Acre75 Gathered Holiday Box Reveal!
Posted on December 14 2019
I can't believe the Acre75 Gathered Holiday box has already shipped! I thought about and planned for this particular box for a very long time. When I first launched Acre75 Gathered in April, I was already anticipating the Holiday box; what kind of festive products would I include? What will the tape look like? How can I make it as Christmas-y as possible without being too Christmas-y? I'm so happy with how it all turned out and with the response from all my loyal subscribers. This was my largest shipment yet: 78 active subscribers! You have no idea how happy this makes me as I had hoped for 60 active subscribers for the Holiday box (and I truly wasn't sure how/if I would reach that number). What a year it has been for Acre75!
The tape for the Holiday box features small towns in Canada that are known for their Christmas celebrations. I found out about these towns by asking on social media for people to tell me about the most Christmas-y towns in Canada. I couldn't pick just one so I randomly chose 7: Formosa, ON, Kincardine, ON, Smithers, B.C., Collingwood, ON, Dresden, ON, Meaford, ON and Salmon Arm, B.C. Our tape is biodegradable and recyclable!
The tissue paper in the Holiday box is a photocopy of my hometown newspaper, The Mildmay-Carrick Town Crier, from Christmas 1975! It is printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, acid-free paper and printed using soy-based ink.
If you are new here, Acre75.ca is our online store that sells gifts and goods handcrafted in small Canadian towns. Each purchase on Acre75.ca supports a small town business and puts money back into small communities in Canada. In addition to the online store, we also have a seasonal subscription box called Acre75 Gathered. Each box contains a gathering of items from our online store, delivered every December, March, June and September.
Here's what we gathered in our Holiday 2019 box:
These luxuriously soft 75/25 kid mohair/nylon yarn socks are the most comfortable, warm and durable socks that you will ever own. Ideal for working and playing in the cold outdoors.
Made by: Thermohair Inc.
Located in: South Mountain, ON [Pop. Very small!]
Fun Fact: In August 2020, South Mountain will be hosting their 128th Annual Summer Agricultural Fair!
Candy Cane Bark All Natural Lip Balm
A delicious combo of refreshing mint and decadent chocolate wrapped up in a tube of all natural lip balm.
Made by: Eclair Lips
Located in: Dieppe, N.B. [Pop. 25,384]
Fun Fact: Dieppe is officially a francophone city with French being the native language of 74% of the population.
Handmade Ginger Cookies
A crunchy, deeply flavoured handmade ginger cookie with blackstrap molasses and morsels of crystallized ginger for a bit of extra magic. Certified Organic. GMO-free.
Made by: Real Treat
Located in: Cochrane, AB [Pop. 26,000]
Fun Fact: Cochrane’s Annual Labour Day Rodeo is considered one of the toughest Amateur Rodeo's in Canada with many of the same riders as the Calgary
Reusable Christmas Village Bowl Cover
A festive, organic and compostable reusable fabric bowl cover. Perfect for short term storage, fermentations, rising dough or transporting food to a Christmas potluck!
Made by: Your Green Kitchen
Located in: Nakusp, B.C. [Pop. 1,500]
Fun Fact: Nakusp’s hot springs are a popular destination for tourists, as well as its picturesque mountain lakeside setting.
Belgian Hot Chocolate
Melt 3 heaping tablespoons of these decadent chocolate shavings into a mug of warm milk for a cozy treat on a chilly winter day.
Made by: Sweet, Lake of the Woods
Located in: Kenora, ON [Pop. 15,000]
Fun Fact: The Stanley Cup was won by the Kenora Thistles hockey team in 1907. The team featured Hall of Famer, Art Ross, for whom the Art Ross Trophy is named.
A decadent and smooth chocolate made with real mint. Even people who don’t like mint, love Rheo Thompson’s Mint Smoothies®!
Made by: Rheo Thompson Candies
Located in: Stratford, ON [32,000]
Fun Fact: People come from all over the world to visit the renowned Stratford Festival. Stratford is also known for its numerous dining and shopping options.