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“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow fringed red head
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young
She turned off the machines
And to the Post with that last package she fled
And shouted to her neighbors:
“Christmas 2015 is finally to bed.”
Me, When Diane Was Done
Best ending to 2015 possible — 17,553 meals for the hungry!!!! Stockings ordered totaled 999 on Dec. 30.
My goal was 900. I was thrilled, but …. 999, really?
Then 2 hours later, Shelly returned for one more stocking.
YES! a cool, even 1,000 = $2,500 donation to Harvesters.org. Jane Dolan, the amazing Southern Calligraphy artist that does all the name tags I show, pledged .25 per tag and then doubled it. An anonymous donor at Harvesters doubled these checks and with their amazing leveraging that equals 17,553 meals!!! Woo Hoo!
Thanks to every single one of my “stocking families” for making this possible.
And now it’s on to my fave — SPRING! Bring it, baby! Bring it!
Yes, I’m honored to have designed the stockings (and the tree skirt that is barely peeking out from under that bounty of beautiful packages) for the 2013 Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas.
And double bonus: another set of my stockings appear on Page 100 in the beautiful home of designer and popular blogger Sarah Macklem. It’s like filling, frosting AND sprinkles!!!
Among the thousands of products submitted, my chalk cloth banners were selected to be featured as a fun, innovative product the editors would recommend to their readers.