Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giving Back Tuesday ...and then some. : )

Well, the start of the holiday season is here..and from the news, it looks like it's off to a bang! Over a very wonderful long weekend, I heard the term "Give Back Tuesday." It's in response to the Black Friday holiday shopping craze and yesterday's "Cyber Monday." I thought..what a great idea and so I've decided to dedicate this holiday season to donate to those in need.

For the month of December, I'm offering my San Francisco, CA themed "Peace Over the City by the Bay" cards for a donation to a charity of your choice. As you may have remembered, I won some printed cards from PSPrint.com and have cards that I would like to share.  I'll ship the cards out to you and I will keep tally of all of the donations we've made this holiday season.

Drop me an email if you'd like to give back and please include:
1) how many cards you'd like (limit of 25 per person)
2) address to ship to (and I'll try my best to calculate the cost) and then I will set up a listing for payment for shipping at my shop.
3) Donate to your favorite charity, and send me a notification about the donation (receipt if possible) via email to shirley@shirleyngbenitez.com

Also, for the month of December, any purchases made at my shop, I will donate the proceeds to those in need.

If you are also giving back today, or anytime this holiday season, please share in the comments section as I'd love to hear, and I'm sure other bloggy friends would too.

Happy holidays everyone!


  1. I LOVE those invites! Some lucky reader and charity will love them as well!

  2. Dearest Shirley, How wonderful to finally see your cards. A toast to the "givers" of this world, now getting fewer and far between in this age of entitlements and taking. Take care. Tsup!

  3. L'illustration est trés émouvante. pleine de tendresse. thanks you for the visits on my blog.

  4. Penguins in sleep hats, so cute! And the cards look just beautiful. I heard about Give Back Tuesday on the radio yesterday and I plan to donate to one of our local food banks. Thanks for the reminder and for spreading the word! :)

  5. Yay! They are beautiful, just like you Shirley :) You are so generous and sweet that it shows in your work. The giving penguins are too cute.

  6. You are such a lovely, generous soul, Shirley. It shows in your art, your words and the wonderful things you do! XOXO

  7. AWWWW! Oh, what a LOVELY idea! I read somewhere that people who shop on Black Friday are mostly shopping for themselves. Ha! The cards came out fantastic, by the way!

  8. Such Beautiful things. The cards and those cute little penguins!! They are simply adorable. YOU ARE AWESOME!
    Sending you hugs and best wishes for a wonderful holiday!

  9. Awww! Too cute :) I didn't know about give back Tuesday, but it sounds like a great idea. I bet SF charities would be thrilled to receive your beautiful cards.


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