On Our Radar: Holiday Edition

What's been on our mind recently, and thoughts for heading into the hectic-but-beautiful holiday season.
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With the ever-lovely but often-harried holiday season upon us, here are a few thoughts we've had, and resources we rely on. Our mantra for the days ahead? Remain thoughtful and be intentional. So here's to a slow and steady start to the most beautiful time of the year. 

A not-so-rhetorical question on our mind: Can you be a good person if you don't read the news? What do you think?

Gift season can be overwhelming, and we believe in celebrating with conscious giving. One of our favorite gift gifts we've found thus far is by Design Mom, where all products benefit women. Doing good through purchasing power? That spend we can get behind. 

Heart breaking over the latest from the Mexican-US border? Us too. Here are a few steps you can take right now to assist the refugees.  

Tips on how to extend an attitude of gratitude throughout the holiday season. 

Will you be traveling with children in the upcoming weeks? Here is a teacher's take on missing school for vacation. 

A "Femme Extraordinaire" collaboration that provides 25 meals to hungry families with every purchase.  

If you need a few holiday reads, here are a few suggested books on clarity, focus and empowerment.

And, should you still have some shopping to do, women-owned shops we frequent and love:

Tribe Alive: sustainable women's fashion
Darling Clementine: baby, kids and mom clothing + accessories  
Rifle Paper Co.: go-to stationery + decor + gifts
Emily McDowell Studio: cheeky, perfectly-said stationery + paper goods
Jenny's Print Shop: affordable and beautiful art

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