Last week, David and I opened our home to friends, family and close celebrity friends for a great cause. Modern Mom and Hallmark partnered to raise money for VFW Foundation. It’s such a great organization that helps military families in need.
I hosted a big winter wonderland party at our home; we brought Christmas to Malibu in November! So many friends and celebrities came over to autograph Hallmark ornaments, Recordable Story Books, and sign greeting cards. We just launched Modern Mom’s very first charity auction. You can go to bid on some of your favorite items to collect or give away this holiday season as gifts. The best part is that it’s a great way to give and give back. Kyle Massey, Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas all showed up to participate. I was so impressed with Kyle, considering he had just finished a long week of training, camera blocking on Sunday, and he still honored me with his time. What a sweetheart!!!
I spent the last few days hitting up all the dancers and celebs from Dancing With The Stars for their autographs too. Everyone was so happy to help and participate. I recorded many books, and had the entire cast sign them. My favorite gift for children this year is Hallmark’s recordable series. You can record your own reading voice and personal message for your children to enjoy when they are flipping through the pages. Last week I had to work late and I missed bedtime for my kids. I try to never do that, it’s a special time for all of us and my whole crew looks forward to story time. So I recorded a book, ended it with “mommy loves you, I’ll be home soon, sweet dreams.” I left it on their beds, and they totally loved it!
Rain has been enjoying it every day. Hallmarks sent thousands of books over seas to the military so they could record their voices and send them home to their children who will not be fortunate enough to spend the holiday season with their parent. It breaks my heart….
Kids played reindeer games, decorated sugar cookies, and played tag. The adults mingled, drank creamy peppermint martinis and new friends were made. Its was so much fun, I love the energy of the holidays, the music and the spirit. I hope it was the first of many charity events I will throw in my home.
In just days, we will be launching our brand new Modern Mom site. I am most excited about the GIVE section where we will feature many charities. The holidays are all about that message for my family and me. I truly hope you check out our auction and find some things that you or your loved ones can enjoy I am very proud that Modern Mom will be contributing to such an important organization.
Thanks Hallmark! It was a spectacular Celebri-tree Holiday Open House event.