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January 2012
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January 11, 2012   

The Heritage Makers home office will be closed Monday, January 16th, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

“Tucked In” Charity Volunteer Report

January 4, 2012   

From Terry Kempfert:

In early December I had the privilege of visiting People Serving People – a homeless shelter in downtown Minneapolis who partners with Hennepin County to provide food, lodging and services to people in transition. It was an amazing visit! Our purpose was to photograph and interview children and make them their very own storybook.

Many of these children haven’t even seen photos of themselves, let alone have a book to read. Melissa Tomas, a Heritage Maker’s consultant in Blaine, Minnesota started this program last summer. Here is her story:

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Video Challenge Winner

January 3, 2012   

We challenged Heritage Makers to break out their video cameras and record the responses to their holiday gifts. You’ll get a little emotional as you watch these clips.

Heidi Jackson uploaded this video of her inlaws as they looked through their storybooks. You may not understand the words, but you certainly understand how they felt about their gift.

HM Video Challenge Winner

January 3, 2012   

Grandma’s long unseen wedding photos:

Watch the video here

Submitted by Casey Dana McLean

HM Video Challenge Winner

January 3, 2012   

One of our Christmas gift video winners on the Club HM fan page: There are no words, only tears & smiles! Did you give or get a special HM gift this year? Plan to create something special for a loved one this year…you’ll love the reaction when they receive it!

Watch the video here.

Submitted by Casey Dana McLean

Another happy HM gift recipient

January 3, 2012   

From Kathie Thorsell:
“I made a book for my mom from her birthday party and gave it to her at our holiday family party. I thought I would share with my HM family. Here is her email to me:

Thanks dear Kathie– I forwarded this to many who attended the party as well as some that couldn’t…. It’s a work of art you created for me– and a work from your loving heart!
Love, mom

“There can be no words for the feelings I experienced when I opened that fantastic album and photos from my 80th birthday party! Kathie, they were put together with so much love and such expertise– it leaves me breathless… and in awe! What a lucky woman I am- to have such a loving, creative family! ”