Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids BLOG HOP, November 10-12, 2012

"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts, we find its meaning."

If you came from Ellen's Blog, then you are in the right spot. if you just happened by, make site to start at Ellen's Blog so you don't miss any of the fun or rules for prizes.

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!

We are especially pleased that this year, not only have the number 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:

I used Christmas tree shaped chipboard, then I covered each with paper and added decorations.

Your next stop is Heather D. 

Thank you again for visiting us here for a beautiful and worthwhile endeavor.  God bless all the little children wherever they spend their holidays!!


  1. OH HOW CUTE!!! I love the hanging Christmas trees. It looks like a sweet group of ornaments. I LOVE IT!!! I have a special needs nephew and his favorite song is Jingle Bells! :))

  2. Cute banner. It's so jolly. Jolly is one of those words like cute in my book.

  3. Love your banner!!! I love the dangles :)

    Glad to be in this awesome hop with you!

  4. What a neat banner! i love it, and i know the children will too.

  5. A fabulous banner and loving the Christmas papers. The children are definitely going to love this. Great being in the blog hop with you again.

    Linda xxx

  6. Great Banner!! Love all the elements you used on it!! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  7. Hello, I Love your banner. It is beautiful. Love the little charms hanging down. All your papers are so pretty. I like that you used the word jingle with images on each tree. Great job! thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  8. I love all the details on your trees! Thanks for participating in such a worthy cause! Hugs, Jenny

  9. Tami, your banner is so sweet. I love all the embellishments and paper choices. They work so well together. 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!

  10. Love all the colors and papers, especially the shiny, glittery letters.


  11. What a delightful banner, Tami! I love the trees, as well as the many and varied embellishments on them. 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.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey