Global Gifts Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Global Gifts Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month!

The rich cultures of Hispanic peoples are honored from mid-September to mid-October with National Hispanic Heritage Month! The term “Hispanic” is commonly used to refer to the diversity of Spanish-speaking people who live in Central and South America and in Spain as well. Unfortunately, portrayals of Hispanic men and women...

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Nora Store Event: Making Sugar Skulls

Nora Store Event: Making Sugar Skulls

Dia de los Muertos... or The Day of the Dead celebration is often misunderstood. What might seem like a sad or morbid occasion is, in actuality, a colorful festival of joy that celebrates the lives of departed loved ones.The holiday is celebrated in central and southern Mexico on November 1st and 2nd....

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Fun Facts for the Global Gifter: Germany

Fun Facts for the Global Gifter: Germany

Yes, we're still working our way around the globe! In our previous Friday blogs about cross-cultural gifting, we've established why finding a gift for your friends from other lands can be a minefield of potential social and cultural faux pas. Stick with us and we'll help you avoid such frustrations... this...

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Fun Facts for the Global Gifter: Czech Republic

Fun Facts for the Global Gifter: Czech Republic

We're Gifting Our Way Around the Globe! In our previous Friday blogs about selecting cross-cultural gifts, we established why finding a gift for your friends from other lands can be a more complex task than it might seem on the surface. For example, did you know that, in Prague, it's...

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Bloomington: Indonesian Batik

Bloomington: Indonesian Batik

These beautiful sarongs and scarves were created through the traditional Indonesian art of batiking. According to the Batik Guild, "it is not known when the batik was first made but the traditional skills were particularly well developed over hundreds of years in Central Java around Yogyakarta and Solo under the patronage of the Sultan...

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