Monday, May 13, 2013

First Communion--"I Hope" Carousel revisited.

Years ago, when my daughter made her own First Communion, I made her an "I Hope" carousel. She is 13 now, and it still sits on her desk because she loves it. She said it serves as inspiration to her. I love that...
This year, a close family friend made her own First Communion.  I decided to make her an "I Hope" carousel, in honor of the momentous event.
I had most of the statements saved in a Word document, so I simply printed them out on cardstock.
I did a photo shoot with her a few weeks before the actual event, so I could have pictures to add.
Our family created our own personal statements and added them to the carousel.  I encouraged the kids to write something from the heart for our friend, Maddyn, and they went to work.
I added a few embellishments.  Many included felt flowers of some sort...


I gave it to her before her party, so that her own family members could include their wishes for her during her party.




And I included a few photos of the church by itself.  I think sometimes we forget to step back and include those types of things.  Who knows what it will look like as time goes by, right?
Thanks for letting me share.  Feel free to lift the idea!  It would be perfect for a graduation or a confirmation as well!!
 
Enjoy your day!

71 comments:

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

I bought a few of these spinners with every intention of doing a mini album, but have never done it. This is such a lovely idea...such a treasure!

Mandy said...

I've been looking for a crafty way to have guests leave thoughts for my daughters at their first communion party. This is exactly what I wanted! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Not to be needy but do you happen to have the docs?
Thanks again.

Mandy said...

Found it! Thanks again. I have two to do for May and I can't wait to start!

Mandy said...

I've been looking for a crafty way to have guests leave thoughts for my daughters at their first communion party. This is exactly what I wanted! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Not to be needy but do you happen to have the docs?
Thanks again.

Mandy said...

Ive been looking but I can't find the carousel. Where do you recomend? Thank you!

Kathleen Schlueter said...

I love this idea! Where can I find the spinner?

Ana said...

I would love to do this for my niece. Would you mind sending me the docs you used? Also what stores do you recommend to find the carousels?
Thank you

Ana said...

I would love to do this for my niece. Would you mind sending me the docs you used? Also what stores do you recommend to find the carousels?
Thank you

Poliana Elena said...

Hello. I would love to do this for my son, could you, please, give me the docs? I also troed to find that spinner in my country, but I don't know how to search it...Thank you in advance! P.S. Your ideas are lovely!

Constance said...

Are you able to send the doc for this? - that would be amazing-- condoit@aol.com

Kirsten Stek said...

Is there anyway that I could get the docs that you used for this? I am in charge of gifts for an upcoming first communion group and would love to have each family make one of these. If you could send them to me it would be greatly appreciated --stekkirsten@gmail.com

shelly said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Where did you find the carousel?
Would you mind sharing the word document? shellymm7@hotmail.com
Thank you so much!

Kdomke said...

I love this! What a great idea, I've been looking for something unique for my daughter for her first communion next month! Can you share where you found the carousel? I've been looking online but not having luck! Thank you!
pobear12@hotmail.com

Daniela said...

Great idea! Has anyone found where to buy this spinner?

Jenny said...

I love this idea! Could I have a copy of the docs also?
Thanks so much!

Susanne Conrad said...

I would love a copy of the docs if you are sharing. susanneconrad@gmail.com

I had a hard time finding the photo carousel (the ones I found said they are discontinued) so I am using this instead (see link below). Wanted to pass this alone in case others are interested. There is 30% off code on their website as of today. You will also want to buy the photo sleeves. I also pasted that link.

http://www.joann.com/photo-display-syand/13146931.html#q=7+gypsies+photo&start=2

http://www.joann.com/search?q=7%20gypsies%20photo

Leslie Colvin said...

If possible, could you share the docs? I love this idea so much. Thank you!!
Lesliecolvin15@gmail.com

organizedchickwithcoffee said...

Can you help with the docs? Or give an idea of where to find them? Such an awesome Idea!

organizedchickwithcoffee said...

Can you help with the docs? Or give an idea of where to find them? Such an awesome Idea!

Cristina said...

What a beautiful idea! I would love to create this for my daughter's First Communion. What a memorable keepsake. Would you mind sharing the word documents and letting me know where you purchased the carousel? Thank you so much!

Sugar Cookie Whimsy said...

These are beautiful! I couldn't find the spinner online but had my husband make something that I think will work for my son's First Communion this weekend! I hope I can pull it off. Can you, do you share the "i hope" documents? I would gladly pay you for a copy. My email is sugarcookiewhimsy@gmail.com ~ Thank you!

