Wednesday, December 14, 2011
On Tuesday, December 13th, The Charity League of Atlantic County honored the hard work and dedication of The Friends of Charity League with a Christmas Luncheon at The Ram’s Head Inn in Absecon. The Friends of Charity League are 25 volunteers who each year support in sewing the famous Christmas pins. The organization’s main fundraiser, each member is required to complete 60 pins. But for The Friends of Charity League, making the sequined pins is a labor of love. These women volunteer their time and master sewing skills throughout the year as a resource to the organization.
Every year The Charity League of Atlantic County raises over $150,000 for Atlantic County non-profits that support women and children. The Charity League has become synonymous with beautifully sequined Christmas pins, tree skirts, table runners and stockings. This year Charity League members and The Friends of Charity made approximately 6,400 green holly leaf pins, all of which will were sold exclusively at The Christmas Mart in November.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The silver ribbon on the 2011 pin is sometimes crumpled by the end of a day of wearing it and show it off. Here's a how-to video so that you can fix it up brand new and not have to worry about the ribbons looking less than perfect.
Monday, November 21, 2011
It was another great Christmas Mart hosted by The Charity League of Atlantic County and held at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point! Over 22 vendors attended, Santa greeted children and families for pictures, and there was always something wonderful to eat in Gourmet.
Tree Skirts and Stockings produced fabulous sequinned items that were snapped up, and took additional orders for items to be picked up for next year. Those committees work hard throughout the year to create special heirloom items than be passed from generation to generation. The Tree Skirts are legacy designed items that have been favorites for three generations. The Stockings are custom made for each person, and usually includes their name and decorations that are important to them -- a pair of ballet slippers here, a hockey stick there.
Fixings had a banner year, producing beautiful ornaments to deocorate a favorite Christmas tree or give as a gift. Each of the ornaments is specially designed and a limited series of them is created. If you didn't have a chance to buy them this year, you'll have to wait till next year's Mart!
The pin this year is a lovely pair of holly leaves with bright red crystal Swarovski berries, finished off with a silver bow with curled ends. A well received pin, it garnered many ohhs and ahhs. What will next year bring for the 2012 pin? Everyone will just have to wait and see!
Over 22 shops were present for early holiday shopping, and the Greate Bay Country Club again hosted lunch for all attending.
Its never too early to mark your calendars for next year -- the weekend before Thanksgiving, Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
For members of The Charity League of Atlantic County, its the most wonderful time of the year, and also one of the busiest! Yesterday and today we have hosted The Christmas Mart at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. There are wonderful shops this year, lots of gourmet items to tempt and try, and of course, the pin!
This year's pin is two beautifully sequinned holly leaves with Swarovski crystal berries. It wouldn't be complete with a silver bow with curled ribbons. It has been very popular, and proves to be another great League pin.
If you haven't visited us yet, please stop by. The Charity League of Atlantic County is a volunteer service organization that annual raises and donates $150,000 to women and children in Atlantic County.
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Friday, November 18, 2011
Yesterday was a busy day as we prepared and set up the 2011 Christmas Mart for The Charity League of Atlantic County. Beautiful tree skirts, stockings, fixings and of course the 2011 pins will all be available today and tomorrow at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. Check out our Facebook page for more photos, and be sure to follow us on Twitter as we add more details.