Once again Diana teamed up with some very generous local business, for 12 days of really fantastic giveaways!  There was an outpouring of local businesses wanting to help spread Holiday Cheer!  Which meant there were multiple days that two prizes were won!  What an amazing community we live in!  This Giveaway would not have been possible without the generosity of these following Creston businesses.

On the 1st Day of Christmas BRITTANY’S FLOWER FARM Gave to Me a $25 Gift Card!  Winner – Theresa Hahn!
Brittany’s Flower Farm and Design Studio has been creating stunning florals for the Creston Valley since 2018. It is a full-service floral studio offering a wide variety of ways to enjoy their flowers from workshops, flower subscriptions, and delivery in the Creston Valley. From weddings, to every day orders, Brittany and her team love curating unique and creative floral designs. During the summer months they design with home-grown blooms, picked and grown right on the flower farm. They specialize in seasonal and nature inspired designs and love incorporating unique foraged materials.
Thank you Brittany for your generous donation and being part of this years 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!
On the 2nd Day of Christmas SWAN VALLEY HONEY Gave to Me a Honey and Candle Gift Set!  Winner – Christie Booker!
Amanda and Jeff began keeping bees first as a hobby and turned their passion into a commercial business in 2012. In 2017, they purchased Swan Valley Honey, an already-established honey producer that serves the Kootenay region, and moved operations from New Westminster. They are both certified instructors under the BCHPA Certified Instructors program designed to ensure quality education for beginning beekeepers. They are also both certified honey judges. Thy produce honey in the beautiful Creston Valley, under the Swan Valley Honey brand, which focuses on wildflower honey and comb honey sourced exclusively from the Creston Valley. They are a family-run beekeeping operation focused on honey and pollination services, as well as the production of natural honey and beeswax-based cosmetics. They operate 500 colonies so that they can provide high-quality hive and honey products to their customers and excellent pollination units to the tree fruit industry of the Creston Valley. Amanda and Jeff are passionate about their bees, and practice healthy, holistic beekeeping. They take a calm and thoughtful approach to producing their honeys and hive products.

On the 3rd Day of Christmas we had two fantastic prizes and two lucky winners!!

RED BARN FARM gave to me Gift Basket of Garden Goodies!  Winner – Joan Saigeon!

Ken and Carol opened the storefront of Red Barn Farm downtown Creston in 2020, but had been growing seedlings from home since 2017. They are passionate about everything from gardening to animals to homesteading, and it shows! Together they strive to make a happy and welcoming atmosphere for all who come in. Red Barn Farm is packed with everything and anything you could possibly need for your homestead and garden. If you cannot find what you are looking for, just ask, Ken and Carol will try their best to bring it in for you. Because of the demand and growth of the store, Red Barn Farm expanded in the summer of 2022 and moved to a larger location at 2728 Hwy 3 in Erickson.  https://www.redbarnfarm.ca/

LARK COFFEE ROASTERS gave to me Two Bags of Coffee!  Winner – Kelly DeJong!

Lark Coffee Roasters has a great respect for the many hands and hearts that work to create a cup of coffee, those who grow, process, ship and so much more. They are thrilled to be a tiny part of that chain. Owned and operated by Ilana Cameron who discovered roasting coffee is her life’s passion. Ilana sources seasonally and with an eye on bringing delicious and delightful flavours to your cup. Lark buys their coffee from single farms, women-owned farms, co-ops and indigenous producers. The coffee they buy is almost all grown organically, and would note if it is not. Lark won third place in the Forward Lottery roasting competition. Each quarter Forward Lottery hosts a roasting contest. In Season Six February 2022, Ilana roasted the mystery coffee and won third place out of 37 international roasters!  https://larkcoffee.ca/

On the 4th Day of Christmas TIM’S FISH AND CHIPS gave to me a $25 Gift Card!  Winner – Melanie Skerik!

