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Movember or No-Shave November?

14 Nov

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I feel inundated with images of men participating in “Movember” and “No-Shave November” no matter where I turn.  They’re on TV, twitter, Facebook … you name it!  I personally know men who grow their facial hair for hockey playoffs.  But I wanted to know more about “Movember” and “No-Shave November” and what do they really mean?  I did a little research online and found a great article about the difference between the two.

According to ABCNews.go.com, here’s an explanation of both:

What is Movember?

Movember began in Australia in 2003 to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancers, according to the Movember Foundation, a nonprofit that raised nearly $21 million in 2013.

“We are all about the mustache and only the mustache,” said Movember’s U.S. Director Mark Hedstrom. “What we’re asking them to do is participate by changing their appearance. What that fosters is a conversation.”

From there, Hedstrom said men can explain why they’re growing a mustache and start talking about men’s health.

Now, it has campaigns in 21 countries, according to the organization. This year, the U.S. Movember campaign will also include men’s mental health and men’s fitness, Hedstrom said.

What is No-Shave November?

No-Shave November is a different organization that encourages people to donate what they would otherwise spend on hair grooming to the American Cancer Society.

Instead of being “all about the mustache” this group is a little more anything goes. Participants can grow mustaches and beards, but it also encourages women to maybe skip shaving their legs.

No-Shave November was founded on Facebook in 2009, but last year began a partnership with the American Cancer Society.

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So I guess seeing men lumberjack worthy on Thanksgiving isn’t a sign of lazy grooming.  It’s merely a way to raise awareness of men’s health issues.  Once December hits, it’s time to get shaving again.  We just added our new Monogram Shaving Set that is perfect for the man in your life who appreciates an old fashioned and timeless shaving set.  Both gorgeous and practical, the Monogram Shaving Set makes a great holiday gift, too!

Happy Movember and No-Shave November!

xoxo,

Jennifer

 

News Source:  http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wanted-movember-shave-november/story?id=26654042

 

 

What your Christmas tree wants this year

20 Oct

We just added some beautiful new personalized Christmas ornaments that will make wonderful presents for anyone on your list!  These personalized ornaments are a great way to commemorate a big event like a wedding, birth or first day of school.  They’re also a great gift idea for teachers, best friends and grandparents.  Every year when’s it time to decorate the tree, they will remember the thoughtful present you gave them!  These are a few of my favorite from our collection.

 

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Enjoy exploring the entire collection!

xoxo

Jennifer

Last Minute Gift Idea for Aunt Jane

24 Dec

This time of year gets so hectic that sometimes we have that moment where we say “Oh no!  I forgot a present for my dear Aunt Jane!”  It’s ok.  Take a deep breath, stay in your jammies and order her a gift certificate to The Stationery Studio.  She can pick from over 17,000 personalized products and YOU know she will love whatever she picks.

Now relax and enjoy your holidays!

xoxo
Jennifer