A History of Gift Wrapping

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It’s the best thing isn’t it? Receiving a gift that’s so beautifully wrapped that you can hardly bear to open it and destroy the perfectly presented package. And for the gift giver – the anticipation as they watch you open their gift – perhaps with some apprehension? Will you like it as much as you hope they will One thing is for sure – the gift wrapping is almost as important as the gift itself.

There’s an art to great gift wrapping that’s for sure. And a history too. It won’t surprise you one bit to learn that the art of gift wrapping is centuries old. As this article from Bustle.Com, entitled Why do we wrap gifts – a brief history of wrapping paper, points out, gift wrapping has its roots in Asia. There the earliest pieces of wrapping paper date back to 2nd Century BC, China. It would seem that, in the Southern Song dynasty (960-1279) government officials received gifts of money in envelopes called chih poh. Chih poh comprised hemp, bamboo fibres and rice straws.

3 Benefits of Caring and Giving

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Christmas is approaching and with it our thoughts are full of giving. Now, I’m in the business of making and selling organic skincare products. Thus, I’ll not pretend that you engaging in that sort of giving is of no importance to me. It’s my livelihood – so of course it is. But what I most want to delve into a little in this blog are the benefits of giving and caring in the wider sense. Because, as with a puppy, giving and caring is for life – not only at Christmas. So read on for 3 benefits of caring and giving. At least!

Do you take care of yourself?

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If I asked you: ‘do you take care of yourself?’ the chances are you’d reply in the affirmative. You might even look perplexed and reply with a ‘what you on about? Of course I take care of myself.’ But then if I were to dig a little deeper and ask you ‘okay – how? In what ways do you take care of yourself?’ it could get trickier. What even is self-care anyway?

Harvest and Nature’s Bounty

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The sun beamed down on us through lockdown and it’s been a decent summer overall. But now autumn approaches and with it our thoughts turn to the harvest and nature’s bounty. And that’s something that we at Pink&Green make the most of in our products.

From lavender oil to rosehips to frankincense and avocado oil and more – harvest and nature’s bounty is key to Pink&Green.

Keeping the Customer Satisfied

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Crucial to any business, big or small, is keeping the customer satisfied. And I’ll admit that, achieving customer satisfaction is easier for Pink&Green as a moderate sized business, than it is for a ginormous multi-national. But that doesn’t mean we don’t work at it.

As Mike Kappel writes in this 2017 article, being small lets you reach people on a deeper personal level than big businesses. And that in turn, turns into stronger customer relationships – something that Pink&Green has worked hard to foster.

Getting from Now to Tomorrow

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In one of our recent blogs, A New Normal, we examined the idea of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic bringing with it opportunities along with the losses. Opportunities to examine our old normal for practices we want to keep and those we want to discard, as we move into the post-Covid new normal. But of course, knowing that you don’t want to go back to how things were is one thing. Working out the getting from now to tomorrow can be quite another. Put another way – how can you work out what you want from this point? And what do you need to do to get there?