Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Rarely have I been moved to tears by a mere act of kindness. When I announced this contest I was sure we would receive some very nice cards from some of our very talented members. Never, EVER in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the sheer outpouring of love and time and commitment that rolled in through my mailbox these past couple of weeks. 

We have received cards from all over the world! We have recieved cards more beautiful than anything Halmark could ever dream up. We received cards created by children, for children. We recieved NUMEROUS cards that have been published in scrapbooking magazines. We received - - - Hope, in the form of 140 custom created, hand-crafted beautiful cards. With tears in my eyes, and on behalf of every mom of a child with Autism, THANK-YOU. To all who participated, thank you. Each wonderful woman who sent in cards will receive 10% off their next store purchase! Please contact me at info@swirlydoos.com to get your coupon code. These cards will now be shipped off and presented for Auction, with all money raised going directly to Autism Speaks!

Now, for our winner! In a random drawing professionally conducted by my littles, we have chosen the winner of this contest:



Mason tried and tried, and really wanted to choose the winner! Unfortunately, he was more interested in opening and closing the box than pulling out a name! lol



Enter Ashli, mommy's little helper who proudly proclaimed that SHE wanted to pick the winner out of all of the ladies who are helping Masie (she calls him Masie)



And there you have it friends! The winner of the $25.00 gift certificate to the Swirlydoos store is Cassie Box!  Congratulations CASSIE! Contact me at Info@swirlydoos.com to claim your prize~




Thank you again, too all of the beautiful women, and children who gave of your time and talents to help raise money for Autism. With help from folks like you, we WILL find a cause and we WILL find a cure!

7 comments:

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Ohhhh I'm so glad, this was a succes!!!!!!
though I would have love to see the number of cards, a little higher!!!!

Congrats Cassie!

Lynette said...

Congrats Cassie! Krissy you are a very special mommy!

LISA said...

So happy this wonderful cause was a success!!! Congrats to Cassie and all of the scrappers who gave their love and time to do this!!! We applaud you!!!

byondbzr said...

That is awesome, we so totally rock don't we! Are you going to be able to tell us the grand total made at the auction? I would love to know how much and feel so happy to be a part of it. Congrats Cassie! How cute are your kiddos helping with the drawing too!

Stacey said...

awwww what great pictures!!! That is so cool!!

Cassie said...

Thanks Krissy! Thanks girls. I am so very blessed to have a child with autism in my life. I am really happy that we could contribute! :)
Thanks so much for picking me and for the opportunity!! :)

Danielle said...

Krissy - I too am moved to tears. What started out as a little thought has grown so large. Ali Edwards even put it on her blog, and I am humbled by all of the caring, generous people who just want to help. Krissy you are one amazing woman, and I admire you tremendously! You and little man are two of my heroes :)
Much Love & Many Blessings~
Danielle

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