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Monday, November 2, 2015

2015 There’s No Place Like Home Ornament

Every year I try to create a series of limited edition Christmas ornaments in which a large portion of the proceeds go to charity.

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This year is no exception and the theme for 2015 is “There is no place like home.”

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For myself Christmas means home and family. But I know that for some a home is a far off dream.

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This years charities are:

Boys Town-Saving Children and Healing Families.

Boys Town strives to reunite kids with their families, finding foster homes for others, providing a Boys Town family for those with nowhere else to turn, and still others are receiving help at home where they can remain together as families.

As many of you know I myself grew up in the foster care program and understand the need for good homes. Boys Town was originally founded in December 1917 by Edward J. Flanagan a Catholic priest. Today Boys Town has grown to serve 12 regions and now provides care to children, both boys and girls, across the country.

The Humane Society of North Texas.

They seek to provide kindness, justice and mercy to every living creature.

This years ornaments have been handcrafted by myself and Sweet Guy. As many of you know Sweet Guy is a Boy Scout and he is currently working on his Citizenship in the Community merit badge. One of the requirements of the badge is that the scout must volunteer at least eight hours of their time for a local charitable organization. He selected the Humane Society as both of our dogs are rescues.

This year’s ornaments feature various miniature hand constructed homes nestled in a snowy wonderland. Sweet Guy did much of the work with a bit of help from me. In addition, he set up the display and photographed all of the images of the houses of the houses for sale and featured in this post… save one.

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As always when you purchase an ornament you can choose which charitable organization you would like your donation contributed to. We will keep you up to date when we visit the shelter with donations, etcetera throughout the season.

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To help spread the word we are participating in an ornament exchange hosted by My Pinadventures. Everyday, for the next two weeks, six different bloggers will be sharing delightful ornament tutorials and features to provide you with lots of holiday inspiration. .

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Today the blogs featured are:

Simply Kelly Designs

Mid Michigan Mom


Decor to Adore

Tulips & Orchids

Rhinestones and Sweatpants

Happily Ever After, Etc.

You can find the Décor To Adore 2015 Limited Edition “There’s No Place Like Home” ornaments HERE.

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May your home be blessed this season,



Auntie Em said...

Your ornaments are beautiful! Best of luck with your fund raising.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow Laura,
I love your pretty ornaments and the theme too. Good luck with the fund raising.
Have a wonderful week.
Julie xo

Lisa said...

They are so beautiful Laura! I love the theme of home for Christmas!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I bought the Wee Glitter Deer! (Christmas present to myself...wink wink)Love them all! xoKathleen

GSGreatEscaper said...

Laura, these are exquisite and a lot of work (which I can attest to from my own experience making these glitter houses.) I hope they sell out immediately! People - buy these one of a kind ornaments!

The Chilly Dog said...

What a great project. Best wishes with your fund raising efforts!

Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs said...

These ornaments are GORGEOUS!! I think it is wonderful that you use your talent to raise money for worthy causes each year.

Sandy said...


the ornaments are beautiful but your heart even more so, blessings on your efforts. Your young man is growing so fast, so handsome and what a sweet generous heart he has.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

These ornaments are adorable!
I just saved an ivory one in my Etsy shopping cart.
What a great project. I love to support Boy Scouts
and their projects and endeavors.

May I ask where you got your flocked tree?
It is AMAZING, Laura.
I hope you don't tell me that you made it yourself!
I have been looking into flocking two small trees that
I already own but it looks like a mess to pull off. Not
sure I am up for a project of that magnitude and mess! LOL

Great post. Wonderful project.

DIY Just Cuz said...

I really like the sentiment behind your ornaments, I think it's great that you give to charity with the proceeds. Being someone who moves constantly and never lives at "home", I can truly appreciate the thoughtfulness behind this particular ornament. It was great to participate in the swap together!


Erlene A said...

What a great series of ornaments for a fantastic cause. I know your exchange partner will love her ornament and the sentiment behind it.

Mary Steinbrink said...

These are adorable! I'm from and live in Omaha where Boystown was founded. It's a great organization. It's so nice of you to do this with everything you have going on! I wish I had as much energy as you!

S Marie said...

I love this idea! What a great way to create something beautiful for a great cause!

Audrey Humaciu said...

Not only are these beautiful, but I love that you are donating proceeds to charity.

Hil D said...

That is so pretty! How awesome to have funds go towards a charity as well.

I am also part of the challenge and it is so cool to see what other people are buyng/making.

Amy Patterson said...

Love your ornament it is so beautiful.

Beverly Roderick said...

Your ornament is lovely and so special with the cause behind it.

Bernadyn Nettles said...

These are beautiful ornaments and even more so because of the cause you are supporting! I love that and thank you for sharing it, will keep this in mind this season :)

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Hello Laura, wasn't sure if you saw this so I'm stopping by with the link for you! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!
xo Kathleen