Happy Monday everyone! I hope you’re having as much fun as I am with Christmas preparations. There’s something about “going simple” that keeps all the excitement and reverence in the season.
Last week I pulled out my Sally List and got busy. If you haven’t yet made your own Sally List, I hope you’ll do that … in January! Read about it HERE. You readers were a big help! Remember when I did the 31 Days of Creative Caring series — and asked you for ideas for items to put in a send-off surprise for a local woman who’ll be working as a florist at the Tournament of Roses Parade? Well, I started with your great ideas … and transformed them into a finished product. I delivered “our” box this week. A cabbage rose-embellished box was the perfect starting point!
A canvas bag, shawl, and earbuds for airplane travel … large and small journals for memories and autographs … hand and foot care … tea and chocolates for Everywoman … and the cutest hot pink on black umbrella with ruffles for “just in case.”
Then I added (but forgot to photograph!) the sweetest little clear glass bird ornament with mercury glass accents and a sassy white feather tail … to provide Christmas Future memories of her 2012 “fly away” trip to California.
A notecard of encouragement and congratulations … a quick delivery to the postman to take to his wife … and another check mark on the Sally List.
I’m not the only one working on Sally List-style projects! Laura at Decor to Adore has just added angel cloche ornaments to her Etsy shop … and 100% of her profit will be given to Hope Unlimited for Children. Go see what Laura has to offer!
Speaking of Hope Unlimited … If you’re still looking for a gift for someone who has everything, why not give a gift in their honor to a child who REALLY needs what you can provide? A life transformed? That’s the ultimate metamorphosis!
P.S. There’s another old house metamorphosis I’m going to have to share with you sometime. I’d rather not. As I write this, it’s raining outside … and I’m hearing drip.drip.drip.drip.drip from inside the guest bedroom across the hall.
I will NOT let it steal my joy!
JOY is the serious business of Heaven.
C. S. Lewis