I’m going to keep this short and sweet, as I don’t generally use this blog to full on advertise our {fabulous} products.  But for reasons I expounded on earlier this week, Glacier County Honey Company is participating in Small Business Saturday tomorrow, November 27.  As a result, we’re offering 10% off of our beeswax ornaments, tshirts, and sweatshirts!

Small Business Saturday is sponsored by American Express, but you do not have to use your Amex card to get 10% off with us.  In fact, we can take any credit/debit card via PayPal, and if we know you, we’ll accept your check, too.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me.  I’d be happy to help you determine the best way to ship, what size sweatshirt your uncle Joe might need (the sweatshirts tend to run a little larger than a cheapie sweatshirt), or which ornament is most frequently goggled over by tween girls at trade shows.  I’m at your disposal, and I won’t ask you to press one for English!

Please remember small businesses as you make your list of holiday gifts!  We appreciate you.

Hoodie sweatshirt, normally $40, Small Business Saturday price $36.

Tshirt, normally $18, Small Business Saturday price $16.20.

Beeswax ornaments, normally $4.00, Small Business Saturday price $3.60.

Beeswax ornaments will last a lifetime if you’re gentle with them – just keep them wrapped in tissue when not in use, and if “bloom” begins to rise to their surfaces, rub them softly with a clean rag  or run a hair dryer over their surfaces to warm them.  Bloom is an indication that beeswax is pure, as these are – it is simply the natural oils in the beeswax rising to the surface over time.  Same thing apparently happens with high quality chocolate over time, though such chocolate has never last long enough in my house for me to be able to verify this phenomenon.

Worker bees secrete beeswax in flakes, and it takes about 800,000 flakes to make one pound of beeswax.  We separate the honey and the beeswax while we’re extracting, and begin filtering the beeswax, heating the beeswax several times over and skimming natural impurities (such as dirt, dead bees, and grass) out of it before pouring it into these ornaments, which smell like honey and sunshine.  We don’t add a thing to them, just a raffia ribbon to hang them with.

A tree filled with 100% natural, not-made-in-China ornaments crafted from a completely renewable resource from an industry in need of your support?  Ah.  Very merry indeed!

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