2 Ways to make the holidays more meaningful {Noonday Collection + a Thanksgiving craft}

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You guys, I'm so excited to share with you today a company I recently discovered. How would you like to find beautiful jewelry and accessories that is the very key to lifting families out of poverty? (I also have a blog post up at One Fun Mom today, which I'll tell you about down below).

I'd like to introduce you to Noonday Collection. The name comes from the sweet and simple truth found in Isaiah 58:10:

When you satisfy the needs of the oppressed, your night will become like the noonday.

Isn't that an amazing word picture of what a difference dignified work can be in someone's life?

The best way to see what Noonday is about is to watch this short video, sharing about the first artisans to work for Noonday, in Uganda, and the impact the jobs have made on them personally and in their community.

Noonday: Kampala, Uganda. from Jessica Honegger on Vimeo.

My friend Amy, an ambassador with Noonday says this: "I think Noonday is amazing because it actually lifts women out of poverty by providing them with a job so that families lives are transformed. We can use our purchasing power to support women in developing nations worldwide, connecting us to our fellow sisters. Join me on this journey, and together we can do much."

I wanted to share Noonday with you as a wonderful option for Christmas gifts because their products are so lovely but the work they are doing in making a difference in the lives of their artisans is even more amazing. Most of the parts that make up their jewelry are found/repurposed as well, which I love.

I don't consider myself a huge jewelry person but I am seriously in love with almost everything in their catalog. Here are a few things I'm hoping to add to my own collection:

noonday faves

I had a little trunk show with Amy last night and it was such a fun time to try on jewelry and chat--  about making wise choices with our spending, fair trade chocolate, adoption, and of course, how Noonday is equipping these artisans in powerful ways.

I'm so in love with Noonday that I thought I'd spread the word here too, continuing my trunk show on the blog, if you will.

If you'd like to do a little shopping, head to Noonday and upon checkout, select Amy Brockhaus as your ambassador and Nicole Bennett as truck show hostess.  That will get your order added in with my trunk show (which might earn me some discounts- thank you!) but your order will be shipped directly to you. I think you'll find them a really worthy company. Happy shopping!

{photos from Noonday Collection}

And now, before we get totally ahead of ourselves and carried away with Christmas, I do have a simple, but meaningful, Thanksgiving craft/tradition that I'm sharing about over on One Fun Mom.


Head over there to read about my family's blessings box.

Handmade Memory Game

What I'm Into: October 2013