Monday, December 01, 2008

Cosmo Cricket Christmas Shoes

At our church, Julie has the responsibility of spending one hour each Sunday teaching children ages 3-12 how to sing.

It's actually kind of interesting, since Julie, and she would admit this, doesn't sing. She is however creative in her approach. Yesterday she put stickers all over her face, and explained to each of the children, that she had caught the Christmas spirit and warned them that it was contagious!

She proceeded going around and putting stickers on the faces of all those who were singing. When church let out, the halls were filled with sticker -faced children proclaiming "That they too had caught the Christmas spirit."

We decided that we wanted to kick off December right by helping each of you catch what Julie and the children had caught.

Oh, don't worry, no singing required.

Here's what you have to do-

We are asking that you and your friends leave a comment on our site. It doesn't need to be anything lengthy. It might just say "Merry Christmas", Or "this one's for the kids." It may contain a Christmas wish.

For every person who comments between now and 5:00PM MST December 2nd, Cosmo Cricket will donate $1.00 to "Quarters for Christmas" a non-profit organization, that provides shoes for needy children.


During the rest of the month we will be showing on our blog, great gifts that you can make from recycled, inexpensive items, that you might have laying around your house, or that you could find at your local thrift store.

Were calling this "Thrifty Gifty". It should be fun and give you some terrific ideas for great gifts that you don't have to spend a ton of money on.

The clock started ticking................................................................................ now!

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ania said...

Totally love the idea and initiative -- Merry Christmas!!!

Leisha said...

What a great thing to give back to those in need at this time! Merry Christmas to all!

Tracey said...

What a fabulous idea!! Merry Christmas!!

Tina said...

This is a great idea! Can I post a link on my blog?

Rebecca said...

How wonderful! Merry Christmas to you all!

wendy said...

Thanks for doing this! It's a great idea :).

Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope the Holidays are filled with much excitement and love.

MandieGirl said...

I love this idea! Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving!!!!

Jocelyne said...

This is great!!! Merry Christmas to everyone!

Jenn said...

I've caught the bug! Merry Christmas!

Jennie Dove said...

great idea...merry christmas!!!!

Christi Snow said...

merry Christmas!

Wendy Sue said...

I LOVE that you are doing this! Merry Christmas to YOU! :o)

Casie said...

Great idea!! Here's to the kids!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Kristin said...

We've caught the Christmas spirit here --- my 3 year old daughter woke up this morning and asked to put up the tree, and we did!

vtpuggirl said...

Great idea! Merry Christmas!

Miss Paper Jane said...

I think this is a great idea! I am going to forward this on to all of my church group and all of my friends and everyone here at work and all of my family! I think I can get you around 1000 comments! Good luck!



JK Lindsay! maybe you can make monthly payments!! -Krista

Cass said...

Great idea! Merry Christmas! :)

Janet said...

Terrific idea...Merry Christmas to all of you too!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Brightest of Blessings to All = HoHoHo!

Jenny B in Indy said...

Merry Merry Christmas!! Jesus is the reason for the Season!!

redmom said...

What a wonderful way to kick start the Holiday season!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

what a great thing you are doing!

Connor said...

Merry Christmas!

Sue said...

Merry Christmas! Blessings to you for giving to one in need.

Diana said...

merry christmas!!

Kimandcardell said...

Merry Christmas!

Anthea said...

woohoo for your guys!

Robynccgirl said...

That is so great! Thanks! I want to catch the Christmas spirit!

The Stacey Family said...

Merry Christmas!

Erika M. said...

Wow what a generous offer- Can't wait to see the Thrifty gifties.

Alison said...

Thrifty Gifty -- I love it! That's a Merry Christmas for everyone!

Jennifer said...

Wow - what a generous give! Merry Christmas!!!

dawn said...

happy holidays!

ConnieC said...

Great way to spread holiday cheer!

bonnie said...

Can't wait to see the xmas ideas!! Merry Christmas to everyone at CC!

Jingle said...

I love this idea! And it is so wonderful to see you giving back! This is what Christmas is for! Thank you!

Dream With the Fishes said...

Go Julie! I LOVE this! So, Merry Christmas and This one's for the Kids, with lots of Love! Serena (who's now caught the Christmas Spirit for sure!)

Kimmie0270 said...

How faublous! Happy Holidays to all!

toniw said...

