Thursday, December 20, 2012

#GiveAllTheThings: Thoughtful Cards.

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the winners:

Mrs. Harer: For my 25th year with D, we had a huge party at a local cupcake shop.

Jenn: My doctor's office gives gold stars for improved A1C. My last two visits were 7.0 so I have two gold stars in my notebook. It was great going to the store after and explaining to someone what the gold start was for.

Please send your mailing address to textingmypancreas (at) gmail (dot) com!

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Products: Two variety packs (valued at US$9 each) of diabetes-inspired greeting cards - three cards in each pack!


Made possible by: Blue Cupcake Press

Why you want this: From the creators: "Blue Cupcake is a line of diabetes-inspired handmade letterpress greeting cards. Diabetes is often a thankless job, and the cards were designed to encourage and acknowledge all the hard work that goes into managing diabetes! Each card also features the Blue Circle, the symbol of diabetes. Blue Cupcake Variety Packs come with any combination of three cards. Each card has three options for the inner message, with fun phrases like "Have a cupcake!" and "You rock!" Blue Cupcake cards will bring a smile to the face of your loved one... just like a real cupcake!

Blue Cupcake is a for-PWDs, by-PWDs production. Blue Cupcake is owned by Allison Nimlos, who has had type 1 diabetes for almost 19 years and recently returned to school to become a diabetes educator. The cards are printed by Erica Schoonmaker, a graphic designer who has had type 1 for 13 years."

To enter today's contest: Have you ever done something to celebrate a diabetes milestone - an anniversary of diagnosis, an A1C result, or something else? Share it in the comments below! The two winners will be selected shortly after 7:00pm CST tonight, so make sure your comment is timestamped before then. This is open to U.S. addresses only!

For more information on what "Give All The Things" is about, visit the original post.

11 comments:

  1. Chocolate cake and wine are one of my favorite ways to celebrate a diabirthday.

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  2. Yes, we just celebrated my 20 year diaversary, on Nov. 7th. Thanks to my Type Awesome, the living room was decorated with blue streamers, and a big sign that said "Happy Diaversary". She also made Chocolate peanut butter filled cupcakes for us. This was the first time I celebrated a diaversary, but we may do it again next year. Love these cards.

    Jason

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  3. For my 25th year with D, we had a huge party at a local cupcake shop.

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  4. I usually celebrate with sugar cookies and regular Coca-Cola! My 18th diaversary will actually be in 4 days -- Christmas Eve!

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  5. My 14 year old daughter's 1 year diaversary is coming up next month and I'm not quite sure what to do! Even though it's a memory of a really bad day, I think we should celebrate that we survived her first year, all with excellent A1C's below 7! Anyone have a suggestions?

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  6. For our son's Diaversay (which is right after Xmas) we take down all the ornaments from the tree when he goes to bed, and redecorate the tree for him! We have a box of ornaments to go onto his D-Tree! They are ornaments with pics of him at different milestones, and different ornaments I have made to capture our journey along the way. We light the tree with blue lights and top it with a big blue circle with the word HOPE that lights up in blue, to symbolize our hope for a cure. Honestly, we all treasure this tree more than our Xmas tree each year...and keep it up longer! It just means so much to our family! We celebrate our son!

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  7. My daughter's Diaversary is coming up on January. She wants to "celebrate" by having all of her T1D friends over and playing diabetes games like everyone tests their blood sugar and whoever has the highest wins, playing "hot potato" but using a meter instead of a potato & Guess that Carb. I don't know where she comes up with this stuff but I sure am glad she does!

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  8. My doctor's office gives gold stars for improved A1C. My last two visits were 7.0 so I have two gold stars in my notebook. It was great going to the store after and explaining to someone what the gold start was for.

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  9. We celebrate our daughter's diaversary each year by doing something special (one year her first pedicure) and celebrating with a special dinner/dessert to recognize another year of dealing with the rigors of diabetes.

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  10. We go out every year for my diaversary, and on my pumpaversary i usually eat cake (bad, i know, lol!)

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  11. We usually have a delicious bolus worthy dinner to celebrate my diaversary.

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