When I'm giving gifts I look for gifts that are unique and 'fit' the recipient, and I also love creative packaging. I love to add sweet embellishments (like butterflies!) that express my personality and that of the recipient! It's not always so easy to find Unique Gifts and creative packaging! Needless to say when I receive a gift that is creatively packaged it certainly adds to the excitement factor!
Ascending Butterfly has made its mark by making sure we feature 'Corporations With a Conscience'. Brands that care enough to give back. As far as I'm concerned the best shopping, is 'Guilt Free' Shopping. Where your purchase actually makes a difference. Getting a discount is great, making a difference....like the famous commercial we all know says....PRICELESS!
National Geographic in Association with Novica.com are helping to make art happen in the form of a Microcredit. 0 % Interest Free MicroFinancing for Artisans in developing nations. Now in addition to the fact that your order goes to helping the artisan that crafted your item, you can also get involved in the MicroFinancing and contribute to your favorite Artisan directly and help them meet their Financing Goals, which aids in expansion, adding items to inventory and more! Here is a list of Artisans currently seeking funding, you can also read a little more about each one and how they plan to use the funding.
"When combined with information and communication technologies, microcredit can unleash new opportunities for the world's poorest entrepreneurs and thereby revitalize the village economies they serve." ~ Madeleine K. Albright and John Doerr
I also loved how beautifully wrapped they both were! I would highly recommend Novica for all of your gift giving needs, it's definitely 'guilt free' shopping at its finest! You are not only giving back, you are empowering an artisan to help their small businesses not only thrive, but actually go global! How cool is that?
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Novica have a very special surprise for 1 lucky winner! 1 winner will receive a $50 Novica.com digital gift code. Like I said, it's my birthday, but you get the gifts!
Don't you just ♥ Novica? I know I do!
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