Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year, New word, Big news!!

Over the past few days we've listed several new pieces of jewelry for sale.

A metal cuff bracelet with a Short message (this is great for guys too!)

A metal cuff bracelet with a Long message (Fruits of the Spirit, family names, a verse, etc.)

Many of you do a Word of The Year, rather than New Year's Resolutions.
One simple word to focus on throughout the year.
My word this year is Dare.
Dare to be true to myself.
Dare to step out of my comfort zone.
Dare to dream bigger.
Dare to be courageous, not timid.
Dare to take risks.

The next necklace is one I'm super excited about!!
We've paired up with ICT S.O.S. - a local organization to help prevent human trafficking.
$10 from each of these sold in January will be donated to help!

What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking is modern day slavery and is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or taking of persons by means of threat, force, coercion, abduction, fraud, or deception for the purpose of exploiting them. The United Nations estimates that 2.5 million people are trafficked annually. It deprives people of their human rights and freedoms, it is a global health risk, and it fuels organized crime.
Victims of trafficking are forced or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation. Labor trafficking ranges from domestic servitude and small-scale labor operations to large-scale operations such as farms, sweatshops, and major multinational corporations.
Sex trafficking also happens to U.S. citizens and residents already residing within the U.S. borders. An estimated 300,000 American children are at risk for trafficking into the sex industry annually. Traffickers coerce women and children to enter the commercial sex industry through the use of a variety of recruitment and control mechanisms in strip clubs, street-based prostitution, escort services, and brothels.

Be Free.

Even reading the description puts a lump in my throat.
It is a very real problem and we are honored to be able to do a tiny bit to help.

So.... That's a lot of info.
2012 is a year to be inspired. Make changes. Do more. Be daring.

What is your word of the year?


Emily said...

Patient! I need to work on it more than anything. I love that necklace what a wonderful idea!

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

My word is ENOUGH! Too long a list to tell all the ways I will be focusing on that word. Love the new cuff bracelet and LOVE the necklace for ICTSOS!!! Going to share about it now :)

Tess said...

My word is TRY. Thanks for all you do. Can't wait to buy a "be free" necklace :) happy 2012!

Ellyn said...

what a lovely necklace! and I love your word. Mine is Gratitude.

jonahbonah said...

I'm still thinking I need to review/giveaway that cuff. Just sayin'. :0)

Jennifer said...

So excited to partner with you on the "Be Free" necklace! I'll definitely be ordering mine and wearing it daily!

Thank you for supporting ICT S.O.S.

elizabeth said...

So grateful that you are raising awareness of this huge problem and are raising money for such an important cause. Portland, Oregon where I live, is highest per capita of this problem. Our church, and other local churches, are working to change that.

Jennifer said...

Elizabeth- you should check out OATH and author Nita Belles in your area. She wrote "In Our Backyard"

Jessica said...

I love "dare." It is kind of how I am feeling for the next year - the need to be daring... so (as to not poach your word), I am picking...


I will be!

BARBIE said...

My one word is "pursue". I am going to have to look up the "Be Free" necklace everyone is talking about. Resonates with my spirit.

I love that you are donating to helping the cause of ending human trafficking. Something very close to my heart.

BARBIE said...

Okay, I am up way too late. I see the necklace now. Oh I wish I had the $$ to order like 5 of them right now. But I hope to order at least one soon!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

I blogged about my word the other day - great minds think alike! My word is BELIEVE! In myself, my abilities, my dreams.....BELIEVE!
Happy New Year! Hugs, Leena

Unknown said...

I love the metal cuffs!!!
My word for the year is Potential. To see the potential in my every aspect of my life and those around me.

Melinda said...

Happy New Year!
My word will be "BELIEVE."
I'll do a post soon on this!

Good luck with the necklace.


jaquelyn {mama thoughts} said...

Oh, loove the cuff!

I think my word for this year is GRACE. To remind me of God's incredible grace, to live in grace for others, and to accept grace for myself.

Kelley said...

Love the Be Free necklace ordered one for a friend and before the month is out I hope to get one for myself and maybe one of those braclets with the word LOVE or Be Still on it. Always need reminders to love more and be still more. Beautiful new jewelry!

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