Red Hat Event
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Ways to participate
*please note that you need to order most items directly from the merchants but they can picked up at Ive's Farm on 11/20 or mailed to you.
Simply Soy Candles
30% of your purchase goes to Hope After Loss
About the Red Hat Event
The Francis Family has been honoring the memory of their son by hosting The Red Hat Event for the last 5 years. Nicholas Francis was born still just weeks before his due date and was named after St. Nicholas since his birthday was around the Christmas holiday. He was fittingly dressed in a red Santa hat that was originally knit with love for his older brother, Gavin. The Francis Family had the idea to start the Red Hat Event as a way to spread love in the spirit of Nicholas and connect with others in the pregnancy and infant loss community. The event has grown each year and has become a tradition for many families.
The event typically includes family photos with Santa, but this year it is not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, there are still options to purchase gifts and holiday supplies from merchants (who are donating proceeds to Hope After Loss) as well as the opportunity to participate in the Red Hat Silent Auction.
AND.... Instead of photos this year, the Francis Family has arranged for a VIRTUAL STORY TIME WITH SANTA THAT INCLUDES A BOOK SIGNED BY SANTA HIMSELF!
Pre-purchase wreaths, poinsettias, candles, handmade holiday face masks, apparel and more and pick-up on the morning of Nov. 20th at Ive's Farm in Cheshire, CT. Santa will be there in-person (at a distance ) at product pick-up!
The virtual story time will be on Saturday, Nov. 20th at 5:00 pm.