Saturday, December 13, 2008

because Giving is Awesome



You know someone. You know someone who's experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family's spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography -- $1350.00 worth, to be exact. a photo session with all the negatives and a beautiful archived DVD slide show. it's in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this Christmas season.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $200 print credit. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home does not qualify as sincere financial need.)

* The nominee must reside in Southern California. Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

* You must leave a comment here on this post and e-mail me the full story to gina@ginaleephoto.com

The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve -- get nominating! I can't wait to read all of your entries!

Open your heart to someone this Christmas season -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

Thank you Kristen for starting the Giving is Awesome campaign... because giving is just so awesome, I am doing the same. You rock....

With all my giving heart,
G.

15 comments:

Kristen said...

Really cool idea - you rock!!

Anonymous said...

You are so giving and wonderful Gina. Who wouldn't want these goods! Some deserving person will have memories for a life time. Thanks!
Beth D.

rowena said...

what a beautiful way to give.

AshleyF said...

Hi Gina! What a wonderful gift! We have a family that we'd like to nominate! I will email the details but Amber (mom and wife) works for my husband. Her mother and grandmother have both been very ill and she and her husband have been spending all their money on caring for them. This Christmas they were going to go without a tree, Christmas dinner or gifts for their young daughter. My husband's company gives small cash bonuses...after receiving hers, Amber was in tears with appreciation, Christmas was saved! We feel that this giving family deserves some beautiful pictures!

Letti said...

What agreat gift you are giving to someone Gina. I will have to think about this one.

Leslie said...

This is great Gina and boy do I have a family for you!

carmen said...

Hey Gina!! I don't live in SO CAL, so I wouldn't be able to collect the print credit, but I would like to nominate a family in Mentone that I think is very deserving of some beautiful family prints. I will e-mail you the details. Oh, and BTW, you are AWESOME!!

Anonymous said...

awesome...

www.luciaphotography.com said...

Its raining and I thought of your boots...I'll have to get me some.

Christine Dammann said...

Hi Gina,
This is so generous of you! I will email you the details of my nomination. Thanks for doing this. Even if my nominee does not win, this is such an awesome gift and you have inspired me!!!

Anonymous said...

GINA i want you to meet FAITH!!!!<3
~memes

Anonymous said...

I think I have just the family for you.. what an incredible gift you are giving...
Elissa G.

Anonymous said...

Gina
This is so Great.....
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Gina
This is great....
Thanks!

The Molino Family said...

Thanks Gina for the opportunity!