It was such fun to see all the different ways in which people participated in Set the Table in September by inviting family and friends to the table. Here are photos of some of the tables. They range from a meal for just two who are empty nesters to a birthday party on an island in Panama. Some tables are simple and some more festive. I was touched by the stories and the way each person put effort into reaching out and touching the life of someone else. Thank you so much for participating.
The prize for the winners of the Set the Table in September contest is a set of little LED lights that are perfect for making a table centrepiece fun and festive.
We have two categories for the winners:
For the decorative table part of the contest, we (you actually) have selected Monique Cronk's table because the posting of the pictures of her table on Facebook had more interaction than any of the other posts. People wanted to have copies of the recipes she used for her meal and commented on her bright and cheerful table. Monique, your gift will be arriving in the mail soon.
The second section of the contest was based on the story behind the table setting. Gail Rudee has been gathering the family around the table for birthdays and Jewish holidays and inviting her mom-in-law, who lives in an Alzheimer's care facility to join the family. Gail shared how much her mom-in-law loves being with her three children and the rest of the family. I have watched Gail grow in the area of hosting people since she began participating in the Heartistry challenges and I am proud of her.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Your tables look so lovely. Keep setting the table and gathering friends and family to join you. The memories you make will enrich your lives and last a life time.