Hard to believe but 2021 marks the FIFTH year for the annual Raven’s Reels Almanac ornament exchange. We made it through 2019 when Neal passed, and Covid quarantines in 2020.
This year, has seen things get closer to whatever the new normal is. Distanced concerts, in roped off areas, have given way to fully open concerts. Presenting a vaccination card for entrance has become just as important to holding a ticket! For myself personally, I’ve gotten to see a bunch of shows with so many members of the Freak Family this year. From the Black Crowes, to BlackBerry Smoke, Dead and Company and of course, more Los Hermanos Cosmico!!!. I look forward to getting to more shows in the coming weeks! The year was filled with magic from Curation Records, which is beyond an honor to be a part of. I haven’t worked on releasing any new CRB Soundboards in a while, as there’s been a small issue that got things removed from Nugs. Hopefully that is resolved soon and some more shows can be put out! And I know we’re all thankful for that amazing release, Highway Butterfly!
I’ve been asked if we would have the Ornament Exchange again this year. I wanted to announce it 3 weeks ago, but some stuff came up and it’s been delayed. There’s no better time to start than now though, so let’s do this thing! The picture I included is of 2 of the amazing ornaments I’ve gotten sent to me over the 3 previous years. Let’s do something AMAZING for this fifth year.
I was completely blown away by the wealth of creative and unique ways everyone expressed themselves last year and knowing this community, you’ll be continuing down that same beautiful path again. Participation is just as easy as before so get involved and help bring a little extra Vibration and Light to someone’s holiday season! Make someone’s holiday bright. Spread the love. There is NO theme to this giveaway. Just exchange cheer, an ornament and maybe a hug (virtual is ok).. We’re just the facilitator in this. If you don’t want to participate, or can’t, no pressure. Don’t. It’s ok. If you want to……
Here’s how to participate…
(1) Email your name and address to email@example.com by Saturday December 11th and make sure you include the words ORNAMENT in the subject.
(2) Once enough names/addresses are in we will randomly pair you with someone and reply back by email with all the info on where to mail your ornament/gift to.
(3) Purchase or create ($15 max) an ornament, it can be a CRB related gift but it doesn’t have to be: Mushrooms, Owls, Moons, Stars or anything band related that you think someone will dig. Curation Records related? Music related? Remember to be creative and have fun! There is no right or wrong way to get involved and again, just being creative is an act of rebellion and individuality!
4) If you have a special blessing or prayer request or need to reach out because you need to talk to someone, need a friend, need a hug… just include a small note… and an email or phone number. We’ll pair you with someone to reach out.
(4) Mail your package/gift no later than December 15th. That means you’re gonna have to shop, and ship fast!!! That will assure everyone gets their package in time to incorporate it into their holiday season’s decorations and fun! Then, keep and eye on your mailbox for your partners package to arrive. That’s it!
(5) Help spread the love and show off our amazing and talented freak family. Please post whatever you receive to social media, tag us and use the hashtag #rraornamentexchange
We love you! The CRB loves you!! Freak On!!!
Remember, email to firstname.lastname@example.org