This March, 3G2S turned 7! Since I am now a part time blogger and have far less time to write, I have to make each post count. That's why this blogoversary seems like the perfect opportunity to share the new sister site to Novica.com, UNICEF Market, with 3G2S readers.
As you may have noticed over the years, I have a soft spot for triple garnet silver jewelry. I love wearing it to represent my three January babies. That's why I absolutely fell in love with the Garnet and Sterling Silver 'Waterfall' Necklace I found on UNICEF Market. This necklace was handcrafted by an artisan named Carmen Granados from the Andes in Peru and displays three round garnets in a graceful, yet modern design.
To make UNICEF Market jewelry even more special, each piece comes in a drawstring jewelry pouch and is accompanied by an artisan storycard, which allowed me to learn a little bit about the woman in Peru who created my necklace. Every UNICEF Market purchase is packed with a postcard with a handwritten thank you. In addition to all these special touches, you can feel good about giving artisan-made gifts because, not only are you supporting the artisan, but you are also helping UNICEF save and protect children in impoverished areas around the world. Each product page gives you an example of how your purchase could benefit children. For example, the purchase of this necklace may have provided 18 doses of measles vaccine to vulnerable children.
I have to admit, I love giving 'gifts that give' as much as I love receiving them. While shopping for myself on UNICEF Market, I began looking for Mother's Day gift ideas for my mother, grandmother, and sister. On the top of my list so far are the beautiful scarves and shawls, plus some of the ornate hand carved jewelry boxes.
Thinking of shopping UNICEF Market for your next gift purchase? Each gift purchase comes with a free greeting card containing your gift message plus there is the option to upgrade to Premium Gift Boxes for jewelry purchases. For each item, you can click on "Delivery Estimate" to find the cost of shipping (which is surprisingly affordable) and the approximate number of business days it will take the item to travel from its point of origin to your front door.
Learn more about the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the UNICEF mission here.
Good luck in the drawing!
This giveaway is open to U.S residents only. You must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. A random drawing will be held shortly after the contest closing. The winner will be announced here and will be contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.