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posted in Whisper of Kindness Cards
There is so much change and excitement going on in the world it is often hard to slow down and appreciate the people around you. Even the person taking your order, for instance, can often be the person who makes you smile and appreciate the day. Just two days ago I went into a teashop to get my favorite drink, boba milk tea. Some may also have heard it referred to as tapioca or bubble milk tea. It was here that after I tipped the barista, she gave me a size larger and told me that she was extremely appreciative for the tip. This, in turn, made my day.These little interactions often have a more profound impact on your life and others than one might think. I am a firm believer in letting your appreciation of others be heard. That is why we sell Whisper of Kindness cards, which are a perfect way to let someone you know or even a complete stranger know how much you appreciate them. There is no such thing as showing too much appreciation for someone who has brightened your day. Remember even a whisper can turn someone’s day around.
posted in Guatemalan Gifts
Huipil (pronounced wee-peel) is the Spanish word for the traditional woven blouses worn by Mayan women for many centuries. They are still worn in Guatemala today and these woven shirts are now being made into beautiful and unique purses and other woven products. The weave or design of each huipil can identify the woman who wears it; her village, personality, marital status, etc. are all represented within the fabric. When you purchase one of our Guatemalan huipil purses you are not only receiving a one of a kind, beautifully made purse but you are also helping to support the Mayan culture and the local artisans who are maintaining this tradition. Usually taking several months to complete, each huipil is a work of art that is so well made that it can last up to 30 years.
According to Guatemalan legend, worry dolls have the ability to take away the worries that might keep you awake. By telling one worry to each doll and then putting the doll under your pillow, you are actually freeing your mind of that worry. The legend states that the dolls will take away the worries during sleep and thereby allowing the owner of the dolls not only a good nights sleep but also the ability to wake up worry-free in the morning. These dolls are handcrafted in Guatemala and are clothed in traditional Mayan costumes. They typically stand about one-half to one inch tall. Our Guatemalan Worry Dolls come in sets of four but you may use fewer or more depending on the worries you are experiencing. Studies have shown that even the act of voicing our concerns and worries will help to relieve the stress and pressure of everyday life.