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I hope you all have been loving the 12 Days of Southern Weddings Christmas as much as we have! There’s nothing like the thought of a little (unexpected) gift under the tree to put you in the Christmas spirit, don’t you think?

Well, actually, I can think of one thing, and that’s giving back. Turns out my parents were right all those years: giving actually is more fun than receiving! Almost as soon as the Southern Weddings gals dreamt up our twelve days of giveaways, we decided to run a parallel series, as well. Last year, instead of the usual trinkets or sweets, we decided to give flocks of baby chicks through Heifer International to our favorite industry friends. This year, we wanted to do something even bigger, and figured we’d bring y’all into the fold, too! Because if there’s one thing we know, it’s that no one in the world has a heart as big as a Southerner’s.

Our goal is to raise $1,500 by Christmas day. If we can do that, together we’ll have collected enough to purchase a “Joy to the World” package from Heifer, which consists of two sheep, four goats, a heifer, and two llamas. These animals mean new hope in the lives of the hardworking poor families who receive them.

On a personal note, speaking as someone who is currently engaged, I know how blessed I feel to be surrounded by SO much love and prosperity, especially at this exciting time in my life. I am thrilled Southern Weddings is spearheading an opportunity to give back in my time of abundance, and I hope you’ll join me in truly spreading joy to the world this holiday season!

Heifer International Donation

Heck, we have more than 17,800 followers on Twitter — if everyone donates just $5, we will have raised $89,000!!! Give what you can, and remember — we are so thankful for y’all! Here’s to spreading joy to the world together!

P.S. OF COURSE we’ll be updating you on how much we’ve raised as we go! Look for an update every Monday from next week until Christmas!

P.P.S. We had to switch the button to say “Buy Now” instead of “Donate Now” because SW is not a tax-exempt organization, but rest assured, all money donated will be going straight to Heifer! :)

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Giving Back with Southern Weddings: Final Update! « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] Weddings gals devoted December to both giving away fabulous prizes and asking y’all to give back to an organization we hold dear. Our goal was to raise $1,500 for Heifer International, and although we fell short of that total, […]

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