Sunday, December 14, 2014

ARWB Ornament Exchange

Christmas crafts always have a special sense of joy about them, and when you receive a hand-made gift of any sort, it makes life that much better.  I'm privileged to be part of the Arkansas Women Bloggers, and especially thrilled to be part of the 2014 ARWB Ornament Exchange.

Those of us who wanted to participate were assigned a "Secret Blogger" for whom we would make a special Christmas Ornament.  My assignment turned out to be a lovely lady named Stephanie from over at  You need to go read her blog - she's wonderful!  When you get there leave her a message and let her know that you stopped in and that I sent you.

I'm quite embarrassed to tell you that I neglected to take pictures while creating the ornament for Stephanie.  I didn't even take a picture of the finished ornament!  I have no idea how that happened. That's okay though, because this little post doesn't have to be about what I made, but what I received.

Time to thank the person who was assigned to me.  So thank you, Renee, for the wonderful ornament you sent me for our exchange.  Here is a picture of it as it hangs on my Christmas tree this year.  It makes me smile when I see it.  

Isn't it cute?  Renee did a wonderful job with the ornament and I was so surprised to find out that the glitter was on the inside of the ornament, not the outside!  So very clever.  

You can find Renee's tutorial for this ornament on her blog Married and Hungry.  When you get there, look around and leave a comment to let her know you stopped in and that I sent you.

What a joy it is to know that there are kindred spirits out there in the world, eager to be a part of something so fun, and willing to take time out of their busy schedule to make Christmas a little extra special for a total stranger.  

It was a privilege to be a part of spreading Christmas joy by making an ornament to send to someone else, and I'm grateful to be on both the giving and receiving end of this blessing.

I hope you take the time to spread a little joy in whatever way you can, not just this Christmas, but always.

Blessings to all of you!