Sometimes, only a picture can tell the story. Take our Little Lambs & Ivy store, nestled in an old historic shopping center in downtown Columbia, SC. We can tell you we LOVE babies, but you have to see a picture to see that we really.do.love.babies!
Baby registries give us such a thrill. We take it to heart that we are a part of this thrilling time – the birth of a new member of the family! Teasingly, we say that we “roll out the red carpet” for grandmothers here, but really we don’t have to. Most grandmothers are already floating on air as they walk through the store, caressing each soft little item.
So take a little trip through our store with these pictures. We would love to show you in person all our favorites to welcome a new baby into the world.
Ask any new mom about the softest, lushest blanket for children, and you’ll hear praise for the luxe brand, Little Giraffe. Known to all baby shower attendees as the “shower wower”, Little Giraffe makes blankets that can soothe any baby or toddler with one touch.
” I think that what makes us stand out is we really do make the most luxurious and softest baby blankets that you can find in the market,” says Little Giraffe President and CEO Trish Moreno.
From years of experience with baby registries, I’ve yet to see a new mother-to-be or grandmother who can resist caressing a Little Giraffe blanket, even stroking their cheek with the soft satin edging. Even my own two granddaughters (ages 2 and 6) cannot settle down for sleep without the snuggly comfort of their L.G. blankets.
Little Giraffe blankets are a Lamb Top Pick for welcoming a new baby into the world. Come by for a “test feel” soon!
Two Christmas opportunities in one!
The Lambs want to raise money for Hannah House, a transitional housing opportunity for women in need of a safe place to live with their children during a crisis. What could we do, how could we help those kids – that’s what we asked each other. That’s when the idea hit! We’ll offer free paper gift wrap with a gorgeous bow for a donation of $2.00.
How can you look at these adorable faces and not want to be a part of this? Hannah House depends totally on donations, with more than 81% going directly to the operation of the facility and programs. The all-volunteer staff (no paid positions) posts this pledge:
“Every dollar donated to Hannah House is carefully monitored and prayerfully invested into the transformation of our recipients, the ladies and children who live here.”
Just $250 will house, clothe, and feed a family for a month. The mothers with children receive a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment, 3 meals a day, Bible studies, parenting classes, job skills training, dental and health care, child care for working moms, life skills training, and much more.
The children are nurtured in a home designed to create a feeling of safety and comfort while their moms are working to provide a home of their own. What mother wouldn’t feel confident knowing that her family is being loved and protected while she learns how to handle a life change?
So, here are two opportunities right in front of you this Christmas! Get a wonderful paper wrap at Little Lambs & Ivy and donate for some wonderful Columbia families who need your help!
1. Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Support your friends, neighbors and yourself. Invest in our community; help create a stronger Columbia by keeping money here.
2. What Goes Around Comes Around: Two or three times as much money spent stays here in Columbia when you spend at locally owned businesses.
3. Community Sustainability: Local stores help sustain vibrant and walk-able shopping centers, keeping the neighborhood feeling alive.
4. Keep Columbia Unique: One-of-a kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Columbia. (There’s no other Little Lambs & Ivy anywhere!)
5. Create Collective Prosperity: Locally owned business invest more in local labor, pay more local taxes, spend more on community-based decisions, and give a helping hand to those in need.
6. Local Owners Care About Columbia: Local owners live in and love Columbia
7. Give Back and Take Care: Local owners buy more from other local businesses, because they believe in the community. Locally owned companies and their employees are more likely to give to local charities.
Let’s hear it for the small businesses of Columbia, especially those on Devine Street. Hip, hip, hooray!
(Thanks to shoplocalvictoria.com for this paraphrase)