Monday, May 5, 2014

#BuyGREEK4Xmas 2013: And the winners were.....

Thanks so much for being part of our #BuyGREEK4Xmas Internet Campaign this year and supporting Greece! It gets better and better each year!

Let's look at some numbers:

Western Christmas shopping is about 1 trillion USD!!! 

If even one in 100 people had bought something made in Greece this last Christmas period, it would add 10 billion to our GDP pulling Greece out of recession and into marginal growth. It would add 100,000 manufacturing jobs which would ripple out to a good reduction in Greece's unemployment rate.

1 in 100.

Let's aim for that next year!

After a long time while we waited for two of the original winners to contact us, we had to redraw.

The lucky winners are Georgia Constantin (USA), Stavros Nashi )USA), Sue Harper Angelakos (Greece) , Eleanna Giannopoulou (Greece), Aslaug M Neset (Norway), and Sofia Georgaki (Greece)! Congratulations to all concerned!

Our thanks to our wonderful donors

Asimika Konstantopoulou

from ΑΣΗΜΙΚΑ ΧΡΥΣΑ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ, and is a traditional New Year gouri, a good luck charm given to good friends and loved ones in the New Year. Appropriatelly named ' Grammi' and beautifully crafted in 925 Sterling Silver, this year's charm represents the unbroken line of life, symbolising the power of creativity and development. 
Thanks so much Katerina Konstantopoulou and for this lovely gift.

Το νέο γούρι ονομάζεται «Γραμμή», απεικονίζει την ατελείωτη γραμμή της ζωής και συμβολίζει την ανεξάντλητη δημιουργική δύναμη και εξέλιξη, από την αιτία ως το αποτέλεσμα. Ευχαριστούμε πολύ!

Litrivi Oil

Litrivi - Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A bottle of Litrivi Extra Virgin Olive Oil, from their limited production (1200 bottles for 2013). Litrivi Olive Oil is produced from olive trees that are cultivated exclusively with traditional methods in the Peloponnese area. Privately owned olive groves, self harvesting, bottling and personal packaging ensure that each bottle is unique and part of the Litrivi family. 
Thank you to Vangelis Antonopoulos for this lovely offer!

Ergani Weaving

ERGANI weaving workshop which started in 1998 in Poros, a small #Greek island, close to Athens. Eleni loves to weave traditional Greek designs and mix them with contemporary and natural shapes to make bed covers, afghans, curtains, rags, table cloths/table runners, wall hangings. 
Thank you Eleni!

Demetra Mantheakis

Demetra Mantheaki donated a copy of her latest book,  Μια Στιγμή Αρκεί, a love story set in the exclusive fast-moving world of Greek shipping.
Λονδίνο 1955. Η Χριστιάνα, κόρη του βαθύπλουτου Έλληνα πλοιοκτήτη Μάνθου Λαζαρίδη, ερωτεύεται τον Νικόλα Αγγελίδη, γυιό καπετάνιου από την Άνδρο. Η αγάπη τους, όμως, διακόπτεται μετά τη βίαιη παρέμβαση του πατέρα της που απορρίπτει τον Νικόλα τον οποίο θεωρεί παρακατιανό. Η Χριστιάνα υποχρεώνεται να συμβιβαστεί με την επιθυμία του πατέρα της. Θα αναγκαστεί να παντρευτεί έναν άντρα είκοσι χρόνια μεγαλύτερό της, και θα ζήσει δίπλα του μια φαινομενικά ήρεμη κι ευτυχισμένη ζωή, θάβοντας ένα τρομερό μυστικό μαζί με την ανεξίτηλη ανάμνηση του Νικόλα βαθιά στη ψυχή της… Όμως ο χρόνος θα φέρει στην επιφάνεια τις κρυμμένες αλήθειες και ηχηρά σκάνδαλα θα συγκλονίσουν τους πρωταγωνιστές, ανατρέποντας για άλλη μια φορά τις ζωές τους...

Thank you Alexis and Dimitra Mantheaki! May it become a bestseller fast!

Alexis Stamatis

Celebrated Greek author and poet Alexis Stamatis donated a copy of his second novel, Βar Flaubert for our #BuyGREEK4Xmas draw. Bar Flaubert is a critically acclaimed best seller in Greece, and has been published in UK, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Serbia. 
Thank you so much Alexis Stamatis! We hope it becomes a bestseller worldwide!

Angela Bereri 

Gifted artist Angela Bereri has been living outside Greece for the last few years with her family, following her husband's posting to Skopje. She works with semi-precious stones creating beautiful handmade creations which are a delight to wear. Angela donated this very Greek and unique piece of neck jewellery made with turquoise and pearls and other beads. A beautiful piece which can be worn in many different ways.
Thank you Angela! 

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