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Harvest Hills Hub in Calgary fundraising for an improved green space

Harvest Hills Hub in Calgary fundraising for an improved green space 1

I grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario and my childhood memories are flooded with a playground in walking distance from my home.  Myself, and many neighborhood kids use to play tag, red rover, hopscotch, and play on some of the limited playground equipment there, and also use to play on some of the statues, boulders, and other "things" that just happened to be on the land of that greenspace.  Even though Hillcrest Park is a landmark in Thunder Bay as a whole, to the children of that area, we didn't necessarily roam the grounds of Hillcrest Park.  There was one "corner" that had a slide, some monkey bars, some grass, sand and boulders, and THAT was our meeting spot.  I am 47 years old, and make it back to Thunder Bay every few years, usually for a wedding or a funeral.  However, even now, when I go "home, I always make a point to drive by that place.  As I am listening to the same radio station I listened to when I lived there (CKPR-FM) silently acknowledge my childhood home, my best friend's home, the corner store that we use to buy penny candies from, the land where my public school was, and of course that plot of land at Hillcrest Park where we use to play.

Fast forward to 2017, Sarah, a BeautyGram client sent me an email at the beginning of the summer, sharing that her a small group of volunteers are working with Parks Foundation Calgary and the City of Calgary to improve the green space in our community.


She is volunteering as a fundraising coordinator and will be hosting multiple events in our community to raise the remaining funds required to move forward with the construction in the spring / summer of 2018.  This collaboration with Parks Foundation, the city, and with local businesses is an important part of the success of this project.  My mind quickly went back to my last trip home (which was October 2016) and taking some photos of Hillcrest Park, tagging some of those childhood friends with photos on facebook to relive some of those memories.

These memories of fun, glee, innocence and play are cherished and remembered, because back then, our worlds are rich, but very small.  We cannot drive to where we want to go, so we frequent those places close and accessible to us.  These greenspaces and parks are important. Kids need a place to play, and even better if it is cared for, loved, nurtured and used by the community.

This is important work in my opinion that is being run by community members in the best interest of their children.  Sarah shared with me that they are so excited to be hosting multiple events in the community of Harvest Hills to raise the remaining funds required to move forward with the construction in the spring / summer of 2018.

These events include a pub night at the Canadian Brewhouse on October 21 as well as an online silent auction that will run from October 20- November 7. They expect 150 people at our pub night.

They hope to reach not only their our community members, but other Calgarians with our online silent auction through social and conventional media.

 As these events materialize, I look forward to sharing them with you, and encourage you to participate should you see something that you.  Their events will be listed on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HarvestHillsHub.  If you click LIKE you will have the opportunity to see the progresison of those events in your facebook feed, and hopefully participate if any of their fundraising is of interest to you.

Thank you Sarah for allowing us to be a part of the your fundraising efforts.  I hope the BeautyGram fetches some well deserved funds for this community project.



Calgary - We are Delivering on Mother's Day! 0

If you are in the Calgary area, you can order your BeautyGram for mom and we will be delivering them personally on Mother's Day!

Order by Saturday, May 9 at 3 pm and we'll package your order and deliver on Sunday, May 10th!

Full details and policies about our delivery service can be found on our website

Happy Mother's Day!

Send Mom the Queen Bee BeautyGram This Mother's Day 0

This Mother's Day, show mom that she is the Queen Bee with our Queen Bee BeautyGram.  The Fortunista necklace with the word LOVE is perfectly paired with our exclusive BeautyGram hand lotion, wildflower bath bliss, chocolate, tea and Canadian honey.  Everything mom needs to take a few moments to herself, away from the buzz of everyday stresses, and enjoy the gift of love. 


Order the Queen Bee, or any other BeautyGram from our collection by May 5 to ensure your gift will arrive by Mother's Day. 


Still not sure which BeautyGram to give to mom? How about a one-of-a-kind BeautyGram that you've designed just for her? Visit the Build-Your-Own-BeautyGram Shop and get creative with all of mom's favourite products!

BeautyGram makes the perfect Mother's Day gift.  A surprise in the mail just for her!

Send an unexpected note card to someone special 0

We love sending unexpected gifts. That's one of the reasons BeautyGram was created; to send a beautiful gift to brighten someone's day. 

There doesn't need to be a reason to give a gift or send a note. Those often make the most appreciated and welcomed surprises. 

While we think that sending a BeautyGram is the perfect gift for any occasion (or non-occasion), there is always something especially kind about sending a simple note. It doesn't have to be elaborate, but how did you feel the last time someone wrote you a note or emailed you a thank you? It felt pretty great, didn't it?

We've created three small note cards for you to share.  They are business-card sized and you can either print them or save them to your computer and email/text them. 

Print and drop one off on your co-workers desk for a job well done, or tuck it into your bestie's purse the next time you get together.  Maybe download it and email the note to someone who has been on your mind lately and let them know you are thinking about them.

No matter how you share your notes, we have no doubt that they will be well loved.  

Kindness and thoughtfulness are both beautiful!