Here's to the kiddos! Merry Christmas!

NanaBeth said...

Anything for the kids-hope they all have a very Merry Christmas. (Loving thrifty gifty too!)

Chelle said...

thank goodness i don't have to sing...that could get ugly!
thank you for doing this...what better thing to do than donate as a Christmas gift!
thank you!!!
chelle

patty w said...

I wish for everyone to find a little JOY to fill their hearts!

May the spirit of Christmas be with you always!

Colleen said...

What a grea idea. Merry Christmas

AuBien said...

A fabulous idea! My children would love anything that got them a sticker from the teacher! Merry Christmas to everyone!

Holly said...

That is so wonderful!! What a nice thing you are doing. Merry Christmas!!

Princess of Pink said...

What an awesome gesture! Just another reason Cosmo Cricket rocks! Merry Christmas!

supermom said...

Awesome idea! Merry Christmas!

AngelBear said...

Fabulous!!!! I hope you receive many comments!!! Merry Christmas!!!!

Alicia Sharp said...

Merry Christmas and this one is for the kids! Thanks for doing this.

Debby said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for being so wonderful to the children.

Chris C said...

Good on Cosmo Cricket for showing your Christmas Spirit - heres hoping you can make many kids wishes come true.

tina said...

Great way to get into the giving spirit!

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas!! God bless you!

Julie Campbell said...

You guys ROCK! Merry Christmas!!!! :)

Dmdieu said...

Great Idea.. I love your products & your spirit;)

Linda said...

Merry Christmas!!

Kimmie said...

omg how cool are you! I started a good deed a day until Christmas...so everyday i will do something nice for someone!

Lynifyni said...

How totally wonderful!!! Lynn

theresa martin said...

Merry Christmas everyone!

RobinDiane said...

Awesome idea! Merry merry Christmas!

Sher B said...

What a nice thing to do! Putting the Merry into Christmas early in the season! Sher B.

Tona said...

Merry Christmas! may you all have the happiest of holidays!!
Cosmo Cricket...You Rock!

Elaine said...

Merry Christmas Everyone ;-)

Colleen said...

May the number of comments break the bank! Blessings on y'all from Texas!

twinklescrapbooks said...

Merry Christmas!
tina

Dari-Lynn said...

Very generous of you! Merry Christmas!!

michelle said...

How cool and Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Mardi said...

Great idea, Merry, Merry Christmas!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

That's a fantastic thing to do! Are you sure you don't want me to sing? Merry Christmas!!

KateB said...

HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS and bless you guys for being so generous-that's truly a wonderful cause!

mollyvh said...

Merry Christmas, what a wonderful thing to do!

Gayle215 said...

What a great charity! I look forward to seeing your fabulous makeovers of thrift store finds (a favorite hobby of mine, thrifting...that is)

Michelle said...

AWESOME thing!! May the spirit of Christmas return to all of you twofold!

Sara said...

Great idea Julie- with the kids!

I think this is a great idea!!!

Pay it forward people!

XOXO
Sara

**Nancy** said...

How cute!!! What a great idea!!! Merry Christmas!!!

jennie said...

love love love

Chelsea said...

What an amazing thing to do! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

jo-ann said...

how generous and i'm looking forward to the "THRIFTY GIFTY" ideas!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Creative Julie, I love your idea! Those kids are fortunate to be around you. I'm sure they'll enjoy this Christmas season than ever!

AmyR0618 said...

Tis' the season!!!

So Many Scraps said...

HOW CREATIVE! AND TRULY WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT! HELPING OTHERS, juST AS OUR FATHER GAVE US HIS SON! WISHING EVERYONE A VERY BLESSED CHRISTMAS!

Margie said...

Beautiful idea!

Happy Holidays :)

sclugo said...

What a wonderful idea! Great way to share the true meaning of Christmas!

Julie said...

Just to clarify a few things.... the stickers were dots... you know, like I had measles or chicken pox. Also, Lindsay is wrong, I do sing. I love to sing. Unfortunately, besides my primary kids, nobody else will tolerate the sound of it. I don't really know how to lead music either, but my posters ROCK!! And yes, this entry will add another dollar to the donation!

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

Woo Hoo! Here's to covering two more precious feet.

doverdi said...

What a fabulous idea! This one is for the kids! I hope that all your wishes & dreams come true. Merry Christmas!

