To Boston, with love

I was born in Boston, raised here and still live in the vicinity.

Marathon Monday has always been my favorite day in the city. The cheering is relentless. The runners, inspiring.

I worked in the building behind where the first bomb went off. We used to gather in the windows to watch the marathon, having the best view of Boylston and the finish line. I would walk home along the marathon route, clapping and cheering for those who had been running 5+ hours. But they were still going. They never stopped. Their will and determination always left me with goosebumps.

I am heartbroken for my city. For the families who lost loved ones. For those that lost limbs. For those whose lives will never be the same. For the runners who didn’t get to finish. For the evil that remains in this world.

But I am also encouraged by the love. Of the first responders. Of strangers. Good will always triumph over evil.

OldTryPatriotsDay

Within hours of the bombing, my favorite print shop, Old Try, created a print, based on the first flag of New England, where 100% of the profits will be donated here to benefit the victims.

Please join TUGG and the technology community in supporting those impacted by the bombing at this year’s Boston Marathon. All proceeds will be donated completely to programs working with victims of the attacks including Red Cross, Children’s Hospital, and others. Both TUGG and fundraise.com are donating 100% of their fees so that all of your support goes directly to helping those in need. This is a terrible injustice and we are proud to stand as a community to help repair the lives of those who have been hurt.

Learn More: TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good) on Fundraise.com

Buy the Print Here

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Love Me Some Old Try

Have I mentioned my husband is from the South? In his words, “I had a 3 year plan to move North, win her heart and return home. I’m only 9 years behind schedule…” God bless him.

But his heart lifted when he read about Old Try in Garden & Gun (yes, I’m pretty sure he’s only one of 10 subscribers in Massachusetts): A Southern print shop north of the Mason Dixon line. Seriously, he’s so excited that he wants to pull out his smoker and have them over for ribs.

This print has made it up in our house, with another that will go up next to it, and another on his Christmas list. We’re fans.

And now Old Try has designed hand pressed Christmas cards. The best part? Seventy-five percent of each sale will be donated to Living Water International to dig clean water wells in the developing world. 75%! Why?

We feel we’re called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. In this little way, in this big season, we can be part of the solution. Join us as we try to eradicate thirst this Christmas, won’t you?

Yes please.

…Details…

. 5 pack of cards & envelopes
. Printed on French Paper
. Blank inside
. Hand pressed in Somerville, MA
. 6.25″ x 4.5″
. $15 from each sale will be donated to Living Water International
  to dig clean water wells in the developing world
. Inspired by Advent Conspiracy

Buy Old Try’s Merry Xmas Card, help dig clean water well.