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Thursday, December 31, 2015

End of Year Newsletter



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Tags Donation

I was invited to provide a craft to make gift tags for a charity event at Chrysalis.  The ladies at this transitional home were provided gifts for their children via the Giving Tree at our church. 


I cut and prepared the card stock, Designer Series Paper, ribbons, stamped and punched sentiments.


At this event we delivered the gifts for them to wrap for their loved ones.  Each lady was given a gift card for themselves and a gas card if appropriate.


We also brought yummy treats for our evening celebration.


These are the ladies working on making tags for their children.


The ladies were so all were so sweet and grateful!


These gals are part of the volunteer group from The Pursuit that put on this service project.  

These are the 4 tags that I designed for them to make:


Here is a vintage design.


Another vintage design.


A traditional green and red design.


And a design with contemporary colors.


It was so fun to hear all the oohs and ahhs!  I am looking forward to going back next year.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sending Cards to Sponsored Children

A long time ago I had the privilege to Intern for a semester at World Vision in Washington D.C. in their Government Relations division.  I have a deep passion for their third-world work that assist each project to build itself into a self-sustaining, educating,  healthy community.  Families are equipped to take care of their own to prevent malnourishment, abandonment and death.

Upon college graduation my husband and I were excited to start sponsoring a child with World Vision and we eventually added a second child.  The exciting, bittersweet part is when the village reaches all their goals to be self-sustainable that World Vision then moves the sponsorship to a new project location.  This has meant that we have been a part of several lives and communities.
We get updates from the children and about the project a couple of times a year.  They love to receive cards and get to know us.

Our group made a selection of cards to send over the next 6 months to our sponsored child to connect them to our lives and help them learn about our culture, holidays, and celebrations. To learn more about sponsorship of children and how you can get involved, I highly recommend both of these organizations:
Light Africa
World Vision

I kept the designs simple since they will travel overseas and possibly be handled by censors and project coordinators.  These are the 6 cards that we made: 



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