Holidays at Hogwarts
What inspired you to design for Mary Bridge's Festival of Trees?
I have been a general volunteer with the program in the past, and I LOVE being a part of Festival. After hearing so many stories, during the event, about families struggling to pay for necessary medical expenses for their children- and knowing how much Mary Bridge does to assist these families- I felt compelled to try and do more... I know that the trees, being the focal point of the event, can potentially have the most impact on raising funds to help these families, so I have decided to use my creative talents to try to help in the biggest way I possibly can!!
How long have you been involved with the Festival of Trees?
Over two years.
What is your theme and inspiration for this year's tree?
Everyone LOVES Harry Potter. It's one of the biggest franchises in the world, and I admit, I'm a huge fan myself! So when I decided to design a tree, picking a theme was the easiest part for me. It HAD to be Harry Potter!
What packages are you planning to include with your tree?
I am looking for ANYTHING Harry Potter themed. Cash donations work too, but I can make any Harry Potter themed donations work. What I REALLY want to do, though, is provide a trip to Universal Studios in either Hollywood or Florida (preferably Florida). This would give the tree buyer a real life opportunity to experience Hogsmeade (and Diagon Alley if the trip is to Florida!) I want to make this tree a full Harry Potter experience that is truly unforgettable!!