Heart of Haiti Collection – Gifts with Purpose

November 30, 2011 Katja Presnal

Holiday Gifts with Purpose

Despite the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haitian artisans continue to create art that reflects their rich culture and history. Heart of Haiti collection brings these traditional, handcrafted treasures to Macy’s, the collection has beautiful works of art, from paper mache serving trays and sandstone bookends in vibrant colors, to metal work mirrors and wall plaques, each one-of-a-kind piece is handcrafted by Haitian artists. The products make perfect Holiday gifts with purpose and by purchasing from the Heart of Haiti collection you will help Haitian artisans and their families. This initiative has already helped to feed, clothe and educate more than 5,000 Haitians. Purchasing one of these handcrafted gift items directly benefits Haitian artisans by allowing them to support their families with dignity and purpose. It’s not an aid program – it’s about offering the people a way to work and earn a living making it much more sustainable than an aid program could be.

See the entire Heart of Haiti collection here and the photo above has some of my favorite gift ideas for this Holiday season.

Live in DC? You are invited to a special Heart of Haiti event

You’re invited to a special reception in honor of the latest additions to our exclusive Heart of Haiti line, available only at Macy’s. You will have a change to meet Pascale, one of the featured artists, and chat with her about her work and inspiration.

When: Thursday, December 1st at 5:30pm
Where:
Macy’s Metro Center
Main Floor
1201 G. Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20005

Disclosure: I have a working relationship with Macy’s via Everywhere Society.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comment (1)

  1. As you know Katja, I have a working relationship with Macy’s as well but truth? Having traveled to Haiti now, twice, and seeing the impact this program has on artists and their families in Haiti means that even if I didn’t have a working relationship, I would pour my heart and soul into supporting Heart of Haiti. And it’s blog posts like yours that bring attention to Macy’s. That encourage others to visit the line and perhaps even buy something, purchasing a gift that gives back in many many ways. Thanks for your support.

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