My Holiday Gift Guide: 7 Charming Sisters

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Boy, do I have a treat for you today!

I’m a jewel girl, through and through. I love jewels, of course. I love jewel tones too – choosing to pretty much ONLY wear bright white or different shades of red and pink, deep purples, emerald greens, and bright blues. You can say I LOVE it all.

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And, I remember when we were shopping for engagement and wedding rings. I wanted something different. As much as I do love diamonds, I’m much more taken in by beautiful eye-catching color. Although my birthstone is ruby, I think blue and blue-green jewelry is gorgeous. You know I see quite a bit of jewelry as a wedding photographer. Not only do I see the jewelry, it’s my job to photograph it. I love that 7 Charming Sisters marches to the beat of their own drum. Like me!

They’re a fashion jewelry brand created by a group of co-workers who had bonded as a family over the years. They are modern day women who work hard and celebrate their good deeds! Each of the 7 Charming Sisters has their own shoppable jewelry line – with unique personalities. Every woman can find her own style from 7 Charming Sisters. I just know it! Tomorrow night is Cassidy’s holiday party and I’m thinking of upping it just a bit from the first photo. A little lipstick?

Maybe a different color dress?

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7 Charming Sisters wants all women to feel fabulous without breaking the bank. They provide affordable jewelry and help women learn how to style and feel fab in their own skin. It’s all about having fun! Here are some of my favorites:

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Now look at the pieces here. Which are your favorites?

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Cookstoves For Kids and Other Unique Carbon-Fighting Holiday Gifts

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It’s been a season of meaning for us, even more so than usual.

We celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah & New Year’s quite in style, coming together with family & friends. It’s one of our favorite ways to spread joy during the festive season. We have been in full holiday mode for a month now, and it’s been a season of kindness, community, discovery and acceptance. It’s been completely wonderful and I think a memorable year for my kids. We’ve been expanding our horizons. I decided it was the year to introduce you all to the awesome Cool Effect.

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Cool Effect is a non-profit crowdfunding platform that gives us the opportunity to support carbon emissions reductions by funding carbon-reducing projects around the world. They have projects all across the globe that verifiably reduce carbon pollution to fight climate change. And for the holidays, they have created gift bundles that allow you (and your loved ones) to support all of these important causes! It could be preventing Carbon Dioxide, Methane, or Nitrous Oxide – and these projects fight earth-warming emissions of all kinds to help species of all kinds. In fact, I have a favorite project.

Right now in Malawi, deforestation is at an all-time high. This threatens the planet and costs impoverished communities valuable time and money. I chose this project to spotlight it as one of many unique holiday gifts from Cool Effect. The Malawi project will help to feed kids and conserve resources by installing clean cookstoves that use less wood and emit less CO2. This project serves 327,000 students and, with your help, can climb closer to their goal of a million students served!

Each stove uses 75% less wood than a traditional fire and Malawi is among the world’s least developed countries. Deforestation rates are extremely high, so this project can hopefully spark some much-needed change saving trees that absorb harmful greenhouse gases. What’s the bottom line? Clean Effect’s Malawi project provides schools and orphanages with clean cookstoves that are healthy for students, that save money for local communities, and that reduce deforestation in Malawi. When we provide schools with clean cookstoves, we can feed kids, save trees, and reduce carbon pollution.

And we raise the hopes of communities and the planet.

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So if you’re looking for meaningful holiday gifts this season, Cool Effect gift bundles are perfect for your gifting needs. They are much more meaningful than your average gift! These gifts keep on giving by taking real steps to improve our world. In the spirit of teaching my kids to make a difference in the world, this is the perfect solution I can talk to them about.

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Did I mention that you receive an origami gift with your purchase of any holiday gift bundle?

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Check out the gift center landing page where you can read all about Cool Effect and their passions/projects/holiday bundles. You can choose one, or many, to gift to your loved ones this holiday season. Over 90% of each contribution goes directly to these projects. Please share my post because I really think this is an AMAZING holiday gift idea for anyone.

Which project speaks to you the most?

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