Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pink Christmas Sign ups are now closed.

Mainly because I will be unavailable to answer any emails for the next 2 weeks. if you have any questions feel free to email me and I will get back to you when I can.

but of course if you get this late and beg me I am sure I will let you sign up.

Thanks for everyone's support for my niece Claire and your wonderful emails. It is going to be great and I am so excited for this year's Girlfriend Give & Get!

****and if you have signed up on the blog but not sent in your questions, I don't have you signed up... so email those in very, very soon.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sign up!

Pink Christmas Sign ups have begun. Sign ups will be until July 22nd.

Since last Pink Christmas, Girlfriend Give and Get I have been thinking that this year needed to have some underlying purpose or meaning. This thought has been in my head since March looking for something to focus on or find a way to help someone else. I explored many options. Then last month the answer came.

My 2 year old niece, Claire, is getting ready this month to have a Bone Marrow Transplant in Seattle. She has Diamond Blackfan Aneima. She has had many opportunities in her short, two years of life to show us all how to be brave. Her Transplant will be a long process for her as well as her family. It will also be expensive.

This years Pink Christmas will be in honor of my niece Claire. (you can read about her journey here)
What is Pink Christmas - you can read how it all started here.

Here is how it will work.
  • Pink Christmas is free, with a $10.00 suggested donation. What does that mean? It means that all are welcome to sign up and I am inviting those to who wish to donate to Claire's family to do so. I am sensitive to families expenses and would not want anyone to not sign up because they could not afford it. Each year I will pick a family or organization to focus on for Pink Christmas.
  • To sign up you must leave a comment on this post and then send an email to this is how I will double check to make sure I don't miss anyone.
  • After your email is received you will get an reply email of where you can send your donation.
  • Copy the below questions in your email along with your answers. this questionnaire will be sent only to your Pink Christmas girlfriend for her to start working on your gift.
  • Question #10 will be taken and compiled into the 2007 book of Christmas traditions and emailed to you by November. Feel free to take some time to give the details on one of your favorite Christmas Traditions.

    “Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.”

  • Susan Lieberman

    Your name will be put in a pink bowl and drawn out b
    y my daughters to decide who will get who. You will receive a pink envelope in the mail with your “girlfriend” for the Give and Get and a ornament for your tree. Your name is kept a secret so shhhh! Your envelope will come in the mail by the near the end of August.

  • The deadline for the project is November 1st.
  • You will receive an email reminder the first of November to take a photo of your gift and email it back to me. The photos will be compiled and put on the Pink Christmas website to see on Christmas morning. Do not send your gift before you take a photo.

  • I then encourage you to send your gift wrapped gift by December 5th, so it will have plenty of time to arrive to its new home. Then no peeking until Christmas morning.

  • The rules of the gift giving… well there really are no rules to making the gift. But I encourage you to use your creative juices, have part or all of your gift made by hand and share a piece of you. Keep in mind there is someone out there thinking of you during this time and creating something just for you. Only give something that you too would want to receive.

Have fun and enjoy the process of this project and be creative and know that by doing this you are sharing a piece of you and helping someone very special this year.

Pink Christmas Questionnaire

  1. Full Name (of course for monogramming purposes)
  2. Address
  3. Email
  4. blog address if you have one
  5. Favorite treats
  6. Colors you love
  7. Colors that you don’t love
  8. A little bit about you. age, kids, grandkids, job, places you have lived, music you like, favorite breakfast cereal - be creative and tell a little about you. (the more you explain about yourself, the personalized your gift can be)
  9. One of your favorite holiday (it can be any holiday) traditions.

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

--William Plomer.

Another new thing this year is that I am looking for a few cottage & creative business's who would be interested in sponsoring Pink Christmas. Sponsorship is $25.00 and will go to making Pink Christmas possible. In return I will splatter your name and how they can order your awesome products on everything I send out. I will add your links to the Pink Christmas home page. If your company is interested or you know someone who is email me at apinkchristmas@yahoo.comand don't forget you can get a cute pink t-shirt to wear for the next few months to remind yourself of how creative and generous you are! 100% of profit of Pink Christmas gear will got to Claire and her family. Check it out here.

Here is a graphic to use if you would like to let your friends know on your blog. (thanks Heather for doing this for me!) You can also add it to your side bar.

Thanks and have a happy creating.