I recently had the chance to see Barclay Martin Ensemble in concert with great friends, which was FANTASTIC!  A few of their songs were from The Snow Globes, a collaboration with Barclay Martin featuring vocalist Lindsey Jones. The group is based here in Kansas City and always donates a portion of their proceeds to a worthy cause (take a look at the Barclay Martin Website for more info on the causes they support).  A portion of the proceeds from The Snow Globes CD benefits the Spofford Home, a residential treatment facility for children here in Kansas City.  I highly recommend adding this to your christmas collection or giving to others on your list.  It is available for purchase through ITunes here along with their CD from last year, which is also a great one!  I bought mine at the concert so I was able to admire the letterpress design by Hammerpress Studio, a local Kansas City Letterpress studio and retail shop.  As far as I know, you are only able to purchase the CD/with cover at their shows and at the Hammerpress shop.

If you live in Kansas City, and would like to support a great local organization like Spofford House, share some fantastic christmas cheer by purchasing a CD at Hammerpress Studio or  at one of their shows this week. You can also purchase through ITunes, which will still benefit the Spofford home, and present your gift with a nice card.

I wrapped mine using a nice, scrap piece of fabric, knotting at the top, and adding a colored piece of grosgrain ribbon to polish it off.

Enjoy seeking out gifts that benefit others this Christmas season.

– julie