Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Reveal

Based simply on others' timelines from their completed adoptions from the same country, I'm estimating that we have 9-10 weeks left before I travel to bring our daughter and son home!

And, based on our budget for plane tickets, food, our apartment, kids' visas, and other travel expenses, I'm estimating that we need $3,000 to finish.  (You can find a complete listing of all our adoption expenses HERE.)

So, to make it fun to hit that final amount, how about a little game!  See these blocks?

I originally hoped to have a picture reveal, where you could buy blocks to reveal the kids' pictures underneath, but that plan is tabled until our court decree is issued, probably in 8 weeks or so.  I know, I know, it's been a year and you're desperate to see their beautiful faces, and I'm so ready to be able to show them to you!  (Keep reading to the end, there WILL be pictures under these tiles eventually!)

While I can't do a picture reveal *now*, I can do a PRIZE reveal!  And who doesn't love prizes?!

Here's how it works:  Each block is labeled with a specific letter (T for Tory, D for Denny) and number (1-100).  Each block is worth $15.  You have a couple of options for how you buy your blocks, whether it's a tax-deductible donation to our GRANT or by purchasing a beautiful necklace (in-stock or completely custom) from the 2:12 Designs Etsy page, like this one...

If you donate to our grant, please forward your Paypal receipt to scottandchandres at gmail dot com, and include the letter and number of the block(s) you want uncovered.  If you purchase a necklace, just include the letter and number of the block you want uncovered in the "notes to seller" part of the checkout process!

What am I forgetting?  Oh yeah, PRIZES!!!

Underneath random blocks (okay, it's not really random, but it is predetermined), there will be prizes!  Sort of like Double Jeopardy, only without having to say, "What is an Amazon gift card?" in order to win!

Here are the prizes up for grabs:

TEN $10 Amazon gift cards

TWO sets of handmade jewelry from our kids' country
(Items pictured not available, but I will purchase more jewelry while in country, and you can choose from what I purchase. )

ONE more handmade doll before I travel to bring the kids home, then I'll probably never have time to sew again!
(These are the dolls I made for the kids before we travelled to meet them, and are only a sample of what you can choose.   Embroidery/monogramming is not available.)
 I've got other fundraisers coming, including another auction, but I didn't want to wait on this fundraiser anymore!  So, shop, give, and choose your blocks!  As soon as that court decree is in, there WILL be pictures behind the remaining tiles!  So, clear them now and you'll see their beautiful faces as soon as I can show them!

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