December 23, 2010

Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2011

December 15, 2010

Remember your summer vacations?

Please take some time to get to know The Fresh Air Fund Project!


What do Fresh Air children enjoy?
•Playing in the backyard
•Laughing in the sunshine
•Catching fireflies
•Riding bicycles
•Learning to swim
•Running barefoot through the grass
•Gazing at the stars on moonlit nights
•Building sandcastles
•Making new friends
•Simple pleasures of life away from the inner-city

Summer may seem far away, but NYC children are currently participating in Fresh Air programs, from weekly tutoring sessions to job shadowings to weekend retreats at Fund camps in upstate New York! FAF Career Awareness Program serves more than 300 youngsters in middle and high school. It also have new leadership programs for young women to develop their “can-do” attitudes!
No matter the season, Fresh Air children remain involved, excited and forward-thinking. The Fresh Air Found need loyal friends like you to continue serving thousands of New York City children throughout the year.
Every year, The Fresh Air Fund gives thousands of inner-city children the priceless gift of fun – and opens the door to a lifetime of opportunities. Whether it's a two-week trip to the country to visit a volunteer host family, or a fun-filled and educational stay at one of our fund camps, our programs make for unforgettable memories – and open a world of new friendships and fresh possibilities.


•Just $10 will send one child on a bus ride to his or her Friendly Town host family.
•$24 provides a child with a week of swimming lessons.
•$42 provides a day of Career Awareness classes.
•A gift of $50 can fund a camp counselor for a day.
•If you can give as much as $91, you provide a child at camp with meals for a week.


The Fresh Air Fund is a not-for-profit agency and depend on tax-deductible donations from people like you to keep their vital programs flourishing. Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has been giving inner-city children the joy of a summer vacation with volunteer host families and at Fund camps, creating unforgettable memories and fresh possibilities.

If you can, please donate.



Or help to spread the word.

December 8, 2010

Calendars!! Buy a Zazzle Calendar today!

I picked a few 2011 Zazzle Calendars in case you're in a hurry! Here they are! Enjoy!


Lemurs of Madagascar calendar kid's calendar 2011 calendar Cute Kittens 2011 calendar 2011 calendar paintpaintDRAW 2011 vertical calendar


2011 dog Calendar calendar Whimsical Birds 12 Month Calendar calendar Roses 2011 Calendar calendar 2011 Flowers Calendar calendar Jasmine Becket-Griffith 2011 Calendar gothic fairy calendar
The Art of Sandra Vargas ~ Calendar 2011 calendar

November 28, 2010

November 23, 2010

Celebrating the Season with Zazzle artists amazing postcards

Receiving Christmas Cards in my childhood was as good as getting presents. I loved to display it on a table. My mother probably told her friends and family that I enjoyed it very much. So I got cards from her friends as they always sent an extra card for me. Later I learned how to write and soon I was also sending cards. In my teenage years early celebration of Christmas started with an early visit to local shops to buy a small pile of cards in the beginning of the month of December. As a result of it I have a huge collection of cards and still love to receive it, send it and create it. 

At Zazzle.com it's possible to upload our designs and sell it. Last year I sold my first Zazzle Christmas Postcard. It was a great feeling! Today I create Christmas cards and spent a lot of time enjoying other Zazzle creators' work too. I hope you like this special Christmas feature. I'll be showing a lot of Christmas cards in the next weeks!!


Santa & His Cats card
Burgundy Cross Card cardChristmas Cows Greeting Card card
BERRY CHRISTMAS CARD cardChristmas card
Christmas's time with Rudolf,Snowman and Santa! cardHappy Christmas! postcard
Claus card cardFirst Snowfall for Christmas card
Christmas Hedgehog cardMerry christmas II card
Stocking filler card 
 It's hard to pick just one,they are all great, I know. But I am sure that most people have more than just one friend. The secret is to pick the right Christmas Postcard to each friend. Zazzle artists create so many different cards that we can find the perfect one! And we can do it online, it's really easy!




Christmas Greeting Card card Funny Holiday Greetings from the Dog card
Santa & His Cats card Reindeer First Noel Corgi Christmas Card card Reindeer in the snow notecard card Hannah's Wish card A Sharpei Christmas card Christmas Holly 2 - Customizable Greeting Card card Kawaii Ninja Christmas Card card Have a chirpy christmas! card Penguin %u2022 Christmas Greeting Card card
Instead of paper cards, many send electronic Christmas card. Making and sending a virtual Christmas card is easy and the normal thing to do for generations raised without handwritten letters. We just pick a site and follow the instructions at each step. Not very creative but with animation and sound E-cards are a lot of fun. Recent concern over the environmental impact of printing, mailing and delivering cards has fueled an increase in e-cards choice. 

