Sunday, October 3, 2010

My Favorite Christmas Movie

I've been playing along with Sparkle's Christmas challenges off an on for the last two years. Today I had the honor of being asked to be a guest designer. How cool is that?

The part of your favorite Christmas movie was easy, the designing of the card proved to be a little more challenging. "The Christmas Shoes" is my favorite, so to me the focus is on the "Give Your Self"

Christmas should be a time not of buying thing for the sake of presents, but to take the time and think about someone maybe a little less fortunate than yourself. I think of many of my employees at work, originally from Haiti and all those they lost back home last January or the many residents who have no family or anyone to visit them especially during the holidays.

The company I work for is non-profit and every year during the holidays we get our Senior Management team and our Executive Board of Directors together. We give every employee a turkey, a small monetary token and gift cards to a Grocery Store and Walmart. The employees in turn if they want can choose a resident and buy a small gift from Santa. This may not seem like much, but to many people it mean a lot. Which is the meaning of the whole movie and of the holiday season - "Give Your Self"

For this card I also used one of Sparkle's own designs. Is he not the cutest elf you've ever seen, and of course I had to paper piece and color him with copics. Add a little masculine embellishment and let the DSP take care of the rest.

Hope you can join us in this week's challenge. I'ld love to hear the story behind your favorite Christmas move.


pat said...

OMG!! what a cute card!! great job and congrats on being a guest designer!!

Tanya said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer! Your card is so pretty! That lil' Elf is so cute and love the paper piecing=) What a great company you work for, that is so kind of them to do that for their employee's over the Holidays!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling! And thanks for being our GD this week!