As many of you know this is our first holiday season without our son George since his return to heaven on Jan 29th of this year. We have been racking our brain as to how to make it as positive as possible. I have finally come up with two projects for our family to do but am in need of your help to make these come to fruition. As his family we want to find a way to include him in the holidays even though he will be celebrating them in heaven.
Thanksgiving Project-Giving Thanks Chain
We are asking friends and family to send us a 1 inch X 9 inch piece of fabric decorated (please leave 1/2 inch on each end undecorated). Please make sure your name is on it somewhere!
Any fabric that is not stiff enough to hold shape will be dipped in fabric hardener but we want to make it fabric so it can be used over and over again.
We would like you to either add/symbolize a memory of George or a way he has touched your life.
If you have a child in heaven we would gladly add a link with your child's name and information in their memory.
Should you find you want to participate but do not have time to create and mail this to us please email me the information you would like added to our Giving Thanks Chain.
The strips will be sewn together in a chain to be used during the holiday season as a reminder of our connection/support and how he had touched/is changing the lives of others. We will work with the boys during Thanksgiving Day to create this special chain and plan to use it every year.
Christmas Project-Deck The Halls
For this project we are asking that people send us an ornament or a holiday decoration to be added to our home and bring the spirit of the holidays. Handmade ornaments/decorations are welcome! Please put your name/family name and the year on them somewhere) We plan to wrap them all and place them under his tree so he gets gifts for the holiday too. His brothers will be allowed to open the gifts on Christmas and decorate for their brother. We will keep all ornaments/decorations and use them to decorate our home each year.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need our address or want to just send me your information to be added...place Remembering George in subject line.
Anyone can participate, please share with others who knew our little monkey!
God Bless and Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
The Garman Family