Clay Christmas Ornament Donation for Cystic Fibrosis Adult Patients

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I’m in need of clay Christmas ornament donations. Are you willing to help? I’m calling on you. That’s right you. I’m calling on all clayers worldwide! I need your help decorating a Christmas tree for Cystic Fibrosis patients. Are you willing to help me? Please see the information below for details on making your clay Christmas ornament donation.

This is Important to Me Because I Have Cystic Fibrosis

Every once and awhile here on the blog I take a moment (just a quick one mind you) to write about my life story and living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). I took my longest hiatus [almost four months to be exact] from polymer clay in 2011 when I had half of my lung removed as a direct result of my CF. If you’re sitting here wondering what CF is, your best explanation is to visit our foundation website (they explain it in fewer words than I can).

With anywhere from 2 to 4 hospitalizations a year, my hospital is almost like a second home. Last year I even got to spend Christmas there … well a portion of it, being released the day before Christmas. But here’s the thing, being in the hospital is bad enough, being there over Christmas is far worse. This year I volunteered to decorate our adult inpatient center’s Christmas tree. I’m inviting you to participate and bring a smile to dozens of CF inpatients this holiday season.

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Clay Christmas Ornament Donation

Christmas Tree from 2016 in the Rainbow 7 Adult CF Unit

What to Make: Make as many PURPLE & RED ornaments as you would like to help me decorate our tree. The tree we are decorating is a six foot tall tree and we need LOTS of ornaments, so don’t be shy!

Why purple and red? Every disease has a ribbon, ours is purple with a red rose in the middle. Why? Because CF is all about “65 Roses”. Read all about 65 Roses here.

When Are They Due: The ornaments need to be in the mail to me by Oct. 31st. Feel free to mail them sooner if you would like.

I am coordinating the decorating of the tree with the hospital staff and need to have the ornaments when they are ready to decorate. This ship date will allow me to receive all the ornaments from across the US and abroad.

Mail ornaments to: KatersAcres, 1270 US Highway 6, Linesville, PA 16424

Join the FaceBook Event Page: You can share your ornament with the event group early on the event page &/or join the Whimsical Sculpting Group and feel free to share the ornament there as well.

Use #CFRainbowTree across social media.

Other Information & FAQs:

What Will Be Done with the Ornaments? For every inpatient that comes through the doors to stay a few days, a week, two weeks, or any duration they will be allowed to choose any ornament to take off the tree and take home with them. Your heartfelt ornament will be a token of love they can treasure, even during a difficult hospital stay. After Christmas, nurses, doctors, respiratory & physical therapists, and other staff will also be allowed to choose an ornament to take home from the remaining ornaments on the Christmas tree.

May I Send a Card with My Ornament? You may absolutely send a card with your ornament. If you send a card with your ornament, be sure to attach your ornament to your card in some way so the two remain together.

Will I Get to See the Finished Tree? YES! After Mr. Katie (my hubby) and I decorate the tree with the help of the staff, we will absolutely share photos (and hopefully some video) of the process with the polymer community. Look for that around December 2017.

From the bottom of my heart, from all of us in the CF community who battle CF on a daily basis, we thank you for your time, energy, & thought you have put into making an ornament to give to someone who will spend their Christmas holiday away from family and in the confines of a hospital. Bless you.

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18 thoughts on “Clay Christmas Ornament Donation for Cystic Fibrosis Adult Patients

  1. Hi I’m the sister on an Angel CFer. My brother Matt was 37 when he passed 3 years ago. If you could send me son info on how to make the ornaments I’d b interested in helping. My email is

    1. There are a lot of free ornament tutorials here on the site. You can learn how to make some cute ornaments for the tree from those.

  2. I am moving at the moment so everything is boxed up. I will send some as soon as I get moved and can find my clay

    1. Sounds wonderful!

      1. Hiya kiddo. I found a way to print out pdf from your site. Thanks so much. Great works love it

        1. Great – glad you figured it out!

  3. I tried to send message did not go through. in case you get it don’t want to repeat but if you did not I’m impressed. and can you make a pdf link so I can follow through. thanks Patty

    1. Hi Patty, I’m not sure what you’re referring to. I have emailed you. Please check your inbox.

  4. Hi Katie, is it so strong rule to use red&purple colors only? Can I add some others in projects?

    1. Absolutely use other colors! The main colors we’d like should be red/purple but please use others! We’ll accept whatever you send.

      1. Okay! It sounds good! I will make something.

  5. I”m in too. 🙂

    1. Thank you Pamela!

  6. This is a great idea, Katie! I plan to send you some…

    1. Wonderful. Thanks Beth!

  7. What a wonderful idea Katie! I love making Christmas ornaments! I’ll definitely be sending some your way.

    1. Thank you so much!

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