Happy Organic Raw Gluten Free Eco Friendly Holidays

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Happy Organic Raw Gluten Free Eco Friendly Holidays

from The Organic Handkerchiefs Company

For at least half the friends I have, this is pretty much what I’m going to be saying to them at Christmas and Hanukkah this year! One friend only buys organic, one only eats raw food, one is gluten free and organic and one only buys eco-friendly. Whew! Now, if these were your friends, what would you be buying them as gifts this holiday season?

For me, the answer is simple. I’ll be giving them a set of organic handkerchiefs. And, no, it’s not just because I own The Organic Handkerchiefs Company. It just makes sense to me.

One, I only use GOTS certified organic cotton to make the hankies. The whole idea of using a handkerchief instead of a paper tissue is that it is an eco-friendly choice because you can use a hanky, throw it in the washing machine and use again. Paper tissues get thrown out making them a more wasteful product.

Organic Flannel Handkerchiefs are unbleached and the flannel, still in its fairly raw state, still shows some of the tiny bits of cotton seeds in them. You usually never see these because conventional material is made to have this part dyed to match the color of the fabric. And, of course, I think you can safely assume organic handkerchiefs are indeed gluten-free.

The organic handkerchiefs from The Organic Handkerchiefs Company were designed with the whole family in mind. That is why I created up to 4 different sizes so that the smaller ones could be for children, the medium sized ones for women to carry in their purses and the larger ones for the men to fold in quarters and keep in their pocket. (The fourth size is the huge hanky and that is only for the serious hanky user – trust me!)

So now that I know I’ll be giving my friends organic handkerchiefs this year and I can pretty much figure out what sized hanky I want to give, my only thought now goes to which organic handkerchief material should I choose? I offer organic handkerchiefs in organic flannel which is cream colored, organic cotton in both white and black and a very special, limited edition organic bamboo flannel in bright white.

I can tell you the organic flannel handkerchiefs are my best sellers, mainly because they actually look organic in that earthy kind of way. They are really soft and it is an unusual material to make hankies out of but is actually pretty fantastic and in the winter time, I think they are the perfect hanky to carry around.

I love to give the White Organic Cotton Handkerchiefs out to business people types. What I mean to say is anyone that has to really dress up to go to work every day – the white cotton would be my choice.

The Black Organic Cotton Handkerchiefs I would give to the modern, young, hip crowd, especially if they like to wear a lot of black. These are also great for anyone that works in an orchestra pit for a living. (This is not a joke, but actually a popular item for this crowd!)

And, finally, I would give the Organic Bamboo Flannel Handkerchiefs to my closest friends as the material is so unique, so soft and ultra plush that they would know I had chosen something extra special.

Well, that’s my Christmas and Hanukkah list complete. I wish you luck in your gift giving and hope I have helped shed some light on what to give those organic, raw, gluten-free types for Christmas or Hanukkah. Home » Holidays / Occasions » Page 2

Celebrate your Independence with a Hanky this 4th of July

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Celebrate your Independence with a Hanky this 4th of July from The Organic Handkerchiefs Company

To celebrate the 4th of July you need to celebrate independence! So how about this year celebrate your independence with a hanky this 4th of July by kicking off your 4th of July celebrations by freeing yourself from paper facial tissues and start using organic cotton handkerchiefs instead? Think about it – using handkerchiefs instead of tissues saves a tree and the landfills. And have you seen the price of tissues lately? These one-time-only tissues can be hard on your wallet. Yet, a set of organic handkerchiefs could last several months to years.

If you currently don’t use handkerchiefs, I recommend a set of 3 Small White Organic Cotton Handkerchiefs from The Organic Handkerchiefs Company. They are 8”x 8”, about the size of a paper tissue, so would make a great idea for the first timer. So go on and start waving the ‘white flag’ of freedom this 4th of July by getting a set of 3 white organic cotton handkerchiefs – you’ll be helping the environment and your wallet! Home » Holidays / Occasions » Page 2

Summer Solstice Stonehenge Celebrations Infographic

How to wear a Huge Organic Hanky for Summer Solstice Infographic

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This Summer Solstice Stonehenge Celebrations Infographic is all about our Huge White Organic Handkerchief. The Huge Hanky is an 18” x 18” white organic handkerchief made from GOTS certified luxury 300 thread count organic cotton. The organic cotton material we use is probably a bit thicker than other cotton handkerchiefs you’ve tried. Our customers tell us they like their huge hanky ‘built to last’. You’ll find this organic hanky hard wearing, long-lasting, absorbent and incredibly soft on the nose.

This undyed and unbleached organic cotton handkerchief is only just slightly off-white in color. The material we use is strictly certified organic by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) standard. This high quality cotton is also made under fair and safe working conditions and has never been sprayed with chemicals or pesticides.

I hope you enjoy your Summer Solstice Stonehenge Celebrations this year! I’ll probably see you there! Home » Holidays / Occasions » Page 2

Wear a Huge Hanky at Summer Solstice Stonehenge Celebrations

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Wear a Huge Hanky at Summer Solstice Stonehenge Celebrations

Are you a druid with excess fluid?

Don’t let your runny nose stop you from enjoying your Summer Solstice Stonehenge Celebrations!

How about wearing a huge hanky? That’s what I said! When you are dancing around Stonehenge naked why not wear a white organic cotton huge hanky around your neck, wrist or ankle?

Those wiccans will be so jealous!

