Good morning, and happy Friday! We hope you’ve had a good week so far, and if today is the start of your weekend, well welcome to it!
We are about to step up our holiday content here on the Willow Salon blog, because, as someone pointed out just yesterday, there are only 44 days left ‘til Christmas and 32 days ‘til the first night of Hanukkah. Kwanzaa is a mere 45 days from its start, and there are probably a few other holidays in the next month or two that we’ve missed as well. So. Not an awfully long time until those festive celebrations are upon us! And now that the temperatures have virtually plummeted and there is snow – actual snow – on the ground, it does make holiday planning a little more real, doesn’t it?
If your December holiday festivities include gift-giving – and gift-receiving – you might be thinking not just about the gift ideas themselves, but also the way they are packaged or wrapped. A beautifully wrapped gift can show thoughtfulness and care, and can be almost as exciting as the gift itself! And, when you purchase your gift from Aveda, they come already wrapped in handmade paper from Nepal, which takes thoughtfulness and care to a whole other level.
If you’re not yet familiar with the story of Aveda’s move to using hand-crafted paper for gift wrap and packaging, we encourage you to watch the video below:
Beautiful, sustainable, and empowering. That is a lot to expect from some paper to wrap your gifts, but with Aveda, it’s happening. And it’s been happening for ten years.
You can read more about what this paper does for the people who create it and how it helps the surrounding landscape on the Aveda Canada website page 10 Years of Changing Lives in Nepal. Then, take a look at the limited-edition gifts that are at Willow this holiday season, and plan your shopping!
We’ll have a bit more to say about Willow + Aveda + shopping in the next week or so, but for now, we hope you have a fabulous weekend, whatever you have planned! And, if it includes shopping for beautiful gifts, we look forward to seeing you at Willow!