Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New ideas for next year

so as I am up to my ears in envelopes and bracelets, I am thinking of changing things next year for the bracelet campaign.
I will still love to do the hand written parts but I will be investing in return address labels or a stamp, I will cut down on the envelope decor, the letter will be signed by me and then photocopied (I will still address each letter and still write notes if needed) and I think I  may go all with one size envelope so that taping it shut may not be necessary.

If you are wating for bracelet(s), please be patient and know I AM working on it! I am a bit overwhelmed with not just the 2014 campaign but also we are busy with farm life (calving season, pigs farrowing, chicks are here, rainy weathermaking spring work hard to accomplish) family life (Sam moved out, his graduation and getting ready for it, Hannah is busy with baseball and Isaac with his music and art) cleaning up from winter messes in our yard.... I am beat! But I am getting this done!

Today I had some help from some friends and my mother in love! Three of these lovely ladies addressed and prepped my envelopes (marking them so I know how many bracelets, stickers, whether a survivor and/or caregiver, etc.) , another lovely stamped the envelopes and pinned  states/provinces/countries on my map! All the while I was writing on letters, filing out cards and stuffing with bracelets. (set aside to be taped shut later tonight). I was so glad to have the help today because addressing sometimes slows me down as names tend to sound familiar to me and I have to check if it was because I had already done their bracelets or from the year before.... usually it was because I had emailed everyone first ... **sigh**
All of this is why I need to make this a more stream lined project next year! So any and all ideas will be welcome!

A smiley thot is that I have all year to plan! :)

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