Erin Schulte from Delta, British Columbia, collects thousands of holiday greeting cards. Oh, but this is not for some fun hobby. She has a very compassionate motive behind this.

Via her Christmas Card Collective, Erin Schulte collects cards filled with positive messages from across the world for the homeless.


Around Christmas time, Erin basically turns into an angel, looking to spread love to the homeless across North America. She aims to collect these cards filled with positive vibes and place it on the pillows of homeless shelter beds, reminding those staying there that they are loved.

Via her Christmas Card Collective, Erin Schulte collects cards filled with positive messages from across the world for the homeless.


With this aim in mind, she initially looked to get around 200 cards to achieve her goals by asking around. By the time the holidays rolled in, she was stunned to find she had over 800 cards of love to give to the needy for Christmas.

Via her Christmas Card Collective, Erin Schulte collects cards filled with positive messages from across the world for the homeless.

Via her Christmas Card Collective, Erin Schulte collects cards filled with positive messages from across the world for the homeless.


Emboldened by the success of the previous year, Erin aimed higher in 201, forming a group called the 'Christmas Card Collective' on Facebook and asking social media to chip in. She was not wrong either as thousands of cards filled with positive messages reached her from across the country.

From kindergarten kids to geriatic grandmothers, everyone chipped in, looking to make a complete stranger's day better.

Via her Christmas Card Collective, Erin Schulte collects cards filled with positive messages from across the world for the homeless.


Via her Christmas Card Collective, Erin Schulte collects cards filled with positive messages from across the world for the homeless.
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In 2017, Erin Schulte hoped to collect 225 cards from kind strangers to give to the homeless on Christmas.

In 2018, when Christmas finally arrived, she had collected, evaluated and given away over 3200 cards filled with positive messages.

“These are the most words from complete strangers. You don’t know if it’s someone in kindergarten, an 80-year-old lady… it’s just a big beautiful bundle of Christmas spirit and giving,” 
- Erin Schulte

Via her Christmas Card Collective, Erin Schulte collects cards filled with positive messages from across the world for the homeless.



Author's note:
This is part of my #BlogchatterA2Z and  #AtoZChallenge where I will be focusing on Real Life Heroes of Kindness and Compassion. 

Of course, I have been tracking these lovely human beings for years now and have found children as young as six years old and old women in their eighties from across the world who will restore your faith in humanity.

Want more stories of compassion to brighten up your day? Hundreds of 'Heroes of Kindness' can be found here:

Heroes of Kindness - 2017 edition
Heroes of Kindness - 2018 edition
Heroes of Kindness - 2019 edition
Heroes of Kindness - Indian edition

9 Comments

Shilpa Gupte said…
Sharing love with those in a rough situation is the best way to celebrate a festival!
Beautiful. What a thoughtful gift to a stranger
Shalini said…
Ah, it is such a beautiful thing to do! I remember you sending handwritten notes and cards, a while ago, for a similar cause.
Boisterous Bee said…
I wonder how do you manage to continue with this series every year and at the same time it is so much needed affair in our times!

Cheers
Aathira said…
Kindness is never overrated. What a beautiful thing to do.. These cards sure did bring a smile on my face :)
Rashi Roy said…
Such a thoughtful initiative ��
pinakin joshi said…
really inspiring post.
Holly Jahangiri said…
This is lovely. Such a thoughtful labor of love, too, as I know she must have to read each and weed out the not-so-nice before passing them along. You may have written about it before, but I also love the yarn-bombing initiatives where people are encouraged to knit or crochet or just donate a warm scarf, tie it onto a tree or pole with a note to take if needed.
What a wonderful thought, and kudos to Erin for doing this.