"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas.
In their hearts, we find its meaning."
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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! It is my first year to participate and I am very honored and grateful to be a part of this special event.
Not only has the number of crafters grown this year, but Ellen has teamed 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:
This first banner was the FIRST banner I have EVER created IN MY LIFE!
I had a blast making this. It was intimidating at first, but turned out to be a lot of fun.
Each banner piece was hand drawn and colored.
My second banner was created using the triangle scraps from the first. The banner is thinner and daintier looking. I used the Fresh Brewed Designs Cutie Pie Ice Skating Stamp that I am sponsoring this hop with.
The penguin and the rest of the images were hand drawn.
Be sure to check out as many blogs as you can, as several will be providing their own blog candy with their own requirements.
This post will stay up and live from November 12 through November 24. I will link it to the top of all of my posts Winners will be announced on November 25! To see the blog candy up for grabs be sure to check out Ellen's post at the first hop stop.
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
Marianne - http://paperorfabric.blogspot.com/
Tami - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
Heather D. - http://joemamainks.blogspot.com/
Susan B - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
Jamie M. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
Linda Simpson - http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com/
Theresa ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com_
Vicky - http://www.luvmygypsy.blogspot.com/
Debbie T- http://debbiescrafttime.blogspot.co.uk/
Pam Funk - http://dreamersklub.blogspot.com/
Shelly - http://kccroppers.blogspot.com/
Lisa L. - http://lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com/
Nancie - http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
Dorcas - http://craftycardangel.com/
Rexann - http://ibecircled.blogspot.com/