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Nov
2016
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The art of Christmas gift giving

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  -Mother Theresa

It’s that time of year again where we start thinking about the festive season and gift giving. This can bring feelings of excitement and joy or complete overwhelm!!

Undoubtedly, we all love to give gifts, the gift of giving is as important as receiving, however if you are like me you can get to this time of year and think I can’t really imagine having more “things” in my house. I don’t want to sound ungrateful or diminish gift giving in any way however sometimes we end up with so much more than we really ‘need’.

With this in mind I’m approaching this Christmas with the idea of replacing some of the more traditional gifts with something more thoughtful and meaningful. These may be gifts of experience, adventure, time, gifts to charities or opportunities to just ‘be’.

I’d love to think that Combardis fits the category of thoughtful and meaningful ‘gifts’. Gifts that show you have thought about someone and provide an opportunity to inspire the positive. A gift that may be used in mindful ritual to bring about a sense of lightness and wellbeing. At Combardis we also give back to the community and support charitable organisations working to make a difference in the world.

When buying gifts I choose to support small, sustainable businesses and local crafters and makers who put love and care into all that they do. In this way we can help enrich the lives of others also.

Keep in mind though, gifts of time and love are truly all we need and they don’t cost a thing. 🙂

Happy Festive season!