Well, they have a new project called Christmas in Dixie . Christmas in Dixie aims to “provide handmade stockings for the 12,000 families that lost everything to tornadoes this year. Yes, 12,000 families that will not be pulling the Christmas ornaments and decorations out of their attic. 12,000 families that have to build their lives again. We know we cannot do everything, but we can do little things. And these little things make a BIG difference.In addition to having nothing, these families will face new needs that this season will bring, such as winter clothing, funds for heating, and gifts for their family members or in addition to the everyday needs they now face. There are groups helping supply toys for tots, churches help with clothing and food, even the Government will help somewhat. But no one will be concerned with these items that help form the traditions, and memories that we all remember as we grow up. We can only imagine how worry will begin to creep into the back of many moms’ minds, realizing Christmas is just around the corner and once again they will be reminded of those items that mean so much, like ornaments handmade through the years, pictures with Santa, and their own personal stocking being lost and gone for ever.” Excerpt from the Craft Hope website
some homemade favorites of mine...
|image via marthastewart.com|
|via pinterest (hable construction stockings)|
Maybe it's because I just had so much fun sewing pillowcase dresses, or maybe it's because they are forecasting a hurricane here this weekend and my thoughts are going out to those who have experienced devastation this year. Either way, this sounds like a wonderful way to bless a family this holiday season.
The deadline for this project is Sept 23, 2011. Check out the website for more details.