Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Wedding in the FTE Family!

This month the From The Earth family is celebrating the marriage of Nadeen Abdel Kareem Abu-Khairan, our Workroom Supervisor, to Fahed Mohammad al-Farawati.  They were married on the 5th of November, and then left on an 8-day honeymoon to Malaysia.  Nadeen has been a valuable member of the FTE team for over two years, and we rejoice with her as she and Fahed enter this new phase of life together.

When asked about what she most enjoyed about her time in Malaysia, Nadeen responded, “Playing with the monkeys,” [no reference intended for her husband here!  :-)  ]

When asked what was most different about her life now that she is married, Nadeen said, “I now have more responsibility at home.  I am responsible for the cooking, washing, cleaning, and my husband.  In addition, I still have certain responsibilities for my family, and now for my husband’s family as well."

She went on to say that she is “happy to be able to now plan her future with someone she loves, and she is looking forward to the day when she and Fahed will have children.”

All the best to Nadeen and Fahed
from the FTE family!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

December Promotion

At From the Earth, we are sponsoring a special Christmas sale during the month of December on all of our stock and inventory.

Save 20% on all individual handmade Christmas cards and sets during the month of December.  Send a unique message of love to that special someone this holiday season with one of our handmade Christmas cards.

Save 15% on hand-carved olive wood nativity sets or individual pieces.  Each of our nativity scenes are made from the highest quality olive wood and are painstakingly carved by local artisans.

Take 10% off all olive wood Christmas ornaments.  Each ornament is unique due to its individual olive wood grain pattern.  They will become family treasures for a lifetime. 

Take 10% off on any of our jewelry, olive oil soap, stoneware or all other handmade products.

US customers ordering online will receive the same discounts during the month of December.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Human Brain

Did you know that aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are witren, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

[By Muhammad Ismail as posted in InterestingFacts.org]

Our brain and the human eye are truly marvelous things! 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Readers Bookshop an FTE Distributor

At From The Earth we are very appreciative for the many distributors in Amman who carry our products and who support our efforts to offer meaningful employment and fair trade opportunities for local artisans.

We are pleased to announce that Readers Book Shop located in the Cozmo Centre near 7th Circle has recently expanded their selection of our handmade cards, and have added new selections of our beautiful Jordan-photo cards along with our 2011 Jordan calendar. They are also now carrying assorted olive wood ornaments and jewelry.

We encourage all of you to visit Readers situated above Cozmo to find the finest selection of books in English and Arabic for young and old. In addition to carrying the most current and popular books in print, they also sport a wonderful children's section which will captivate your young ones with the joy of reading.

Visit Readers Bookstore for your best selection and supply of quality books, and to secure your copy of our new 2011 Jordan Calendar filled with beautiful glossy photos of Jordan while supplies last.