How much money are your about to spend over the next 4 months?
New Year's Eve.
Black Love Day (my personal favorite).
Getting through this holiday season is going to take werk. Decorating the whole house - inside and out... Mailing greeting cards and dinner party invitations.... Taking family portraits... Hosting parties... Going to parties... Your company's annual holiday party.... Traveling to see family... Having family at your place... Gift exchanges... Ringing in the New Year and making New Year resolutions... Then wrap up the season up with the perfect expression of #BlackLove.
If you have not bought anything from a Black Owned Business all year, the holiday season is the right time to #BuyBlack.
I AM THE PLUG, HERE TO MAKE BUYING BLACK STRESS FREE AND FUN
Preparation is key so if you aren't keeping notes on your phone or a tablet, I suggest a journal from Shantel Collins Designs and a calendar from Black 365 Calendar, to get you started. I even know where you can get pens - Crimson Pen Company, unique wood and acrylic writing instruments and hand sculpted refillable pens from Sankofa Arts. Now go ahead and list all the essentials you will need: travel plans, meal prep, guests lists, gift ideas, and clothes everyone will need for all occasions.
While preparing, don’t forget the paper products. As seen on Shark Tank, iCup Plate & Utensils is designed to hold it all in one hand for that family member or friend running on CPT & gotta stand up to eat. Attah Designs has these amazing printed paper plates perfect for Kwanzaa. If you are looking for something a little more elegant, try these ceramic dishes wrapped in a Kenté pattern, trimmed in sophisticated gold foil from Onua Home. Ouna Home is fine dining made by Ghanaian siblings raised in the UK. You are sure to make a lasting impression with any of these serving options.
Cups, napkins, plates, paper towels are not the only paper products you will need. Grab your greeting cards and diner party invitations from Tiffany McGraw, Greet Street, the trap version of Hallmark, or Art and Ambition.
Clean linens for the spare room are necessary if you are having guests coming in from out of town. You can find what you need from Bespoke Binny, homeware and lifestyle products rooted in the beauty of African expression; Souk and Soul, authentic handmade Moroccan textiles and accessories; and Anoelle Jay, custom art for home or office.