As you may know, I’m doing a series of giveaways on the blog in the month of December. The purpose of these giveaways is to promote community, get to know you more, AND share a few of my favorite things with you.
What is a Fair Trade Friday box?
Fair Trade Friday is a nonprofit organization that I LOVE. Simply put, it is a subscription service that delivers a package of fair trade items each month. It costs 31.99 per month, and you never know what you’re going to get. It’s a surprise!
It is so fun to get these packages. They have included everything from candle holders, to necklaces, to earrings, to pot holders, to purses, to bags, to key chains, to advent activities, to t-shirts, to leather-bound journals, and on and on… There is great variety and the items are beautiful! If I get something that I know someone in my life would love, I give it away. I’ve found that people love receiving gifts with a story –items that give life to others. If there’s something I know I’ll get good use out of, I keep it!
Here is what my December Fair Trade Friday package included:
- Winter Birchwood 3 pc Candle Centerpiece made in Ukraine by Our Legacy (retail value $28)
- Trendy Brass Stud Earrings on Christmas Card, made in Peru by Yobel (retail value: $25)
- Restive Christmas Ornament from 3 Cords in Haiti (retail value $6)
However, the point is not so much the items themselves, it’s the fact that by participating in this club, I am offering stable employment to artisans in impoverished countries around the world in the name of Jesus.
This club provides a stable and consistent market which allows ministries distribute the goods made by those they resource and serve.
Slowly my life and home are being filled with these hope-filled, hand-crafted, personal and beautiful items. My everyday purse, most of my jewelry, my key chain, my favorite tea towel, and my best t-shirt are all acquisitions I’ve made through Fair Trade Friday.
It’s the one and only subscription box that I’ve stuck with over time, and now, I want to share it with you!
How do I enter to win?
That’s simple! Answer a question in the comments section and then click “I Commented” in the Rafflecopter app below. Winners will not need to subscribe to the club, but will instead receive a one-time sample package!
This week’s question is: What is one way have you benefitted from pursuing a simpler life? What words of wisdom do you have to offer other women choosing to make these hard-but-good changes?
I know I’m making you think, but there are so many wise women in this community, we can learn from each other!
*Note: Fair Trade Friday boxes ship worldwide, so anyone can win, regardless of where you live. Raffle closes at 11:59 PM Eastern on 12/24/16. Winners will be chosen randomly.*