Saturday, November 12, 2011

CHRISTmas gifts for a cause

Hey guys!

I have been thinking about the upcoming season and what could be the most stressful part: gifts.

This year, i had thought it would be neat to have all (or mostly) home-made gifts.  So, I tried to brainstorm different ideas, and although I came up with a couple of ideas, I didn't think of many.

So, as I was walking through Christmas Village (a shopping thing in Birmingham that comes annually), a neat shop showed up that I loved.  It was a shop that sold all kinds of things made in Africa, and when you buy one, it helps the people that made the gifts!  They had cute purses, ugandan paper bead necklaces, ornaments, and much more.  And then it hit me: the true meaning of christmas is Christ's birthday, right?  And what would Christ want for his birthday?  Justice, hope and care for the orphans and widows. Sssssssoooooo....... why not do that?  I decided it would be better to do gifts for a cause rather than homemade ones.

And i just thought i would share with you this idea of really neat things and great gifts, all for a cause.  This is what I'm going to do. Care to join me???

If you don't know where to start i have a couple of neat ideas:

Like??? I love!!!!!  These are t-shirts, totes, decals, and hoodies.
Click HERE to look at several more styles

orphan cross shirts 032

African ornaments and Nativities (from Christmas village :)
Stuffed Giraffe (blue) Ornament

Cute shop from Christmas Village  <3

Safari Sling (Patchwork)

Lots of things @
Feed 1 Baseball
Beaded Coil Bracelet

Get your christmas card HERE

Polka....A Custom 5x7 Photo Holiday Card

Or a cookbook...

And a couple more.... (give water :)

And of course, there is always bracelets you can buy!

So I hope I've given you some ideas for Christmas, and for some wonderful causes!

Have a great weekend!
Anna Leigh

Busy Bee

Howdy there...
Long time no see...

But for good reason.   The best I can explain it is in pictures.  So here it goes!

First of all, I have been in a children's theater play (Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.) recently, and here are some of the pics from onstage and backstage.

Me in my costume

Forget About the Boy scene and dance/song

My sweet Norwegian friend, Kari

My friends and I


Most Of my time since then has been consumed with school. (Or rather lack of it...) 

On Wednesdays, we go to Fayette for Mom to work at the schools and us for piano lessons. After lunch, mom likes to play with her new camera some, and here are some of the results....

Working on Biology in the front yard

pretty fall leaves

My fun brothers

And I still ask myself: did I really do that?

Brooksie :)

beeeeeeautiful Caroline (my sweet sister)



So thats a smidget of what I've been doing. 

i hope to have a new fundraiser out in time for Christmas gift....but we'll see... ;)

the current count of money is about $500.00   Yay!!!!  So thanks for donations and support, every penny counts!!!

I have stuff to do (like school and chores) so i better go do that.

But before I go, I'd like you to check out this video. This is exactly what the well is going to do; the exact well that God is building.

Love you all!
~~Anna Leigh