You have to label label label with residents name on everything. My granny is in one and everything including her socks have her name on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grma33
    Our guild last year delivered over 300 xmas day. This year they need over 200 so since I had time and some orphan blocks I`m working on one but what to put on the label?
    Would like to say happy holidays as I know Merry Christmas isn`t right any more or should I just leave this out and say
    To A Very Special Person
    My name and year?
    Thanks Gale
    Could you pleae tell me what size you are making these? I have been wanting to make some for our local nursing home with my stash but not sure what is the correct size. Do you make them to JUST fit a wheelchair, or something they can use on their bed? Keep up the great work you do! Oh yes, I like the "TO A VERY SPECIAL PERSON" idea - that covers all religions, but I would also put MERRY CHRISTMAS from - you name.

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    My daughter works in the nursing home that Mom was in{passed away Oct 2009} and Dad still there.
    This is where the guid del last year. This year is 2 different smaller ones.
    We don`t make for a certain person but I know all the quilts once del are labled with the persons name with very sticky tape you cannot get off!when they pass family keeps them or tells the nursing home to pass them on.
    Wanted to donate Mom`s clothes but couldnt get the tape off and sec hand stores won`t take them.
    Gale

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