12.12.2012

Fair trade Christmas shopping, some news, a goal, & a prayer request

I've been meaning to do a post on fair trade Christmas shopping and give a list of great places to buy.  I realize it's getting late, though, and I haven't quite complied a list yet, so if you've still got some shopping left to do, and if you're hoping to buy fair trade (and you should!), check out this list via Psalm 10.  A few of my favorites:

Tukula.  Gorgeous bags and accessories.

31Bits - gorgeous jewelry, accessories, headbands: 

One Mango Tree - more accessories, but also some beautiful clothing.  

Raven and Lily - gorgeous notebooks, scarves, and more: 


And while you're shopping, I'm happy to announce that 100% of Gus + Lula's* etsy income this December will go to some of our favorite charities and ministries, like Compassion International, Embracing Hope Ethiopia, and Bring Love In.  This is a small step toward our goal of being able to give away 100% of all our profits all year long.

Which brings me to a bit of news: As of last weekend, we have a contract on our house (Woo-hoo!!!).  We'll hopefully be able to find a much less expensive house nearby that will help us to reach our giving goal.  If you think of it, please pray for us.  We could sure use wisdom in the buying process, and prayers for the sale of our current house to go smoothly are always welcome!

So there you have it: fair trade Christmas shopping, some news, a goal, and a prayer request.  And they're even all (loosely) connected!
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*I'll be sending out my last shipment guaranteed to arrive in the US by Christmas on the 20th, so there's still plenty of time left to shop!