Thursday, March 15, 2012

'Let them do crafts!' proclaims Craft Castle ruler

"When Cheryl Morris opened the doors of Craft Castle a year ago, she opened a way for families to play together and create together without destroying the family budget.

'I designed the craft store I wish had been there when my children were small,' says Morris, the reigning monarch of the castle."

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

From the Ashes of Sorrow Come the Seeds of Comfort

"Spend any time with Australian businessman Bruce Hultgren and you're likely to find yourself in possession of a business card-sized piece of poetry with a gold-colored coin attached. The coin holds the raised image of a seated angel holding a dove.

Those cards and the messages they carry evolved from a moment of great sorrow in Hultgren's life. In 1999, his sister died unexpectedly, killed in an airplane crash. He realized that many people wanted to offer comfort but just didn't know what to say and as the bereaved, he might not have been ready to hear it yet. That understanding led to the beginnings of Pocket Angels, a lasting message of comfort to share with a bereaved individual."

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