Archive for December, 2010

Holiday Cards for Heroes

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Just after we decided to participate in the Red Cross’ Holiday Cards for Heroes project, Jeanine, whose son attends Legacy charter school here in Casa Grande, made a special request for 90 Christmas cards that the school kids could write on to send to soldiers. Jeanine had made a few on her own, and Spark a Smile had a few stored away from last year… but 90 cards was a big order! But at our December 8th party, with six card crafters, we made 64 cards!!  We definitely fulfilled the 90-card request!

Here’s what our table looked like before we started working:

And after…

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Here are some creative cards that caught my eye. Click here to see the rest!

Then, we sent them off to Legacy grade school for the kids to add their greetings! They were all so heartfelt. I’m sure the brave soldiers will love them. Check out our gallery to see all of the handwritten sentiments!

They even made sure to decorate the back sides of the cards!

I’d say some of them have Spark a Smile card-making potential!! What do you think?

The extra-special cards were piled up…

… and shipped off! 

Hope you can join us for our next Spark a Smile party – the first of the new year!!! – on Wednesday, January 12th, from 5-7 PM!

Award and Art in the Alley

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Little late on this, but in November, Yang & Horsley Dentistry was honored at the Casa Grande City Council meeting for valuable contributions (i.e., Spark a Smile!) during Casa Grande Cares month!! Many thanks to Mayor Bob Jackson, and Caren Rausis, who organizes CG Cares every month.

On December 7th, Spark a Smile collaborated with Cartridge World of Casa Grande to bring some holiday card-making to Casa Grande’s Art in the Alley (held the first Tuesday of every month, from 5:30-9PM in downtown Casa Grande.

Here’s our festive booth!

Several families stopped by to help us create Holiday Cards for Heroes. Did you create a card at Art in the Alley? Please leave a comment and let us know what you thought of our project. Thanks for helping us give back!
Here are some of the great cards that were created with just a handful of supplies and a sleigh full of creativity!

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