Sunday, October 11, 2009

Trim Tags for Operation Christmas Child

TRIM TAGS.... 25 sets and counting at my ETSY shop ......
7 very pretty sets at my Lollishop

As I am planning out the next couple of months I find myself committed to some absolutely great and fun things!
I am co- coordinator of our church's program called Christmas Wishes that helps 300 families have a present filled Christmas, I am Room Mom for My son Jaedin's Kindergarten class so I get to work with some lovely Mom's to create Fall & Winter Parties, Date nights with my Husband and Hospitality Leader at mops. Fun, Fun stuff!!

But there is one last Fundraiser for the year I'd like to do in my Etsy shop.

It's kind of sad for me but the I will be phasing Trim Tags out of my Etsy shop for a while to be brought back for a few months next year. I have almost 50 Trim Tags made up. These will be sold individually and some will be in sets of 3. Some I've shown and some that have yet to be revealed. What I would like to do is mesh Operation Christmas Child and selling out of Trim Tags together and make it so that these tags will buy at least 10 Operation Christmas Child Boxes.

Operation Christmas Child ~ Sharing a message of God's Love in a box full of blessings for children in poverty stricken areas.

To make an Operation Christmas child box I will buy a plastic container for .97 cents at Walmart. The reason I will buy plastic tubs instead of using shoe boxes is that some of these children in such poor conditions they will be able to use these plastic boxes for carrying water or using them to carry their belongings as they travel from home to home.

The boxes will then be filled with socks, shoes, crayons, coloring book, toothpaste, toothbrush, stuffed animal and other gift like items. I'm planning for each box of gifts to cost about $28.00 total.
Multiply that by 7 boxes and our fund raising goal is $200.00

The funds raised from Trim Tags will be used to pay for the $7 each box costs to ship to it's country. I will then receive info on what country my boxes have gone to and will be able to share that with you on my blog.
Doesn't that sound fantastic!?

I will also show you how my kids and I have shopped, packed, and prayed over our boxes.

This fund raising will take place one full week starting October Wednesday 21st & Closing Wednesday October 28th.

I will fill my etsy shop on Tuesday evening with as many Trim Tags as possible! To be ready for anyone that might like to get the best selection on Wednesday :)


bleubirdnest said...

Angela - I love this! One of the kindergarten teachers at my old school used to participate in this every is an awesome mission. I will most certainly be checking out your trim tags -- which are always beautiful!!
Love, Kelly

Anonymous said...

Count me in...I will check back as soon as you list:)


The Rose Room said...

you truely are amazing! Rachaelxo

Lori said...

Angela, i saw your lace tags on the Lollishops front page...they are just gorgeous!!! thanks so much for stopping over to visit me and leaving such a nice comment:)

Jillian said...

What a great thing you are doing... and the trim tags are lovely!

Bluebell said...

I love your tags and what a lovely thing you are doing God bless you I hope you are very very successful.

chercroppin said...

Angela, your creations are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Gorgeous tags Angela! Thanks for stopping by today!

Rustic Tarts said...

Hi Angela - thank you for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment re my crocheted hat....I'm just about to post one off to USA - for my giveaway winner! It is a real co-incidence, just last night I was reading the latest Somerset Life mag and saw the letter to the editor where it mentioned your name, which made me remember looking at your lovely tags in the summer Somerset Life and then hey presto, here you are reading my blog!
Hope you have a good day

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh Wowwww, SO gorgeous!!

the wild raspberry said...

beautiful tags.
and what a great thing you are doing.


ps i'm from missouri too~~the kansas city area.

natalea said...

your trim tags are beautiful!
xo natalea

Amy Sutter said...

your blog is so sweet and art is fabulous... this is my first visit and i will be back!!

Anonymous said...

hey sweets! you have an award over on my blog! come check it out! hugs


Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Angela. I was at Crowns & Pearls when I saw your blog and decided to stop in. Your tags are so pretty and sweet. And I think what your doing is wonderful. I loved the post about simplifing your life also and isn't it wonderful how God always blesses those he loves.
I love your blog & will be coming back to read more. Thanks for sharing.
Have a beautiful afternoon...Tracy

Tracey said...

What an absolutely wonderful and generous thing you are doing Angela!! Your kind heart is a beautiful thing!!!

:) T

Bellamere Cottage said...

Lovely, just lovely.


ginger said...

Angela, I love your blog and you are such a sweet soul I can tell. Our church yearly sponsors the Christmas Boxes you talked about and last Sunday they showed a film of a girl who had nothing in Bosnia I believe. Her shoes were so worn she couldnt keep her feet in them and was giving up on life. They were giving out the Christmas boxes and the one she got had a brand new pair of shoes in it and she became a child of God because of those shoes and now leads her own operation Christmas box organization in Bosnia. There wasnt a dry eye in church Sunday.
You are doing a wonderful thing.
Come by and say hi on my new blog.


Nishant said...

.it is an awesome mission. I will most certainly be checking out your trim tags -- which are always beautiful!! Work from home India