The Huge Hanky is an 18” x 18” white organic handkerchief made from GOTS certified luxury 300 thread count organic cotton. The organic cotton material we use is probably a bit thicker than other cotton handkerchiefs you’ve tried, but our customers tell us they like their huge hanky ‘built to last’. You’ll find this organic hanky hard wearing, long-lasting, absorbent and incredibly soft on the nose.

This undyed and unbleached organic cotton handkerchief is only just slightly off-white in colour. The material we use is strictly certified organic by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) standard. This high quality cotton is also made under fair and safe working conditions and has never been sprayed with chemicals or pesticides. It is handmade from The Organic Handkerchiefs Company and is only £7.99.

The Summer Solstice is when the Sun is at its highest point in the sky during a year. The solstice itself is one moment, but many use the word to mean the day when the solstice happens. The Summer Solstice does not always happen on exactly the same day. The Summer Solstice takes place this year on June 21, 2014.

Stonehenge is an ancient prehistoric site and has been a place of worship and celebration at the time of Summer Solstice since time immemorial. Stonehenge is an English Heritage managed site and will be having managed open access on June 20th and June 21st, for peaceful celebrations and own forms of ceremony. You can visit the English Heritage site for more details. Home » Holidays / Occasions » Page 2

Love a Tree Day

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Love a Tree Day takes place on May 16th

Love a Tree Day takes place this year on May 16. When I think of trees I think of this quote by Frank Lloyd Wright: “The best friend of earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.”

I love trees, from the magnificent, mighty oak to the graceful, but fragile looking willow.

Who can resist the dainty blossoms and rich fruits the trees give us in spring?

I love the rich fullness of their leaves in summer blowing in the easy wind like little waving flags of nature.

I love the autumn even more so when the leaves of so many species of trees turn into shades of red, gold and burnt orange and then nutmeg brown only to then fall to the ground in mounds that not even a grown-up could resist rustling and bustling.

I love the artful branches in winter like elongated arms with knotty knuckles and pointy fingers. Many might think trees in winter are their ugliest but to me this is when a tree is truly laid bare for the world to see and in its vulnerable state I see its most intricate beauty.

Trees give us the ability to breathe in fresh air, provide grateful shade on sunny days and provide a habitat for a host of animals. This is just a tiny fraction of reasons why it is so important to start making the switch from using paper based disposable products to more sustainable non-disposable products, and preferably organic where possible. Making the switch from a paper facial tissue to an organic handkerchief is a good place to start.

At The Organic Handkerchiefs Company, we make organic handkerchiefs in 4 different sizes to cater for everyone. For the uninitiated hanky user, may I suggest small white organic cotton handkerchiefs, which are 8” x 8” and are similar in size to paper facial tissues? We also make organic handkerchiefs in medium (11”), large (14”) and, even, huge (18”)! Our small, medium and large sizes come in a set of 3, perfect to start with to just enough for a great little addition to your handkerchief collection. The huge size is large enough to wear as a bandana around your neck.

I hope you too will join in and do something positive for the trees on Love a Tree Day and beyond.

A small change to make, but a big difference for a tree.

If you have an extra minute, check out my funny video on Love a Tree Day guaranteed to make you smile.

For Fathers Day turn Dad into an Eco Warrior

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For Fathers Day turn Dad into an Eco Warrior

with this Official Eco Warrior Badge

Dads are our own superheroes in a way, the captains of our family team, the original ‘I’m the Daddy!’

When you think of Dad, what memories do you conjure? I can tell you what comes to mind for me.

Dad always packed up the car and drove when we went on vacation. No matter where we were going, we had to ‘be on the road’ by 6:00 a.m.

Dad was always in charge of the bar-b-que (BBQ), or the Grill Sergeant, as I liked to call him. No one could coat bbq chicken like that man. It became an unrecognizable orangey black piece of who-knows-what by the time he was done with it, but, boy did that chicken taste good.

Dad used to remind me of ‘Father Bear’ from the Goldilocks fairytale because he had his own chair and only he could sit in it. He was very clear on that point; no-one was to sit in his chair, like, ever! I think, like Goldilocks, his chair wasn’t too hard and wasn’t too soft for him but obviously anyone else sitting in it at any point in time could re-shape the chair foam and ruin it for him. That was my best guess anyway.

Dad always washed the family car. And hand dried the car. And then waxed the car. And then polished the car until it beamed back at you with the glare strength only a death ray could muster.

Perhaps you have similar stories to mine and doesn’t it put a smile on your face? Look, I know there are plenty of Fathers day gift ideas out there but how many years can you give your Father a tie or a pair of socks? Dads hate ties and they probably have over 100 anyway. Fatherhood does not also equal a love of socks.

How about this year for Fathers Day turn Dad into an Eco Warrior by giving him a set of 3 Large White Organic Cotton Handkerchiefs from The Organic Handkerchiefs Company? They are silky soft, are 14” x 14” in size, and, like an Eco Warrior, are built to last!

On Fathers day turn Dad into an Eco Warrior by printing the above picture of the The Organic Handkerchiefs Company Official Eco Warrior Badge, cutting it out and attaching it to your gift. It’s just a bit of fun. Speaking of fun and guaranteed to make you smile, check out my funny video on how to turn Dad into an Eco Warrior.

Happy Fathers Day to my dad and to all the dads in the world, this Fathers Day, June 15, 2014. Home » Holidays / Occasions » Page 2