I have been meaning to post a pic of my Pink Christmas present on here but keep forgetting! So here you are:) I signed up for a girlfriend swap this year called Pink Christmas. It's a swap made up of over a hundred women across the world. Our "duty" as part of this group is to make at least one handmade gift for our partner and keep it a secret until Christmas. This year, as a group, we were also asked to give a little to a family who needed help. This year's family was the Calhoun family, specifically Claire, their daughter. Claire was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disorder and is in the process of chemotherapy. You can read her story here: Claire Calhoun
When I signed up for Pink Christmas, I answered a questionaire and wrote a short note about myself for my secert partner to read and get an idea of who I am and what I would like to get. A few weeks later, I recieved this huge envelope stuffed full of neat little things...like a teeny lipgloss tin and a homemade Pink Christmas ornament/keychain, as well as business cards from sites that supported Pink Christmas *and in turn, supported the Calhoun family*. It was so exciting getting that letter and sifting through the pile of pretties over the next few days.
Then, at the beginning of December....I recieved a package.....from Australia! From my Pink Christmas partner!! Oh, I can't begin to tell you how hard it was to NOT open my gift. My daughter spent the day shaking it and telling me that it MUST be some jewelry.....me, I didn't want to speculate OR get myself so worked up that I gave into temptation, so I hid it under some other gifts under my tree so I wouldn't even have to look at it!
It was worth it:) On Christmas morning, Brooke pulled it out from under the tree and I was surprised because I'd forgotten all about it!!! I opened it to find this:
A wonderful little necklace with my kiddo's names engraved on it! My partner, Mandi, did me goooood:) I love jewelry and I adore my kids, so this necklace is perfect for ME! Thanks Mandi! I've yet to hear from my other partner, so I am not sure if she like the scarf and necklace I made for her:( I should have taken pics of it all before I sent it....I even made the box I sent it in! It was too cute. Hopefully I will hear from her before long!
I can't wait until next Pink Christmas!!