Today, I wanted to write about something a bit more personal. This season can be quite difficult for many people. The statistics bear out that fact. The reasons for this fact are less important than the idea that we as fiber artists can do something to comfort people in our sphere of influence where appropriate.
We will all have personal friends who will struggle this holiday season. The reasons will be as diverse as the people. Then there are the people you consider acquaintances or those who you might see about your daily lives just to say hello. As people who participate in charity work (usually many different charities) we tend to notice when a person within our circles is having a difficult time. When appropriate we can shine just a little handmade love into their lives.
I thought I would keep the comments to a minimum and simply list project ideas broken down by ages and gender. (man, woman, kids). You'll have your own reasons for making a special gift, I hope these links will help you.
Collections; a little something for everyone:
Collections for Men:
Collections for women:
Collections for kids:
I hope that this blog post helps spark some ideas of your own. I know many of you have given already, as I can attest from Northern Adirondack Hats for Hope Initiative. If you are looking for a place to give you might check One Simple Wish (money only) and Together We Rise. Both groups providing for Foster children who often times live with their possessions in a large plastic garbage bag. Check with social services to ask about emergency shelters and special projects collecting gifts for the underserved in your own community. Thank you for being willing to share your time with me, and with the world.
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