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#1 meli

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    Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:22 PM

    Hi everyone! I wanted to share this with you since I got the idea from this website. I posted this in the DR forum but thought I would re-post here in case anyone is looking for wedding favor inspiration! I think this idea could be easily adapted to benefit any number of good causes. :)

    Cheers,
    Meli

    After the devastating earthquake there were a couple of threads here about how you could use your wedding to help Haiti. Those discussions made me realize that I really wanted to do something to acknowledge and ideally help the people of Haiti especially considering that my wedding is on the same island as theirs and that I have friends from Haiti.

    I decided to order small personalized crafts from Haiti to use as wedding favors. This would give my guests something small they could take home and remember the wedding by; while, at the same time supporting the Haitian economy and contributing towards the livelihoods of local artists.

    I spoke to a friend of mine in Haiti who sent me some ideas. Here are just a few of them:

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    I settled on these painted paper weights. Our initials and wedding date will be written on the back like this.

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    I've placed my order and should be getting them the second week of May. I'm so excited!

    #2 Roxyjude

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      Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:43 PM

      What a FANTASTIC idea!!!!

      #3 jennifer769405

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        Posted 07 May 2010 - 04:36 PM

        What a wonderful idea!! I love it :)

        #4 tigger

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          Posted 07 May 2010 - 06:41 PM

          Great idea!
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          #5 jodieP

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            Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:11 PM

            It's a great idea!

            Well done!

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            #6 Leez309

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              Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:19 PM

              Great idea! Where would I go to order these?

              #7 A2Bride

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                Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:19 PM

                What an amazing idea. I love them!

                #8 meli

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                  Posted 09 May 2010 - 04:48 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Leez309
                  Great idea! Where would I go to order these?
                  Hi Leez,

                  I arranged everything through a family friend based in Haiti but I know that she ordered the crafts from a store called "Kay Atizan" which is owned by a woman named Simone Ambroise who deals directly with local artisans.

                  I found this website for them: Kay Atizan It's in French but there are pictures and I know that Simone speaks English.

                  I will get her contact information from my friend and post it as soon as I have it.

                  Cheers,
                  Meli

                  #9 wendyjd

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                    Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:49 PM

                    What a great idea.

                    #10 meli

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                      Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:02 AM

                      Got the contact info. Sorry it took me a while.

                      If you are interested in any of these or other crafts you can contact the owner of Kaz Atizan, Simone Audant-Ambroise at simambroise@yahoo.com or +50934566989.




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