This summer, our family did not venture far from home for exotic, faraway holidays. With three little ones in tow (particularly one crawly baby), it sounded, well, like a hassle! Plus, summer is the only time in Alberta when it isn't winter (except when it is), so why not stay to enjoy it?!
What we did was rediscover the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Hiking, exploring, and, of course, ice cream-ing on the weekends was a highlight of our weeks. To finish off the fabulous summer of hiking, we tackled what turned out to be the Mt. Everest of our preschoolers' lives - a 500m ascent over 3km to "Larch Valley". I am no woman of the woods, so I had never before heard of these larch trees: deciduous needle trees which turn a golden yellow before losing their needles altogether in the early fall.
The beauty of the sight was thoroughly stunning and altogether inspiring! Like the intricacy of the beauty in creation, so I am also amazed by the craftsmanship of our kantha blankets. New throws are available now!
This week was “Giving Tuesday”, a day that has captivated consumers into funnelling some of the shopping mania (of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend) into charitable giving.
One of the huge questions that potential donors have is: what happens to my money when I donate?
It’s a great question, and a worthy one to ask.
👆This was a question I received from our contact form a few months ago.
With respect, I think that starting with this question... probably reveals that we are beginning on different pages. Nonetheless, it is a conversation worth exploring and a question worth asking.
In fact, what the writer asked for was a comparison list; so, here we go:
I dislike the overblown, frenetic, & scarcity-minded ethos of Black Friday. Plus, dignify always has our own one-day, once-a-year sale earlier in November. So: why participate in any of it?!
This is a tension that I have wrestled with over 6 holiday seasons, end every year, I’m back at the drawing board.
This year, we decided that yes, we would offer free shipping over the weekend as a BFCM (industry shorthand for Black Friday/Cyber Monday) bonus. And yes, what led us there was simple economics. It works, it makes money, it makes sense. But, probably not in the same way that you think...
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