Thursday, September 8, 2011

Scarlet Threads in South Africa!

I'm really excited to share these photos with you today! For the past four years, I've been a sponsor with World Vision, an organization based in Seattle, WA that works to build better worlds for children through various programs. I began sponsoring a little girl in Albania called Majlinda, and now sponsor a second little girl in South Africa, called Boikokobetso. I do also sponsor a little boy in Albania, called Redion. There is a monthly donation, and I also send them letters and packages, usually once a month or so. When I send a letter or package, they write back too, though it often takes several months for the reply, due to the amount of time it takes for mail to get there and back!

Recently, I decided to send each of my girls one of the Scarlet Threads little girls dresses
(I didn't think that Redion would be very excited about a pink dress!). I ordered one of each and sent them off to them. I was thrilled beyond thrilled when not only did I get a letter
back from Boikokobetso (who turned four last month!), but they included two photos
of her wearing the dress I sent!

Here is my little Boikokobetso modeling Scarlet Threads lovely Summer Joy!

(in this photo, she's also wearing a little tshirt from Old Navy that I sent a while ago!)

Isn't she the sweetest???

I love how she just never smiles in the photos, and always seems to be a bit confused as to what is going on and why her picture is being taken! I was so surprised and charmed to see these photos, since I've never received photos like this before. I do occasionally receive photos, but not often of them with things that I've sent. Also, rather than them being actual photos like we are used to, they were full size and on paper, as if the original photo had been photocopied and sent that way! You can tell somewhat, the way the creases are! I should probably print them out on photo paper though, and put them in frames, wouldn't you agree?

Have you sent any of our products anywhere? We'd love to see you or someone else modeling them, so please share a photo or two if you have one!


  1. She's too precious, and I love the dress! What a lovely gift for her, and it's awesome that they were able to send you photos.

  2. I LOVE this and am thinking about sending some of the sweet dresses to my girls in Zambia and Bolivia. XO.