Maxine Hodges said...

What a lovely gesture!! Merry Christmas
Maxine
Fiskateer #2981

julie.schellin said...

What a great idea - we are definitely getting in the spirit here in Maryland!

Melissa said...

Since I can't carry a note, I'll stick with the "Merry Christmas Cosmo Cricket" line. ;D I think that this is a wonderful thing to do!

MaryNSC said...

What a wonderful IDEA!!Merry Merry Christmas.

Laura1943 said...

How wonderful...and YES, THIS ONE IS FOR THE KIDS !! Happy Holidays !!!!

Betsy said...

This is so wonderful! Merry Christmas

Mary said...

Happy Holidays! This is what this season is all about!

Latisha said...

Merry Christmas
I love supporting companies like yours, such good people.

ejsaeger said...

Merry Christmas, kiddos!

Christina said...

Merry Christmas! How wonderful to be giving at this time of the year!

Ronnie said...

Christmas is the best time of year!

Gail S. said...

I love the idea of getting the kids in the spirit of Christmas!! Christmas music gets me in the spirit every time!!
Merry Christmas to everyone reading this!! God Bless.

pattyb said...

Woo, it took a while to scroll down. Yeah, lots of quarters.

Merry Christmas.

Monica Jo said...

This is Christmas Spirit at it's best. What a wonderful thing to do.

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Corey said...

You cosmo people are fantastic! Merry Christmas!!!

Lisa said...

Cosmo Cricket rocks. Happy Holidays!

Joan said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Lulu said...

How sweet of you!!! :)

Carrie said...

Can't wait to see everything.

Maureen said...

So very generous of you - way to go!!

Angie said...

Lovely idea! Thanks for getting involved!

Carrie said...

neat!

melita said...

this is for the kids! merry christmas!

lynette said...

Great idea! Love your blog :)

Jennifer Holmes said...

Such a great thing - thanks for doing this! And I can't wait to see thrify gifty!

Carmen said...

What a great idea. Thanks for helping us all get in the Christmas spirit.

Pegg S said...

Hope you get lots of comments! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

TAGYN said...

Thank you for spreading some Christmas spirit!!!

Melissa said...

What a great idea.
Thanks for letting me help.
Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristina P. said...

This is so awesome!

alishka babushka said...

incredible. I love serving others, and I love the way you guys are doing this. Rock on!

Tricia Wilson said...

I am so happy to be a part of this!

Holly O. said...

Merry Christmas!

Erica Hettwer said...

Merry Christmas!!! :D

laura vegas said...

great idea! merry christmas!

Vicky said...

Way to go! Merry Christmas!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is wonderful that you are doing this! Best, Curt

rychelle said...

merry christmas to all and to all a good night!

ms.cheryl said...

i just got home from a Casting Crowns Christmas Concert... i've got the CHRISTmas spirit!!!

Heather said...

Wonderful idea!! Thank you!

jeneaevan said...

How wonderful!! Merry Christmas!

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful way to give this Holiday Season!!!

Hisaho said...

What a great cause. Merry Christmas!

Danice said...

how neat of Cosmo! merry Christmas :D

Aia Clamp said...

merry christmas...love the sticker idea!

Debbie Olson said...

A wonderful Christmas present--way to go Cosmo Cricket!

Marguerite said...

What a wonderful thing to do. I hope you get many people that will leave you a note. God Bless what you are doing this holiday season.

Nanette said...

What a super thing to do at this time of the year... I'm going to my site and put a link... hope it helps!
Nanette at www.ataleofmagicalmemories.blogspot.com

lizaward said...

At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year
~Thomas Tusser

Stine66 said...

Merry Christmas to COSMOCRICKET, wish there where more companies like yours !

Larissa said...

I love what you are doing - great way to give back and include others as you lead the charge!!! Merry Christmas and thanks for letting me take part!!!! God bless you all!!!

Kerry-Sue Thomson said...

Merry Christmas everyone!

Beckie Dreyer said...

Love this ... her's to the wee ones! Merry Christmas

LisaNRoxy said...

Merry Christmas! What a wonderful gift you are giving. peace to all!

sharon said...

What a great idea. Merry Christmas!

Joan said...

wonderful idea!

Tammi said...

How very thoughtful...Merry Christmas and peace be with you!!

