Thank-you from the bottom of my heart!
Now, it saddens me to have to write this note, but I feel like I should. This past Christmas Love Campaign was the best CLC yet! They are all amazing , but it really was incredible how many people we were able to help and touch. That being said I have seen some darkness creeping over my lovely little campaign & that really defeats the purpose plus it really makes my heart sad. This season we, I, really had a hard time getting the parcels out. For some strange reason they were returned back to me.So… a couple of time I had to bundle up and trudge off to the post office to resend parcels. Plus, you also must understand that I never started this with just prizes in mind. My goal was to have artists, crafter’s, everyone to do random nice things for strangers and it just happened that prizes became involved. I loved doing that because I love giving things to people, and I was/am doing this in memory of my father. However, it is just me doing this. I have no financial donations for the postage and packaging. Plus, I know that when I mail a parcel to my son who is serving a two year mission in Japan…it takes up to 8 weeks to get the parcel. Which can be expensive and frustrating. Canada’s Postal system is good but rather slow at times! This year also saw me flat on my back with kidney & gall stones, Crones Disease and such numbness and blinding pain in my face and arm that I am going through all kinds of wonderful tests. Life sometimes can be a challenge but we just smile and do the best we can.
I LOVE what I do! That is why I have been doing it for these years. But, I have ALWAYS stayed away from contention, gossip, bad situations, and unhappiness. Life is just to short!!! Please know that… yes, all parcel of been sent out. YES, I adore all of your work, and comments! No…. I don't get paid by any sponsors of the Christmas Love Campaign. If anything, I have usually reached out to them because I wanted to do something nice for all the people that GO THE EXTRA MILE! Like this year I was SO happy that we were able to deliver a huge box of crafty goodness to people that had no where to go on Christmas Day! In the afternoon on Christmas Day we went to help serve supper for those people that were lonely or had no place to go and it was so lovely to see them SMILE! Seeing my parents die SO young and so needlessly this past year …I realized life it SO SHORT!!!If I have offended anyone…. I truly am sorry.
If you truly know me, my artwork, and what I stand for ….. you know that I am always looking to Live to Create – Create to Live and am ALWAYS looking to SPREAD love to those around me!
Will there be a 6th Annual Christmas Love Christmas?I don’t know? I know my Dad would be cheering me on, but truthfully with this feedback that I have received from one or two people it has totally got me off guard and taken the wind out of my sail. My mom always told me I was a softy..I guess she was right. And that’s OK I like me the way that I am ! *smile* I will though always do RAK for people, if I still do the CLC or not. That has been to important in our family to give up. I give haven’t decided. Please I would ask though… remember that before you talk about people, do you really know what’s going on in their life or behind the scenes! Words can hurt! Ouch!
So… A BIG thank-you to the people that have been understanding. You know who you are. Thank-you also for you continued support of me and Susan K. Weckesser Inc.
Have a SUPER AMAZING week!