by Lili Valtcheva 11′, YES Alumni Coordinator for Bulgaria
Easter is one celebration that always brings people together and is connected with family and friends. This is why I wanted to do a small activity with children for this holiday. The main goal of the activity was to make something small but cheerful and meaningful, to show thankfulness and make people smile.
I spent time with a unique small group of kids and we decided to make Easter cards which we are going to give to people who help us, who support us and are part of our families. As I told them that I am part of the YES program they all agreed it will be a good idea to help me make cards to send them to all people who help us with our projects–those who make it possible for the YES program to exist and are next to our alumni group as a support and family. We all started to work on many creative ideas for the cards. The kids made cards with eggs, rabbits, flowers, baskets and nice wishes. Everyone brought home different cards, all the kids made cards for their parents and also for their teachers.
We all had fun and enjoyed the workshop. The next day I sent cards made by the children from the workshop to many people who we part of my YES family sending them greetings for the holiday. I started receiving feedback from the people who were so happy that we sent them cards. This reminded me what the kids told me- small things matter and they can make the biggest impact!