Tim’s Fish & Chips is a little Fish and Chips shop in Creston where you definitely get your bang for your buck! The portions are huge, and so tasty! These guys know how to make delicious fish and chips! They make English style fish and chips, house made tartare sauce, fresh chowder, coleslaw and also have Brasher chicken for those who would rather not have fish. The atmosphere is very welcoming and pleasant. At the restaurant they try to get as much local product as they can as they like to support their community and customers in the best ways possible.  https://www.facebook.com/timsfishandchipsshop

On the 5th Day of Christmas we had two amazing local businesses donate prizes and two winners!

ZARA MEDICAL SPA gave to me a $50 Gift Card!  Winner – Kelly Lewis-Kemle!

ZARA is Creston’s only Medical Spa. Carlee Hansen established Zara to help you be the best version of yourself at any age. Many aesthetic providers only mask the aging process; at Zara, Carlee provides treatment that restores the body’s natural ability to produce its own collagen, to delay the aging process as well as correcting the signs of aging. Together, with Dr. Nerine Kleinhans they combine therapies that will help you to look and feel radiant from the inside out. Zara offers a wide range of services from Microneedling to Botox and they are dedicated to delivering the latest innovations in aesthetic skincare treatments that you won’t find anywhere else in the Creston Valley.  https://www.zaramedicalspa.com/

PURE HONEY PRODUCTS gave to me a Honey and Candle Gift Set!  Winner – Chisa Jarvis!

Pure Honey Products is a family-run commercial apiary based in West Creston. Operated by Dee and Tadhg Howard, along with their two children, they offer exquisite locally produced honey, beeswax, and natural products from their hives. They manage 120 colonies that are strategically located to provide the most natural environment with minimal exposure to agricultural chemicals. They pride themselves in keeping their honey & beeswax raw, pure, unblended, unprocessed and 100% Canadian.  https://www.purehoneyproducts.ca/

On the 6th Day of Christmas we had two prizes donated by two wonderful businesses!

BUFFALO TRAILS COFFEE HOUSE gave to me a $25 Gift Card!  Winner – Pam Stewert!

Michelle opened her Coffee House in 2008, with the hopes to plant some roots in our community. And that is just what happened, as the business grew so did her family. Buffalo Trails is not your average coffee house. They take simple combinations of quality ingredients and create good food. They source what they can from the people they know – using many local business and farmers/fruit stands for supplies and ingredients. They also bring in the best organic, fair trade and small farmed beans from around the world to ensure their coffee, right here in the Creston Valley, is consistent and always fresh. Buffalo Trails coffee is roasted by The Buff, for The Buff. Once their beans are roasted in their small batch, artisan roastery, they’re packaged and brewed into your favorite coffee drinks.  https://www.buffalotrailscoffee.ca/

CANYON COUNTRY STORE gave to me a $25 Gift Card!  Winner – Autumn Smith!

Canyon Country Store has a little bit of everything! This family owned and operated business has been hopping since it changed owners in the summer of 2021. It’s a one stop shop with Lottery, Cold Beer, Chips, Sandwiches, Pizza, Gourmet Hotdogs, Taco-in-a-Bag, Soft Serve Ice Cream, and Fresh Baking! It is also a Canada Post Outlet serving the community of Canyon and Lister.  https://www.facebook.com/canyonstorepizza

On the 7th Day of Christmas CROOKED HORN RANCH gave to me a Gift Basket of Delicious Treats!  Winner – Vicki Staples!

