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Monday, 12 November 2012

Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids Blog Hop

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time of the year again where a group of talented crafters get together to participate in the Blog Hop Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids.  We all make a banner and send it off to be displayed in hospitals for Children in the USA.

This is my second year of taking part and WOW we have had to extend our hop from 2 to 3 days as there were so many crafters wanting to take part.  Below is a little bit about the Hop.


"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:






For my banner I have used the adorable Toread Decoupage pack from Crafter's Companion.  The pennants I bought which I have stamped holly and snowflakes on.  I have added glitter to the little images and threaded with dark green ribbon.

  

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34 comments:

  1. love this project. I am now following.kaz xx

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  2. Love this gorgeous banner Linda ,great images and colours.xxx

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  3. Wow Linda....so cute.

    Hugs Hanny.

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS HOW SWEET THESE LITTLE CHRISTMAS / WINTER ELVES ARE!
    I LOVE THEM. they have the sweetest little faces. Love the scalloped edges and the papers too. Very sweet!

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  5. Such a beautiful banner hun, I just love those adorable images
    Lindsay xx

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  6. I love the stamped paper you used!!! Your little guys are so cute too!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

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  7. Fabulous bunting linda, I like all the images.
    Kevin xx

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  8. Really cute banner, love the images and what a fantastic reason to make it too, the kids will love it.
    Hugs
    Ang
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

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  9. You banner is absolutely adorable! I'm sure the kids will love it too.

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  10. Oh my word, Linda, your banner is too darling for words. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Precious images on this beautiful banner! Love it.
    Lynn

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  12. Gorgeous Linda, I bet you really enjoyed this.
    And what a lovely cause too, it's lovely to make this type of gift with a reason in mind.

    The children will love it.
    Claire

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  13. Thanks Linda for becoming a follower on my blog! Your Banner is so sweet and love those Elves!! Great job and look forward to the next Banner event!! I have been a follower on your blog! Crafty Hugs!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  14. Absolutely fabulous banner!!
    Kate
    xx

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  15. Fabulous idea and a very worthy cause, the banner looks fab xxx

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  16. Wow what a gorgeous banner you have made Linda.

    greetings karin

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  17. It's a fantastic idea Linda. Your banner is gorgeous. The Toreads are sure to cheer the children up x

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  18. I love your cute images on your banner. they are so adorable! Love the stamped paper. It looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  19. fab banner Linda the children will adore it .xxx

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  20. Beautiful banner, love the toreads :-) xxx

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  21. How cute! Love the banner shapes and kiddo's on your banner! Hugs, Jenny

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  22. Linda, what a great use of the images. Very cute, tfs Tami
    Tambos Creations!

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  23. A gorgeous banner Linda, love the little Toreads. Carol x

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  24. Your banner is beautiful!! Can't wait to see it in person! Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and donating your banner to the kids at Children's Hospital. I appreciate that so much!
    ~Madison Ifeeltheloveproject.blogspot.com

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  25. The images are just too cute :)

    Melissa
    iamapapermaniac.blogspot.com
    scraplady202@gmail.com

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  26. what a fabulous and worthwhile blog hop Linda, will keep this tab open and try and join in, hun, awesome banner, well done xxxx

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  27. what a fabulous and worthwhile blog hop Linda, will keep this tab open and try and join in, hun, awesome banner, well done xxxx

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  28. A great project with cute images x

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  29. Linda the banner is gorgeous and i am sure the children will love it and give them a smile xx What a lovely thing to do xxxxxxxxxxx

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  30. What a fun banner, Linda! I love those winter elves. Thank you again for participating in this hop that is so very dear to me. It is hard to describe the look of wonder and pure, innocent delight in the child's eyes when he or she first sees the banner hanging bedside... precious! That child appreciates you more than I can ever. May you always be blessed knowing the joy you bring.

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  31. This is fantastic Linda! What a lovely thing to do :-) Elaine-xxx-

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  32. wow its a fab cause and i love your baner it is amazing, you should show it to crafters companion Linda, love it xxx

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  33. Beautiful banner, Linda and such a good cause. Wendy xx

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Thank you very much for your comments. I really do appreciate them all and I do read them. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come back again soon. Linda xxxx