LEWISTON — Mary Curtis, hospice volunteer, started sending handmade sympathy cards to families of patients who died at the Hospice House, shortly after it opened in November 2005. She felt it would be a nice touch for a family to receive a card from the volunteers and staff. This past month, Curtis reached a total of 1,000 cards that had been sent out to families.

“I started scrapbooking when my kids were in high school and making cards is a natural extension of that for me,” said Curtis. Each card is handcrafted using stamps and scrapbook materials. She gets together with friends and a “Stampin Up” demonstrator each month to learn new techniques and to buy supplies that she then donates to the project. She enjoys the relaxation as she crafts her handmade cards.

More information about Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice can be found at www.ahch.org.

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