Sadie Benson said...

Another request for the doc. and any helpful hints to where you found the spinner. I to would gladly pay. I love this idea and can't wait to display and have others help create a special confirmation gift for my daughter!

sadie@simplystringsstudio.com

Angela Calpin said...

This is a beautiful idea! I love it! Could you please let me know how to get the docs?

Thanks!
Angela

EJP said...

What a creative gift! I adore your idea? I would like to make this for my daughter's communion next month. Are you willing to share the "i hope" docs? Thanks very much.
njprunks@yahoo.com

Michele Smith said...

I also love this idea - but am actually thinking of a Graduation Gift idea - would still love to see your docs as well... please share. msmithwebs@gmail.com

thanks

Diana said...

What a wonderful idea! Would you mind sharing docs? Beatlesrule450@yahoo.com thank you

Kim Tew said...

I would also love to have a copy of the "I Hope" documents - this is absolutely beautiful!! Thank you very much!!

kt1492@gmail.com

Kim T

Julie Sather said...

Thanks so much for sharing this idea. It is perfect for my daughters' profession of faith and graduation gift. I wasn't able to find the documents and would love if you would share them. My email is juliesather@sbcglobal.net. Thanks so much!

Mrsgberg said...

Where can I find a spinner and would you please share the doc?

Amgberg13@gmail.com

Thank you so very much!

Amanda

Sarah Renner said...

I would love to do this for my daughter's first communion. If you're sharing, I would love the docs as well. sarahcrenner@gmail.com

Karen Hibbitt Brandon said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing. Where do you find the spinner? Also, do you have the docs online too?

Julie Allen-Harvey said...

What a wonderful and different idea to remember such a special day! Unfortunately I don't have the same imagination and talent as you so I would be very grateful to receive the same docs that so many others have asked you for!

Many Thanks in advance for your genorousity!

julie_l_allen@yahoo.co.uk

Wendy said...

Not sure if you are sharing your documents but if so I would love to make one of these for my daughter. Email is albanowl@gmail com. Thanks so much.

Michele Devine said...

Thank you for this creative idea! as everyone is asking would you share the quotes and statements. Also, where do I get the spinner. I love your ideas!!

LadyNoelle said...

Hi, I love this idea! Could you send me the doc as well? Much appreciated!

christenmanak@gmail.com

joy2btheirmomma said...

Hello! This is beautiful! First holy communion coming up here as well and the famous question, are you sharing the docs? If so please email me at melanie.lorson@gmail.com Thank you so much!

EttaMama said...

What a lovely idea!! I would also love the docs, if you are up for sharing. Thank you :-)

eu mesma said...

Hello I am from Portugal.
I am preparing the first communion of my son. Can you send me the docs. Thanks
anabarrosfaria@gmail.com

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Unknown said...

Love this idea!! I would also love the docs, if you are up for sharing. Thank you :-)
ursula.arner@gmail.com

Laura Davenport said...

This is such a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing your creative idea. Will you please share the docs and where to purchase the carousel? God Bless
Laura Davenport
ldavenport28@gmail.com

Joe Tong said...

I would love the docs, as well. I am working on a Confirmation gift. tongbooks@hotmail.com

Janet Fernandez said...

I would love the docs for my daughter can you email to ferarro236@yahoo.com. thank you

Leigh Ann Hayes said...

I think this is such a special gift to give to my niece for her upcoming communion. If you wouldn't mind sharing the docs and also any suggestions where to find the carousel that would be amazing. Thank you so much. leighann381@gmail.com

Kathleen R said...

Such a lovely gift! I would love to see your docs, if you are sharing - kathleen314@aol.com. I am trying to make something special for my daughter's confirmation and I think this would be a great gift. Thanks!

Karen said...

This is such a thoughtful and precious gift. I would be so grateful if you would share your I hope documents with me, kdawson71@gmail.com

Thank you!

Daniela said...

This is so creative. I am looking forward to creating this for my children this year. Would you mind sending me the word documents? danielajamie@yahoo.com

Holz said...

Are you sharing the documents? I would love them! holly.botsford@gmail.com. Thank you!

Ellen Plunkett said...

