Music. The universal language. As creatives and artists, music often plays a pivotal role in our business and lives. This language that often doesn’t even use words, fills up empty spaces and moments throughout our days. For some, it might inspire new creations. For others, it may ease anxiety and bring calm where there was none.
You probably know intuitively that music is a fantastic way to calm down or to get yourself pumped up, whether for a workout or brainstorming session. And a quick Google search would show that science backs up the fact that music does indeed affect us in many, many ways.
Today marks seven days to Christmas Eve! You’re more than likely winding down in your shop. Inventory has become much smaller. Boxes and envelopes and more boxes have been packed with care and precision. Personal touches have been added to each parcel. These were then carefully shipped to new homes with love. All of this being a reminder to those who purchased your items that it was handmade by a small business owner somewhere out in this great big world!
It’s almost here guys. We’re officially two weeks out from Christmas day and I’m never really sure how it comes so dang fast. Between content creation, social media posts, graphic design and staying on top of all things Marmalead related, I’m just trying to stay in touch with this beautiful season and what it holds. The temptation to let the season happen to me instead of really soaking it all in is definitely a thing. Days seem full to overflowing with so much business that there are times I just wish it was over. But that is NOT what I want my holiday season to be like at all.
November thirteenth was World Kindness Day. Of all the strange and weird “national whatever” days that I keep hearing about, this one is worth not only celebrating but remembering. It’s something we’re super passionate about around here at Marmalead. In a world that can often seem unkind and divided, we need to remember just how important kindness is. Even though this post isn’t being delivered on November thirteenth, shouldn’t every day be an opportunity to remember to be extra kind? So this is our reminder to ourselves and you:)