{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 – $1000 worth, to be exact. Whether it’s an albums, prints for Grandma, a bunch of large prints…it’s in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this holiday 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-home does not qualify as sincere financial need.)
The nominee must reside in Florence, Darlington, Timmonsville or the Hartsville area. 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.
Comment on this blog entry to let me know you’ve entered, and e-mail me the full story: kara@karamayphotography.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 holiday season – and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

Note:  I can’t take an credit for this idea my friend Kristen Kalp (www.essentialimagery.com)  started the project , Giving Is Awesome (www.givingisawesome.com).  She has such a big heart and literally gave me the wording.  She’s incredible!!

Thanks you!

Faded yesterday – tweaked as always;-)

by Kara

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Pamela TelgenhoffDecember 16, 2008 - 9:25 am

Love your work! Love your blog too.

pamelaDecember 15, 2008 - 3:49 pm

awww, this is awesome- go you! this post made my eyes tear (a lot).

love, love, love (did i type LOVE) your RED boots! sooooooo super Christmas.

StephanieDecember 14, 2008 - 1:11 am

If I lived there, I would completely do this!! Hey..I might just try this out on my blog! Absolutely wonderful. :D You’re such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talents with others. :D

Kara MayDecember 13, 2008 - 11:05 pm

Thanks everyone!! I’ve received lots of stories and it’s already killing me. Why can’t I do this for everyone who’s been nominated? I wish I could since this is so hard and everyone is so deserving. Please keep the stories coming. Thanks for taking the time to write me.

Mary MarantzDecember 13, 2008 - 11:09 am

that’s such a cool shot!! Good for you for getting involved in such an awesome cause!!

robinDecember 13, 2008 - 10:22 am

oh how i wish my best friend lived close to you…

ohana photographers - david & kimi bDecember 12, 2008 - 12:59 pm

wow what a giving heart you have kara! good luck to the lucky winner!! have a blessed and awesome weekend!!

EllenDecember 12, 2008 - 11:55 am

Thanks for the opportunity to help make someones Christmas a little brighter by sharing your talents. Wouldn’t it be a better world if everyone was as giving. I have sent you an email submitting a family in the area.

TanyaDecember 11, 2008 - 8:16 pm

A beautiful idea! Bless you for your beautiful heart & giving spirit! Gorgeous photo too! Merry Christmas Kara xx

Lisa LenderinkDecember 11, 2008 - 6:15 pm

What a great idea! You truly have an amazing
heart~

Merry Christmas Kara!

LillyDecember 11, 2008 - 1:43 pm

Such a lovely gift!! Great shots here too. You are soooo darn creative, blows me away!!

Natasha WhiteleyDecember 10, 2008 - 6:20 pm

ah man, wow!!! gorgeous photo of you!
that is a stunning gift to give Kara!

elizabethDecember 10, 2008 - 3:54 pm

such a great idea.. and love these photos..

CyndiDecember 10, 2008 - 6:58 am

Kara, you are such an awesome person and so giving!

AngieDecember 9, 2008 - 11:52 pm

Wow! What a great gift!

Leslie KerriganDecember 9, 2008 - 8:42 pm

Hey kara! What a great way to celebrate the spirit of giving this holiday season!! I sent you an email nominating a friend of mine in Hartsville. Please let me know if you consider this deserving family!! Thanks for doing this!

KimDecember 9, 2008 - 7:23 pm

Hey Kara- You are incredibly kind. What a gift this will be to a family. I have an awesome, not to mention beautiful family I would like to nominate. However, they don not live in the specified area. They would be happy, however to come to you! Please let me know if I can nominate them.

Jessica WickDecember 9, 2008 - 7:17 pm

Such a giving heart. That’s just adds to your talent – amazing and giving!!!

MeredithDecember 9, 2008 - 7:16 pm

What an amazing gift!!! This is so wonderful of you Kara!!

kelli :)December 9, 2008 - 1:17 pm

Wow….totally made me cry!!! this is AMAZING!! you are soo sweet :)

kymberli q.December 9, 2008 - 11:23 am

You are awesome, Kara! Great giving!! :)

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