Going to the Festival of Trees is a beloved family tradition for many in the Salt Lake valley, and seeing all the beautiful trees in memories of loved ones is a moving and inspiring experience! We wanted to be able to have that same experience for our little ones, so this year we did a Share Parents of Utah tree entitled "Because of You, I Believe in Angels." Families were able to purchase ornaments both for their trees at home as well as for the festival tree. The proceeds from those beautiful ornaments were used to purchase the tree, ornaments, and other decorations.
Here's Jaymie and Melannie putting the beautiful touches on the bulb ornaments.
So many pretty bulbs!
All lined up, ready to go!
Here are the beautiful, golden angel wings all embellished and ready to to.
On Monday, November 30, we arrived at the Festival and set to work. We were surrounded by so many other beautiful trees with wonderful people putting them together. We talked with a couple who does a tree or two every year for people in their community who they felt impressed to honor. This year they were doing a tree for a young father who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Each tree has a story and legacy!
This is our tree with just the topping on all ready for decorating!
Lights are on (they all work!) and the sprays are placed around the tree. We considered adding ribbon too, but wanted to make sure there was plenty of room for all the ornaments!
Jaymie and Melannie securing down the sprays and making sure they were positioned just right.
Ornament time! As we picked up each ornament and read each baby name, it was hard to keep from getting emotional. Many of these babies are near and dear to our hearts as well as we've gotten to know their families.
Each ornament had to be wired to the tree so nothing falls off during transportation after the festival.
All done!! There were so many ornaments, we weren't sure they would all fit! But they did and they looked glorious and sparkling.
The names of the babies who were on the ornaments were also put on this little list for all to see as they look at the tree (especially since some of the ornaments are hard to see on the back of the tree!). So many precious little ones!
All ready for the auction!
This darling couple purchased our tree! Our tree raised $1200 for Primary Children's Hospital.
Thank you to everyone who purchased ornaments, donated supplies, shopped, decorated, quilted, and helped us create this beautiful tree! We hope to make this a yearly tradition for Share!
Announcing the 2nd annual Valentine's Gala! We had such a wonderful time last year, we can't wait to do it again this year! Please visit our events tab to get all the event details and to order tickets. We hope you will join us!
We are proud to team up with the Outlets at Traverse Mountain this year for the Shopping Extravaganza! Join us on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10 AM - 4 PM. The Outlets love giving back in a BIG WAY to local charities! Share Parents of Utah was carefully chosen to participate in this incredible event, and we would love to have all of our Share families come out and enjoy a fun afternoon with us!
Tickets for this fun event are only $20 and includes:
Boxed lunch from Bona Vita and dessert
Exclusive coupons and discounts to be used that day
Gift bags with fun swag and samples
Plus entry tickets for $30,000 in gift cards and giveaways!
Tickets can be purchased from any Share Parents of Utah board member, by calling our hotline (801)272-5355, at any support group meeting, or at the Car Show on August 28th. You can also purchase tickets online by clicking HERE, or at the Customer Service desk at the Outlet mall. If you purchase online or at the outlet mall, please let them know you are supporting Share Parents of Utah so we get credit for the ticket sales. $15 from every ticket sold is donated back to our organization!
We are so excited to announce the 2nd annual Jocelyn Cristeen Charity Car Show on Saturday, August 23, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled event! Please visit jocelyncristeencharity.blogspot.com for more information!
Many families of angels have been lacing up their shoes this month to walk and run in memory of their precious babies! Share Parents of Utah was able to partner with Running With Angels and Race for Grief this month to meet families and spread the word about our organization.