"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts, we find its meaning."
As joyous as Christmas is for most families, for some, their holidays are filled with worry, medical treatments and tests, and pain -- for their child must be hospitalized or she or he needs long-term care rather than being home with their families.
For these kids, Santa doesn't slip down a chimney but rather, often comes in the guise of community volunteers who help make the season bright.
This is the second Christmas season that our own band of dedicated and loving paper crafters have come together to make Holiday banners for children who are too sick to be home for the holidays. Welcome to the Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids blog hop!
I am especially pleased that this year, not only have our numbers of generous crafters swelled so our Hop is over three full days, but also, that we have partnered with another great cause and recipient of our banners!
By teaming up with Madison Womack's I FEEL THE LOVE PROJECT, the banners our crafters have handmade will be going to the hospitalized children at Children's Hospital Central California!
First, let me show you the banner I made for today's post. I'll be sending this to Madison and the children at CHCC who are benefiting from the I Feel the Love project in December:
Hello everyone, My banner is double sided. It is the same on both sides.
I used Cricut cartridges Best of 2007 row 4 button 1-snowflake at 3", Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons row 4 button 6- snowman at 3", row 4 button 7- Hot Chocolate cups at 3.5", row 4 button 10-skates at 2.65", Celebrate With a Flourish row 5 button 2- Skate with snowflakes at 2.65", Creative Memories Tis The Season row 4 button 9 -snowflakes at 3.5", row 5 button 4 -snowman at 3.5", Birthday Bash for the banner-row 4 button 10 at 5".
The papers are all by Recollections. I used Stardust Clear Gelly Roll pen on the steam and as accents on other pieces. The ribbon is by Offray.
I normally give away blog candy on here with the hop.I am out of town and will not get home till Thanksgiving. I am still going to give away blog candy. It is a Cuttlebug embossing folder Tiffany. I do not have a photo to show as our power was out when I left. Please leave a comment and your e-mail to be in the drawing for the embossing folder. I will mail it out when I get home, but will announce the winner the day after the hop is over. Thank you. Edwina
Your next stop on the hop is Shawnee
Here is the whole lineup in case you need help along the way.