In gathering some of my favorite small businesses for this post about shopping small during the holiday season, I realized that my entire list is made of brands that are run or co-run by women. So, I can proudly say, that I not only recommend supporting these endeavors for all of the economic benefits of shopping small, you’ll be supporting women’s enterprises, as well.
I love Christmas. One of my favorite things in the world is sitting in front of the Christmas tree with a holiday-scented candle burning (Nest makes my favorite), sipping mulled wine, cider, or hot chocolate (L.A. Burdick makes my favorite), and signing cards to all the people I love and appreciate.
2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of when I “quit my day job,” and launched Sarah Sloboda Photography full-time.
Fundraiser to help homeless kids feel more secure
To me, there is nothing more enlivening than to see a child smile. It’s as if I can feel anew the possibilities and hope and wonder I felt in my own childhood, when I see a child enjoying life. That’s why when I heard about Project Night Night, I knew I had to help. Project Night Night provides over 25,000 packages to homeless children ages 12 and under every year. Their signature canvas tote bags contain a new security blanket, an age-appropriate book, and a stuffed animal.
A whole bunch of kids gathered at Crissy Field to help me create a new header photo for my social media profiles.
Connections. Moments. Family. These are the things I observe again and again in my work. What combination of connections and moments add up to being a family?