What is your favorite birthday memory? One of mine is of turning eight. The thing I really desired, more than anything, was a stuffed, plush snake. As odd as that may sound, they were all the rage with my friends at the time—long, fluff-filled pieces of fake fur with a wide head, felt tongue, big eyes and long eyelashes. It was the very definition of “cool” to have one curled up on your bed…at least to an 8-year-old. It was really the only thing I wanted that year. Sure, Barbie dolls and books were welcomed, but I reeeaaalllly wanted that stuffed snake. So when my younger sister sidled up to me on the afternoon of my birthday, and asked, “after you open your snake, can I play with it?” I was shocked by how disappointed I felt. Why was I sad to find out that I was getting my heart’s desire? Was it that I didn’t want a snake as much as I thought I did, or was it that she had ruined the delicious anticipation I had been enjoying--building up to the birthday dinner, then cake and presents? With as much introspection as one can handle on their eighth birthday, I decided it was the latter, and glared at my sister throughout dinner. But just a few hours later, all was forgiven when I opened up the package containing my beautiful, ice-blue, plush snake. Joy hit me full-force--it truly was great to be eight.
Birthdays here at Alima Pure are not so angst-ridden. We are big on celebrations, and we have had lots of birthdays to celebrate in July and August. It appears that the Alima employee zodiac chart is skewed rather heavily towards Cancer and Leo. Alima’s own birthday, falling on August 16, is one more reason for us to indulge in a sweet treat and company-wide gathering. Our birthday celebrations are a chance for us to gather and talk about things other than logistics--a chance to connect with other coworkers in a more personal way. We are able to step back from the daily work and reflect on what it is to be a part of Alima Pure. We hope that you find a little time to think about that this week as well, because as our wonderful customers, you are all an integral part of Alima. In fact, we can go so far as to say that we wouldn’t be here without you! Thank you for being a part of Alima Pure!
From now through August 20, use the code HB8TH at checkout to receive 15% off of your order. (Offer good on individual items only, does not apply to collections or kits.) And if your order subtotal (before discounts and shipping) is $35 or more, you will receive a little party favor--double free samples!