It's that time of year already where many of us are starting to look at our Christmas lists and figure out who to buy for. This can start to feel overwhelming if you're not sure where to start, and especially so if, like me, you're trying to shop a little more consciously this year.
Luckily, year-round I have my eye out for small businesses that I've fallen in love with and want to support! So today's list is entirely made up of indie makers from around the world who put so much passion and hard work into their products; I hope this helps you with your Christmas shopping and helps you rest easy knowing your purchases are supporting small businesses this holiday season!
A self care package can be an essential to reach for when you're feeling emotional and lost. There are a lot of recommendations out there which include things like bath bombs, chocolate and new pyjamas; these things can be totally fine if that's what you need, but I know personally sometimes my anxiety can be at a point where some things are just indulgences or distractions that don't actually help me to get out of my head.
A lot of the time the kind of self care that I talk about is light and fluffy and NICE. It’s colourful artwork with motivational quotes, cups of tea and walks outside in the fresh air. This is intentional; the world is dark enough as it is, and in creating Tilly & Type, I wanted to make something to shed a little light, create a little safe space, a bit of flowers and fuzzy feelings to go around.
But today, I wanted to talk about a not-so-nice bit of self care, that isn’t so light and fluffy, but I’m finding is more and more important lately for me. Part of my self care is embracing my “bad” feelings. If this isn’t something you’re comfortable with yet, then that’s okay, but I do encourage anyone who can explore their feelings to keep reading and try it for themselves.