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While the year was difficult, I would dare 2020 and COVID and anything else to try and change the spirit of the holiday season. There are definitely changes needed – smaller gatherings, more snail mail (my fave), an acknowledgement of the challenges and losses of the year, etc. But there is still joy.
But overall this year has been a little off, and I think we can all agree with that. The things I was doing in January and February – traveling to South Africa and the IF:Gathering – feel so far off, as if they don’t belong in 2020. Yet I think it’s helpful to take a moment to pause and remember they do belong in my 2020 bubble, not in some separate more “normal” sphere. Actively remembering they belong in 2020 helps me understand the strangeness of the year and appreciate the growth, adaptation, flexibility, and changes I’ve experienced and had to make with the shifts of 2020.
Quiz time: Do you know what the Kindred & Co. brand words are? Do you know why we picked those words?
Given this month is the 6 month celebration of Kindred & Co., we’re taking a deeper look at what all the words truly mean for us.
I love the word “kindred” and using it in phrases like “be kindred,” “kindred friend,” and “live everyday kindred” (our tagline), even though its dictionary definition would probably disagree with the expanse of how I’m choosing to use it. The dictionary definition is pretty simple and straightforward, something along the lines of “being related to or kin to,” hence the kin-dred, implying family or relative connections of some kind.
The most important part of going to the IF:Gathering is you, your team, and your planners. That’s it. And you have those already….You get to attend the IF:Gathering as a vendor with only 6 moths of being in business. You get to go with sweet friends. You get to go be exposed to seasoned businesses, ones that love Jesus. You get to be surrounded and inspired by women from all walks of life and women that you admire. You get to go there. Going to IF is a gift, enjoy the gift. Focus on these things, not on the other things.
As the end of 2019 quickly (read: feeling a little unprepared for its end) approaches and we start looking towards 2020 there’s a temptation to dive into New Years Resolutions, goals, dreams, and planning for them. Being a business that designs planners, we’re certainly not opposed to planning and dreaming, and doing both of these […]
Tis the season for holiday decorations, hot chocolate and gift giving! We love this season and the joy of watching someone open our gift with excitement and giddiness. And here at Kindred & Co, we believe in gifting with intention so we put together a little holiday gift guide for kindred gift giving – Kindred & Co Holiday Gift Guid
At the end of every month we write a reflection blog post that correlates with the reflection questions in the Kindred Planner.
Consider this your invitation to reflect along with us, coffee (or tea) in one hand and Kindred Planner (or journal) in the other.
Your worth, who you are and who you are becoming are so important to the heart of Kindred & Co. that we put together a series of blog posts to help you practice being.
Sweet like honey are the encouraging stories you'll find here.
Read the stories from our community gathered here! Some stories of K&Co. products, yes, but more important, stories of how they are living as human beings, finding their identity first and foremost in their inherent worth.
From the moments that have shaped Kindred & Co. to the big dreams seen fulfilled to the best roundup of YOUR kindred stories, here are our favorites posts.