I absolutely love love this idea and as I am reading the quotes you included, I am tearing up...Perfect for my daughter (she is making her communion in May) and would love to have for her at her party so friends and family can add their hopes. Could you please send me your docs so I can include them? melon512eh@aol.com

This is absolutely beautiful. I love it.

jen gareffa said...

would you share docs? love this! my daughter is making her communion this may! jen.gareffa@yahoo.com

Toni Murdock said...

This came out beautiful. Would you share the "I Hope" docs? Thank you! Tonilea517@aol.com

jdog said...

Can u send hope docs garwood@live.com

Christine Martynick said...

This is such a wonderful idea! If possible can you please share the docs? I would certainly pay for them if needed? cmartynick@gmail.com
Thank you!

Allison Lawson said...

Hello! This is beautiful! We have a First holy communion coming up here as well and the famous question, are you sharing the docs? If so please email me at
ychick27@hotmail.com Thank you so much! God Bless!

Elisabeth Piede said...

Would you send these docs to me as well? My niece is in another state, and I'm unable to go to her communion, but wanted to give her something special, and this seems just right. Beautiful! elisabethpiede@live.com

Tracy said...

I love love love this and would so appreciate the docs as well! Tracy.brnusak@gmail.com

Tracy said...

I love love love this and would so appreciate the docs as well! Tracy.brnusak@gmail.com

Justawee said...

Beautiful! Please share the docs with me? Justawee@comcast.net

Justawee said...

Beautiful! Please share the docs with me? Justawee@comcast.net

Unknown said...

Love this. Can you please share the docs with me @ Ursula.arner@gmail.com

Jennifer Zambolla said...

Several friends of our children's will be making their First Holy Communion this Spring. This is exactly the kind of unique and inspirational gift I'd love to give them. But if I try to create pages as beautiful as yours from scratch it will become the kind of project I never finish. If you might consider sharing the pages you made I'd be very grateful. My email address is jenniferzambolla@gmail.com
Thank you for the wonderful idea!

Unknown said...

My friend and I love this idea! Her daughter will be making her first communion soon an we'd love to make this for her. Would be forever grateful if you could share the docs as well as where you purchased the spinner from! smalleym87@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

Michelle Meredith said...

This is such a beautiful keepsake!!! I would love to do this for my daughters communion this May. I also would be grateful if you could share the docs and where to purchase the spinner. Thank you!!! michelle.lynn.meredith@gmail.com

Michelle said...

Hi there... I stumbled across your site. My daughter is making her First Communion next weekend, and I'd like to create the 'boards/papers' that family and friends could use to write up their Hopes for her and then assemble for her. This is just beautiful. If you are able to share the documents, I'm at mpcunningham1973@msn.com and also to halfcafmochalatte@gmail.com

Thank you so much!

Martha Solomon said...

Hello! I found your blog looking for ideas for my daughter's upcoming first holy communion. Lots of wonderful inspiration and ideas you post. I noticed many have requested docs and info re: the "I Hope" carousel that you created. If you have any links on where to purchase the carousel and are able to share any of the docs you used, it would be greatly appreciated as I would love to make this for her. Thank you
doctormartica@gmail.com
God Bless you and your family.

katrinka kochanek said...

Such a beautiful idea! I would love to do this for my daughter's. Can you tell me where you found the spinner at?
katrinkakochanek@gmail.com

Kim said...

Hi there. Like many of the comments below, i would like to create this for my god daughter.

If you could share where you got the spinner and the "i Hope" docs i would greatly appreciate it.

Kim
Kpensabene@gmail.com

Unknown said...

What a beautiful treasure. I would love to create one for my daughters. Do you share document? If you do- mom23girls@cfl.rr.com : ) Thank you.

Unknown said...

Like all of the posts before me I would also appreciate it if you would share your "I Hope" docs with me.
I am making this for my daughters First Communion celebration...its a wonderful and precious keepsake. My email is angdoc401@gmail.com.
Thank you

Trish said...

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROJECT WAS CREATED IN 2008. IT HAS BEEN RE-BLOGGED AND RE-POSTED SO MUCH THAT NO ONE NOTICES THE DATES. THE PRODUCT AND DOCUMENTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. AT THE TIME, IT WAS A KIT, AND THOSE THINGS WERE PURCHASED. SO OUT OF RESPECT TO THE PEOPLE WHO PURCHASED THEM 8 YEARS AGO, I AM UNABLE TO SHARE. THANK YOU!!

Catherine Yokubaitis said...

Was the Spinner included in the Kit or purchased separately. If Separatley where did you find it?