November is here, and that means that the holidays are drawing near. Whether you’re mailing out gifts, doing porch delivery, or gathering safely with a small group in your circle, you can make heartfelt (and delicious) gifts that will bring cheer. Small Business Saturday is coming up on November 28, and it is a great time to visit local small businesses to not only get unique gifts for loved ones, but support your local community. Consider shopping early this year- we have so many unique gifts arriving in store for everyone on your list!
We will be hosting a fundraiser for Cornerstone Community Housing starting November 28. Donate any dollar amount in store to support their cause.
Consider making adorable mini pies in jars for single serving little parcels of delicious comfort. Freeze them to pop in the oven and enjoy pie, anytime. Or, do a porch drop at a friend or family member that could use a pick-me-up. Check out our recipe here for adorable mini apple pies in jars!
Jar gifts are always beautiful, and you can make a medley of wonderful goods to share. Whether you are making homemade beauty care, delicious accoutrements or even a custom designed terrarium, you can make a gift for everyone! Click here for some inspiration.
Holiday trees are on their way! Consider bringing a living tree indoors to decorate for the season, then plant or donate after the holidays. Check out live Holiday Tree Care here.
Winter Care for Houseplants
Winter weather means changing how you care for your indoor plants. Houseplants are no longer in an active growth state; rather they should be going dormant. Hold off on fertilizing plants until next spring, as well as repotting or taking cuttings. This is a good time to give your plants a good rest. Plants require less water during this dormant time. Check on the soil’s moisture levels and cater to their specific watering needs.
It’s very important to keep houseplants away from cold drafts or sources of heat such as fireplaces. Big fluctuations in temperature can be fatal to plants. Shorter days and different sunlight angle changes may require you to move plants that thrive in bright light to better sources of light during the winter months.