Bangladesh Artisans

If you’ve had a chance to peruse our selection of cards online this year, you’ve likely noticed a phrase that pops up in many descriptions: “Created using handmade paper.”

Although that depiction seems straightforward enough, in reality, handmade paper creates life-changing opportunities for the people who make it. This paper revitalizes entire neighbourhoods._MG_6846

It’s that time of year when the sun sets earlier and the nights get a little cooler. Some long for warm summer days to return, but not me! I love the feeling I get stepping out of the cold into my warm and cozy home and plugging in the lights on my Christmas tree.

If the cold nights are getting you down, try my annual ritual (or parts of it) to add some holiday coziness and sparkle to your home.

rajana peace ring

As Canadians gather today at citadels, in school gyms and on parade route street corners to mark Remembrance Day, we’re reminded how lucky we are to be living in a country at peace.

Most of our school children and even adults – thankfully – have never known what it is to be at war, watching family members and neighbours perish in a maelstrom of hatred and fear.

But on the other side of the world, Cambodia is still, to this day, picking up the pieces following decades of unrest. Literally. The country’s countryside is littered with spent bomb and artillery shell casings.