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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays For One and All

Our home is glowing.

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Not because of happy little villages…

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Or baubles of blue….

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Even though we don’t have a tree or a huge pile of presents the glow is bright and it is coming from within.

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Today we would like to let our light shine. Through the generosity of our Lord working through several wonderful angels my Etsy shop has been a grand success. As you can see from above our family will have a happy Christmas. A thousand thank you’s to all who made this possible.

The Etsy shop still contains approximately 12 holiday treasures looking for a loving home. Given that our needs have been met I would like to donate all profits from remaining sales to two worthy organizations.

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The first is Wreaths Across America. It is an organization that lays wreaths on the graves of our brave men and women who lost their lives while in service for our country.

My cousin Linda lives just minutes from Arlington National Cemetery.  Every year she volunteers to help lay the wreaths. There are over 800 cemeteries across the United States that need wreaths. Like many organizations they are struggling with funding. 

The second is Hope Unlimited. Fellow blogger, Susan Nowell of “My Place To Yours” has actively been supporting orphans who without aid will simply perish. As Christmas is a time for hope and children it is a beautiful organization to support.

So go take a peek in the shop. Perhaps something will capture your heart. Orders placed today and tomorrow will be shipped priority to arrive in time for Christmas.

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Upon your purchase there is a section marked special comments. Just type in what organization you would like your purchase profits donated to.

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Share the glow,

Laura

11 comments :

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Laura,I am so pleased for you. what a wonderful gesture too. Merry Christmas xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such wonderful causes!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just ordered that sweet angel ornament for Brookie for her tree in her bedroom!! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This is just wonderful Laura!
And Merry Christmas dear friend,
Hugs to you,
Cindy

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Laura, I am so thankful our faithful God has already provided for your family... and I'm thankful for the manner in which you are saying "thank you" to HIm. I can think of no better way than to HONOR those who have sacrificed for our freedoms -- and give HOPE to the next generation. Thank you for including Hope Unlimited for Children in your generosity this Christmas! May your familyl's holidays be blessed because of your kind and giving hearts.

Vel Criste said...

God bless you LAURA! You are an angel truly!Merry Christmas!

Kelly_Deal said...

How wonderful Laura! I just bought the round aqua ornament with the little angel!

Denise said...

Congratulations Laura; I'm so happy for you and your family! :) I sent you an e-mail about two pieces I'd like to purchase from your Etsy shop. If you could let me know on that, I'd really appreciate it.

Big Hugs To You,

Denise at Forest Manor

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are the sweetest one ever!

xoxoxoo

Sheila

Dawna Motz said...

You have a generous heart my friend! and I am glad that God has blessed you and yours!! Have a happy evening!

Kelley said...

*tears*

I'm SOOO happy for Hope Unlimited, and the wreaths-- I just love that project. Wish wreaths could be laid on each grave here in the largest overseas Anerican military cemetery in the world (Manila). It's so sad that this project is struggling when those who gave their lives are deserving of our rememberance. God bless you over and over, Laura (and Susan!)

Merry Christmas,
Kelley~