Oh. My. Word. I don’t know if my heart can handle all this excitement. First, the NEW BLOG DESIGN!! And now, the world’s most amazing BANNER!!
Be still my Cambodia-loving heart.
A little back story. My sisters (Jess, Bethany, and Stephanie) and I draw names each year for Christmas, and we typically give handmade gifts (mine always involve photos while everyone else creates gorgeous things with beads and yarn and fabric). This year we expanded it to include fair trade items, so I got Jess this gorgeous necklace from Noonday Collection. (speaking of Noonday Collection, GO ENTER YESTERDAY’S GIVE-AWAY!)
Bethany (of Banners by Bethany fame) had my name, and when she asked, “What would you like me to buy you, since I’m sure you don’t want another banner?” I said, “ANOTHER BANNER!!!” I only have three (happy birthday, give thanks, live simply). That’s hardly any at all. Oh, and my girls each have one (olivia, ava, nina).
I knew exactly what I wanted.
“Can you buy WORLD MAP fabric? And write ‘I heart Cambodia’ except with an actual heart? And make it pennant-shaped? Could you? Could you???”
And she did.
And holy cow at the awesomeness.
I love it so much I could cry. And while I am a firm, firm proponent of ENOUGH and NO EXCESS, I might maybe possibly be breaking my own rules when it comes to banners. Okay, and globes. But WORDS!! And the WORLD!!!
Do you see my dilemma?!?!?
Bethany is many months pregnant with my newest niece (due March 2), so she’s only taking orders through January 31st. You need to hurry!!!
She can make you a banner JUST LIKE MINE, but any country you want! Or you can do Cambodia, because I am SO HAPPY TO SHARE!! It’s big enough for all of us to love it!!
And here’s what it looks like on the back. THE WORLD! She used all ocean on the front (brilliant!) because of course the letters aren’t going to show up on top of Kenya and India and Estonia and all that. It’s a double-sided, two-for-the-price-of-one banner!!
Another great idea? Do you have a special word for 2013? Like DREAM or SERVE or GIVE or TRUST or GENEROUS or JOY or COURAGE or PRAY? Bethany can make you a custom banner with your word! Or your child’s name! The sky’s the limit!
(Prices vary by banner, but the average cost is $25-$35 per banner. And 50% of all proceeds go to GLOBAL MISSIONS!)
You can contact Bethany through her Banners by Bethany Facebook Page. Or leave a comment on this post, and she’ll get in touch with you. Or e-mail me, and I’ll give you her e-mail address. Just get your orders in quickly, ’cause she’s gonna blow!
Question for you: If you could get one word (or phrase or country) on a banner, what would it be? Dying to know!