2012 Christmas Card Challenge November 9, 2012 By Karen Andrews 10 Comments Hello! You are welcome to subscribe to my updates for free. Happy reading! Those of you who are new to this blog this year might be wondering what the above means? Am I about to go on a stanley-knife-crafty-hot-glue-and-myriad-coloured-cardboard-card-making orgy? No. First, a reminder of this year’s chosen charity. Taken from my introductory post back in January: I’ve been aware of The Starlight Children’s Foundation for years. A former work colleague was quite passionate about the Foundation and did a lot of volunteering for them and would often tell me stories of the smiles and wonder on children’s faces. In more recent times, I’ve been reading of their extraordinary work and impact they have on lives and families through the blog of my dear friend, Tiffany at My Three Ring Circus. Now, the Challenge itself. I value and appreciate all readers of this blog and have done so for over six years now. This time of year is quite special to me in an humanistic, soul-tendering kind of way and so this is what I do: I send an email of seasonal greetings on Christmas Eve. Why an email instead of a card? Because for each email to each person I donate the price of an unused postage stamp. While this might not sound like much – it all adds up! Which people get it ? These people: 1) Family members and close friends. 2) Every commenter on this blog since Boxing Day 2011. So if you’re a lurker – speak up now! You’ll be doing your bit for this wonderful charity and all the work that they do. Thanks! Spread the word too, if you like! Karen AndrewsKaren Andrews is the creator of Miscellaneous Mum. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time). « That’s What I Call A Bumper Trip to the PO BoxThis Is The Point When I’m Just Going To Say ‘No’ To Big Brother Next Year »Comments Krissy says November 9, 2012 at 11:05 am Oh my goodness what an AWESOME idea! I would love to get an email from you on Christmas Eve Reply Philip says November 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm Of course I lurk here! Merry Christmas, K. Reply nellbe says November 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm I love the Starlight Children’s Foundation, I have worked with them myself in the past and they are a great organisation. I also love that you do this each year. Good on you Karen. nellbe recently posted..Real Life Wednesday – Toddler Teeth Brushing Reply Em says November 10, 2012 at 10:50 am Always look forwad to your christmas card challenge. Great idea and a wonderful cause! Reply Insane Jane says November 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm What a fantastic idea. I love the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Well done. Reply Amanda Page says November 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm Good luck with your fundraiser! Reply Susan @ Reading Upside Down says November 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm What a lovely idea and what a great charity to support. I know that Tiffany’s family was incredibly touched by the support of the Starlight Foundation for Ivy. Susan @ Reading Upside Down recently posted..eBook Review: Drive Me To Distraction by Caitlyn Nicholas Reply Donna @ NappyDaze says November 11, 2012 at 6:55 pm What a wonderful idea Karen, love the thought you’ve put into it x Donna @ NappyDaze recently posted..The "Queensland" Room Reply Bec S says November 13, 2012 at 9:38 am That is such a great idea! Bec S recently posted..Life challenge – weeks 33-34 – exercise and food Reply Tracey says November 28, 2012 at 10:55 pm I hope I’ve remembered to comment this year! If not… here you go p.s. congrats on the new book! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.