Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Trimming Tripp's Tree and Personalizedfree.com

I received an email the other day from the Public Relations Consultant from the website 
and she made us a very thoughtful offer.  She said that their company would be willing to donate 10% of their proceeds from now until CHRISTMAS to DebRA when you place your order using the promo code: TRIPP. 

Their website is FULL of thousands of personalized Christmas ornaments and pictures.  Practically any theme you can imagine:  Family, 1st Christmas, Occupations, Pets, Hobbies, Sports, etc.  They are reasonably priced and ship worldwide!! 
They also recognized Tripp and me on their blog for the website, helping us bring awareness to EB! I am going to post their link on my sidebar, so that you can easily access their website if you choose to help!
Or you can visit their site HERE and the blog they posted about us HERE.
 I am so grateful to them and I wanted to work hard to be able to give this company business, also raise money for DebRA... BUT ALSO... I'm going to be a little bit selfish, too (GASP).  I can't help it.  Here is a proposal:

My mom, Christie Zink (our superwoman advocate and supporter from Minnesota) and I, came up with what I think is a FABULOUS idea.  I hope you guys will agree.  
This year for Christmas, we want YOU to 
"Trim Tripp's Tree." 
We are going to put a Christmas Tree behind Tripp's rocking chair in the corner of our living room this year.  I want to decorate it with ornaments from everyone (no matter where you are) that follows our story and prays for my little Drummer Boy.  These ornaments will be something that I will TREASURE every single year, no matter what happens in the future.  Something that will have SO much meaning and will be so very special to me.  So I can always remember all of the support that we've had through everything.  
You all know that it's hard for me to ask for something for myself- but I figured that this would be the perfect opportunity to raise money for DebRA, give business to a company that wants to help us, and also make Tripp's Christmas tree this year the most special Christmas tree in the world.  
You can put your name, your state, city, or a special message to Tripp if you'd like:)

Now, you DO NOT have to buy an ornament from personalizedfree.com if you do not want to.  You can order from anywhere you want OR you can just make a homemade ornament!!  No matter where it comes from, it will be SO special to us!  
I can't wait to share pictures of our tree with you all this year!!
If you want to join in the ornament fun, you can mail them to us at:
18669 Sisters Road
Ponchatoula, LA  70454

Ok, so I hope no one thinks I'm being pushy for asking this- I mean, you guys have already gone above and beyond for us in SO many ways.  I just wanted to throw this idea out there, in case anyone wanted to participate- and Christie has also created a Facebook page event called "Trimming Tripp's Tree." 
You can visit the page HERE.

We love you all!  
Thank you again for being the best support team and prayer warriors we could EVER ask for:)



  1. Great idea!!! A special ornament is on it's way for Tripp from Chicago!

  2. Awesome! I'll be sending one for sure - just have to find the perfect one. And thanks for the link! Definitely ordering from them.... how can I not when one of their photos has one of my favorite things (horses) with MY fairly unique name (Kenna) on it?? It's a sign for sure!! LOL

  3. Not selfish, WONDERFUL! Praying for you & Tripp!!!! We'll be on the lookout for the perfect ornament from way up in Wisconsin!

  4. what a wonderful idea. I will be looking for one here in California as well. Or making one, those are always fun as well :)

  5. One is on it's way from BR....God Bless!

  6. Dear Cortney, can i make of Russia?

  7. I think it's a beautiful idea. Something to remember for the rest of your life how everyone out here is rooting for you and your little guy.

  8. I just ordered my ornaments. I made sure to order one for Tripp, too. I will send it as soon as they ship! Thanks for the great idea.

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! I will be sending one for sure! :) Can't wait to find that *special one* that I know he'll love!

    Continuing to send my prayers and love. XOXO

    ~ Katie & Family

  10. What a wonderful idea! My little guy, Paxton, and I will be sending Tripp an ornament. We just have to find the perfect one! Love and prayers to your family!

  11. Not selfish at all! I'll be looking for something special for your dear, sweet Tripp.

    Praying and praying,

  12. First time posting: Just want to let you know how much you and Tripp have touched our lives. My son was diagnosed with sever hemophilia A at birth so I know first hand what it is like to be a first time mom with a child who is diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. The joy and pain that comes from the diagnosis and reality of the situation is unreal. You inspire me everyday and you are an amazing mother. God chose you to be his mommy because only you could do such an amazing job. Hope Tripp enjoys his ornament.

    Love Brenda and Carlitos Santa Cruz

  13. This is such a fabulous idea! Sending one to sweet Tripp from Atlanta. You are simply wonderful and the perfect Mom for Tripp. Lifting you up in prayer- Mary

  14. This is going to be one amazing tree! just picked out the PERFECT ornament for Tripp :) Much love and prayers to you all tonight.

  15. I cannot wait to get this going! I am in the process of making a flyer to spread the word around my college! NTCC in Mount Pleasant, Texas will be Trimming Tripp's Tree in no time! I already have some supporters from Texas A&M and Texas Women's University! Don't tell Tripp it's not LSU, but we all love him the same! :)

  16. Courtney & Tripp, I am sending you one from Vermont and I hope you have a huge spot for a huge tree for them because I believe you two have touched so many people everywhere. I hope you never feel guilty for asking for this, it is such an awesome idea and you have given so much to everyone we are all happy to be able to show you how much you all mean to us.

  17. I love love love this idea!!! I have placed my order and the ornament will be delivered to you!!!
    Please post a picture of the tree...I know it will be beautiful!!!
    Merry Christmas from NC....S.Strauch

  18. Sent ours today, hope you like it : )

  19. You have touched my life and made me a better mother. I will be donating the $10 to EB and I am sending you a very special ornament from California! Much love and prayers are coming your way!

  20. Your blog is an inspiration to me. You have made me a better mother. I love your ornament idea! Lots of love and prayers from CAlifornia!

  21. Just ordered 6 ornaments for gifts and used the code TRIPP. I will be sending an ornament for Tripp's tree as well.