Hurray! The holidays are here and it's exciting to share the spirit of peace and joy this season.
My family and I will be joining a group preparing a meal for a shelter in our community; heading over to an annual holiday gathering of close friends which we are lucky to call neighbors; hosting the Zosimos Botanicals holiday party and happily seeing our close knit staff take time away to be with their families and friends.
To all of you, heartfelt wishes for health, contentment and joy in your life now and in the New Year!
Channukah is in early December this year, beginning at sundown on Saturday the 8th. Luckily, with 8 days there is time to keep picking special gifts for friends and family. Our Hanukkah Gift Basket provides them with something special for each night. Need a little something for the mah jongg hostess? A soapstone Star of David candle holder with our hand poured "chanukkah gelt" chocolate scented tealight nontoxic soy candle is a tasteful and unique showpiece.
If you're celebrating the Winter Solstice on the 21st, Christmas on the 25th, or Kwanzaa week Dec 26th-Jan 1st, we've got Holiday Gift Baskets and eco friendly Jute Christmas Stockings for you, too. Do-it-yourself Jute Stockings are also available. Hint: our stylish cosmetic brush designs make for impressive stocking stuffers.
Ugh. Need something for the neighbors? Babysitter? Boss? Mother-in-law? Holiday party? Don't stress! A customized Gift Basket is perfect, we can send it out for
you with a thoughtful greeting. You can even get a digital photo so you will know exactly what your unique creation looks like. Different prices for different budgets.
Whew! You made it all the way to the end of this section, that deserves a reward. If you leave us a comment on our Blog or Facebook Page, you'll be entered into a raffle for a FREE Gift Basket! Even the shipping is on us.
We've been following the trends and found a few sensational ideas for the festive season.
Vivid green pigments look stunning with the classic "LBD" (little black dress). It's simple to pull together an emerald eye with hues like Leaf
Feeling more creative? Play around with dewy skin and red toned eyes like makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury did for Donna Karan's runway show. Blend our Burgundy
eye shadows with the same shades in lipstick
. Makeup artists frequently use lip products on the eyes to achieve sultry effects.
Social Responsibility Update/Contest
Superstorm Sandy recovery remains a huge undertaking in many areas of the Northeastern US.
Through membership in EcoEtsy, Zosimos Botanicals got involved with the amazing EcoKaren. As one of the donors to EcoKaren's Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser, we are thrilled that enough was raised to purchase 20 heaters for storm victims.
EcoKaren is now giving away two $25 Gift Certificates to be spent at any of the donors' Etsy stores.
To enter, you can tweet about it, like us on FB, all sorts of things - check the details
. Entries can be placed daily until 12:00 AM EST on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Hey, it's not Powerball, but you still have to be in it to win it!
FREE GIFT with any purchase! Our holiday gift to all our fantastic customers. Our elves will sneak something special into your order in December! Gift value will increase the more you spend.
Happy Holidays from all of us here at Zosimos Botanicals!
Offer expires: December 31, 2012 at 11:59 EST