Yesterday we were the featured partner with FairTradeUSA to celebrate our adopted Fair Trade Day. They highlighted our beautiful selection of Fair Trade Certified roses that make gift giving easy and meaningful. We offered three lucky people a chance to win a bouquet of these lovely roses by telling us who they would like to give them to and why on their Facebook page. Here are the 3 winners’ entries – so inspiring. We hope their recipients enjoy the roses!
Betsy Ann Brinson – My Mother. I am disabled, and she has always been there for me and loves me unconditionally. She has been through a lot in her life, yet she is very strong, kind, and generous. She always will offer help, even to strangers, and genuinely expects nothing in return. She is loving and never judgmental of others. I can’t do many nice things for her, so it would be fantastic to be able to do something for her as a nice surprise.
Erik Stordahl – I believe my wife deserves some roses. Next Monday she has her final CT scan to determine if her ovarian cancer is in full remission. What a way to celebrate! We also run a coffee roasting business that only uses fair trade coffee, so this surprise would provide a huge impact on her.
Gloria Kaley – I would give them to my dearest friend,Lisa. She has suffered so much loss and tragedy the past year… the loss of her beloved mother,a brother,her lively hood.Had a stroke followed by brain surgery and has had no follow-up care or rehab,a devastating flood ruined her home,still in disrepair,and now,she faces news on a condition of health that has rocked her to her very soul… she gets the prognosis today. Thru all of this and more,she has kept a positive attitude,been a source of strength and comfort to those around her who struggle and cares for her family and many pets without complaint or hesitation.She has never lost her sense of humor. One of the finest Women I have had the good fortune to meet in his life,I would give them to her. She deserves some beauty and happiness in her life. I would give her the world if only I could. Thank you. Blessings,Gloria.