Friday, July 1, 2011

Christmas In July For Olga!!

* added note: the person who gets my chip in to $400 and $500 will each get a free ornament  of choice for themselves!!
Merry Christmas!!!!

OK, I've had this brewing for a while now. I kept thinking that there was a way I could have a fund raiser for Olga.There was no ipad in my future so any sort of great giveaway wasn't happening here. But I just kept thinking I was missing something. I knew we had these gorgeous ornaments but how could I use them now?  I sure didn't  want to think about using them at Christmas time to raise money for Olga. Gosh I'm hoping she's fully funded and good to go by then!  So Christmas in July it is!

About the ornaments.
We used to sell them in our local mall. My husband is from Poland and knew they had top notch glass blowers there. He found a company that made these ornaments all by hand. They blow the glass and paint each one individually.  They are high quality and just beautiful. When we were selling them we sold them for between  10.00 - 30.00 each.

Now, about the fund raiser or Give to. I like the sound of that... Give To :)

Here's my idea. Anyone interested (and I hope there are a lot interested) can purchase an ornament for $10.00. You can even include a personal message to go along with your ornament. The ornament goes to Olga, (Jenn and Chris can hold on to it for her) and the money goes to Jenn and Chris to bring Olga home! 
I have a chip in set up which goes to our paypal account. All you need to do is make sure you put the name of the ornament you choose in the special instructions box on paypal and also your message, if you want to leave one. If for some reason you cannot leave your instructions on paypal just email them to me instead. Couldn't be easier!No stress, no lines and great customer service, LOL.   I will do the shipping. Can you imagine a tree for Olga with all these sparkling ornaments with your beautiful words on them. (I'm not going to write on the ornament but attach a slip of paper and ribbon through the hoop) and can you imagine Olga and The Abell's enjoying them year after year. What a treasure and what a keepsake.

So I do hope you all decide to start you Christmas shopping a little early this year. And send a pretty ornament to a Princess so deserving.  And help to bring her home quickly.


orange/red ball

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The VW's said...

I LOVE IT!!! Love the Christmas music too! :)

This is not what my guess was. I was thinking you would have us donate to make a quilt for Olga, and we would be able to personalize each square. So, I was wrong!

I love this idea too! I'll definitely be participating! Thanks for helping this sweet girl and her waiting family! Hugs!!

Robin E. said...

What an incredibly sweet idea! Hope Olga will be home by Christmas to see her special tree!

Rochelle said...

Awesome idea, what a fantastic keepsake for Olga! You are amazing. Yep count us in too. Is it for the whole month?

stephanie said...

Yes Rochelle, it will run for the month of July.

Melissa said...

Love this idea! I'm glad it's running for the whole month too. :)

Jenn said...

Awwww Stephanie~ THANK YOU!!!!!! We are so blessed to have friends like you! We are working our bottoms off to get that little girl home by Christmas. Praying everyday she won't have to spend one more Christmas in that orphanage. We love you guys!!

Jenn & Family

Michelle said...

beautiful ornaments ... just purchased one! What a great idea!

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

how gorgeous are you. i love your heart dear friend! just purchased one xxxxx

Patti said...

Okay, what is my computer's problem? I'm trying to click on the chip-in but it's not taking me anywhere? Tell me what I'm doing wrong...or maybe it's just my computer!