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Being a creative entrepreneur we were living on my husband's income and my sales/blog payments. I no longer feel like I am hustling for money. Don't get me wrong I love every minute of blogging and creating items for my shop but not having a steady income and knowing when a check might come is stressful when you have a family to help provide for. This year Christmas already seems a lot less stressful and overwhelming too. I have decided to put my shop on vacation mode from December 5th through January 5th to enjoy all of the happiness and joy of the holidays. The past few years I have been stuck in front of my sewing machine all the way up until a few days before Christmas sewing Santa Sacks. I am uncontrollably excited about getting to make cookies, wrap presents (before December 24th) and take it all the holiday season has to offer.
I have given my family a challenge to SPREAD JOY over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas. We have plans to perform a few random acts of kindness including giving out gift cards to strangers and donating to our local community. I want to make sure my kid are getting involved and seeing how important it is to give rather than to always receive. Sometimes I think they are a bit spoiled and don't realize how good they have it. I know I can't be the only one that thinks this right!?
In a few weeks my husband has volunteered to do 'Shopping with a Deputy' where law enforcement officers are assigned a child and take them shopping for their Christmas gifts at Target. All November long officers choose to have an amount of their paycheck taken and donated for the shopping trip. My employer has a box set up for toy donations and on Black Friday I am going to pick up some games to donate. All of the donations are going to needy children at our local schools.
To help spread joy I have created printable gift card envelopes. If you are looking to SPREAD JOY through random acts of kindness this holiday season I hope you will print and use them! Get the printable HERE https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_4bLXsftk77LUE1TktxallWeWc/view?usp=sharingor by clicking on the picture below.
To continue to SPREAD JOY I have teamed up with a group of bloggers. We have all contributed our own cash to put together a giveaway. One winner will receive $400 hard, cold cash through PayPal to help with gifts this holiday season!! Enter through the LINK HERE or use the embedded entry form below! Follow some or all of us on Instagram to gain entries.
Giveaway will started at 12:00 a.m. on November 21st and end at 12:00 a.m. on November 26th. Winner be selected via Rafflecopter and winning entry will be verified. Winner will be EMAILED from email@example.com and will have 48 hours to respond via email. If no response is given, a new winner will be selected. Winner must have a valid PayPal account as the money will be sent via PayPal. Enjoy your Cyber Monday shopping and be sure to Spread Joy this season!!
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