It’s ten days before Christmas. Okay, by the time you are reading this, it will be nine days before Christmas. And I bet it’s accurate to say that some of you still have not finished your Christmas shopping. (If you celebrate this holiday, of course.)
We haven’t finished yet.
I have to say, right away, that I’m not a big believer in the over-consumption that seems to drive these holidays. My favorite parts of these weeks? The messy process of making cookies with our daughter. Lighting candles as the darkness draws near in late afternoon. Singing fragments of carols with Lucy, who belts them out, unaware she has the words all wrong. And sitting down at the table with my family on Christmas Eve.
Nowhere in my experience anymore are trips to the mall, frantic shopping trips on the 24th to buy one more stocking stuffer, or a car laden with gifts I bought because I felt I should. What is the point?
But a few thoughtful gifts? Yes. Those I do.
G-Free Foodie is run by the wonderfully enthusiastic and kind K.C. Pomering. I’ve known K.C. a bit through the blog world, and I’ve always been impressed by her presence. (Her strength and vulnerability in this piece, We are All Made of Scars, moved me deeply.) She has a genuine interest in helping those of us who have to be gluten-free.
She is especially interested in making sure that gluten-free folks still eat some of the best food around. This is why she created her Foodie Box Club. For only $29 a month, you receive 5 gluten-free food items that K.C. sources herself. We’ve received two of them, in the process of working out whether or not we wanted to work with the Foodie Box Club as sponsors. (If you don’t know this already, we turn down at least 80% of the companies that approach us.) Both times, those boxes were empty fast.
Think about it. What would you rather give this Christmas to your friend or loved one who has to be gluten-free? A last-minute gift from the pharmacy or bookstore? Or a box that arrives on her doorstep, filled with good food she can eat?
We’ll let K.C. tell you about the service and what she does.