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Monday, December 6, 2010

Blogger Pass It On

Last year I was accepted by Donna (here) for a "Pay It Forward" challenge.  She received a handmade gift from Ruthie (here) and agreed to pass along handmade items to three blog readers.  Last week I received a gorgeous necklace from Donna, so it's my turn to meet my challenge.

 Thanks, Donna


My challenge is to repay this kindness by selecting three blog readers and sending each of them a handmade item within the next year.  Each recipient will agree to provide a handmade item to three of his or her blog readers within a year of receiving my gift.  The basis of "pay it forward" is that we do not pay BACK a favor; rather we do a kindness for someone else.

I fully understand that you are overwhelmed by the holidays, thinking of all the things you must accomplish in the next few weeks.  So you might be reluctant to add even one more thing to your responsibilities.  However, keep this in mind...you do not do anything until you receive my handmade gift and that may be as long as a year from now.  Once you receive the gift, select three of your readers who want to participate.  You have a year to fulfill your agreement.  So this is not something you will have to do anytime soon.  Finally, if circumstances prevent you from paying it forward everyone will understand.

I was delighted to receive the gift from Donna.  It is just lovely.  Most of all, I like the fact that the gift makes a connection between the two of us, so that we are not just individuals in cyberspace.  We are real people and this exchange is the next best thing to meeting a fellow blogger in person.

So if you would like to receive a handmade gift from me, and will pay it forward to three other bloggers, then mention in the comment section that you would like to participate.  Assuming that I receive more than three names, I will put everyone's name in a hat and do a drawing.  I'll post the three names next Monday.

10 comments:

The Bug said...

Oh I'm so tempted to participate! But I don't have anything that I make anymore. Gave away all my cross stitch stuff, & I've pretty much stopped making cards. But what a great idea!

TaraDharma said...

I'd love to participate -- I like the idea of having another kind of connection generated from this cyberspace one. I do make photo greeting cards and would be happy to use those as my future gifts. Count me in!

Elora said...

What a cool idea! Please consider me, NCMW. It would challenge my handspinning or sewing efforts and connect! Fun and fulfilling!

Elora

Vicki Lane said...

It's a lovely idea -- but I can't commit, knowing that I'll probably be on a deadline for the next book this time next year.

carolina nana said...

What a wonderful idea,I'd love to participate. I love blogging and like you said this would make connections genuine.
Hope you have a blessed day.

pat said...

wonderful idea, i would love to participate!

cyclopseven said...

interesting:)

Jayne said...

I received my gift from Donna on Saturday too and am mailing out my three gifts today. :c) I love this idea!

KB said...

What a beautiful gift and idea! However, I think that I'll pass on participating. I don't have any talents for hand-making things!

Michele said...

Please count me in if I'm not too late, and if it doesn't matter that I'm in Canada. Thanks.