When I was a child the holidays were so exciting, so electric, so magical.. as I entered my 20's the holidays gained a new perspective, a new special meaning, a new magic.. yet as the years have passed and the older I become the less I like the holidays.. They have turned from magical to a pressurized, commercialized event.
The search from store to store to store to find the "perfect" gift for each person on my list at a price that I can afford on our minimal income is one of which I dread. The more I search, the less I enjoy the holidays.. I always feel lost, like I'm being pressured to buy a bunch of stupid, plastic crap that in a couple weeks after the holidays will either be already broken or my kids will no longer want. Not to mention buying & exchanging gifts w/ the rest of my family. "Oh I couldn't figure out what you wanted to so I bought you this. I know you have no where to put & probably really didn't want it, but I HAD to buy you SOMETHING".. The whole process is any thing but fun and is certainly NOT magical.
However what if instead of stressing out over the presents this year or giving sweater sets & gift cards you could give a gift that was handmade and one of a kind? One that meant as much to the person receiving it as it did to the person who created it?
We all remember the devastating hurricane that destroyed the island of Haiti, devastating her people. Though the hurricane is long gone, the people there are still trying to put the pieces of their lives back together. Yet,
Heart of Haiti Pendant, Heart of the Goddess made from recycled drums.. the pendent is only $10 and is a great way to give a little piece of your heart while helping out others.