Just Sew Helen's Sewing Diary

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Send a Hug

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What strange times we're living in - Lockdown Take 2!

Hugs Lavender Pouches

I'm very fortunate choosing a small business that works from home whilst my husband's company encourages home working at the moment, and our boys are healthy and attending school/college.  Equally, I know many are not so fortunate, are lonely, or are living alone, and the detrimental effects on mental health are sadly immeasurable.

A simple & thoughtful way to let someone know you're thinking of them, especially at a time when you can't visit, is to send a #LetterBox friendly 'Hug' Lavender Pouch directly to the recipient - virtual hugs with a soothing lavender fragrance. 

Being part of the small business community on social media, allows for social interaction and access to a vast array of gorgeous products, too many to mention all in one post!

Presents of Mind Lockdown Hugs Gift Guide details a great selection of pocket friendly Hugs - why not head over and take a look? - there are loads of other great ideas too.

There are lots of ways to support small business & #shopindie for Christmas and a great place to start is #UKGiftHour / #UKGiftAM on Twitter every Saturday & Sunday morning from 9am to 12 noon - loads of stunning gift ideas at your fingertips.

UKGiftAM is also available via Facebook.

Christmas Hugs



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