Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gifts from the Heart: Stella & Dot

Sisters by Heart is thrilled to announce a wonderful opportunity to jump-start your holiday shopping, support our mission and celebrate our Second Anniversary - all at the same time!


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Sisters by Heart teamed with Diane Gates, RN in the Cardiac ICU at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot, after Diane inquired about hosting a trunk show to benefit our mission.  In addition to donating 100% of her proceeds from the LOVE and COURAGE  bracelets to SBH, Diane opened up her entire online trunk collection, offering SBH 50% of the proceeds from those sales as well!  Diane's trunk show sale is available today through December 5th. You can access the sale here!

If you'd like to purchase one for yourself or are searching for a great holiday gift for family, friends, your favorite cardiac nurse, cardiologist or therapist, now is a great time to do so!  We've made special gift tags if you're giving the LOVE or COURAGE bracelets, so feel free to download the PDF below (open in a new window to print it) to include in your gift to show the thoughtfulness this gift brings.

And, of course, we asked Diane to share some of her story and her inspiration with us...

This is a privilege for me.

As an ICU nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care unit, taking care of families whose children have been diagnosed with HLHS has been part of my life. I have been with many families over the years during the ups, the downs, the struggles, the victories, the laughter and the tears.

About 10 months ago, I also became a Stella & Dot stylist. Having never really been into jewelry before, I found myself pretty smitten with it. It’s beautiful. But more than anything, I became a stylist because I am a ‘connector’ by nature and I found that the company and the jewelry connected more than the links of its pieces… it connected people.

I don’t think it was totally by chance that I met Sara Hale (an SBH Board member) at one of the jewelry parties. As she shared some of her experiences with her own son, Townsend, and her passion for her organization, Sisters By Heart, I immediately sensed an opportunity to make a difference for something that as a nurse was close to my heart as well. Sara and I emailed back and forth as we figured out the details. We chose the Love and Courage bracelets because it is exactly that, love and courage, that is the essence of every family's journey.

Now through December 5th, I will be donating 100% of my commissions for these two bracelets to Sisters by Heart. In addition, I will be donating 50% of my commissions for any of the other items ordered.  All orders will be received in time for the holiday season!

Thank you very much in advance for your support. It is my hope that when you, your friends or your family members wear these bracelets, that you feel the connection to this very special cause.

Thank you so much Diane, for your heart, your dedication to our families and for your generosity to Sisters by Heart!

Note: the bracelets are currently on back order; however, our wonderful Stella & Dot rep assures us that they will ship on 11/30 and arrive to you in plenty of time for Christmas!