Mom Blogger Spreads Holiday Cheer That Lasts All Year
It doesn't matter how cold it is outside when there is someone in your life—or in your own blogosphere who is willing to warm you up with kindness.
Georgie Johnson, author of the Decisionally Challenged blog, is just that kind of someone. As a married mother of 3 living in Oklahoma, and an avid blogger, she decided to spread a little cheer, right when everyone needed it most.
This past Christmas season Georgie decided to do a little outreach. She create the SSS—Secret Santa Soiree—as a way for bloggers to spoil each other a little—but in a sweet and secret way. The rules were simple: fill out a questionnaire so your exchange partner would know a little about you, buy a gift in the $10-15 range, ship it off, and most importantly, keep it a secret.
In no time at all, more than 70 women had signed up. And better still, not ONE of those women neglected to fulfill their promise of a gift and of course, keeping it quiet.
Georgie wasn't trying to grow her own blog. She was simply trying to spread a little joy. And she certainly did—in 70 big and small ways. After all the gifts were exchanged, the gift givers were revealed, creating new friendships and recognizing these women, who were willing to give of themselves in such a hectic time. So many of these women enjoyed the giving feeling so much that it carried over into their daily lives.
True to her giving spirit, Georgie says much of the credit for the entire event goes to her friend Amy who did a lot of the work and 'kept her sane.'
And don't worry, if you missed the SSS last year, Georgie will be 'Momming It Forward ' again. The 2nd annual SSS will be taking place this holiday season!
About the Author: Danielle Smith is a mommy to two smart and sassy small people, as well as the founder and primary author of ExtraordinaryMommy.com. You can catch her hosting a brand new live show, The Spin Cycle, on MomTV.com every Wednesday at 9pmEST. She also hosts a show on Blog Talk Radio and contributes to WhyMomsMatter. Danielle is thrilled to be contributing to MomItForward as ‘giving back’ has always been an important part of who she is and what she hopes to teach her children