Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Recap

November was a busy month for Cathy’s Creations, and probably for you, too! At Cathy’s Creations, we have a lot to be thankful for!

We know some of you Frikes were busy being generous to one another, which warms our hearts. Several Frikes this month claimed and purchased DOTD (Deal of the Day) items for other Frikes who had missed the deal or who hadn’t been able to buy the bracelets. Another Frike cheered up the mother of a young victim of breast cancer by sharing a breast cancer awareness cause bracelet with her. We love seeing the generosity between you all! This is what makes the experience so worthwhile- knowing that people who care are connecting! Thank you for being such amazing people! This is what it means to be a Frike. Please, in the blog or on the Facebook wall, continue to share your positive stories with us and the world! You are making a difference.

How was your Thanksgiving this year? We’d love to hear about it! We have some exciting news to share about how Thanksgiving looked from our end. The kindness of several Frikes allowed eight families connected through Cathy’s Creations to welcome a warm meal to their table. And through twelve anonymous donations, a dozen additional families benefited by celebrating Thanksgiving. You all should be so proud of yourselves for your loving actions this November! Twenty families were fed through our combined efforts- what an amazing show of generosity and kindness! We are truly humbled by the amazing people we have come to know and love. In this economy, we know that not everyone can help, even if they want to. Just by being a part of Cathy’s Creations, you are showing us and the world that you care about the great things we support and value. You are all fantastic!

November also brought Cathy's Creations two new additions:

A Sarah's House cause bracelet was added to help a young mother suffering from a Stage 4 brain tumor realize her dream of building a hospitality home for patients undergoing treatment in rural Maine. Please view the bracelet and read her story, and if you feel inspired, share the story with others! You don't have to be able to buy a bracelet to raise awareness, so view the cause jewelry and find something near and dear to your heart and spread the word.

Did you go look? Because you may have noticed something new. We are pleased to announce a new style of bracelets available only through our website. Please check out our chainmaille bracelets, with optional customizable charms! The perfect gift for mothers, grandmothers, or even couples.

Tomorrow is not only a new day, but a new month, and we have some incredible things planned! We hope that December is filled with more love, generosity, and above all, happiness for all of you. We have a fantastic way to kick this off, so please check back for more details in the next blog!

To close, we invite you to share with us one special thing that happened to you this November. We love to celebrate your joys along with you!

See you in December! Also, please remember- in order to guarantee delivery by Christmas, orders should be placed by this Saturday, December 3rd!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Special Holiday Season Fundraiser!

You know what’s even better than a Cathy’s Creations bracelet for yourself or a loved one this holiday season? Knowing that your purchase helped a friend or family in need! It’s easier than you think.

Because our usual route of giving a helping hand is now charging for their services in connecting those who need the assistance with those who have something to offer, it is time to take things into our own hands and make sure that all of the generosity we have to offer goes to those in need and not into the pockets of a website manager! We believe that help from the heart should be free, and so we have come up with a unique way for everyone to benefit.

For a limited time, all proceeds from the Deal of the Day (DOTD) bracelets posted for sale on Facebook will assist a Frike-nominated person or family who could use a little helping hand this holiday season. The accepted nominations will benefit in the order they were received, and as always, all information is confidential. If you know of someone special who needs the extra help this year, please send an email to with details.

As the money comes in, it will be placed into a special fund and each week, these funds will be applied to the thoughtfully selected individuals.

So, Frikes, keep your eyes peeled and your fingers at the ready to type MINE and claim yourself or someone special a truly thoughtful gift!

Become a Frike! Join us on Facebook! Click “Like” to find out about this special fundraiser and everything else we’re up to!

And please, in the comment section below, share with us a way that you have been helped in the past that truly warmed your heart. We love rejoicing in the generosity of others, and hearing your story could be a true inspiration!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Frike Love

I know I have the best Frikes in the whole unicorn. I'm thankful for all of you every day!

During this season of Thanksgiving, my heart turns to those who don't have the bounty that most of us do. I know that there are many, even among the Frikes, who don't have enough money to put Thanksgiving dinner on the table. Did you know that the average cost to make a turkey dinner for 10 people with all the trimmings is less than $50 (see To those without $50, that dinner must seem insurmountable. To others, $50 seems like nothing.

Here's your chance, Frikes! Let's help some people in need.

Do you need help with Thanksgiving dinner? Email me at

Would you like to help someone else with their Thanksgiving dinner? Email me at, or simply send a paypal donation of any amount to the same address (make sure to mark it as a gift so no one pays any fees). Please mark the payment "Thanksgiving donation."

I will keep everything completely confidential.

Let's make this season of Thanks a happy one, and remember that it is in giving that we receive.