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Wondrous Words Word Cloud - Collage

"It was great to receive a 'Media Album' slide show from my friend. It cheered me up and reminded me of some fun times!"

Create an expressive and unique card for a special person using your old magazines and newspapers (called ‘up-cycling’).
Take time out for yourself with this absorbing activity, connect with a friend or loved one by focusing on their qualities and strengths and build confidence when using words.

Wellbeing benefits:

Feel close to others
Be resourceful

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to do something nice for a friend.
I want to share my appreciation of others.


30+ minutes.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own.

Where can I do this activity?

Indoors - away from the computer.

How often can I do this activity?

Create cards to brighten a loved one's day - no need for a special occasion (though they do make great birthday cards!).

What do I need?

  • Old magazines, pamphlets, supplements, old books etc – anything that uses words!
  • Scissors
  • A glue stick
  • A coloured piece of card, minimum A5 size


Be resourceful, ask friends to pass on their discarded magazines, to save time, energy and money.

Did you know?

Connecting to others is one of five-evidence based actions that if practised regularly, can build our resilience and wellbeing in the face of life’s everyday challenges.

"Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness."

Jim Rohn

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