How lucky am I to work with these girls? They are out to change the world and have the biggest hearts. I love seeing their compassion and it's so exciting to see them passionate about this world and all that is happening in it. One of the things I really wanted to focus on this year with my reps was to have fun and do something to serve someone else. I felt that Christmas was the perfect occasion for this. I had them pick the idea for our Christmas party (Crazy, Quirky Christmas) and pick what they wanted to do for charity -- So what did they choose? Operation Christmas Child!
Operation Christmas Child is part of Samaritan's Purse - An international relief NGO. Every year, people all over the nation pack shoeboxes with gifts for children of all ages which are delivered to over 100 countries worldwide. We filled EIGHT boxes for girls between the ages of 10-14. From dresses, to backpacks, stuffed animals, toothbrushes and more -- eight of these boxes were filled to the brim with goodies and love. All of my girls personally donated these gifts too, which is seriously so generous and just reinforces how much they want to make a difference in the world. We also signed cards and put a group picture in the shoeboxes so the young girls receiving the boxes will get to see the faces of all of the ladies who packed them. I dropped the boxes off at their drop-off site in Denver and it was SO COOL to see how many volunteers were running this thing in the big warehouse. I felt like I was in Santa's workshop, busy with elves and Christmas cheer. I checked the tracking information recently and it looks like our boxes were shipped to Mexico. I am so excited about that; it makes me think back to the mission trips I took to Mexico when I was in high school.
Of course we had a little bit of a party that night too. The girls came to my cozy little home, hung out with my 3 year old for a bit, and enjoyed candy canes, cookies, popcorn and marshmallow filled hot chocolate with their very own sweater mugs. We had a quick little photoshoot using some studio lighting -- and they cozied up to my fireplace, sat in my big blue chair and laughed and giggled throughout the rest of the night.
It has been such a blessing to work with these ladies this year. I am so thankful to have such a wonderful team -- I have just as much fun as them :).
Interested in being a 2019 senior rep? Official applications will be coming out in the coming weeks -- get an exclusive VIP invitation code from one of our current reps to receive some legit sign-up goodies. We do so many fun things throughout the year and I would love to have you as part of our #2019BlueCrew! We will change the world, laugh, form new friendships and get freaking awesome pictures. It's a great program to be a part of, and I can't wait to meet you!
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”