When the shopping rush is over; when the last carol has been sung; when all the packages have been opened – there is one gift that will still be giving back.
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Back in 2010, shortly after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Macy’s went to the island and found an artist community that was trying to survive and was anxious to still bring their products to market. Macy’s went about coming up with a way to help rebuild this important sector of the fragile economy. Today, over 500 artists are employed by Macy’s and have launched a product line, Heart of Haiti, that can be found online at Macys.com and in fourteen stores including Macy’s Herald Square, Brooklyn Downtown, Metro Center, Chicago State Street, Northland Center, Seattle Downtown, Portland Downtown, San Francisco Union Square, Biltmore Fashion Park, South Coast Plaza Home, Mission Valley Home, Dallas Galleria, Lenox SquareMall, and Dadeland Mall.
I became acquainted with this program when I was asked to do a review of one of the Heart of Haiti products earlier this year. Not only did I get to experience firsthand one of the beautiful, quality handmade designs, but I also was making a contribution: giving back to these artists and their community with this program that Macy’s helped create.
For the holidays, one of the featured Heart of Haiti designs that is giving back is this hand-hammered and hand-painted metal ornament. All metal items from the Heart of Haiti collection are created using steel oil drums that are hammered and chiseled and sculpted to create unique pieces like this and other ones that can be found on Macys.com/giftsthatgivehope
Not only does this ornament look fabulous on my tree and convey the true meanings of Christmas – love and hope – I can continue to display it long after the holidays are over. I can’t wait to incorporate it in to my Valentine decorations and use it when we celebrate our anniversary. I invite you to discover the wonderful Heart of Haiti collection not only during the holidays but all through the year. After all, giving back is never out of season. To learn more, follow @HeartofHaiti on Twitter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/heartofhaiti