I'm really excited to do Christmas in July for the sweet heart babies and families at St. Joe's. It really means so much to me! I look forward to hopefully putting a smile on the face of a stressed parent and seeing super cute beanies on little heads. Since my last post on this big day I've had several inquires of what help I need or any donations needed. So here's my disclaimer: I am only putting a pay pal donate button on because it was asked for, I feel almost awkward having it on but definitely appreciate the help! If you want to help here are some ways you can:
*donate your moola.
*make thank you cards: I am a rotten scrapbooker and completely lack any sort of creative scrapbooking talent. Somebody gave me the idea of having thank you cards for the parents to write their thank yous. Heaven knows they have many to write and hours to fill!
*beanies: my friend Mandy's sister is an expert crocheter and is willing to teach me and any other gal interested in learning. So come and learn with us OR if you already have the skill it would be fabulous if you could make some!
*bows or flowers for the beanies: the beanies are cute alone but just think how precious they would be with a bow or flower or a ribbon through them! Some have offered to make bows and YES! I'd love it!
*bracelets: My super wonderful friend offered to have some bracelets made that say "Hearts of Hope", they are the rubber ones that Mr. Lance Armstrong started, you know the yellow ones. They will be really cute and a simple reminder.
*socks: sometimes little tootsies can have socks on, socks would be nice; store bought or made is lovely.
*Cd's: my really cute friend is making some soft, soothing Cd's, they will be so sweet and so appreciated, music makes a HUGE difference.
*eye covers: I'm learning how to make eye covers for the parents to wear while they TRY to sleep. Question, would any of your husbands wear these? Mine absolutely would not, much to cool but would any of yours? Should I have them just for the moms??
This is what I have thus far. I'm a bit embarrassed putting this on and asking for help but I've had so many ask what they can do so I've created a list to choose from. If you've never lived in the hospital before how lucky you are but if you have, you know how lovely this would be! One last thing, I can't seem to come up with a name that works to donate this in, I'm thinking something along the lines of: Jersey Wings or Jersey Girl...that's all I've got, again, not creative. Thank you for your help, really, I appreciate it so, so much!