CHEK TV News Report on Sunday, December 18 2011

Here’s the one minute spot that was on the 5pm and 10pm CHEK News.

That’s right, just in case you missed this detail: we made 158 hampers, which beats last year’s record of 131! Great work, Victoria #yyj community! Awesome!

Happy Holidays!

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A Gift from Victoria’s Poet Laureate Linda Rogers

Victoria’s Poet Laureate Linda Rogers joined us for her first hamper party last year. Here’s a visual poem that she made to tuck into each of our hampers. She’s given us permission to let you download her poem for your hamper, too.  Thanks, Linda!

2010 Party Poem by Linda Rogers

2010 Party Poem by Linda Rogers

2010 Party Poem by Linda Rogers PDF download

Host Your Own Hamper Party!

We are overwhelmed by the incredible response we’ve had since the Globe and Mail article came out on Friday. There are now hamper parties sprouting up all over the place for this Christmas: Grimsby, Ontario and Nanaimo, B.C. in Canada and San Diego and Placerville in California.  And all in the last two days!  We wish you all well and know you’ll come to love this festive holiday tradition as much as we do.

If you’re thinking of hosting your own party, we’ve just posted our Top 10 Tips on “How to host your own Hamper Party” here. Please make sure to let us know how your party goes and share your hosting tips or ideas.

Warm wishes to all you Happy Hamperers!