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December 2018 Sweet Reads Box

December 2018 Sweet Reads Box

To celebrate December and our love for Canadian Literature we chose a novel that captures all the themes of a great novel.

Richard Wagamese has long been a favourite author of ours. His beautiful storytelling speaks of truth, culture, tradition and history. News of his passing last year left us wondering if we would get the chance to read his writing again. Starlight is his last gift to us as readers.

Reading Starlight we were struck by the story of Frank and Emmy and their journey to each other and towards healing. Like Wagamese’s other stories we were drawn in and captivated by the beauty of the natural world and it’s teachings. We loved this novel so much we couldn’t wait for it to be released in paperback – a special book in a special format as our gift to you.

What the box included:

Gourmet du Village – Double Chocolate Truffle Hot Chocolate - While Frank and Emmy drink copious amounts of coffee, we included hot chocolate in this box as a tribute to Winnie and her fireside drink. gourmetduvillage.com

Baru – Chocolate Marshmallows with Caramel – While sweets are not a central part of the novel, one bite into these morsels and you to will see stars – Belgian chocolate and caramel perfection! www.baru.be

Little Blue House by Hatley – Coffee Mug - From that first cup Emmy made Starlight and Roth we see coffee as an important part of their day. Start your day with your favourite brew in this fun coffee-loving mug. littlebluehouse.com

Now Designs – ‘Making Spirits Bright’ towel – Emmy works hard to make Frank’s place more homey and comfortable. From changing linens and towels to cleaning she turns the cabin into a home. As a nod to the holidays and in the theme of stars we loved these towels and hope they warm up your home this December. nowdesigns.net

Native Northwest – Starlight is Ojibway and in honouring his culture we chose two pieces from Native Northwest (a Canadian company) featuring the art of Indigenous Peoples of Canada. nativenorthwestselect.ca

  • Postcard “Directions of the Spirit” – like Starlight and Emmy we all must look for guidance. This postcard connects the compass of the spirit to guide our journey.
  • Notebook “Howling wolf” – a practical blank notebook for your thoughts and writings.

Printable Gift Enclosure

Printable Gift Enclosure

Giving Sweet Reads Box as a gift? You can order one of our greeting cards

Or you can download this printable gift enclosure - you fill in the details and you can include it in a card for your gift recipient.

Download the photo and print or save as a .pdf

Happy Gift Giving!

November 2018 Box Reveal

November 2018 Box Reveal

In the busyness of the holidays, we are behind in our reveal of past boxes so showcasing our November box reveal and all of the wonderful products we paired with The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce 

We thoroughly enjoyed this love story between Frank and Ilse and the characters' love of music and vinyl. We curated a box that showcased the location, the characters and of course, music. 

London Tea Co. – While there isn’t a specific tea flavor mentioned we couldn’t do a box set in the suburbs of London, England without a great cup of tea included.

Kawartha Lakes Fudge Co. – Chocolate Fudge – While sweets don’t play into this story at all, we wanted to include a favorite of our readers and bring back fudge. Why chocolate? Because it is classically delicious - like music for your mouth! 

Socksmith Co. – For the Record socks – The perfect socks to wear while reading this novel and to show your love for vinyl all year long.

Bee By the Sea – Body Cream – Ilse has problems with her hands. She puts lotion on them and keeps them covered. We thought this amazing body cream that combines Sea Buckthorn and honey would be perfect for Ilse as it has been successful in relieving various skin conditions. We know you’ll love this Canadian company's products too.

Kikkerland - Guitar pen – Write your own music with this rockin’ pen. Perfect for writing about your passion or sending a letter to a friend you’ve lost touch with.