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Gifts for Life: Bird E Studios


This holiday season, I want to give. I mean really actually truly give. Gifts that mean something. Gifts that honor someone. Gifts that make a difference. Join me?

I don’t remember exactly how or when Erika of Bird E Studios walked into my life, but I remember that it was an online connection made in heaven. She blessed our poor, now-neglected dog with a beautiful new collar and leash set – handmade by her! – out of the kindness of her own heart.

Shortly after that, she began making precious baby items: burp rags, bibs, binkie clips and diaper clutches. (See? I told you it was a connection made in heaven. Will you look at those fabrics?!)

You can follow Erika’s blog here and her tweets here.

And can I share with you something that Bird E Studios just announced on her blog this week? It is beautiful. “Lately I’ve been thinking about what I could do with my shop, to really give it meaning. To make a difference, to do good things, other than just providing stuff. While the stuff is lovely, I wanted Bird E to be a part of something bigger; to do something to help others.

And so, {Blankets for HOPE} was born.”

She goes on to talk about the fleece blanket she gave her little cousin Cullen to have while in the hospital battling cancer. Erika decided that more children should have that comfort as they spend time away from home due to illnesses.

15% of all Bird E Studios sales will now go towards supplies for Blankets for HOPE. In addition, Erika has personally committed to donating 5 blankets per month to a local Children’s Hospital or Pediatric wing of a local hospital.

The plan was to launch Blankets for HOPE in honor of her cousin Cullen, but it hurts my heart to tell you that the campaign is now in his memory.

When you make a purchase from Bird E Studios, not only do you support handmade products and make a direct impact on an artist, but you also help comfort pediatric hospital patients. That is good stuff.

The Bird E Studios shop holds a huge variety of products for all sorts of people on your gift list, andI am thrilled to announce that O My Family is giving away a $40 shop credit to Bird E Studios as a way to help you give with a purpose!

Leaving a comment on this post is all you have to do to enter!

Because our goal with this Gifts for Life gift guide is to support the wonderful cause of Bead for Life, we have made it possible for you to increase your entries (and odds of winning!) by doing a couple of things:

1) Buy jewelry at the Bead for Life store and earn ONE ADDITIONAL COMMENT for every $10 spent (or donated) on ONE GIVEAWAY (not one additional entry on each giveaway or more than one).

2) Registering to host a Bead for Life Bead Party earns you FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL COMMENT entries in Gifts for Life giveaways.

Have a question about extra entries? Check out the full details here.

This giveaway closes at 10:00pm CST Sunday December 5th. The winner will be announced the following day.

Good luck!

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Disclosure: Bird E Studios has provided the spoils of this giveaway today, as well as a dog collar and leash set in the past. While Bird E Studios is paying the monetary costs of this giveaway, money cannot buy my opinions. Those are priceless.

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This giveaway is part of the Gifts for Life holiday gift guide, a celebration co-hosted by Heather of The Exrtaordinary Ordinary and Allison of O My Family. You can see all of the wonderful Gifts for Life giveaways hosted by Heather here and by Allison here.

O, and don’t forget to come back throughout the day and throughout the week for more Gifts for Life giveaways. There’s O so much more celebrating yet to come!

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83 Responses to “Gifts for Life: Bird E Studios”

  1. Abby

    So stinkin’ cute! I know quite a few people who would love Christmas presents from her!!

  2. ryley

    i remember when you first introduced us to her work. SO cute!!!!! We could still totally use some bibs in this hood! :)

  3. Vanessa

    What beautiful work, and an amazing cause! I would love to win the credit, thank you so much for making me aware of her work, and also giving me a chance to win!

  4. Sarah

    I’ve seen Erika’s things before and love them! I especially love that she’s so generous! :)

  5. Marlies

    What a great idea! I’m sure all the sick kids would really appreciate a blanket of their own!

  6. Celeste

    I love it! There is nothing better than beautiful things that also help others. I am humbled to be in the company of such talented and generous people.

  7. robin

    Adorable stuff! And such a great giveaway week idea you and Heather put together. Thanks so much.

  8. Sara

    Love the things she makes and her heart! Thanks for opening my eyes to many amazing places to get beautiful gifts!

  9. Sarah

    With two little ones, we can always use the help/stuff. Thanks for coordinating this!

  10. april

    I love bird e!! we have some “unpaper” towels that we purchased from her last year. they are so great, and a wonderful teaching tool to the little girls i nanny!