Monday, April 18, 2011

Cranes for Kids!!

When the Mr. and I got married last September, we folded origami cranes as a way to incorporate his Japanese heritage. It's been said that folding 1,000 cranes will bring good luck and fortune, along with a granted wish. These origami beauties were truly folded out of love, and with the help of family and friends, we soon finished over 1,000. We incorporated the cranes into our decor and even used them as escort cards that our guests could take home.

So after the wedding, we packed up the the remaining cranes (still over 1,000 of them) into boxes and had plans to use them as wall decor in our home. But since then, we've been fairly busy and so the boxes of cranes just sat in our garage. Well, we won't be using them as decor anymore, in fact, we won't even be keeping them at all! We've found a much better way to put them to use- check out this OshKosh B'gosh Cranes for Kids event! For every folded origami crane they receive, they will send an article of clothing to the children of Japan.

We've all been touched by the recent tragedy in Japan, and I love how there are so many ways for us to contribute somehow, no matter what our financial status may be. This contribution may not cost me and my husband very much in monetary terms, but I still feel good about being able to help out in some way. I guess we'll just have to find something else to use as wall decor...or we can always fold another 1,000 cranes...

So check out OshKosh B'gosh Cranes for Kids program for yourself- but this program ends April 25th so hurry up and get folding!

For more information on how you can help, click here.

Here are a few wedding photos of our origami cranes

Have you come across any great ways to help the people in Japan?


Joyleen said...

That's awesome Tam! Jadelyn's girl scout troop also folded cranes to send to Japan;-)

Marshamallow Dreams said...

I knew Jadelyn would have made some :)