This is my daughter, Brittany.
This is what Brittany uses many times each day.
This is what Brittany is needing now for her photography projects.
She's finally reached a level in photography where she longs to be able to do some of the new techniques she's learned, but she can't do them without a DSLR.
This is what we told her to do when she asked us if we could buy her a new camera...that costs $900. Gulp.
This was Brittany's response.
After all, she's only 11. Too young for a job fair.
Oh, well. At least we tried.
This is what we decided to do. Brittany was old enough to begin selling Christmas wreaths from Wreaths of Maine.
Here are two of their beautiful wreaths!
These wreaths are made from balsam fir trees. What's the big deal about that? They are far more fragrant than most wreaths you'll find in the Pacific Northwest, where we live, even though we are surrounded by firs and evergreens of all types.
Why am I telling you all of this?
Because we're trying to teach Brittany the importance of earning and saving money.
1. Set a goal.
2. Make a plan on how to earn the money you need.
3. Pray for less expensive options to come your way.
4. Trust God for His answer. If no money comes your way, maybe your goal was wrong in the first place. Or maybe you just need to wait longer.
Here's how you can help:
If you are planning on purchasing a Christmas wreath in the next few weeks, please consider buying your wreath from Wreaths of Maine, under Brittany's account.
After you find a wreath at Wreaths of Maine, either for yourself or as a gift for someone else, you may select the week you'd like your wreath ordered to yourself or delivered to someone else. They are shipped in a nice, white box with red ribbon.
Brittany is going to donate a portion of her sales profits to our local pregnancy center.
If you choose to order a wreath from Wreaths of Maine, on the last page of checkout, there will be a seller drop-down list.
There you will find "Joy in Our Journey 5063". Simply click on it, and it will credit Brittany as the student seller.
Wreaths may be ordered online until December 16, 2011.
And here's the blessing we've already found in this after praying about this with Brittany: we have found a local camera, well taken care of, owned by a teacher who is married to a man who owns our local camera store in town, who will sell Brittany her 6-year-old DSLR camera for $150! (She's receiving a new camera for Christmas from her husband.)
After prayer, much of Brittany's financial need has been greatly reduced - and we're very thankful. If you feel led to purchase a wreath through Brittany (via Wreaths of Maine website), thank you. We are very grateful! And we know you will love your wreath or swag from Wreaths of Maine.
Hi! I'm Julieanne!