I realize I pretty much say this all the time, but man… I LOVE the company I am sharing with you guys today!!!! It’s almost December (whaaaaaaat?!) and Christmas season and the holidays are in FULL SWING. I’ve been listening to the Pentatonix Christmas album on repeat (Lilly is a big fan), our tree is up, I hung lights, and I’m counting down the days until Christmas.
This really is my FAVORITE time of year!!!!!
One thing a lot of us don’t think about (heck, I know I didn’t until like… last year!) is where and how our Christmas decorations are made. This is something that I learned about last year that was a HUGE wake up call for me. Did you know that 60% of the world’s decorations are made in a town in China that’s basically called “Christmas town”? The workers are barely paid, they work crazy hours, they’re in awful conditions, and most of them don’t even know what Christmas is.
When I learned this… my heart sunk. And I realized that this was something I was going to try to do something about, at least in my own circle… and that just starts with not buying from those companies and, instead, supporting companies that are treating workers fairly and with kindness.
Enter Ornaments 4 Orphans.
I found this awesome company on Instagram last year and fell in LOVE with them!! Well, the more I’ve gotten to know them, the more I admire what they are doing!! SO much so that I had their co-founder on my podcast this week!!!!!
Click here to tune into my episode of the Business with Purpose podcast with Jamie Laslo, co-founder of Ornaments 4 Orphans!
Stuffed Animal Ornament – $10
ANYWAY, what is Ornaments 4 Orphans?
It is estimated that there are over 150 million orphans worldwide. These children are at risk for trafficking, exploitation, abuse, starvation and psychological disorders. In addition to these orphans, millions of children are in danger of abandonment, disease, malnutrition and lack of education due to extreme poverty.
Ornaments4Orphans exists to bless these children by connecting their needs with our Christmas traditions. Ornaments4Orphans sells beautiful, fair trade items handcrafted in impoverished communities, then uses the proceeds to enrich the lives of orphans and vulnerable
Ornaments4Orphans also strives to combat the global orphan crisis through orphan prevention. Local artisans employed by Ornaments4Orphans experience a reliable income which enables them to provide for their families. They are able to make rent, put food on their tables, pay their children’s school fees, and purchase medications and other necessities which improve their overall standard of living.
As O4O ornaments hang on your Christmas tree you enjoy the creative beauty of global artisans while blessing others!
Tin Faith Ornament – $10
Ornaments4Orphans’ vision is to give opportunity to artisans, vulnerable children and their communities across the globe through the sale of handmade, fair trade Christmas ornaments and other products.
Paper Bead Open Heart Ornament – $15
Ornaments4Orphans’ mission is to empower indigenous artisans through fair trade practices, invest in the holistic care of orphaned children through our partners, and provide our customers with an opportunity to purchase beautiful, handmade items that bless others. When you purchase products from Ornaments4Orphans, you can be certain that you have made a difference in the lives of the men, women, and children where Ornaments4Orphans is present.
And let’s be honest… HOW GORGEOUS and unique and beautiful are these ornaments? These are truly heirlooms!!!
Banana Fiber Angel Ornament – $10
I HIGHLY recommend tuning into my podcast with Jamie to learn more about Ornaments 4 Orphans and hear more of their story. It is SO inspiring!!!
Stuffed Animal Ornament – $10
Want to shop Ornaments 4 Orphans NOW? Use code “STILLBEINGMOLLY” now through Christmas and get 15% off your order! PLUS, all orders over $50 you get FREE SHIPPING!!!!! HURRY!!!!!
AND, the fabulous and amazing team at O4O has been so kind as to giveaway an Ornaments 4 Orphans ornament collection (retail value of $45) to one of y’all!!! Good luck!!!
Now what about you? What’s your favorite ornament? Do you know of any awesome companies doing Christmas decor up right??? 🙂
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*thank you to Ornaments 4 Orphans for partnering with me on this post!!! As always, I only share with y’all the brands that I truly believe in and love.