Happy Monday everyone and Happy Columbus Day! My kids have today off from school and we are enjoying a nice lazy day after a month load of homework and tests galore. Well today at Magnolia-licious Highlites, we are having a blog hop and our theme is "Think Pink Treats" in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here is a bit about our theme:
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) is an annual international health campaign organized by major companies every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. The Pink Ribbon symbol was used in 1993 by Evelyn Lauder as the symbol of The Breast Cancer Research Fund she founded and is used to symbolize the fight against the disease. We also honor those that have fought the battle and who are currently fighting the battle while raising awareness to ALL women to be aware of the symptoms and to be proactive against the disease. Want to find out more? The National Breast Cancer Foundation HERE for those in the US and globally at the PinkRibbon.org site HERE!
- In 2011 Nearly 1.5 million women across the world were told they had breast cancer
- One-third of breast cancer deaths can be decreased with early detection and treatment
- In the US 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer over their lifetime, an estimated 527 women are diagnosed in the US with breast cancer each day
The Magnolia-licious DT wants to help promote awareness/early detection and share what this Think Pink Month is about with ALL women! We also want to honor all of those women that have or are currently fighting this disease and show our support in the fight!! To show our support the DT has planned our own “Think Pink” Celebration and we hope you can all join in. Each DT gal has created some Sweet treats and PINK Packaging to match using those beautiful Magnolia images. You can find some Magnolia stamps that were created specifically for Pink Ribbon Awareness at Magnolia-licious HERE. So have fun hopping along to see all the fabulous Pink-a-licious Creations and make sure to stop back by the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog to join in on the fun too!
Here is my project for today:
I found this fun Ribbon box template at My Time Made Easy and knew I wanted to make this for today's hop. I also made the matching little scalloped card. The background writing paper is a digital image also from My Time Made Easy. Magnolia images used today are: Tilda With Many Hearts mini image and Tilda With Christmas Baking.
I filled my box with my favorite Hershey kiss peanut butter cookies. You can find tons of this cookie recipe on Pinterest.
Well that's it from me today. Whew this was a long post! Next on the hop is my very talented friend Cabio. The girls have really outdone themselves today, I hope you can visit all of them!