67 blankets for Nelson Mandela day

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Well done South-Africa!

 67 blankets for Nelson Mandela Day has just set a new ‘Guinness book of world records’ for the world’s largest handmade blanket! The 3133 square meter blanket at the Union Buildings in Pretoria beats the old world record by more than 3 times.

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The BIG blanket is not only setting a new world record, but this winter 21000 underprivileged South Africans will be snug and warm under one of these handmade blankets, all in the name of Nelson Mandela.

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Cornel and Elsbeth went to see the BIG BLANKET and would love to share some of the blankets that caught their eyes.

They picked 67 blankets that they absolutely loved.

HERE THEY ARE:

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AND THIS IS THEIR TOP 3:

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May Nelson Mandela’s legacy of compassion, forgiveness, understanding and tolerance continue!

This is what South Africa is about.


NELSON IS PROUD by elsbeth eksteen at the union buildings 21 april

Please go here if you would like to know more about the 67 minutes concept inspired by Mr Mandela and here to see more photos on the 67 blankets facebook page..

9 thoughts on “67 blankets for Nelson Mandela day

  1. Spotted 2 of my mother’s (Carol Viljoen from SAMRO) Blankets between : the They picked 67 blankets that they absolutely loved. Awesome to see the huge response from the people. I am proud to be South African

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  2. Yay! You chose the blanket that 3 of my colleagues and I contributed!! 🙂 *happydance* So glad all the hard work was noticed. It’s such a wonderful and special cause!

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    1. Ingrid! That’s wonderful! I was bowled over by the sheer gorgeousness of these blankets. Thank you for your and your friend’s contribution!!!

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  3. I was so excited to see 2 of my blankets chosen amongst your 67 favorites. One of them I made with my sister. We had such fun working together even though we are 2000 Km apart.

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