Junior League Holiday House Tour
Junior League Holiday House Tour
By; Anna Topolinsky
Every year, generous homeowners loan their houses to the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington (JLHB) and they are transformed to showcase stunning holiday décor and entertainment ideas. This year is no exception.
The 34th annual Junior League Holiday House Tour includes three beautiful homes, located in Burlington and Ancaster. I am so excited to announce that once again Images Staged with Flair was asked to join the team of designers once again.
Last year I was honored to be one of designers and fortunate to decorate the master bedroom and master bath area. I met some talented designers that like myself were excited to participate in helping The Junior League achieve their goals.
It was a lot of work, 3 days driving back and forth, time to come up with a design plan, sourcing for all the decor, pack and deliver all the items to the home, but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! I was also amazed at some of the fantastic work that all the designers and decorators offered, I was lucky enough to work with some pretty talented people and it was magical!
This year guests will be inspired by a great mix of innovative creations and a variety of styles and homes, ranging from traditional to contemporary. Three beautiful homes will grace this year’s tour, all with a theme of “renos”. These three homes will fill everyone with great ideas for both home renovation and holiday decorating!
The annual Holiday House Tour of Distinctive Homes generates funds to carry out the Mission and Purpose of the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington: developing the potential of women, improving the community and promoting voluntarism. The Junior League of Hamilton Burlington has been committed to voluntarism for over 80 years. For the last six years their focus has been on improving the educational success of young women affected by poverty which is very dear to my heart. I believe that no one should be living in poverty. If I can help one person, then I will do all I can to help an association that will make that happen. The League members work on projects and programs throughout the year with the Holiday House Tour being one of the largest fundraiser.
Funds raised go directly to the community, guided by the League’s careful study of the most critical needs. The focus is also carried out in the disbursement of Discretionary Funds each year, providing support to various organizations.
Their needs and programs align with the Junior League mission of developing the potential of women, promoting voluntarism and improving the community. Recent recipients include Drummond House LARCH After School Program, Liberty for Youth and FitActiveBeautiful Foundation just to name a few.
Meeting some of these women volunteer their time was humbling. They work extremely hard for this event to come together. They are very passionate about helping young women in poverty and empowering them to rise above it.
The Holiday House Tour is a huge undertaking and it takes a team of determined women to pull it together and make it happen successfully! For example, last year they required about 500 hrs. of volunteering as the homes were more expansive. This year they will require 260 volunteer hours to cover 3 days of multiple shifts. The attendance of people touring the homes is usually around 4,000.
I am looking forward to this event and cant wait to share the details and the before and after pictures. Of course if you would like to attend you can purchase tickets, please follow the link Junior League Holiday House Tour. There you will see all the homes from previous years. Hope to see you there!
Would you like to join the membership please follow the link Junior House League Burlington
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