I was visiting Edie at Rich Gifts, and she has posted a "Pay It Forward" Challenge on her blog. This is a great way to bless others with a surprise in their mail--using your time, talent, and love.
Here are the rules as posted on her blog: The first 3 bloggers to leave a comment stating "I want to play & pay!" will receive a hand-made gift from me. Those 3 bloggers promise to post this challenge on their blog (meaning they too will ‘pay-it-forward’, creating a handmade gift for the first 3 bloggers that leave a comment on their blog!!)
The gift can be any price range--though I'm thinking that keeping it small will be sufficient--and you have 365 days to make/ship your gift!! Obviously you must be willing to send me your U.S. only (sorry) mailing address. International shipping is just too high.
As for my gift...well the only thing I make "hand-made" is cookies. Then I thought, would I want to receive homemade cookies from someone I don't know personally? Not really. (Okay, they could have anthrax in them or something, couldn't they??) So I'm going to fudge on the rules a bit, and send you something that I find fabulously on sale if you don't know me personally. Because my hobby is finding great deals, that counts...sort of. Believe me, you don't want anything I made. I'm just not crafty.
If you want to participate, just leave a comment telling me so "I WANT TO PLAY AND PAY!" Then repost this on your blog so that you can pay it forward to 3 others, and so on, and so on, and so on.
You can still leave a comment even if you don't want to participate, just don't post the magic words.