A $100 giveaway from Novica, a fair trade artisan market
Maybe Novica didn’t have me at hello when I first opened their email last week, but they had me at “fair trade,” “artisan,” and “micro-finance.”
Also, at “Elizabeth Gilbert is our BFF.” Okay, they didn’t say that, but I found it out later.
“We would like to send you a $150 gift certificate,” they suggested. “Perhaps you would like to split that amount into two $75 gift certificates to use one as a giveaway.”
“Ha!” I wrote back, “I don’t get dressed for less than $1000.”
Nice try, they said. You’re a blogger. You don’t have to get dressed.
They had me there. Still, I didn’t want to seem easy.
“How about $50 for me, and $100 for one of my readers?”
It seemed like the thing to do at the time, but after spending a couple of hours window shopping the site, I’m thinking maybe we should have split it $145 for me, $5 for you. Because this stuff is really beautiful, and so is the mission behind it.
I’m going to make this as easy as possible for you, so just leave a comment to enter the giveaway, but I hope you’ll check out the Pinterest-like curation feature that invites you to be the window dresser for artisans all over the world.
I love how people around the world embed the Nativity story into their own culture.
I guess we kind of do the same thing here at home.
Maybe in a canoe, the Holy Family will be safely out of reach of Vikings and the Knights Templar.
If you’d like some more ideas about where to spend your gift card, Novica has these suggestions:
Womens Shawls from India
Womens Accessories from Thailand
Mens Crew Neck Sweaters
Silver Wristband Bracelets
Turquoise Chandelier Earrings
Winner will be drawn randomly, from commenters to this post, at noon CST, Monday, December 17. Good luck!
UPDATE: Congratulations to lucky commenter #25, Amy!