You all know about the auction for Ashley, right? I know I’ve mentioned it quite a bit of late. If you don’t, here’s a link to more info. If you do, great. That means were doing a good job getting the word out.
Either way, you may also know we released a tee shirt (with talking donuts on it – yo!) a couple weeks back to begin drumming up support, and some early dollars to contribute whilst we get our auction duckies in a row. The tees sold astonishingly well. We were all sort of amazed! But really, that is just the power of Ashley’s infectious positivity and the masses of people who want to help her.
I was chatting online with some of the Team Ashley members a couple weeks back and asked them what one imprint Ash has made on them that trumps all the others?
Someone said, “Choose Joy.” Yep.
i was thinking, “Share your gift unselfishly.”
Someone else said “donuts.” ….I’m pretty sure that was a joke ; )
But something one of her dearest friends, and right-hand-(wo)man, Lisa, said just stuck with me. “I WILL NOT LET FEAR RULE.”
So that idea started jangling around in my brain and it inspired me to create a little graphic. i stuck it in a folder.
Fast forward to last week when we closed the donut tee sales so we could start getting them printed and out to customers. Our coordinator, Wendy, immediately started getting inquiries from folks asking if we’d re-release more tees, and lamenting that they missed their chance. It was just a few emails at first, then more and more.
A lightbulb flipped on.
Why not use that little graphic to make a final run of tees for anyone who’d missed out? (or anyone who may not have been into talking donut tees? I know. That’s hard for me to imagine too. But still..) : )
i ran it by some of the group working on the auction. We all agreed that we definitely wanted to make sure everyone and anyone wanting to sport “Team Ashley” tees would have a chance. So back to the screenprinter we went and here we are.
Team Ashley-ism #1 – Fear Will Not Rule.
One last round of tees is now available in our Team Ashley big cartel shop. If you missed out before, here’s your chance. Men’s and kids options are also available, plus a ladies tank.
Take Ashley’s lead. DO NOT LET FEAR RULE. Acknowledge it, respect it to some degree. But do not let it rule your life.
We love you Ash!! Can’t wait for the auction to begin. It is going to be beautiful.
xo – stephanie, and all of Team Ashley
oh…a little addendum…i am also posting a 12-print limited edition illustration to the fundraiser shop as well….click on over and check out the details! Here’s a little peek at what it looks like!