December has flown in again, and with it brings all the joy and wonder of the festive season. It’s our favourite month of the year for sure, full of Christmas carols, twinkling fairy lights, and family gatherings. In only a few weeks’ time we’ll be putting our thoughtful gifts under the Christmas tree for our loved ones to open.
Today, Saturday, 4th December, is Small Business Saturday here in the UK. A special day for highlighting and celebrating some of the fantastic and diverse small businesses we have and the importance of supporting them. Small independent businesses help to breathe life into our high streets, markets and fairs, and play a key role in keeping our local economies going. The online revolution we have seen over the last 20 years has enabled skilled crafts people and gifted artisans to reach out far and wide, and we're so proud to have had the opportunity to work with some of the best small businesses around. Here are just a few of them:
The Bare Essentials
Specialising in essential oil bath melts, massage bars and scrubs we just love collaborating with Jane. Her gift boxes include our very own tea lights and we have some of these wonderful melts in our Wellness Gift Box.
Exquisite. Quite simply. This small family run business is one of our local favourites. We have collaborated with this Husband and Wife team a few times and their chocolate is amazing. They do monthly subscriptions too, we're currently enjoying their awesome advent calendar!
The Grape Kitchen
James has worked incredibly hard this year to launch his company 'The Grape Kitchen'. Passionate about his craft and extremely knowledgable, he hosts events and delivers top quality wine all over the UK and we have loved working with him this year.
Love Small Businesses
Here at Lumos Apothecary we absolutely LOVE small businesses. Not only do we rely on them but we enjoy what they do and everything that they stand for. We find that small business care more about the environment and are able to make conscious decisions to use eco friendly materials that are ethically sourced - something that we admire. Here is a little shout out to just a few of the many small businesses that we know, cherish and love:
The Crafty Frog
What Happens When You Support A Small Business
The image above could not be closer to the truth. When the notification comes in that we have an order you can hear "Oooh" or "Yay". You really do make our day and it makes the long days and endless amount of hard work all worthwhile. From the bottom of our hearts - Thank you!