(Ava looked at me yesterday and said, “Wait? You’re only on day SIXTEEN???”)
This series has been a lot of work, yes, but SO MUCH FUN. Fun giving stuff. Fun introducing you to people. Fun connecting folks with common passions.
Today we’re giving away TWO beautiful necklaces.
My friend, Krysten, is so stinking generous. If you’ll recall, she’s the Fancy Freedom gal from Day 3 who gave away a gorgeous leather cuff. And in a couple weeks, she’s giving away something that’s not jewelry. And closer to my birthday, she’s giving away a piece she designed specifically in honor of me (what in the heck awesome?).
And, because I’ve already told you all about her and her amazingness, she’s also saving me a lot of time and energy today. Bless you, friend.
(I have been super busy going to online book parties–well, just one–and choosing FREE books for the Hard Places Community so these precious at-risk kiddos can have SO MUCH FUN learning how to read and growing in knowledge. We got $200 in FREE BOOKS! AND the opportunity to buy $500 in additional books for just $250! People have given $90 so far. I would LOVE for more people to donate, so I can take advantage of the whole $250. There’s also tax/shipping. Let me know if you’d like to help!! There’s a free elephant charm bracelet in it for you!)
Back to Krysten. This bracelet isn’t part of the give-away today, but I want to tell you about it anyway, because I LOVE THE WHOLE THING OF IT. Krysten designed this “Welcome” bracelet specifically to say to Syrian refugees (and all refugees) that they are welcome in the U.S.
That we believe God when he says that we are to welcome and take care of the foreigner (the Bible is FULL of verses about this).
ALL the proceeds from the purchase of this bracelet go to World Relief, an organization that helps resettle refugees (we worked with them at Abbey Lane back in Ohio–such good people!). So, she’s still giving her $ away for freedom, just a slightly different kind in this case.
So great. Buy one HERE.
Today Krysten is giving BOTH of these necklaces away because she’s just that awesome. She says they remind her of me.
The “work while you wish” one because of the three long years we spent longing for Cambodia, not knowing if/when we’d get back here, but doing what we could (The Dancing Elephant!) to support the work here while we lived in the States.
And the second one because I love peace & reconciliation & helping people who are different love & respect each other & get along.
To be entered to win ONE of the necklaces, tell me which one you like best (work while you wish OR seek peace) and WHY.
Also, get yourself over to Krysten’s Fancy Freedom Etsy shop and start thinking about all the people you want to purchase jewelry-with-a-purpose for. Best Christmas gift ever!
See you back here tomorrow!