Monday, September 10, 2012

Paddles on Paddles

One of my favorite Greek traditions is that of the paddle. As a big, I counted down the seconds until I finally got my paddle from little!  My paddles from Little M was a long time coming and is very proudly displayed in my room. Little C, on the other hand, is a bit slow and even though we have both graduated by now, I haven’t received my paddle from her yet. I have seen it in progress and let me just say, it is TOTALLY worth the wait! (Little C has been my little since the Spring after I joined! She was my first little!)

Here is a pic from paddle exchange with Little M:

One of my Glittles and I also decided to do a “mini paddle” exchange! She and I are very close and even though we only had one year together, we thought it would be a great symbol of our bond! 

Here we are with our mini paddles:

And, for kicks, here is a picture of the paddle I made my big:

It’s finally time for my sister to start making her paddle for her big and I think I might be even more excited than she is! Like me, my sister is in a different chapter form all of the rest of the women in our family. She also attends a different university than the rest of us. Because of this, their paddle traditions are a bit different than the ones I am accustomed to! Not to mention, the lack of resources near her school would have been AWFUL when I was making my paddle! She is definitely going to be using some of my Gainesville connections when it comes to making her paddle!

I am a bit jealous of her big, seeing as Sissy is an artist! The paddle is going to be BEAUTIFUL, I just know it! I will definitely post pictures when it is done!

I know a lot of you out there are Greek! I would LOVE to see your paddles or even hear about some of the coolest paddle ideas you have seen!

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  1. I love seeing all of my friends' paddles and comparing our chapters' paddle traditions!

  2. I totally never made my big a paddle either...oops :) I was an EK also!

    new follower!

  3. hi there!! newest follower to your sweet blog! so cute! i graduated from arizona state and was a g phi... LOVED making paddles! totally forgot all about that and made me smile :)) cant wait to read more from ya and would love if you followed me back!

  4. Stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! that is so so so cute! i am in a sorority and we are always trying to find cute/creative ways to make paddles!