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A Gift of the Heart

I have a friend who has a really BIG heart!  She donates her time to help kids in need by being an ELF!  Her name is Elf Smiley and she works all year to help kids have ONE magical day with Santa each year.

If I was to doodle Elf Smiley’s heart, it would look something like this – with lots and LOTS of glitter of course:

Heart Zentangle

The mission of Fantasy Flight is to provide 60 impoverished and at-risk children from the Spokane area – a special day with Santa, Mrs. Claus, the reindeer and his crazy elves!  🙂

It takes 100’s of volunteers and Alaska Airlines to make a special day each year for these children who have lost their sense of wonder and have a dim glow of hope.  If you’d like to see photos about Fantasy Flight, check out this link:  http://www.nwnorthpole.org/Photos.aspx

I was thinking my three doodles would look great together as a series:

3 doodles together

What do you think?  I’d love to hear from you!

Have a magical day!  🙂

“Every Time A Bell Rings…

An angel gets his wings,” says Zuzu Bailey in the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life.

This classic movie starring James Stewart and Donna Reed is one of my favorite holiday movies.  So I created this doodle today in remembrance:

Bell Doodle

I used a bell cookie cutter shape (see yesterday’s post) for my stencil:

Christmas Cookie Bell

I think what I like most about this movie is the message.  Sometimes I don’t feel like I make much of a difference in other people’s lives but the movie reminds me that it is the little things that I do that can have a big impact on other’s lives.  A smile to a stranger, mailing a card to a friend who is sick or perhaps buying a bag of groceries for someone who is hungry.

It isn’t the big expensive gifts that people remember but kindness shown by a stranger.

Cheers Friends!  🙂