Hi friends! It's been a hectic week or so, but I wanted to take a minute to share some pretties with you for a great cause. This is not a paid endorsement, I just love these bangles and love that the company keeps is all here in the U.S. and gives lots of money to charity. While we don't have an Alex and Ani store here in Pennsylvania (YET!) they ARE popping up all over the country and have a booming website as well. Alex and Ani is a company that is based in my hometown of Crantston, RI. They are constantly releasing new bangles and charms ... and each of them has a story to tell and a purpose - of spreading positive energy. I've been collecting these bracelets for a while now and shared a few over the summer, including the GODMOTHER one I was given at my godchildren's Christening.
For Christmas, I received 3 new Alex and Ani bracelets that have quickly become some of my favorites.
Pictured above is the TODAY IS AN OPPORTUNITY BANGLE which represents Courage | Appreciation | Influence.
Opportunity is here; invite it in. In this moment you can choose to take action and contribute your gifts of courage, kindness, and love. You have the ability to allow your light to shine and illuminate another. Today is an opportunity to lead, to inspire, to volunteer, to make a difference.
20% of all Alex and Ani sales of the Today is an Opportunity Charm, with a minimum donation of $10,000, will go directly to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to advance research, support patients, and create hope for anyone affected by pancreatic cancer.
(See why I love these so much?)
Then there's the arrow ... which is the STAND UP TO CANCER BANGLE. It stands for Collaborate | Honor | Change.
In this moment lives are changing. People are uniting, standing up to better the world, and protecting the future. Together we are unstoppable. Join the movement and stand up to honor, connect, and accelerate change.
20% of all Alex and Ani sales of the Stand Up Charm, with a minimum donation of $10,000, will go directly to Stand Up To Cancer, a ground-breaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.
The purple? That's my birthstone and my godchildren gave me that one on Christmas Eve! :)
If you're looking for a gift for ANYONE in your life ... these bracelets stand for a lot, give back a lot, and are crowd pleasers. :) Spreading the positive love and energy ... i'm out until 2013! (That sounds way longer than it is!) Jeff and I return on Wednesday! XOXO Have a safe and Happy NEW YEAR!