Happy Holidays! I had coffee with a mom friend recently who articulated so beautifully how she is preparing to tell her eight-year-old daughter about Santa -- by sitting her down at a special lunch and sharing that she has grown up so much that she, too, is ready to “become a Santa” and create magic for others. I love this concept. Magic is everywhere -- and when I remind myself that we all have the power to create this for others, the world is brighter.
If you’re like me and still need gifts for more than a few people on your list, below are a few ideas that can add sparkle to someone’s world.
EarthJustice, an organization that calls itself the “Earth’s Lawyer,” is a tireless advocate for a healthy planet and one I’ve donated to personally for over a decade.
Photographer Melanie Dunea's Colors of a Dream collection, a study in flowers, crystals and the imagination. In her words: "If you free your mind, you will see the earth laughs in flowers."
NomoGaia is an NGO that pushes multinational corporations to respect human rights. Currently they’re working on everything from successfully deporting women from Afghanistan to holding large sugar corporations accountable to fair labor laws. It’s run by my sister, Kendyl - the most frugal person I know (and also the smartest) and the impact she’s able to make with a few dollars constantly blows my mind.
Super-Smalls is a line of gifts, jewelry and crafts for children that’s all about actual sparkle and adds a bit of magic for any kiddo on your list. The four-page sticker sheet is amazing and Oprah approves of the DIY bead kit.
West~bourne launched an e-commerce website and now ships snacks, desserts and more in zero-waste, compostable packaging. My sons love the Togarashi Crunch; I’m partial to the Chamomile Flower Olive Oil Cake. I wish every packaged food company everywhere would ditch plastic and follow her lead.
Annnddd of course for the sustainability fanatic who’s also a spritz lover in your life -- we’ve put together the RAMONA Holiday Spritz Sampler featuring all six flavors, for the price of five. Plus we’ll be planting a tree for each bundle purchased.
Thank you for all of your support this past year and beyond. YOU add magic to our world every time you purchase RAMONA or spread the word about what we are all about! We send much love for a magical holiday season.