This year I am in charge of hosting Christmas. When I am the host I tend to make the most of cleaning my housing and making it look nice for the holiday. I recently received this gift of a gorgeous papier-mache vase made by Haitian artists that is just too pretty not to display. There were so many places I could put it but had to find a safe spot for it for when the younger kids arrive. I could display it by itself or add some flowers, branches, and other items in it. I decided to display it on the landing of my newly stained steps and was astonished by its beauty. What do you think?
The handcrafted vase retails for $55 and is exclusively available at Macy’s. This is a great way to decorate your home by “Giving Back”. Haiti has an estimated 400,000 artisans (out of a 10M population) who rely solely on their handcrafted goods as a source of income. Being a small business owner myself I know that every purchase can make a difference and love to support others when I can.
Holidays are a time for giving AND for giving back. It’s also a time when we might go on a gift buying frenzy that often has little to do with the spirit of the season. What if this season, you made a conscious decision to spend your dollars on gifts that give hope? Macy’s Heart of Haiti has been giving economic support to Haitian artisans ever since the devastating earthquake hit this economically fragile nation over five years ago. Shortly after the earthquake, Macy’s began carrying this product line featuring an array of beautiful handmade goods crafted by artisans in Haiti. The country of Haiti is rich in the arts and despite being the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, metal artisans, papier-mache artisans, and skilled crafts people are anxious to work and earn a living to support their families.
There are a variety of handcrafted Gifts that Gives Hope products that make great holiday gifts so feel free to browse around. You can find the Macy’s Heart of Haiti line available at a few select Macy’s stores listed below.
- Herald Square
- Downtown Brooklyn
- Downtown DC’s Metro Center
- Chicago’s State Street
- San Francisco’s Union Park
- Downtown Seattle
- Dallas Gallaria
- Downtown Portland (Ore)
- Atlanta’s Lenox Square
- Dallas Galleria Mall
Disclosure: “This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“