Wednesday, December 6, 2017

12 Days of Giving- Day Six

It's the holidays y'all and I have sort of started a tradition where I try to gather some like minded ladies to put some positive vibes out into the world via something that we're doing every day- on our computers, phones, tablets etc. You may remember last year's giving back series here on the blog and we've decided to kick it up a notch for 2017 because in my humble opinion, we need a little more love and kindness this holiday season! Each day we are donating to a specific and worthwhile charity while also celebrating in high style with a brand that we love. It's really about bringing attention to great organizations while also having a little fun! So here's the deal, I've asked my ladies to give me three words that describe how they are blessed. It can be in all their years, just this year, the day they sent me my email. Three words. It's easier said than done when you're really trying to think about how you are fortunate. So before I get to today's ladies, charity and giveaway, I ask you to do the same exercise. What are three words that you would use to describe how you're blessed?

By Gabriela
Feathers and Stripes


La Vie Jaime

So this was my pick for a charity to donate to this year. I likely don't have to explain the desperate situation the elephant population faces so we are fostering an elephant! His name is Wanjala and he was found orphaned due to poaching which is unbelievably heartbreaking. When the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescued Wanjala, he was close to death but after spending a few months in the elephant nursery with a lot of TLC, he is now on the mend, romping around with other elephants in their care. With what me and these ladies pooled together, we are doing so much good this holiday season. I might be a little emotional writing this but it reminds me of Rachel Platten's Fight Song, specifically the line "like a small boat on the ocean, sending big waves into motion"... don't let anyone tell you that you just you can't make a difference... our donation will foster Wanjala for the next year and I don't know about you but it makes me feel good. Also, I don't know if this is the Mama in me, but our "little" guy is super cute!

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

So while you're here, it's imperative that you also know that the brand involved with today's post is also near and dear to me both literally and figuratively! Based out of Acton, MA, The Paper Store is an amazing supporter of me and also some of my blogging nearest and dearests- they are truly a fantastic brand in that they care about their customers and are also bringing some pretty sweet stuff into their stores for all of the holidays. I did a sweet Easter video with them this past year which was super fun and the #PropahKids are big fans as well... they might even know us in our local store lol! Be sure to check them out, show them some love and oh, enter to win $100 to shop them in store! That's pretty sweet, right?

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