Wednesday, December 22, 2010

elving!

how does a mama survive a day packed full of errand running with three little ones in tow - throw a bit of holiday elving into the schedule, that's how!

we packaged up this cute dolly and two coloring wallets when we set out this morning. each had a "free to a loving home" tag in their bag with the following message on the back ::
we are sending this sweet handmade toy out into the world hoping it finds a special child to live with.

happy holiday wishes,


from erika and her little elves~


the dolly was left at the library, next to the bike rack.

the blue spaceship coloring wallet was left at a city bus stop near an elementary school.

and the black apples and pears wallet was left near the entrance to the health and welfare department.

we had a ton of fun looking for places to drop the toys. we had a long discussion about helping others and how blessed our family is. we hope we made someone's day a little brighter. we completed our errand running without a single whine or complaint.
we can't wait to do it again!

7 comments:

Brown Birdy said...

I LOVE that you did this! I'm off to share this!

domesticgoddess said...

What a sweet idea, Erika! I know you certainly made someone's day a little brighter!

hilary said...

That is so sweet - I hope all your surprises find lovely new homes!

Brooke said...

love this and hope to incorporate it into tradition! thanks for the inspiration!

be said...

so awesome! i need to do that again too!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I absolutely love this idea. I want to do this any time of the year... thank you for sharing!!

Steph

Kalee said...

This is a fantastic idea, and I imagine the kids who find them will have very big smiles!