Designs to Print
We now have 4 downloadable sets of
scrapbooking paper designs for you to print to use to make scrapbooks about
your many fun activities. Our Free
Sample of 2 pages will show you how it all works.
These scrapbook sets are not affiliated with or endorsed by the
official Red Hat Society, but simply here for your fun.
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Scrapbooking Set #1
here to download Free Printable Set #1
Remember that any of
these pages can be printed in lots of different sizes, so you can make photo frames, name
tags, placecards, napkin rings for all your functions. They can also be printed in
your printer's 'draft or economy' mode for a pastel version of what you see here.
Scrapbooking Set #2
here to download Free Printable Set #2
These scrapbook sets are not affiliated
with or endorsed by the official Red Hat Society, but simply here for your fun.
We hope that all your lovely ladies will find these scrapbook designs useful for scrapbooking your photos and
memories from the many socials, parties and functions.
For those of you who want a little history on
who this group of gals is and how they came about:
All across America (and elsewhere) bodacious
women are gathering in groups and calling themselves The Red Hat Society. It has become
quite a 'movement'. The official colors of the Red Hat Ladies are Red (of course), Pink
& Purple. The organization is dedicated to fun after fifty (and before) for women of
all walks of life. They believe silliness is the comedy relief of life and, since they are
all in it together they join red-gloved hands and go for the gusto together. Underneath
the frivolity, they share a bond of affection, forged by common life experiences and a
genuine enthusiasm for wherever life takes them next.
The idea was begun by Sue Ellen Cooper of Fullerton, California when she and a few friends
took inspiration from a popular poem entitled "Warning" by Jenny Joseph. Since
the poem mentions wearing a red hat and purple clothes, she and her friends formed a group
that met on a regular basis for tea in their red hats and purple dresses.
Here is a portion of the poem that started it all:
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens . . .
by Jenny Joseph
When Sue Ellen and her friends were featured in Romantic Homes magazine in July 2000, they
began hearing from other women who wanted to start their own chapters.
They suggest rather strongly that women under 50 stick to a pink hat and lavender attire
until THE BIRTHDAY (50). This adds an element of fun to aging, which they think is
invaluable to women who have learned to dread aging and avoid it at all costs. They
believe that aging should be something anticipated with excitement, not something to
You can learn a lot more about the Red Hat Society and see if there is a local Red Hat
Society in your area at their official website- www.RedHatSociety.com
To give you an idea of the fun these ladies have, the
following is a press release about at summer Red Hat event:
Red Hat Society Tea Party at the San Francisco
Zoo, July 24, 2004
The Strutting Peacocks, a Red Hat Society Chapter, will be throwing a Tea Party on July
24th at the San Francisco Zoo. Tickets are $35 per person and that includes admission to
the zoo, admission to the tea party, a tour of the zoo, and games. All chapters and new
members are welcome to attend.
The Strutting Peacocks, an Red Hat Society Chapter, will be throwing a Red Hat Society Tea
Party on July 24th at the San Francisco Zoo.
The Strutting Peacocks and guests will mingle with the resident live peacocks at the San
Francisco Zoo. The catering services at the zoo have graciously agreed to create a tea
service for the Red Hats, something that is not normally on their menu. Over 200 Red Hat
Society chapter members from Northern California are invited dress in their purple outfits
and red hats to meet, eat, play games, win prizes, and celebrate the birthday of the Queen
Peacock, Amber-Leigh. Tickets are available on the Strutting Peacocks website for $35 per
Saturday July 24, 2004
10 AM Zoo opens
Noon - 1 PM High Tea in the Lorikeet Meadow Tent
1 PM - 4 PM Games, Prizes, Zoo Tour
5 PM Zoo closes
For more information about this event or to buy tickets, please visit www.thestruttingpeacocks.com/birthdayzoo.htm
The Red Hat Society provides fun social opportunities for mature women. Inspired by the
poem Warning by Jenny Joseph, ladies get together in purple outfits and red hat for
monthly teas and brunches. Physicians are recommending the Red Hat Society to older female
patients to keep them active, give them a sense of community and self worth.
The Strutting Peacocks is one of more than 25,000 chapters worldwide who have had
countless stories written about their outings in national publications including the New
York Times and Boston Globe newspapers and Women's Day and Romantic Homes magazines. For
more information about The Strutting Peacocks, please visit www.thestruttingpeacocks.com .
For more information about the Red Hat Society or to locate chapters in your area, visit www.redhatsociety.com .
To schedule an interview with the founder of the Red Hat Society, Sue Ellen Cooper, please
call Cathy Risling at 562-713-0356.
See our next two sets of graphics HERE and our Name Tags HERE