Make-a-Wish Maine impacts SO many lives every year by granting wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child and every five days, it is the wish of a Maine child. Make-a-Wish believes that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides them in everything they do. It inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve.
A popular Wish is to experience the Magic at DisneyWorld, and the families always come back with lots of pictures of this memorable event. For over 7 years a group of ladies have made scrapbook pages that are personalized to the Disney theme and then I put them into albums that will be given to Wish recipients.
I am humbled and amazed at the enthusiasm with which these ladies take from their supplies and their time to create beautiful pages – and they verbalize EXCITEMENT about being able to make a difference and help! In October of 2013, as I collected 55 pages at my Croptoberfest event where everyone made at least ONE page, I felt an overwhelming desire to make sure EVERY wish granted in Maine would have a photo album to celebrate the memories created during their Wish trip. And I wanted to make sure every album had at least 30 pages.
In November a whole new line of Ahni and Zoe photo albums came out that have pre-printed pages. Here was my answer! As we put the Disney pages that were made by all my scrapbooking friends into albums, we were also able to utilize the pre-printed pages and in this way make DOUBLE the albums we would have been able to make with the ‘old Creative Memories way’!
New Year’s Eve, 2013 – in great EXCITEMENT we filled 9 albums with some Disney theme pages which worked nicely with the pre-decorated pages that come in the album already. And they were all put together in 3 hours. We can’t wait to get them to Make-a-Wish Maine and into Wish Bags!
Perhaps you have been a recipient of a photo album and you feel like you don’t know what to do next; or you have pictures that you want to share with those you love by putting them into a photo album. I can help with that and make it simple an do-able for you!