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Hello, It’s Nice To mEet you.
Hello, I’m Bridgette, but most people call me Bridgy. It’s very nice to meet you. I’m a 15-year-old girl from America’s Heartland and I’m selling flower crown scrunchies to raise money for war-torn Ukraine. These pictures of me were taken when I was 13. =)
I’m a competitive baton twirler and in 2020, I performed a show twirl to Those Were The Days, the English version of Dorogoi Dlinnoiu, a Russian Gypsy love song. I wanted a hair piece that looked like a Ukrainian vinok, more commonly referred to as a flower crown. My mom tried to make one for me using a barrette, but it wasn’t coming together. That’s when I suggested we try a scrunchie. It worked great!
Vinoks are a beautiful Ukrainian tradition and historic symbols of purity, marriage and womanhood. They rose in popularity following the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution, and are primarily worn by girls and young women on holy days and other festive occasions.
MY FLOWER CROWN Scrunchies
My flower crowns are a modified version of Ukrainian vinoks. They feature a gorgeous red velvet scrunchie (generous, high-quality velvet) with colorful silk-like flowers and a cascade of colorful double-sided satin ribbons.
They are a beautiful and striking hair accessory that look best when worn around a bun.
They are great for anyone, especially baton twirlers and dancers. Each ribbon is approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of a yard unless otherwise specified. They can be trimmed as short as you like.
In time, I am hoping to add different colored flower crown scrunchies, so please check back frequently.
Thank you for supporting relief to Ukraine. ALL profits from the sale of the flower crowns will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross.
Pray With Me
Novena for Ukraine
Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world! You sent Your Son, the Prince of Peace, for the salvation of the world. We pray that the Peace of Christ will reign in Ukraine. Please protect and send aid to those in Ukraine and all who are at-risk. We pray for peace – we pray for all who are working towards it and for all who are in danger from this conflict. We pray for an end to violence and war – we pray for wisdom for all leaders who have a hand in this. Lord God, please help those in most need of thy mercy.
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Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us! Saint Joseph, Protector of Mary, Jesus and the Church, pray for us! Saint Michael the Archangel, Patron of Kyiv, pray for us! Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace, may your kingdom reign in Ukraine and all the world. Amen.
Find the remaining eight days on Pray More Novenas. Novena is nine.
How You Can Help
I am in need of supplies to make the flower crown scrunchies including regular and large velvet scrunchies in red. I also need silk-like (fake) flowers; hot glue; packaging materials for shipping, and rolls of 1-inch-wide (or 25mm-wide ) satin ribbons in all colors.