This year has been a blessed one. I have learned a lot and specifically I embarked on an exciting journey of starting my own Employment Law consultancy. This was a huge step for me because like many others, I had always been an employee however with supportive people in my life, I was able to fully believe in myself, tap into my entrepreneurial spirit and it had worked out quite well for me. I am still learning but I am truly enjoying this journey! So, this Christmas especially, I have decided to pay it forward and make a difference. Let’s start with this…A charitable initiative from leading department store Farmers, all proceeds raised from the sale of Hospice Baubles are donated to Hospice New Zealand. Designed by Kiwi artists Michel Tuffery and Letitia Lam, the limited edition glass baubles are delicately handpainted and feature two unique designs that showcase native New Zealand flowers.
Pohutukawa by Michel Tuffery symbolises the quintessential Kiwi Christmas. Inspired by the iconic Pohutukawa tree, Tuffery’s design features traditional Christmas colours and an abundance of holly. Tivaevae – a vibrant design renowned throughout the Pacific – is also reflected in Tuffery’s artwork. Kowhai by Letitia Lam features the official flower of Hospice New Zealand and embodies the concept of being looked after – the essence of the service Hospice New Zealand provides and illustrated by the iconic beauty of the yellow Kowhai flower. Farmers CEO and managing director Rod McDermott says the company is delighted to be partnering with Hospice on such a worthy initiative for Christmas shoppers. “Farmers immediately sought out two talented and unique Kiwi artists to work with in developing an authentic design for the Hospice Baubles initiative,” he says.
“It was really important to us that the artists we worked with reflected our community – and the community within which Hospice works,” says Mc Dermott. “We are proud to tell our customers that when they purchase Hospice Baubles, the full amount is donated to Hospice New Zealand, to support their services to remain free of charge in our community.” Exclusive to Farmers, Hospice Baubles are sold in-store only (RRP $10) and are available from now until December 24, 2015.
You can also win 3x sets of these gorgeous baubles (six in total of the two designs), thanks to Farmers New Zealand. Head over to my Facebook page: Pink&Sparkles.