Thursday, October 16, 2008

'Tis the season of giving






Last year my husband and I baked 120 dozen cookies in a period of 36 hours. We donated them to families that have a loved one in hospice care and to our local homeless shelter. The families each received two dozen cookies packed in new cookie tins, wrapped in cellophane and a bow with lots of ribbon and a card. We brought trays of cookies to the homeless shelter. We received the most amazing thank you note from the shelter coordinator. To know that our cookies were the only touch of holidays some individuals and families received broke my heart. This year I'm anticipating a greater need for more cookies due to the poor economy, so I've started a "cookie giving jar". 20% of all of my Etsy sales through December 15th, excluding my Catahoula pocket mirror will go towards buying baking supplies, tins, trays and cellophane to make the holidays a little happier for those needing some cheer. 100% of my sales of my Catahoula pocket mirror will be donated to Catahoula United Rescue Society. Thank you for your support!

2 comments:

'fancypicnic' said...

Good on you, Valerie! Amazing work xx
I've just done a v quick post about your gorgeous treasury with my collar in it - and a link to the page on etsy...

love Celeste's scarves - fabulous!

joannasphotography said...

Valerie- these look great!
And thank you for
this new treasury- so beautiful!

And, hope you don't mind, I tagged your blog!
If you follow this link:
http://joannaphotography.wordpress.com/2008/10/19/ive-been-tagged/
you'll find all the details!

Hope you're having great weekend!
Joanna