Box of Hugs was created after trying to find an appropriate gift for a family member last year that was diagnosed with a life limiting disease. All I could find was the standard flowers which would leave them feeling like they were at a funeral and then watching them die is not something that I wanted to give someone and then there are gift baskets with candies and other sugary treats which as you all know, is the last thing that you give to someone that has a very serious condition.
When I decided to start this business in 2016, it was to provide an alternative gift buying selection for those that are going through a difficult time in their lives. I want to offer care packages that contain and showcase local crafters and artisans from the Niagara Region. Each item or product is hand selected with health and wellness in mind. I select items that I would like to receive if I were diagnosed with a life limiting illness, going through grief or depression, cancer treatment or convalescent.
I live in the Niagara Region and there are so many amazing and talented crafters that I want to include specialty, unique products and items and best of all supporting local small businesses. Each crafters and artisans items that are in the care boxes will have a link to their website if you want to purchase more of their items/products and Box of Hugs will promote their items/products on the Box of Hugs website and social media. Every little bit helps and if we can do a small part then it will increase as time goes by.
Help me make a difference with your support by purchasing from Box of Hugs and supporting local small businesses in the Niagara Region.
As the business grows, we will start to take a percentage of the sales and donate to local social services in the Niagara Region to buy personal care items for those that cannot afford to buy. We all need to help everyone in need and Box of Hugs wants to be part of that.