Sunday, February 16, 2014

Birthday For Colin

Good Morning!  Not sure if any of you have read a post on Face Book about this sweet little boy, Colin, who turns 11 on March 9th. 

This is what his Mom has said about creating the Page, Happy Birthday Colin:

I am Colin's mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin's disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don't like him. So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn't a point because he has no friends. He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office. So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day.
As card makers I know you will all want to join in Colin's special day and pop a card in the mail for him.  You could also 'like' his page on Face Book if you have an account.  His parents are trying to keep this all hush hush until the big reveal on his birthday.  They have been posting photos of the many post office trips they are making with tons of envelopes and packages received.  I love how this reinforces my thought that people, in general, are truly good and generous!   I think it will take him a full year to open everything up, how FUN!!!
For those of you without a Face Book Page, here is his address:
Happy Birthday Colin
PO Box 756

Richland, MI 49083-0756
Here is my card, one I will be entering into the Flourishes Challenge, WOOD You Be Mine, to add a wood element to your project.
Fabulous bike image from the set, Bike Ride, sentiment from Dahlias.   Both available from Flourishes.  The wood element is a little banner tag that I colored with a Copic marker and added Stickles too. 
I hope you all join in wishing Colin a very special birthday!!!  Thank you!


  1. I love this image! Bicycles are really popular right now, and you seem to always present them beautifully. Your card is so cute, Colin will LOVE it too!!! The coloring on the basket is spot on, and I really like that background. Perfect man card my dear!!

  2. Fantastic card. Can be used for both a girl and a boy. I love your!

  3. How sad for Colin..but glad his mum is making his day special..we all want to be loved...your card is fabulous and he will love it!!

  4. I don't do Facebook Donna, but this sounds like a WORTH CAUSE! We KNOW what this little boy is going through---our son went through some of these things & MORE! We pulled him & his sister out of public school & homeschooled them. He is now a Senior in College, getting ready to Graduate with a Mathematics Major & going to Graduate School in the fall! He has LOTS of friends now too! Colin will LOVE this card!!!!!!!!:) BLESSINGS!!!!!!!!!!:)

    1. Well bless you for home-schooling, and look at your son now, WOW! Good job MaMa!

  5. What a Fabulous Card for a little boy! Love that bike and the dp you used! I got to make a card too I'll have to post it sometime this week!
    Isn't it nice to get all the love at one time from the blog hop it would be nice if we could get it all the time don't ya think! Have a Blessed day my dear!

  6. Great card and Great cause! I know your card is sure to bring a smile! Love that the banner hangs off the edge slightly... so much more interesting that way! Thanks for joining us for the FTTC 258 Wood challenge!!