Why you should still send Christmas cards….

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I know Christmas or Holiday time is a busy and stressful for most people, BUT I think it is still important to send Christmas cards. It is true I send out the picture cards of my kids and have the computer sign it for us, so I don’t actually hand write them anymore. I do, however, ¬†hand write the addresses on the envelopes. Each address I write makes me think of that family or individual, even if it is only for a minute. I think we owe our friends and family that much.

If you think about it we all get that mail we don’t want, bills, requests for money, solicitation, etc. How great for just a moment does it feel to see a card in the mail. Is it to late this year to mail cards? NO even though the receiver will get them after Christmas it is still the fact you thought of them enough to send a card. Now I am off to the post office to drop off a few more cards. What do you think? Are paper cards still important to you? Do email cards excite you as much as one in your hand?

May you all wear your Rainbow Pants during this festive time!!

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The Rainbow Pants was on NBC’s The Today Show … sort of

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One question how do you promote your book? If you are a new author you are not going to get calls from t.v. shows asking for an interview. So you have to think outside of the box. Last Week was Thanksgiving, every year we travel to New York to visit with family. One of our favorite places to go is the big apple.

Coming from a small town in Maine, my boys are always looking up at the tall skyscrapers and flashing lights of time square. I am just as taken from these amazing sights. Well we decided to hit Rockefeller center with The Rainbow Pants in hand, hoping to give our copies to Al, Matt, Savannah, Or my favorite Willie Geist but unfortunately they did not come by us when we were outside. The camera did pan us in the crowd so I can say” The Rainbow Pants was on The Today Show, sort of”. ¬† In the photo above you will see my three boys each holding a copy of The Rainbow Pants in the plaza at Rockefeller center. Always trying to think outside the box when promoting your book!!

Happy Thanksgiving from The Rainbow Pants!!

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The delicious aroma of homemade rolls, turkey and yummy pies fill our home, as we get ready for a very Happy Thanksgiving. We take a moment to be grateful for all that we have; including our health, family, and our fabulous memories of 2013.

I would like to say a huge Thank you to my amazing illustrator Lindsay Weirich aka The Frugal Crafter, who gave color and vision to The Rainbow Pants.

Thank you to all of the people who have supported The Rainbow Pants, by purchasing a book, attending events, and/or writing to me and telling me your favorite color pants.

My final Thank you is to the kids who have read, The Rainbow Pants, and have added to their book list.

I wish all of you a peaceful and wonderful Thanksgiving.

A Cold Winter Day and Sharing a Blanket or Two….

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Ok so I know it is not really winter yet, Dec 20th is the actual date, but here in New England it is freezing. I am lucky to have a warm wood stove burning hot, keeping my family warm. It is days like today that I can’t help but think of the families who are out in the cold with no place to go. Today my kids and I decided to go through our closets and find blankets and jackets to donate to our local homeless shelter. Here in America, we are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, a time to stop and pause to give thanks for all we have. I challenge to all of us: look to see what else you can do this holiday season to help a person in need.

When I wrote The Rainbow Pants, I wanted to be sure to use a rainbow because I think of rainbows as hope, encouragement, and new beginnings. So my “Holiday Rainbow Hope” is for people to find warmth and full bellies.

What is your “Holiday Rainbow Hope”?