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Summer Weddings Gift Tips

Summer Weddings Gift Tips
With the summer wedding season in full force, here are a few gift ideas for something unique and lovingly hand crafted;Summer tapers &  candle ...

World Fair Trade Day & Mother’s Day – Celebrate Women of the World!

World Fair Trade Day & Mother’s Day – Celebrate Women of the World!
Out of 1.3 billion people living below the poverty line, 70% of the poor are women. The main reason?  Women often lack access to modern technologie...

Holi - A Celebration of Color & Equality

Holi - A Celebration of Color & Equality
South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation due to the many different races and cultures represented in this wonderful country. It is home to, perh...

NYNow makes a difference

NYNow makes a difference
Did you ever wonder how and where your favorite gift shop finds all the wonderful products and fresh ideas that you enjoy gifting or buying as a t...

Happy New Year Candle Tips!

Happy New Year Candle Tips!
Happy New Year!  Most of us have already committed to our 2017 New Year's resolutions, however if you have the space on your list and are the sort ...

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide
Welcome to the Thumbprint Artifacts Holiday Gift Guide providing you with a selection of unique and beautiful, fairly-traded gifts for the lucky pe...

How re-used teabags can change lives!

How re-used teabags can change lives!
Original T-Bag Designs have invented and perfected the ‘art’ of painting on used teabags!  The bags are dried, split, ironed, and then each artist ...

National Women's Day in South Africa - 9 August

National Women's Day in South Africa - 9 August
Each year on the 9th of August, South Africans of all backgrounds join together in celebrating National Women’s Day. To understand this holiday, yo...

Special touches for a special Wedding, a friend's or your own!

Special touches for a special Wedding, a friend's or your own!
Everyone wants their wedding to be special and a day to remember.  So we would like to help you out with a few ‘memorable’ suggestions….The ‘white ...

Fair Trade – a way of life

There is always a ‘feel good’ factor when buying Fair Trade products, but do we really know how companies committed to Fair Trade practices operate? Fair Trade is more a way of life than just a way of trading: It proves that greater justice in world trade is possible It highlights the need for change […]

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Candle burning ‘tips’ to help you have a Happy Candle Lit Easter

Candle burning ‘tips’ to help you have a Happy Candle Lit Easter

Over the Easter weekend, chances are you will be lighting candles – be that in church or on your dinner table.   So to that point, we thought it would be helpful to remind our ‘candle fans’ of some very useful candle burning tips.  Some may be common sense and others helpful to ensure your candle […]

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Thumbprint Artifacts on TV!

In the big world of news, we were thrilled with the coverage we recently received on ABC Channel 7 WXYZ Detroit! Becky and I were interviewed by JoAnne Purtan for her weekly special feature ‘Mom’s a Genius’.  The section is called, Mom’s a Genius: Lifelong friends support South African artisans to help them fight poverty […]

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