Monday, February 28, 2011

Mothers' Day Special at FTE During Month of March

Mothers' Day is celebrated as a day set aside to bring special honor to mothers.  The actual day is different throughout various parts of the world, but most commonly it is celebrated in either March, April or May.

People in Jordan celebrate Mothers' Day on March 21 at the beginning of spring to symbolize pureness, fertility, and because spring brings with it nice feelings.

Women in general, but especially mothers, hold a high position in both Islam and Christianity.  Both religions command kindness, respect and obedience to parents with special emphasize and preference to mothers.

"And we have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), show gratitude to me and to thy parents: to me is (thy final) Goal." (Quran 31.14)

"Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise." (Ephesians 6:2)

Honoring mothers with a simple gift intended to bring a sparkle to her eyes and a smile to her face, along with providing time for her to relax are some of the things Jordanians do for their mothers on this special day.  From The Earth appreciates and honors all mothers from around the world and would like to suggest some special gifts for this upcoming Mothers' Day:

  • Begin with one of our many specially designed handmade cards (see samples, above)
  • Choose a gift from our beautiful selection of one-of-a-kind olive wood kitchen utensils

  • Make her eyes sparkle with one of our new necklace designs
  • Delight her with an olive oil soap gift sets
  • Let her proudly display photos of the family in one of our beautiful olive wood picture frames

    Purchase any of the above products during the month of March and receive a 10% discount in honor of Jordan's Mothers' Day

    Written By: Nadeen Abu-Khairan

      Monday, February 21, 2011

      Mothers' Day Card-making Event at Hamley's Toy Store

      From the Earth is pleased to announce a Mothers' Day card-making contest at  
      Hamleys Toy Store
      March 10th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.

      Children between the ages of 4-12 years are invited to come to Hamleys to make their own handcrafted Mothers' Day card using materials provided by FTE.  Each child will be able to keep their card(s) and may take them home when they leave.  Photographs will be taken of each child along with their card design, which will be entered into the contest.  The cost for this event is 5 JD per child, per card designed.

      A 1st and 2nd place winner will be chosen in each of three age categories; 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12 years old.  The names of the winners and their winning designs will be posted on the FTE blog site.  The winning designs will be professionally produced by FTE and sold exclusively at Hamleys and Readers Book Store in time for for this year's Mothers' Day.  Winners and their families will be invited to the FTE card production workshop to meet our staff and to see their designs in actual production.

      As we continue to partner with Hamley's, look for more card-making events in the future!

      Hamleys Toy Store is open Weekdays from10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and is located in the Al-Hjaz building on Mecca Street.

      For more information about the Mothers' Day card-making event, call 962 6 551 5020.

      Wednesday, February 9, 2011

      Valentine's Day

      Valentine's Day is observed annually on February 14th to celebrate love and affection between close companions.  It is a day reserved for people to express their feelings for each other by presenting gifts of flowers, sweets, and by sending love notes known as "valentines."

      At From The Earth we are pleased to introduce a brand new line of beautiful handmade Valentine's Day Cards just in time for this special day for lovers.  Each of our cards are designed to express an extra measure of care for the intended receiver, and are sure to bring a smile to the face and a glow in the heart when presented.

      Don't neglect to tell that someone special in your life how much they mean to you, and what better way to say "I love you!" than with one of our uniquely handcrafted Valentine's Day Cards!

      Visit any one of our many distributors in Amman to see our full selection of cards, and do so quickly before Valentine's Day passes you by!

      Al-Raeda Cinema Bookstore  (Baraka Mall, Sweifieh) - 585-9215
      Baka Flowers (Near Mecca Mall)
      Books@Cafe (Jabal Amman) - 465-0457
      Florable (Medina Street) - 568-0153
      Florable (Shmeisani)
      Grand Supermarket (Mujamel Jaber) - 581-4630
      Hakawati (Mecca Street) - 556-1466
      Halteh Flowers (Sweifieh) - 585-6459
      Hamley's Toy Store (Mecca St) - 551-1332
      Harmony Balloons & Chocolate
      Holiday Inn Hotel Gift Shop
      Intercontinental Hotel Flowers
      Jan Fleur (Abdoun) - 593-4873
      Jordan Duty Free (Syrian Border)
      Jordan Hotel Supply - 461-2508
      Megastore (Mecca Mall)
      Me Too Flowers (Medina Street) - 553-0711
      Readers Book Store (Above Cozmo) - 582-8488
      Regency Palace Hotel Gift Shop
      Rihan Flowers
      The Good Book Shop (Jabal Amman) - 461-3939
      Titles (Abdoun) - 592-4130
      US Embassy (Abdoun) - 590-6197

      Monday, February 7, 2011

      New Line of Handmade Syrian Boxes

      From The Earth is pleased to announce that we have a new selection of handmade inlaid boxes from Old Damascus, Syria now available in our showroom.

      We first introduced samples of these exquisite boxes last year, and due to their popularity and quality, we have decided to engage the artisan to provide a full line of these beautiful pieces of practical artwork for our FTE customers.

      Notice the fine detail from the box on the above left
      Many boxes found in local tourist shops are covered with a thin colored film over cheaply manufactured balsa wood intended to imitate inlaid artwork.

      Our boxes however, are carefully crafted using the natural beauty of a variety of genuine hardwoods along with real mother of pearl to produce some of the most ornate and meticulously handcrafted boxes you will ever find!

      "Seeing is believing," so come to our showroom to compare these incredible pieces of art against the common street product (which we have for comparison, but will not sell), and you will never buy a cheap imitation again!