Sunday, December 25, 2011

Post-Christmas Sale

Hello Amazon users! 

From now until December 31st From The Earth is having a post-Christmas sale on all of our Christmas cards and selected Christmas items. You can find the sale on both Amazon US and Amazon UK


10% off individual Christmas cards,


20% off Christmas card packs,


and discounts on other selected items.

Better start ordering now and don't forget to include our 2012 Jordan calendar. The new year is just around the corner. 


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Eid Break - See You Next Year

From The Earth is giving our employees a few extra days off for the holidays. That means our Amman showroom will be closed from Sunday, December 25th through Saturday, December 31st


During our break you can still purchase your favorite From The Earth handmade cards, olive wood jewelry, and other olive wood products from our many locations in Amman or on Amazon USA, Amazon UK, or Amazon FR.

From everyone here at From The Earth, we wish you and yours a healthy and happy new year!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jordan: Go Magazine Article on From The Earth

From The Earth is happy to share with you that the December issue of Go Magazine includes an article written by Kinzie Jones about From The Earth. The title of the article is Shopping with Reason. In it Kinzie Jones shares the various products located at our showroom in Bayader Wadi Seer. We highly recommend that you pick up a copy as the December issue has several articles that we would recommend reading. Their To Go Do Calendar is a favorite feature here in the FTE office.

Just as a reminder...

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Present Idea: Mixing Spoon + Jar of Cookie Mix

If you have a baker in your life, then this is the ideal gift for them.  Purchase our hand carved olive wood stir spoon and then select one of the layered cookie mix in a jar recipes to create a unique gift.



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Layered Cookie Jar Recipes



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A unique gift that won't soon be forgotten.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

UK: Amazon Holiday Deadlines

Dear United Kingdom:

From The Earth wants to make sure that your loved ones receive their From The Earth products in time for Christmas morning. With this is mind, please see the below chart and be sure to order within the time frame that Amazon recommends.


If you are stumped on what to order, here are a few suggestions based on people's current buying habits. Remember each From The Earth product is handmade following world fair trade practices.

Two Friends Puzzle Necklace (also comes in 3-6 pieces)



Hand Carved Olive Wood Coasters

Hand Carved Olive Wood Ornaments

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Present Idea: Honey Dipper with Honey and a Bow


Giving unique gifts takes creativity. Not everyone has this talent, so here is a simple idea for those of you who are not gifted in this way.

For your next gift-giving event, combine From The Earth’s hand carved, olive wood honey dipper with your favorite organic or natural honey and tie it together with a simple bow. 

 
Not only will you be giving a thoughtful, delicious present, but you will also be purchasing a fair trade, handmade product from Jordan. Remember that behind each From The Earth product is a valuable life. Be sure to mention this fact to your present receiver and watch their smile grow. 

 
Voila! You now have a thoughtful, unique gift.
 
In addition to our handmade kitchen items, From The Earth also produces handmade greeting cards, olive wood jewelry, ornaments, key chains, and magnets. Look us up on Amazon or come visit our Amman showroom.


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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

USA - Amazon Deadlines

Dear United States:

From The Earth wants to make sure that your loved ones receive their From The Earth products in time for Christmas morning. With this is mind, please see the below chart and be sure to order within the time frame that Amazon recommends.


If you are stumped on what to order, here are a few suggestions based on people's current buying habits. Remember each From The Earth product is handmade following world fair trade practices.

Two Friends Puzzle Necklace (also comes in 3-6 pieces)






Hand Carved Olive Wood Coasters





Hand Carved Olive Wood Ornaments

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Party Sale Wrap Up

Wow! The From The Earth store was buzzing with people all day long at our Saturday Christmas Party Sale. Lots of presents were bought; some of these presents were for others and some of the presents were for the buyers, themselves. 


Our most popular items of the day were our new earrings (they come in brown, red, or teal beads), 

 

our calendars (on sale on Amazon.com), 


and our camel figurines, 


Everyone left happy with beautiful gifts, yummy Christmas cookies, and hope that they would win the grand prize basket with over 100 JD worth of product.


However, there could be only one winner and in the end Wendy Meridian won the grand prize. She was so excited when we called her. She is planning on sharing some of the prizes with her friends. Isn't that wonderful? Congratulations Wendy!


Before closing out this post, several people requested the cheese ball recipe from the party. Here it is!

1 container of cream cheese
1 bag of shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp grated onion
1/2 tsp dill (or sometimes I use Za'atar instead)

Mix all ingredients together. Drop mixture onto plastic wrap and form into ball. Allow at least a few hours before serving so that the flavors mix together. It can be made up to a month a head of time and stored in the freezer too.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A From The Earth Christmas Party - This Friday!


It’s a From The Earth Christmas Party and You Are Invited!


FOR ONE DAY ONLY, EVERYTHING 
IN OUR SHOWROOM WILL BE 
20% - 50% off!

Join us Friday, December 2nd from 12:00PM – 8:00PM at the From The Earth showroom for cookies, coffee, and shopping. See and purchase products that are only available in our Amman showroom like our handmade mosaic or Syrian boxes, purses, argilla lamps, and more!

Enter to win our door prize, a basket of our best From The Earth products valued at over 100 JDs. Each friend you bring and each product you purchase gives you an additional chance of winning this superb basket. Bring your friends and come ready to do your Christmas shopping!

Click here for a link to our Google Map or call 06-585-7838 for directions.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday Reminder for USA and UK

Don't forget that today you can either start or complete your Christmas shopping via our Cyber Monday specials. See below for details.

Cyber Monday Specials:

Wood figurines 20% off

Tell your parents how much they mean to you by purchasing one of the heart family figurines. Do you have a new mother in your life? Why not purchase the Mother and Child to commemorate the occasion. Let's not forget the obvious choice. Who wouldn't want an angel or camel?


