Before I tell you who the Gingham Ribbon Award goes to, let me tell you what it is.
Several years ago, right at the beginning of my blogging journey, I was working with a wonderful teacher named Jenna. She and my mom were pretty much the only people reading my blog at the time. Ok, my mom was still trying to figure out how to turn on her computer. So, that leaves Jenna being my sole blog reader. Anyway, I spent the month of July making tons of jam. Of course, my love of photography was growing at the time, so I had to find ways to make my photos cute. Tying a little gingham ribbon on the tops of my jam seemed like the perfect way to cute-sify them. I only tied ribbons around 40 jars. The rest went into my pantry for my kids to have throughout the year.
When we went back to work in the fall, the teachers were talking about how they spent their summer. Jenna, and her fabulous roommate Kylene, had spent many weeks canning and making jam. As she was telling us about her jam making, she added that she had not tied gingham ribbons around her jam when it was completed, but that she was very pleased with the fruits of her labor anyway. Thus, the Gingham Ribbon Award was born.
The Gingham Ribbon Award is a special honor, given to anyone who goes above and beyond. The award is given to people who don't just make jam. They also spend hours tying little gingham ribbons onto them in preparation for Christmas gifts.
Now, aren't you just dying to know who the Gingham Ribbon Award goes to?
It's my friends Jenna and Kylene.
You see, I went to a demonstration lesson at the school that my friend Jenna now works at. Jenna and Kylene brought a jar of homemade jam for each of the teachers who came from my school, as a welcome gift. Oh, how we love these two! Thanks, friends! You are the best and you truly deserve the Gingham Ribbon.