Animals Building Character Coloring & Activities Book I don't usually post twice in one week, but I've been waiting so long for these beautiful books to arrive that I couldn't wait another minute! It has taken over a year to commission all of the artwork and then create all of the activities pages myself, but it was worth it. Animals Building Character took all those months to develop because we wanted to create something special that the whole family could enjoy. Young children will love coloring the charming pictures of animals and the use of alliterative virtue and animal [...]
With exactly two weeks to go before the beginning of Ayyam-i-Ha, I thought I'd remind you that we have a lot more than books and teaching materials. In fact, we have 5 Categories of Ayyam-i-Ha Gifts: Community-wide Gifts (low-to-medium cost gifts for everyone in your community), Special Gifts (hand-picked for family and special friends), Party Favors (even lower-cost for gift bags at parties), Children's Gifts (books, crayons, blocks, magnets, the list goes on) and Games (for your family or to play as a community). We also have a bunch of great Holiday Items like flags, Ayyam-i-Ha ribbon, cake stencils and cookie cutters. If [...]
Flash of Inspiration Baha'i Quote Flash Card Game Flash cards are a great educational tool. They can also be turned into fun games for groups or individual. This set of 52 cards has a well-loved Baha’i quotation with several words missing on one side, and the same quotation with those words highlighted on the back. Click here to see all of our games and activities. A few months ago, I put out a call on FaceBook for people to comment with their favorite "one liners" from the Baha'i Writings. Friends from around the world offered dozens and dozens [...]
My daughter was digging through her closet and found a small print with a quotation that touched her so deeply that it made her cry. When I asked what it was, she told me: “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” - Hafez of Shiraz. Hafez (aka Hafiz) was a Persian mystic poet similar to Rumi. I found this quotation so moving that I decided to make something that I could give to my daughter so she could carry it with her wherever she went. What I [...]
Karen has just finished stringing several new styles of prayer beads - just in time for gift giving. Scroll down to see some of the new ones, or click here to see them all. With 21 different stones to choose from, there is something to fit every personality and every prayerful attitude. Sure you can say your Allah-u-Abhas without any prayer beads at all, but there is a reason why Baha'u'llah was called "The Blessed Beauty." Beauty - particularly the beauty of creation - draws us closer to God. It is one of His virtues that can move us, even [...]
Ayyam-i-Ha and Naw-Ruz Flag SET Our new website is up and working with only a few glitches. So now we turn our focus to the upcoming holidays. We've been working on some new gift ideas for Ayyam-i-Ha. In the next few weeks we will be announcing several new products, including a new gift pendant, a coloring book, new prayer beads and possibly a new card game. In the mean time, we have several different kinds of holiday cards, holiday ribbon, flags and cake stencils to help you get prepared. If you are already in the mood to start buying gifts, click [...]
Ayyam-i-Ha and Naw-Ruz Flag SET Just because we've been busy creating a whole new website doesn't mean that we haven't also been working on some new gift ideas for Ayyam-i-Ha. Watch your inbox for weekly announcements of new products, including a new gift pendant, a coloring book, and new Bicentenary materials.
We have launched our new website. It is at the same address:www.bahairesources.com, but has a new look. If you find errors or it seems buggy, please let us know. What you need to know: Our new site may not recognize you or your password. If that happens, you will have to start from scratch. To compensate for the inconvenience, we are giving "new" customers a10% off coupon at checkout. If it doesn't, let us know. Coupons are a new feature, and we are still figuring them out. New Shipping Schedule: We live in a very very small town. Our Post Office has changed its [...]
This is it. We've been planning and working on this renovation for more than a year. Monday very early we began rolling out the change. For the rest of this week, we'll be looking for broken links, proofreading and trying to find any errors. If you notice anything that needs doing, don't hesitate to let us know. We want to serve you as best we can so don't hesitate to add something to the bottom of our to-do list.
This week was difficult for a lot of women who were triggered into remembering – and perhaps reliving – various forms of trauma and abuse.
This week was difficult for a lot of women who were triggered into remembering - and perhaps reliving - various forms of trauma and abuse. That's why this week I am reminding you of a number of books that I and others have written to help people deal with tests and trauma of all kinds. Whether you are dealing with trauma, or the compulsive behaviors that often manifest themselves as a result of trauma (forgotten and remembered) the books above will be helpful. You can read reviews at our site or on Amazon to see if they might be what you [...]
Yes, Unit Conventions are for electing delegates... but for isolated believers and Baha'is from smaller communities, they are also a time to re-establish their Baha'i Identity. Baha'i Calendars, books, gifts, name tags and jewelry are an important part of that process. That makes NOW the perfect time to stock up on some of the special things that help Baha'is feel that they are part of something special. Here are some ideas: Remember, we do NOT sell on consignment. Don't order more than you expect to sell. We have a 10% restocking fee and you will pay postage both ways, so [...]
As the world grows darker, we must shine brighter. What does it look like to promote world citizenship in the age of renewed nationalism and "America First"? One first step is to be supportive of immigrants. One way to do that is to support the work of the Tahirih Justice Center with a financial contribution. You can click the link, or, if you are on Facebook, you can contribute to my birthday fundraiser. Another way is to educate yourself about immigration issues and know how to respond accurately and respectfully to the anti-immigrant talking points that you hear or see [...]