Recently an idea hit me when I was taxiing my kids around on a rare, more subdued evening! I had just created blog banners for my good friends, Karen at Paper Playhouse and Dana at Dana's House of Cards. Their friend Charlene at Willow & Paisley found me via their blogs and asked me to design something fresh and fun for her blog too. I wondered if my little blog banner designs could be something bigger: instead of asking for payment, I could encourage donations to certain charities close to my heart. This past year, so many groups were involved. They helped save my son Henri; supported my twins as they witnessed their little brother's courageous fight; helped my daughter be brave when she donated her bone marrow to him; sent the twins to the most amazing summer camp for two weeks during Henri's chemo and transplant; sent us up in a plane to intercept Santa who had just left the North Pole before Christmas; eased my pain and helped me cope with Henri's lengthy hospitalization and a mother's worst nightmare. You can read more about our year by following the link under "Another blog in another place" on the left sidebar.
For a blog banner and watermark, I'm asking for a $50 minimum donation to one of these very special organizations:
Sick Kids in Toronto
Canadian Immunodeficiency Society (CIS)
The Starlight Foundation, or
a group that is seeking a better cure for immune diseases (chronic granulomatous disease, SCID or even lupus) or a children's/bone marrow transplant/research hospital closer to your own state/province
To get in touch, comment to this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can't anticipate the response, so turnaround on designs could be between one to three weeks.
Thanks for visiting!