August 24, 2010

Awareness Button Giveaway

Jasmine at Zazzle Elite is having an Awareness Button Giveaway. The button is designed much like a medical alert bracelet including ailment and emergency contact information. Jasmine says:
"I have a younger (who is a lot older now) sister with Autism and I know how scary it can be for a parent to send their child off to school or on a field trip and worry about if their child were to get lost, so I'd like to offer a button to someone and help ease their worries this school year. This contest is open to everyone in the United States."

Other ailments may be added to the button. Please visit Zazzle Elite for details and contest entry.

June 28, 2010

Link love

Do you have a family friendly website for your home business? I have just added a Link Love topic to the Discussion tabs of my Facebook fan pages. Stop by and leave your links. While you are there I would love it if you joined my pages.

Both pages are Zazzle related. One is for Family Friendly Gifts by Zazzle artist including myself. The other is for awareness, charity, and cause related designs by Zazzlers. You don't have to be a Zazzle shopkeeper to leave your links. Link Love may help you get noticed and bring more fans and followers to your blogs, fan pages, and websites. That can mean more customers!

If you have a Facebook Page for your business consider adding Link Love to it. This is also a great way to build your network. Please keep in mind that my pages are family friendly and do not add inappropriate links. Thank you.

June 23, 2010

Autism and a mother's love

Today I came across the blog of a special Zazzler named Angela. She is a devoted mother of a child with Autism. Angela shares her family's story with a mother's love. Here are the words from her Zazzle profile. Yes this saves on typing but it also shows why I am compelled to send you away to another blog smilie.

Describes themself as: Mother of three. Oldest Son is 21yr and Daughter who is 17yr, Youngest child (13 yr. old Boy)has autism. Married for 20 years and just getting stronger every day due to the help of my wonderful husband and loving children. Every day is a roller coaster of adventures, but never is one day dull and boring. Determination, togetherness, understanding, and unconditional love is my family's best friends.

Personal Interests: To strive every day to help our son live day to day with comfort and love. To help my other children feel the same attention and love we give our youngest. To work hard to to make a successful business so our son will not be held back financially to receive the help he needs in the present or future, as well as giving our older children a head start in life.

Artistic Interests: Love to write poetry,short stories, and can draw just about anything I set my mind to.

Angela's blog A Way Through Autism An excellent resource for anyone dealing with Autism. Please visit her Zazzle Shop also. Eyes of Autism

May 15, 2010

Zazzler that donates all proceeds

When Zazzler Causes was first started I thought it would be an easy task. There are so many cause and awareness designs on Zazzle. Something has made things difficult however. That is keeping my sites Family Friendly. It turns out many designs incorporate foul language. Also many designs raising money for breast cancer research use terms for breast that are not at all family friendly. I want to call attention to a Zazzler that donates all proceeds to charities! On top of that her designs are family friendly.

Barbara has this message at the top of her shop.

"All proceeds will be donated to mesothelioma research in memory of my Uncle (12/31/08) , March of Dimes in memory of my grandson (11/12/97) & Breast Cancer Research in memory of Onelia Barcon 4/12/07."

I would like to say Thank you Barbara. Here are several products from her shop. Please help Barbara with her cause and make a purchase.

Jesus on the Cross postcardGerber Daisy stickerWalking for a cause - save babies stickerBlue Cornflower sticker stickerDaisy and Bee cardflowers and butterflies stampThinking of You! PostcardHappy Birthday PostcardGerber Daisy TshirtWalk for a cause - March of Dimes shirt

For more great products please visit Barbara's Zazzle Shop.

May 10, 2010

Wildlife Forever Fundraiser

While reading the Zazzle forum today I got pleasant surprise. A shopkeeper posted the Children's State-Fish Art Contest winners art. Even if I could draw I would be impressed with these young artist! The contest is open to kids in grades 4 - 12. The children are using their skill to help raise money for a worthwhile cause. Here is a quote form the Zazzle shop.

"Wildlife Forever is America’s leading multi-species fish and wildlife conservation organization. As a 501(c) nonprofit charity, we rely on the tax-deductible donations and purchases of those with a passion for the outdoors. We’re hoping that is you.

Outdoor education for children is a big part of what we do and the State-Fish Art Contest is our signature program. You will be surprised at the quality of the winning artwork."

Here are a few more examples:

bass mousepadtropical fish stampLeaping Bass Business Card Template profilecardRAINBOW TROUT Business Card Template profilecard

Please visit the Wildlife Forever Fundraiser shop at Zazzle and make a purchase to help their cause.

March 29, 2010

Crawling For A Cause Breast Cancer Infant Onesie / Creeper

Crawling For A Cause shirt

Crawling For A Cause II

Jigsaw Blocks

All Proceeds From Sale Of This Item Donated To American Cancer Society For Breast Cancer Research & Treatment. Shop Blazen Designs for more Cancer Awareness designs and help find a cure.

March 4, 2010

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract, causing inflammation. It is classified as a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide variety of symptoms. There is evidence of a genetic link in Crohn's Disease.

Todays featured designer knows more than a bit about this condition. Her own daughter suffers from it.
"My daughter has had several surgeries and procedures since her pre-teen years. Life is never easy for a Crohn's patient, even when it is under control.

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and even malnutrition.

The inflammation caused by Crohn's disease often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Like ulcerative colitis, another common IBD, Crohn's disease can be both painful and debilitating and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications."

For more great designs to help raise awareness about Crohn's Disease please visit Vickie's Creations