Founded in 1946, Ten Thousand Villages provides a North American venue for skilled artisans in developing countries to sell their product. It all started when Edna Ruth Byler sold items out of the trunk of her car! They've come a long way in 65 years and now there are more than 120 retail outlets and 150 fesitval sales throughout North America.
Not to mention online stores in both Canada and the United States. You can check them out here:
I'm blessed to have a Ten Thousand Villages store close by and I do most of my Christmas shopping there. I love the fact that I'm giving something meaningful -- a gift that keeps on giving. And I've been known to buy an item or two just for me as well. There's a huge price range on goods -- easily able to meet any budget.
So -- how does Myra Johnson's excellent novel When the Clouds Roll By fit with Ten Thousand Villages? First, if you're not familiar with book you can read my review of it here:
If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of When the Clouds Roll By as well as a unique gift from the Ten Thousand Villages collection please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 17 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!