Kicking of our Face to Face for February. We LOVE this month and welcome a month, or at least a few weeks, dedicated to LOVE. We look forward to Valentine's Day and all things heart. As I write this, I can't believe Valentine's Day is upon us already. Can you?
Valentine's Day reminds me of when...I was in 4th grade and my family was moving to a different part of town. As exciting as a new home with my own pink bedroom would be, moving meant I'd be attending a different school. My heart was broken and I shed buckets of tears leaving the good friends I'd known since Kindergarten.
My mother and father tried everything they could to cheer me up including a big surprise on Valentine's Day. I couldn’t believe what I walked into when I arrived home after school that day. Every kitchen counter, the bar and our large kitchen table were filled with all sizes of pink and white frosted heart-shaped sugar cookies my mother had spent her entire day baking and decorating. What a sight to behold! I’d never seen so many cookies in my life!
Mom invited me to have an after-school treat pointing out an extra large decorated heart, with my name on it, aside a glass of milk. As I ate my special cookie, we chatted about my school day. Mom was happy I didn't have homework so I could help her prepare and deliver plates of cookies for the new neighbors and school friends we were just getting to know. It had only been less than a week since we moved in and my mother wasn't waiting around for neighbors to welcome us. With her compassionate heart, she took the first steps to helping me forge life-long friendships with her plates of heart cookies.
From that day on, making and sharing Valentine’s Day Cookies has been a family tradition that I’ve carried into my own home. Is it any wonder that a heart is my favorite shape or that Valentine's Day is my favorite with all that pink? Have you noticed the heart at the end of my signature? Do you think when my daughter and I designed the logo for My Alchemy Skin Care, that we added it intentionally? Oh yes! Always and forever we will remember to show love.
As a small business, we look for ways to serve others in our local communities. Because there are needs everywhere, the hardest thing for us is selecting the organization to benefit. Our products have supported hospitals, first responders, cancer patients, homeless, youth services, mental health, dog rescue, wellness retreats and more.
When you visit our website or see our heart on a bottle of product you're using, remember we created My Alchemy Skin Care all because we LOVE you, animals and our planet. We take great care mixing nature and science to bring you the finest and safest products on the planet. In the process, we never test on animals and are proud to be Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-free. We keep the environment at the forefront of our decisions as we choose recyclable and biodegradable packaging to suit our products. As former educators, we continue to teach with transparency about ingredients that will nourish your body, protect you and have properties that really work. Being identified as a Clean - Green - Sustainable Beauty Brand is a heart badge we're proud to wear.
It means the world to us when you tell us how much you love our products. We appreciate your reviews and photos. You can always contact us through the form on our website or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you next week,
Co-founder My Alchemy Skin Care