While I have started my preparations for the holiday season, I often reflect on how blessed I am with life, love, family, friends and health. I also take this time to reflect and be grateful for all that I have, knowing that this is not the case for all others. And in thinking of the struggles in life, I choose to have my Christmas Give-Away each year, in hopes of giving a little something to someone who might not otherwise take the opportunity to have their memories captured of time shared with their loved ones.
For several years now, I have given the gift of photography to someone in the area (Southwestern Ontario) who deserves something a little extra at Christmastime. I’ve done it through several means, such as nominations, suggestions and my own observations of living in such a caring community. It is always difficult to choose the recipient of the gift and I truly believe that there are many families out there, whom are deserving of something a little extra special during the holidays.
I am asking you (my readers & fb page followers) to nominate a person or a family, whom you feel could benefit from the gift of photography and memories to last a lifetime. Whether it’s someone going through a difficult time in their lives, suffering through illness, a family who struggles with the daily hardships of life, or perhaps someone that is always giving to others, and deserves something in return for their kindness. I just need you to send an email with the information as listed below and they could be the deserving recipient of this year’s give-away.
I will receive nominations up until 3pm on Monday, December 16th. At this time, a recipient will be selected and will be notified of their gift at some point that same week. Please send all nominations to email@example.com, and include the following information in the email:
- your name & contact information
- the name of the person/family that you are nominating, along with a means of contact (email or phone number)
- an explanation of why you feel this person/family should be the recipient of this year’s gift
The recipient of the “In the Spirit of the Season” gift will receive a studio session, the digital files from their session on disk and a $100 credit (donated by an anonymous donor) toward product. This gift package is valued at $225. There is also a little gift in it for the person who nominates the selected recipient.
So, that’s it…what are you waiting for? You’ve only got 2 weeks, so get nominating. I know that everyone knows someone who is deserving of a little extra something this year. You are welcome to nominate more than one person/family too, though only one recipient will be selected. I look forward to receiving and reading your nominations. Thank you!
Love & Smiles, Darlene