Christmas is really in full swing here. As you may know I have 10 year old twins, who are still believers, so it’s the tree, decorations, advent calendars, gift lists, notes to Santa, homemade cards, sea food orders and musings on “I wonder what will Santa bring me?” when I tuck them in at night. It’s also summer holidays, so they spend long days swimming with friends and eating watermelon. It’s such a fabulous time of year.
Shopping is high on the agenda for everyone, both food and gifts. I encourage you to all shop locally, wherever you may be. Support your local businesses, for it is they are who spend their money locally too, generating jobs for your community, your kids and your grand kids. Keep your home town vibrant and alive. Avoid the multi-nationals where you can, as every dollar counts and helps to preserve the wonderful way of life we all enjoy. If you cant do that, at least buy Australian. (sorry to my US & UK subscribers) Please give the Mums and Dads in your town a go.
Now for a change of pace. I’ve rounded up my favourite Rising Stars for this week.
Delicious Sprucies Skin Care Gift Vouchers
Beaut Leichhardt Garden Centre Gift Vouchers
Serviceable Gundy Mechanical Business Cards
Stunning Rice Project Management Services Xmas Cards and more Business Cards for their latest new staff member.
A vibrant new business in town- Emily Rose Hair and Beauty. Do stop in, this salon is warm and friendly, skilled and creative.
Goondiwindi Cotton, (a clothing company, retailing and manufacturing cotton polos) Business Cards.
Winter and Garnetta, a fabulous homewares shop, where you’ll find something really unique and special.
Super new Border Vet surgury Business cards and magnets. These guys look after my little four legged friends.
A makeover and a shop move for Indulge Beaute Salon, with new business cards,
new shop menus,
and loads of gift vouchers.
And last but not least my absolute fave, Summer 2010 Border Living Magazine.
And here are some sample pages. Features this issue include: Gourmet Food, Shopping, People and Kids Fashion. A lovely issue indeed.
Meanwhile, we have been designing a massive and impressive project with a Council, which Ill share with you in the new year, some super websites and some exciting new branding, still in development stages. Its been super busy, and amongst all the tinsel and wrapping, there have been family photo shoots, boudoir photo shoots, pregnancy bump and new baby photo shoots. I feel very privileged to be a part of these, especially when they are for gifts for families and partners. Ill share some family ones after the gift giving is done.
Next week is Christmas week. Ill check in with you then. Thanks for stopping by. Nat