Christmas has ended and before we know it, December will soon come to pass. With the final days of December drawing near, we're faced with the reality of not just December ending, but 2013 as well. A year, which we can personally say, was full of joy, prosperity, triumphs, challenges, and more blessings than we could have ever imagined. 

If you're like us, you're probably thinking that it seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2013, but believe it or not, a new year is just two days away. As we begin to prepare ourselves for the upcoming year, our hearts are full of joy with just what the past 365 days has brought us. And looking back, we can't help but reminisce on five of our most monumental moments of 2013 that we will cherish always.

1. Meet Our Sponsored Teacher

Through Be Free Revolution, we've been given the opportunity to sponsor, Priscilla, head teacher at the Wings of Life School in the Kenyan slum of Kibera. Our donation provides her with one year of education at a local university. Card design courtesy of Allison Rodgers and Kitbash Design

2. 2nd Annual Show of Support

Our second annual event featured over 50 paintings from our talented artists, and raised $8,000 which we dontated to THE MED and the work they do every day to save lives in the Mid-South region

3. A Bright and Beautiful 12th Birthday

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We were blessed to celebrate twelve years of business and look forward to many more birthday celebrations to come. Photography courtesy of Allison Rodgers

4. The Addy Award

Thanks to our amazing web team, we were honored to win an award for our website, consumer/ products on behalf of the American Advertising Federation

5. Web Office Build Out

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We've expanded! A new and improved office space was added to our warehouse location for our website department

So, as we enter into another year of the unexpected, we want to say thank you to our loyal customers who without you, we would be nothing. The beautiful blessings, wonderful memories, and beloved friendships are ones we will always remember and help guide us through our journey of new beginnings. We truly can not thank you enough for your shared love and admiration for what we like to call the beautiful life. Your continued support and dedication does not go astray and we are forever grateful to have you apart of our world.

Here's to you, our extended Bella Vita family. May the new year bring you countless blessings, unforgettable memories, and most of all, the beauty of life. We love you, we thank you, and we look forward to embarking on the year that is to come with you at our side.

Cheers to a Happy New Year!

-The Girls at Bella Vita

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Dec 24 2013

Ready, Set, Shop!

With all the hard work and preparation that come along with Christmas, the day of sure does end in the blink of an eye! But don't think that just because the day has past that your fun has to end, or your holiday preparation is over! It's time for one of the most enjoyable moments of the season- after Christmas shopping! And if you thought Black Friday was mayhem, just wait until you enter into a little something we like to call our After Christmas Sale.

Thursday through Saturday (Dec. 26th-28th), we're giving you 40% off all in-store Christmas decor items. After all, we did say that the fun doesn't have to end just because Christmas is over.

So, stop in and come find yourself a few new happies to help you ring in the new year. Oh, and take a tip from us... act quick, because you never know just when the day (or the deals) will be gone. 

Tis the season of after Christmas shopping!

-The Girls at Bella Vita


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Merry Christmas from all of us at Bella Vita! We hope that each of you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends, eating way too much food and enjoying your favorite Christmas traditions! After all, Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones and remembering the reason for the season...love! 


A Season for Giving

We think it's important to remember at this time of year and all year long that millions in the world are not as fortunate as us, and could greatly benefit from our love, compassion, and generosity. That's why Bella Vita is a proud supporter of Be Free Revolution (BFR), an organization devoted to helping others help themselves. 

Through BFR, communities in Africa receive basic needs, such as medical supplies and clothing, and are also equipped with the education, resources, and counseling they need to learn how to empower and sustain their community. BFR has created numerous programs for these African communities to help them take what they know and begin to earn a living from it, including Freedom Cuffs, Papers of Peace Necklaces, and Unity Watches.

Meet Our Sponsored Teacher




You can also sponsor a teacher through BFR, who is working hard to better the lives of the children in their community. Bella Vita takes pride in sponsoring, Priscilla, head teacher at the Wings of Life School in the Kenyan slum of Kibera. In one of the largest slums in the world, Priscilla has dedicated her life to her students and helping them receive a quality education, to rise above their slum upbringing. 

It is Priscilla's dream to return to college and further her education, and that is where Bella Vita comes in! Our donation to Priscilla provides her with one year of education at a local university in Nairobi, Kenya, where she is studying School Administration. It also covers her university and registration fees, as well as any other costs she may have to begin working on this degree.

What's Next?

BFR is going to visit Priscilla after the holidays and we can't wait to hear first-hand about how she is doing and how school is going. Bella Vita will also be sending her a special gift, and we are so excited to hear how she liked it!

So, we ask that you keep Priscilla and her students in your thoughts as you celebrate this holiday season with your family. And be sure to stay tuned for future photos and updates on Priscilla and her journey! 

From the Girls at Bella Vita to you, Merry Christmas!

-The Girls at Bella Vita

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Hi, my name is Stephanie. Like you, I love all things beautiful. The word. The life. The way it makes your soul feel warm and cozy. So curl up with the Girls at Bella Vita as we share our lives with you- our families and friends, our inspirations and ideas, our homes and nests- quite simply, our take on creating a beautiful life.
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