Spread joy this Christmas by sending your family and friends Christmas cards with a purpose. The cards feature some of my own favorite photos of Liberia's orphans. And, the proceeds benefit Liberia's orphans!
[Pack of 10 Christmas cards with envelopes. Two of each card. $15]
All of these purses are made from traditional Liberian lappa fabric.
[Clutch made by my good friend, Joyce. $15]
[Purse above made by me. $30 each]
These two purses are made from traditional Liberian batik fabric.
[Batik purses made in Liberia, $10 each]
These earrings were made by the women at Amazing Grace, Inc. in Monrovia, Liberia. The beads are made out of recycled glass bottles. The women are make beautiful, handmade jewelry as a means to provide food for their families. These were part of the Beads4Bucks auctions I had a few months ago.
[Brown & Gold earrings or brown & pink earrings, $15 each]
[Adjustable, woven 'Liberia' bracelets. Made in Liberia. $5]
These bullet casings are straight from Liberia. A Liberian man, James, takes the bullets and turns them into crosses. James says that he turns the bullets into crosses because what was once meant for death and destruction can now be used for something good. I turned some of the bullet crosses into Christmas ornaments for myself by putting a hole for a ornament hook in them (like the cross in the front). Just let me know if you'd like a hole in yours--works great for ornaments, key chains or to put on a cord for a necklace!
[Bullet cross, $4]
I have an online gallery of original artwork from Liberia that you can browse. All of the artists were children during Liberia's 14 years of civil war. Check out the beautiful artwork here: Original Liberian Artwork For Sale.
Provide a Christmas bundle to an orphan in Liberia! You can also enclose a personalized card to the child. So far, 160 orphans will receive a bundle. Let's make sure 250 kids get a bundle this Christmas! Click here to donate a Christmas bundle!
If you have any questions, or would like to make a purchase, please leave a comment or contact me at ashley [at] orphanreliefandrescue [dot] org.