Happy November my friends. For some of you, I know you are entering into a new lockdown this week and for some you are already in a version of lockdown with some sort of restrictions. It is feeling harder as the year goes on and now with the shorter evenings and harsher weather, it is more challenging to get outside for walks or any outdoor activities. But I urge you to try and get out despite the weather, maybe even at lunchtime, it doesn’t have to been for a walk, you could just take a cup of tea and find a nice quiet spot to enjoy some fresh air and nature, just make sure you wrap up warm.
I hope this giveaway helps to cheer you up a little. I have joined forces with two other local businesses to bring you three wonderful gifts. Each gift retails at £25 and one of them could be yours. Maybe you will want to enter for yourself or to giveaway to someone yourself?
There are two pieces of jewellery, one by myself (www.instagram.com/katrinalucasjewellerydesigns). It is a theatre mask made from recycled silver. I think this is appropriate during this time for a couple of different reasons: one - I am missing shows, my kids are no longer performing with their groups so this year we will find more time on our hands this Christmas (let’s hope we can meet family), two - I have found there has been days I’ve needed to put my mask on and get through the day, and that is ok, as by the end of it I have indeed felt better!
Next up is a piece from Kingsroad Studios, they sell feature jewellery, props for film and TV plus fun sculptures, you can check them out at www.kingsroad-studios.com or follow them on IG www.instagram.com/kingsroadstudiosni. This piece they are giving away is a uniquely hand painted pendant created by them and it is gorgeous!
Finally, we have the perfect skincare pack from A Blissful Blend, to help not only rejuvenate your skin during the harsher colder weather but also help you keep calm during these uncertain times. All creams and balms are made using natural oils and butters. I can vouch for this one myself as we have the face cream! You can follow them on IG www.instagram.com/ablissfulblend or visit their stockists.. The Craft room, Comber, The Robins Nest and Refill Quarter, both Donaghadee.
So how do you enter our giveaway? Well it is simple really, all you have to do is follow all three of our accounts on Instagram like the giveaway post on my account www.instagram.com/katrinalucasjewellerydesigns and comment on this post plus tag as many friends as you want – every tag is an entry. This giveaway is open to all UK and Ireland residents only. Giveaway ends Thursday evening at 8pm and winners will be announced on Friday the 6th of November. There will be 3 winners, with one prize each.
This is very uncertain times for us all and if you are looking to support small businesses this year as part of your Christmas gift buying then please give each of us a follow (you will also find lots of other handmade small businesses there too on IG), like and comment on posts you like, it really means a lot to us.
If like me you are trying to give unusual gifts this year which are also sustainable then sign up to my newsletter, as this year I plan to do a few different emails showing my sustainable picks for this year from other small businesses. I will also be doing a newsletter on how to wrap your gifts in a more eco-friendlier way. Plus, when you sign up to my newsletter you get 10% off your first order.
Well that is it for today’s post, I hope to see you all on IG entering our giveaway.
Until next week, take care and stay safe, lots of love to you all.