Usually the MySweetCharity ad auction ends on the 25th of the month. But it’s an easy bet that nobody is going to be working on this month’s 25th. In fact it’s probable that most offices will be downscaled until January 2nd. . . or 3rd. For this reason, and the fact that the MySweetCharity elves are threatening to hang out with Santa’s elves, the January ad auction will close Friday, December 23, at 6 p.m.
BTW, MySweetCharity wouldn’t be here without some very, very good people including
- Volunteers, who give hours, days and years out of their lives to make Dallas special. This city has an international reputation and it’s because of people who did far more than punch a time clock. Whether it’s a dad coaching a little league team or a Crystal Charity Ball chair, they’re all investing in their community with priceless energy and dedication.
- MSC advertisers, who have generously supported the scribblings and fuzzy photos. Each month they take a chance that MySweetCharity will not go rabid and take out Bambi or the Easter bunny. In addition to financial support, their vote of confidence has been appreciated far more than they realize.
- Nonprofits, that are on the front line in the daily battle to raise funds for extremely worthy causes. Often mistaken for “just charities,” they are articulate, brilliant and caring professionals, whose successes benefit the entire community.
- Commenters, who have provided thoughtful input stretching emotional and mental muscles on a variety of subjects. They have also kept the MSC staff on its toes.
- PR people, who have been horribly abused by MSC to provide information and photos in warp speed. Daily they juggle their clients’ requests and MSC’s requirements with a smile and tranquilizers.
- Event photographers, who patiently have provided tips and “batteries,” when MSC’s Brownie Hawkeye faltered. Without hesitation, they have allowed MSC to follow in their tracks and offered suggestions like, “Sometimes you get better results if you use a flash in a dark setting,” or, “I find that taking the lens cover off helps.”
- Vendors, who make the events possible and somehow manage to make each one just a bit different. Bravo to the ones who take a chance and do something out of the box. Sometimes it works. . . sometimes not, but without your efforts, ours would be a dull world.
- The MSC elf with the pen, who takes notes at events. He has grown through the years and now is fearless in confronting subjects, “Who designed your dress?”, “Are those Jimmy Choos?” and “Is your jewelry yours or on loan?” Without him, MSC would be a very dull, “small potatoes” blog.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re closing down MSC headquarters for the evening to attend the MSC Elves Hearty Party. Attire is flannel footed pajamas. On the menu will be hot chocolate, rocky road candy, moon pies and smores. It will be a night of true sugar highs.