Fiona Y said...

Great idea, Merry Xmas! Let's do out little bit for the kids :)

Carol said...

What a wonderful idea for the kids Bravo

..feli.. said...

merry christmas!! :)

Michelle Ling-Yeo said...

What a great idea! Merry Christmas all!

Catherine said...

Great idea - great cause! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year to all!!

Sue C said...

I'm in! Great idea, and I look forward to the "thrifty gifty" - I'm all about reuse,repurpose, recycle - to say nothing of saving $$!! Thanks!

rozmom said...

Thank you so much for doing this. Have a very blessed Christmas!

Vicky's Place said...

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Have a blessed Christmas!

Aimee said...

What a great idea! Merry Christmas!

Candy said...

Happy Holidays!!

Lisa and Penny said...

Lovey me some Cosmo Cricket. Happy Christmas! Lisa K in tx

Donna said...

I love it! You've generated new respect in the Cosmo company! This is a great idea, thanks for being so thoughtful!

~ Kim ~ said...

I want to catch the Christmas Spirit too!! :-) Thanks for passing it on!!

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Many blessings on your company for doing this. Yes I have the Spirit too :)

LeAnne said...

What a wonderful idea! Merry Christmas and blessings to all on our Lord's birthday!
LeAnne

Dottie K. said...

What a wonderful thing to give back to such a wonderful cause. Merry Christmas!! :)

Lynette said...

How awesome! Merry Christmas to all.

Mary O.K. said...

This is the first time anyone has actually paid money for me to say something!

What a gloriously generous undertaking. Bless your hearts and best wishes!

Indigo WIngs said...

Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season-- I'm looking forward to making some "Thrifty Gifties"

Alyssa said...

Great idea! Merry Christmas!

DeniseLynn said...

Now that is a wonderful spirit! Merry Christmas ... may you be blessed as you bless little chilren. {thank you for what you are doing!}

Jerri Jimenez said...

Merry Christmas to all of you and thank you for helping the children!

Scrapstampnmama said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for being so generous. That is truly the Christmas Spirit!!!

TheresaK said...

How sweet of you to do!!
Merry Christmas!

Vicki said...

What a wonderful idea! Merry Christmas to the kids!

Cindy said...

Happy Holiday!!
What an awesome thing you are doing.. Keep them coming!
Cindy

billiejo said...

Way to go! Merry Christmas!

ScrappinNonna said...

Thanks for thinking of our children in need. Great idea! I wish everyone a blessed holiday season.

janetk said...

What a great idea for a GREAT cause!
Merry Christmas!

LauraB said...

What a wonderful idea and cause. Thanks for the opportunity to help even if in a small way. Merry Christmas.

marlis said...

Way kool! Merry Christmas to you and yours, may your life be blessed...

Melinda said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Merry Christmas to you!

Time of my Life... said...

Thank you for being so generous!

Angie said...

Great move and may all the children be showered with love. Merry Xmas

Vanessa said...

Love it!

ckmom78 said...

For the kids, what a wonderful thing you are doing!!

Can't wait to see the thrifty gifty ideas!

Toni K said...

Great idea! Merry Christmas!

Lori A. said...

Fabulous idea! Merry Christmas to everyone and God Bless!!

Ferah said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for your kindness.

bbhome said...

Merry Christmas to everyone.

SeesterK said...

Love this! Merry Christmas!!

kelie said...

Very cool. Merry Christmas!

byondbzr said...

Great idea,kudos to you!

connie said...

What a great thing to do! Merry Christmas!

Jeni said...

How generous of Cosmo Cricket!! Merry Christmas to all!! Here's to wishes that all your Christmas dreams come true!

Paula said...

Merry Christmas to you!

marywebb said...

Great Idea!!! Merry CHRISTmas

Whippet said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Anne said...

Awesome idea! May you have a Merry Christmas and a howling new year!

jackie 4124 said...

Merry Christmas. What a wonderful idea

Megan A. said...

what a great idea! thanks! and Merry Christmas!

Heather Prins said...

awesome idea!! Merry Christmas!

Sandy said...

Woo Hoo - Shoes for Kids!!!!! Merry Christmas!

Dr. Theall said...

I'll post for this

random me said...

Awe that is so nice of you guys! Merry Christmas!

Jen Martakis said...

This is so wonderful! Merry Christmas!

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