Sunday, November 2, 2014

Lollipop Moments and Gingerbread Men

Submitted by Linda
So I was simply perusing Facebook one day when I commented on my friend Gina's amazing wreaths on her FB page Creative Spaces by Gina.  
The wreath under discussion was this beauty, smothered in red and white deco mesh, burlap ribbon, candy picks and the cutest gingerbread man ever. I commented that it was my favorite that she had made so far. She replied that she had been thinking of me while she was making it :).









Well, a mutual church friend, Vikki,  was observing our conversation and chimed in with, "Gift it to Linda and I'll pay you later!" I was so surprised. What a cute and lovely thing to do! When I chatted with her later, she told me that it was a 'lollipop moment', when you do something to make someone else smile. (Smile? Heck, I was doing the happy song and felt like a room without a roof!)

When Gina's daughter (former kindergarten student Sophia) delivered it to my classroom, I immediately hung it up with our gingerbread men from the second week of school.
Isn't that wreath a giant upgrade to my classroom decor?

Now the wreath is at home and is already getting me into the Christmas spirit.

Anyway, one 'lollipop moment' deserves another, so I made up some monogrammed cards to give to Vikki. This pretty sherbety paper looks so cute with the (retired) whimsical alphabet "V". 




This sweet gesture inspired my to try to implement the lollipop philosophy into my daily life. And if you want to see more of Gina's fantastic wreaths and garlands, click here:  Etsy Shop.

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