I received an email a few weeks ago from Hallmark (I LOVE Hallmark), but I discarded it. A contest to draw a charm that will be made into one they will sell. Drawing? Me? No thank you.
But, then I looked at all the charms I had, and a book to circle ones I want. I saw a lot of awareness and I was jealous. There is a pink ribbon (three different ones), a yellow ribbon, a puzzle piece for autism, a block for St. Jude, and the list goes on. But there was nothing for dwarfism. So I thought I don’t want another ribbon out there. I don’t want to be associated with something that needs a cure. I want to wear my awareness proudly on my bracelet. I want to show off that I love Christmas, I have a baby girl, I am married, I have a (smelly) dog and I know someone with dwarfism. Some one very close. I want my baby girl to have more representation in the world than she currently does.
I want Hallmark to help us raise awareness!
This is my hideous drawing. I know what you’re thinking: you can’t even trace your hand! It’s true. I am only good at drawing words on a page. If you were expecting art, you are looking at the wrong woman. But here is my idea- my submission. You can submit two drawings, but I only need one. I need the beautiful trident fingers of our babies wearing a green bracelet to be around my wrist. I want people to ask: what is that charm? What does that mean to you? I want people to think it’s interesting. I want to gift it to others. I want to launch more than green rubber bracelets (that don’t always look fashionable). I want everyone to have a charm that they can look down at and smile; think of Addie, or Hailey or Knoah.
Thank you, Hallmark, for giving me this opportunity. I hope
I we win!