We’ve all practiced our acceptance speech for our imaginary Tony, Oscar, Emmy or Grammy award, right? Dreamed of who we would thank first; would we act surprised or act confident and assured knowing all along our name was inside the sealed envelope?
For me, those were just dreams. It is very unlikely I will ever know what it feels like to be sitting in the audience, waiting for the winning name (mine) to be read. I would need a change in careers, an intense amount of training and a whole lot of luck to even get close to that experience.
Well last weekend, Paper Pumpkin and I mingled with some folks who know exactly what that moment feels like. They’ve experienced that moment many times and were preparing to feel it again.
During a pre-Emmy gifting event, the 2014 Emmy nominees were invited to create their own handmade card and take home a Paper Pumpkin kit to share with their family and friends.
It was about sharing Paper Pumpkin with a whole new group of people; and they LOVED it! We heard everything from, “I love this!” to, “I can’t wait to go home and make all these cards with all of my kids!”
These celebrities were discovering something we have known for a while—Paper Pumpkin is a great way to have a creative experience without all the mess.
So, while I may never know what it feels like to give my acceptance speech, I do know what it feels like to share what I love, Paper Pumpkin, with a new group of people and share in their excitement. And truly, it’s much better because I don’t have to worry about tripping up the stairs on the way to give my speech.
Great! But it would have been nice to see the pictures right side up!