These are not e-cards!I Handpicked each at Zazzle.com! It took me ages!! I am all for paper cards tradition...still! These are paper and irresistable. And you can buy it,if you want. Click and follow instructions.

Christmas Hedgehog Post Card postcard chihuahua= Colorful Birds Christmas Holiday card Holiday Cardinal Greeting Card cardModern Holiday Christmas Cards card Modern Santa Claus Christmas Custom Greeting Card card Little Pig's Christmas greeting card card Funny Christmas Greeting cb107 card Merry Christmas!! greeting card card

November 21, 2010

A Christmas gift!

Have you got a calendar for the next year? Let me give you one! Easy to do and almost free. Keep it to yourself or give it to a friend. It presents 12 cute characters that will please kids. In 2011 avoid secondhand smoke exposure everyday! It is harmful to you and your kids health!



Here's how to do it!


1º Go to my SCRIBD page to download the 7 pages PDF file.
2º Print the file in your office printer using a good size A4 paper.
3º Cut it with X acto knife and ruler using the printed guides.
4º Use a CD jewel box as a stand-flip.
5º Keep all the sheets inside the CD box.
6º Avoid secondhand smoke exposure all year!

February 14, 2010

The Fresh Air Fund needs host families for the Summer!

Note to my readers! I am making this post beacause I believe in The Fresh Air Fund value. This is not a paid ad or anything like that. Please take some time to know this agency and its work with children. Thank you!
THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. In 2008, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund’s year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.

In 2009,
The Fresh Air Fund's Volunteer Host Family program, called Friendly Town, gave close to 5,000 New York City boys and girls, ages six to 18, free summer experiences in the country and the suburbs. Volunteer host families shared their friendship and homes up to two weeks or more in 13 Northeastern states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.The Fresh Air Fund relies on donations to provide memorable summers to NYC children.The Fresh Air Fund needs hosts for the summer of 2010.More than 65% of all Fresh Air children are reinvited to stay with their host family, year after year.
Thanks to host families who open up their homes for a few weeks each summer, children growing up in New York City’s toughest neighborhoods have experienced the joys of
Fresh Air experiences.Fresh Air Fund Host Families
"It is rewarding to see the smile on our
Fresh Air child's face as she enjoys the simple things we take for granted..."Friendly Town host families are volunteers who live in the suburbs or small town communities. Host families range in size, ethnicity and background, but share the desire to open their hearts and homes to give city children an experience they will never forget. Hosts say the Fresh Air experience is as enriching for their own families, as it is for the inner-city children. There are no financial requirements for hosting a child. Volunteers may request the age-group and gender of the Fresh Air youngster they would like to host. Stories about real Fresh Air host families and their New York City visitors are just a click away!
Click here to learn more about becoming a host or call (800) 367-0003!

February 5, 2010

Buy Valentine Cards online and learn about the legend!


In the III century AD, the Roman Emperor Claudius II had decreed null and void and prohibited marriages, because without family men would be easier to recruit for the fronts of war. Valentinus violates the unjust imperial decree performing marriages in secret. Discovering its audacity, he is arrested, tortured and sentenced to death for violating the law. In prison he gets messages of encouragement and flowers from people who believed in love. The daughter of his jailer, blind from birth, visited him frequently during his captivity, bringing him food. Valentine describes the world to her and speaks of God. One day a light illuminates the jail. She bursts into tears because a miracle had happened - she regained vision! With the miracle her entire family converted to Christianity. On the eve of death, Valentinus wrote a last letter to the girl, whom he had fallen in love, asking her not to part from God and signed "From your Valentine".

From this legend, and over time, the tradition of exchanging postcards between lovers settled in customs. In the Middle Ages in France and England, Valentine has become one of the most important saints. On time of the martyr's death, 14 February, young people sewed the sleeves a paper heart with the name of their partner. They would keep it for one week. Hence the expression to wear one's heart on the sleeve that was synonymous that the person was in love. In the fifteenth century, Charles, the young Duke of Orleans, was among the first to use the concept of Valentine's cards. Imprisoned in the Tower of London after the battle of Agincourt in 1415, he sent on that date poems and love notes to his wife, who was in France. Throughout the seventeenth century it was customary for lovers to write poems on small cards to sent to people they were in love with. From 1840, in Victorian England, Valentines messages began to appear on cards decorated with ribbons and tissue paper. Phrases and poems used then still remain in vogue. Even today there are many passionate people exchanging cards and flowers or making a romantic dinner on the anniversary of the death of the martyr.


> This post was refreshed in 2015

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