Hallmark for L.I.F.E.

Yesterday I had a date with my Mom and my youngest brother at Robinson’s Metro East. I was late again because I had to wait for RJ to be picked up by her service in school before I can leave. Yes, that is how it goes for a mom like me who has no helper in the house. Everything has to be fixed first before I can go out for anything.

Back to our date…after we bought some gifts for my nieces and nephews, we headed to National Bookstore to buy Christmas cards for our relatives and friends abroad. These set of cards from Hallmark caught my attention. The designs are unique, paintings from different Filipino artists showing Filipino Christmas traditions. I love them so much!

This one is entitled “Hele” by Dan Lerma M.D. “Hele” is a Filipino
term when they are trying to cradle and rock their baby to sleep.

“Mumunting Parol” (small lanterns) by Jovito Andres.

“Pagmamahalan at Pagkakaisa sa Kapaskuhan” (Love and Unity on Christmas) by Orville Tiamson.

What is good about these cards is they are not only cheaper compared to other cards but also your purchase of this card benefits L.I.F.E. or Leukemic Indigents Fund Endowment, a charitable organization dedicated to save the lives of poor children with leukemia by way of sustained medical treatment.

Again, this is not a sponsored post. I would just like to spread the word to help these children with leukemia. It feels good to know that we can help them to live their life to the fullest while extending our love to the special persons in our life.

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Stop Violence Against Children

Are you wondering when and where the Facebook Cartoon Profile began? Facebook Cartoon Profile Picture Week apparently began in Greece and Cyprus to support the campaign against violence against children. The campaign started November 16 and  is still ongoing until December 6. (source)

When I saw this posted the other day in Facebook…Change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same, until Monday, Dec. 6. There should be no human faces on Facebook, but an invasion of memories. This is for violence against children”…I immediately changed my profile picture with my favorite cartoon character Tazmanian Devil to show my support in this advocacy.

Some people say that this is insane because there are other ways to stop the violence against children. Of course there are, but I do not think they understand the meaning of this thread. This means that childhood is about cartoons and good memories and not violence. Changing your Facebook profile picture into cartoon character is not to stop the violence literally but to show your support in the advocacy. By doing so, you can help to make people aware and conscious that even children have rights.

I have proven that I can do more than changing my Facebook profile picture to stop the violence against children. Just last week, I, together with my neighbors, filed a complaint against a neighbor who was beating his two children. He was detained in the precinct overnight but was released the next day after he made a promise that he would not lay his hands on his children ever.

I have proven that I can do something.  I talked to my neighbor, the Barangay police, Barangay captain and PNP police but still, I changed my profile picture in Facebook to show how serious I am in supporting the advocacy. I do not care if I need to change my profile picture everyday or go to the precinct and file complaints again if it will benefit and save more children. That is what matters, to stop the violence against children in any way possible.

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