Archive for December, 2011
Friday, December 9th, 2011
Once the decorating starts, you have to finish until the end! Every year we see the neighbours put up their lights the same way they did last year. You hang the Christmas wreath on the door, just like you did last year. And the tree goes up with the same decorations. Well, except the new ones your kids made. (If you forget those, you’ll hear about it!!!) Instead of doing the same thing year after year, why not kick up your holidays a notch with a Letter To Santa Cookie!
While surfing the tweets on Twitter, up came a link to Letter To Santa Cookies. Intrigued, I clicked! WOW! What an awesome idea. I love love love this idea. The letter your child wrote to Santa is on a cookie! What a wonderful, unique idea. And they look delicious too! But that’s not all, the best part, besides having the coolest cookies in your neighbourhood, is that $1.00 of every cookie sold will go to an organization called Children Without Poverty. If it wasn’t for Bloomalicious, I would have never known about this fantastic group of people.
The creator of Letter To Santa Cookie, chose this organization from her heart. Having experienced first hand from her childhood, she felt the need to give back. She remembers a time when she was in 6th grade going to school and her tummy was rumbling from hunger. Back then, things were “tight” at home. It’s unfortunate that anyone goes through those experiences. But it’s those moments we remember, and those moments make us who we are today. And today Bloomalicious can give back.
Children Without Poverty provides mentoring, support and assistance to families moving from homelessness and poverty to a desired sustainable lifestyle. Incredible! What a wonderful gift that would be. Thanks to Bloomalicious and their support through the Letter To Santa Cookie, now you can make a small step towards helping these children. To learn more about this local charity, visit their website www.childrenwithoutpoverty.com.
And on Christmas Eve, your child’s face will light up when they see their letter on a cookie! And during the rest of the year, be sure to check back with Bloomalicious for one of their custom made cookie bouquets! Another Great Idea with Amazing people!
Bonus Code: COOKIE Expires Midnight Monday Dec.12/2011
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
With the spirit of Christmas, comes the spirit of giving. This is the time of year that everyone wants to see those less fortunate have a Merry Christmas. But it’s not always about toys and food. (But those are very good organizations that help out). It can also be about health. There is a way to give when it comes to health, and that’s where you can consider becoming a life-force donor of stem cells, by registering as a bone marrow donor. If nothing else, pass along the information to anyone who you may think would like to do this.
I recently received an email from a friend of mine who is looking for anyone who may be able to help out a friends 3 month old granddaughter Zoe. Zoe is currently fighting for her life with a very serious rare blood condition called HLH. Being a bone marrow donor might save the life of a child, just like Zoe.
The best way to get started on the stem cell donor list is to go to www.OneMatch.ca.
On behalf of my good friend and this family, thank you for reading this and passing the information along. Please spread the word, the more people who join the network means the more stem cells matches that are possible for sick kids here in Alberta and around the world.