These items are perfect for stocking stuffers or for the unexpected, "Whoops, I forgot I needed to give my aunt's cousin's uncle a gift." These small items are ideal for the office present exchanges. Not only are they cute and unique, but they also have a great story to share.

Jewelry 10% off 

Jewelry. 'Nuff said.

 Kitchen Items 10% off

Mom, grandma, or you yourself will enjoy using these sturdy items. They may look purely decorative, but they are intended for daily use. You can cook for and serve your guests with style.

 Cards 10% Off

Stock up now for your 2012 card needs. The ladies of From The Earth have designed cards for all occasions.


Jordan - Mention this blog post and receive our Cyber Monday deals in our Amman showroom.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy USA Thanksgiving & Get Ready for Cyber Monday Deals

It is Turkey Day! The year 2011 marks 390 years since America had its first pilgrim Thanksgiving. However, it wasn't until 1942 that Thanksgiving became a fixed holiday on the United States calendar. Now enough with history, on this day let’s all give thanks for the many blessings in our lives, like Cyber Monday.

"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe
From The Earth is planning some huge, never before done, specials on all of our products for all of our customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Jordan. 

Cyber Monday Specials:




Jewelry 10% off 

 Kitchen Items 10% off

 Cards 10% Off


Jordan - Mention this blog post and receive the same deals in our Amman showroom.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Why Chef Soap is a Must for Your Kitchen

There are many of us who love to cook. Those who love to cook know the value of using fresh ingredients; fresh garlic (not the stuff in the jar), fresh meats, fresh cheeses, fresh herbs, and fresh vegetables.  Unfortunately, all of these fresh ingredients can leave your hands smelling less than fresh. That is why chef soap is a must for your kitchen.


Our chef soap, derived naturally from olive oil removes these pungent smells without leaving your hands dry and rough. 

There are many olive oil soap makers in the Middle East, but in keeping with the quality standards we wish to maintain, From the Earth is pleased to make available Olive Oil Soap from Al-Masbana. Al-Masbana (which means "producing soap" in Arabic), one of the oldest and finest producers of natural handmade Olive Oil Soap in Tripoli, Lebanon, to you. 

Al-Masbana is a family business that was started in 1880. They continue to use the finest of cold-pressed virgin olive oil and other natural ingredients, creating a quality product that is superior to most on the market today. 

The packaging on our chef shop is perfect for hostess gifts, for stocking stuffers, or for present exchanges. With the holidays arriving, why not stock up on a few bars of soap for those last minute or unexpected gift needs.

Amazon UK - not available
Jordan - Come visit us!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pre-Thanksgiving Reminder + Super Salad Recipes

Thanksgiving is one week away. Let’s all give thanks to Amazon and Amazon UK for having fast shipping. This means you can purchase our unique, olive wood kitchen utensils now and still receive them in time for the big day. 


Whether you are looking for a hostess present or are hoping to impress your friends, the hand carved olive wood salad server set with spiral handles is sure to be a conversation starter. 


Not only are these servers lovely, but they also have a purpose beyond serving you and your guests salad. By purchasing this product you are supporting a fair trade company that employs local, Jordanian women.

Before this blog post ends, here are a few traditional middle eastern salad recipes for you to enjoy on turkey day. Who said Thanksgiving can't be multicultural?

Fattoush

Balela: Bean Salad with Parsley and Lemon

Tabbouleh
Let’s all give thanks for turkey, for family, for friends, and for people like you who care enough to purchase fair trade products. Thanks!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Handmade Cards and Calendars

Now is the time to purchase your From The Earth cards. Why?   

Starting today, when you purchase  $14.50 (£ 11) worth of handmade cards on Amazon, you will receive the 2012 Jordan Calendar for 15% off.

This offer ends on Sunday, November 20, 2011.
  

Finish 2011 well by making sure your friends and family know how much you appreciate them. Why not send them a unique, fair trade card from Jordan?


Remember that December is not just a month of holidays. It is also a time for birthdays, thanks, and congratulations. The ladies of From The Earth have designed unique, handmade cards for all occasions.



Purchase the cards you need and be ready for 2012 with our calendar depicting the beautiful country that is Jordan. The new year will be here before you know it. 


Thursday, November 3, 2011

We're Closed!

From The Earth will be closed for the Eid holidays.

Don't be sad.

We will re-open on Saturday, November 12.

We wish all of you a very Happy Eid and we hope that all of you will enjoy your time with friends and family!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

FTE featured in Review:Amman!


If you haven't had a chance to read Vol. 4 of Review:Amman Magazine, don't forget to pick up your copy before they are all gone.  And while you are reading, check out the article featuring From The Earth on page 94!

We are proud to be included in such a fantastic publication!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Early Detection Saves Lives


From The Earth salutes the Jordan Breast Cancer Program for launching its third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in Jordan, and it is the leading cause of cancer death among women. Early detection saves lives, so check out their website for more information. And don't forget to share this with your mother, sisters, and friends!


Monday, October 24, 2011

New Christmas Cards!


It's hard to believe that it is already late-October. The summer has flown by and fall is now here, which means that Christmas is just around the corner! Now is the time for us to make our lists and check them twice to make sure we have not forgotten any of our loved ones.

At From the Earth we are pleased to introduce our new Christmas card designs! We have eight new designs to make gift-giving easy this holiday season and to help you write that special note to family and friends. The cards are now available on amazon, at our showroom, and at our stores. Click here to see which ones carry our handmade cards!


As that famous song sings, "It's the most wonderful time of the year." We hope you enjoy these new cards as much as we do!