Friday, December 21, 2012

National Geographic's Novica Celebrates Christmas

When I was a kid, I love National Geographic magazine. I had all of my Grampy's old copies, and I would get my hand on the new ones whenever I could. The pictures were amazing for a girl growing up in the city. It showed me that there was this whole other great big world out there, and someday I could go and be a part of it. I wanted to eventually collect and own every single edition of National Geographic. Luckily I got over that or my husband would probably have to leave me. My books take up enough space as it is. Someday I do plan on going on one of National Geographic's tours where they teach you about photography and you get to see some amazing places.

The reason I am telling you about my lifelong love affair with National Geographic is because I got to work with them recently! Seriously. They contacted me to see if I wanted to review their new Novica program. If you didn't know, Novica is a new online boutique where National Geographic sells amazing handicrafts made all over the world.

I got to pick absolutely anything I wanted from Novica to review. It was a really hard decision. They have a lot of objects with elephants on them, which I love. They also have some great articles of clothing and accesories.

In the end, I decided to go with a wooden nativity set. I have been searching for a nativity set that was pretty and that I could let CJ play with and not have to worry about him breaking it. I found a bunch of absolutely gorgeous nativity sets on Novica. Here are some of my favorites. You can get Nativities from Peru, El Salvador, and America.


The one I chose is similar to the one on the far left, but it isn't available on the website anymore. It was handmade and shipped from the Andes. It arrived in the cutest little package, wrapped up like a present. Attached was this adorable little "worry doll". It is a tradition in the Andes that you take all your worries and you tell it to this doll. Then you put it under your pillow, let the worries go, and fall deep into a peaceful sleep. That's the idea anyway. Every time we strip the bed and this falls out of my pillow hubby just looks at me like I'm crazy.

So I unwrapped my present and found this gorgeous Nativity set. It included two wise men, Joseph, Mary, some animals, baby Jesus, and of course the stable. Isn't it the cutest? CJ loves playing with it. I actually had to put it up because he plays with the pieces so much that they were disappearing into couch cushions and such. He loves to play with baby Jesus especially, or baby "Ess" as he calls him. He is currently obsessed with babies. 

The quality of the Nativity is absolutely amazing. It will truly last forever and is gorgeously handcrafted. I think that next year I'm going to have to buy one of the other sets. They're just gorgeous. I would expect nothing less from National Geographic. 


You can find Novica products at Novica.com. You can find information there on how to host a Novica party, where you can earn free Novica products. Everyday they have flash sales on some of their products. You can even join their website and curate your own collections. Oh, by the way, every single thing that I've mentioned in this post, the Nativities, the elephants, and the clothes... each one costs $50 and under. The prices are amazing considering the quality you are receiving. You are also supporting the amazing artists all over the world who create these amazing products. 

Luckily for you, Novica is offering one reader a $50 giftcode. You can truly get an amazing gift for yourself or for someone else. To enter, just fill out the rafflecopter form below. 

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20 comments:

  1. I love the Garnet solitaire ring, 'Feminine Charm'! Novica has some wonderful gift ideas!

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  2. I love the Tall spiral wine glasses.

    michelle jonassen
    redwings830(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I like the Wood bookends, 'Speak No Evil Monkey' by Nyoman Karsa

    http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=80270

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  4. I love so many of their products but especially the jewelry!

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  5. I love the Dragon Duet Earrings

    april yedinak

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  6. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I LIKE THE Glass pitcher, 'Cobalt Spirals of Thought'

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  7. I like the Cotton batik robe, 'Red Floral Kimono' - Katharine Davis

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  8. I really like the "hypnotize" bracelet!

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  9. Leather Bag - World Traveler:)

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  10. One item I really like is a necklace called Silver Clouds.

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  11. radiant natural fiber basket debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  12. I like the Mekong sun earrings.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  13. I like the Highroad leather backpack!
    Miz Vickik

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  14. MARY DEBORDE
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    I really love the gorgeous Peony Romance Beaded bracelet! <3

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  15. Ceramic ornaments, 'Blue Owls' (set of 4)

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  16. I would get the Sterling silver cocktail ring, 'Arabesque Curl'.

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  17. I love the jewelry at Novica - everytime I visit, I find something new to love. One of my favorites is the Amethyst pedant necklace, 'Shy Heart' by Alok Jain (India). Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I really like the Blown wine glasses, 'Crimson Serpentines'.

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