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Posted By: Jamie
Posted by: Jamie Kutchman , Founder
This year, we decided to forego the traditional Valentine's Day route and celebrate our girlfriends instead! You may recall, we recently shared how to curate a Galentine's Day gift box of your own and decided to host a gift-away for the box we created. In true Marigold & Grey fashion, we shipped the gift directly to the winner's recipient of choice as a gift-away because we believe it's always better to gift than to receive.
Okay, time to meet our winner! Congratulations to Jessica Rogers! Not only will she be gifting our Galentine's Day box to her long-time bestie, Karley, she was kind enough to give us her thoughts on selecting her Galentine!
What prompted you to enter Marigold & Grey’s Galentine’s Giftaway?
I’m a total M&G fangirl, constantly swooning over the gifts you specially curate. When I saw the contents of this gift-away and the heart behind the idea, I knew I wanted to try and win for my best friend!
Tell us about the recipient you chose.
The recipient I chose is Karley, my best friend. She is a nursing supervisor at a very busy hospital ER, but she would be happiest if you joined her while she decorated her house with all the best details, practiced pilates, read a good book, or drank coffee and ate macaroons while listening to the Andrews Sisters. We met when we were 15 while dating best friends that she knew from high school and I knew from youth group. Eventually, the guys broke up with us, but we have remained best friends all these years. Even though we haven't lived in the same state for more than 1 or 2 years at a time, she's my dearest friend and we have consistently celebrated personal victories and encouraged each other through the really hard stuff. Karley is fiercely loyal to her family and closest friends and I'm constantly amazed by her personal and professional accomplishments.
What does your Galentine mean to you?
There aren’t many friends that stick with you through high school drama, college heartache, getting married, and having babies while living several states away, but Karley has. I can tell her anything, share the scary and hard stuff, and know I will be listened to and loved at the end of it. Many people would have drifted apart or called it quits long ago, but we didn't and I'm so thankful. I couldn't ask for a better best friend!
Why do you want to celebrate her with this gift?
Karley is my best friend, but she has taken my entire family on as her own to love and care for. I am so grateful to have her as the best honorary auntie to my little girls and for her thoughtful encouragement to me and my husband in our marriage. She's a generous and intentional gift giver to all of us and so I thought for once, she should be the recipient of such a well-curated gift! I hope this is a special part of her Valentine’s celebration. She deserves it!
Thanks to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for another “giftaway” in the near future!