Crooked Horn Ranch is a small family owned and operated business focusing on raising Quality Beef and Pork in a stress-free environment. Jordan & Kristi started Crooked Horn Ranch about 4 years ago after doing a trial run first. They focus mainly on Longhorn Beef, but also raise a small number of pigs from spring to fall. They also sell some cattle and horse products that they’ve grown to love.
Why longhorn beef? They are lower in saturated fat than most beef, lower in calories and cholesterol compared to chicken. Longhorn is tender and great tasting. The Longhorn cattle are “naturally lean.” This does not mean they don’t have fat. It is genetically leaner with the less waste fat. All of their Cattle is naturally grown without hormones, steroids, implants or laced with antibiotics of any kind. Longhorns marble excellent with a thin amount of waste back fat. During the summer months they offer straight grass-fed beef, and then a grass (hay) and grain finished beef for spring!  https://www.instagram.com/crookedhornranch/

On the 8th Day of Christmas KOOTENAY LASER CREATIONS gave to me a Gorgeous Custom Wooden Art Creation!  Winner – Myrna Johnson!

KLC provides personalized engraving on just about anything. They offer custom woodwork, custom rubber stamps, memorials, pet items, and much more! They can supply for fundraisers, help with marketing items, and many more exciting things! They specialize in creating custom address signs, memorial plaques, and custom clockshttps://www.facebook.com/lazersolutions/

On the 9th Day of Christmas two awesome local business donated to the Giveaway!

IRON SKILLET gave to me Three Bags of Spices!  Winner – Lisa Kristy Little

Iron Skillet is a small batch artisan spicery operated by Jo and Jeremy Ferris on their homestead in Canyon. They source organic ingredients from all over the world, searching for the ideal flavors and quality. They then blend these ingredients to give you a simple way to take your dishes to the next level. Iron Skillet has purpose-built blends like Butter Chicken and more general-purpose blends like Italian, all of which can be used in lots of different ways if you like to experiment. Jo and Jeremy always blend in small batches, helping to ensure you get the freshest possible flavors for your cooking.  https://ironskillet.ca/

MEGAN’S SWEET SHEETS gave to me a $60 Gift Card!  Winner – Jewelle Kaisner Wojtula

Megan’s Sweet Sheets is co-owned by Megan and Doug McKendry. Sweet Sheets offers luxuriously 1800 thread count, soft and smooth sheet sets, seperates and duvet covers that are wrinkle resistant, stain resistant, shrink free, pill free and eco-friendly – giving you the most incredible nights sleep! Available in all conventional sizes and 15 standard colours. Sheet sets include a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and pillowcases.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/696757483695142

On the 10th Day of Christmas we had two very lucky winners!

THE GRATER GOOD gave to me a Gift Bag of Kitchen Goodies!  Winner – Tamara Lynn!

Creston’s fabulous new kitchen shop, The Grater Good, believes through the creation and sharing of food, we convey our love to our family, our friends and our community. With their small-town welcome and commitment to true customer service, they will assist you in your quest to nourish your soul and those around you. The store offers everything from Cookware to Books and everything in between. No matter your skill level, the right tools make your adventures in the kitchen, the most enjoyable they can be. Embrace the giving and sharing of food.  https://www.gratergood.ca/

YAHK SOAP AND CANDLE COMPANY gave to me a Soap and Candle Gift Box!  Winner – Fairlite Rogers!

In 2017 Bryce and Tammy sold their home in Cranbrook and purchased The Yahk Soap Shop and Two Scoop Steve in Yahk, BC. They changed the name to The Yahk Soap and Candle Co and renovated Two Scoop Steve to include a small soup and sandwich bar. They make handmade soap, skin care, beauty creams, bath bombs, bubble bars, lip balm, candles and much much more! Their beautiful soap shop offers a diverse selection of their handmade soap, candles, skin, body care and a gift shop full of original work from local artisans in the Kootenays! In the Summer of 2021 they added a 10,000 sqft Market Garden open to the public to purchase fresh grown vegetables as well.  https://yahksoapandcandleco.com/

On the 11th Day of Christmas DAIKU WOODWORKS gave to me a Handcrafted Entry Bench!  Winner Judy McCrea!

Dustin Rogers started his construction company in Creston 15 years ago, building and renovating homes. He believes in completing each job with quality workmanship. With an artistic eye and a love to create, Dustin builds timber framed gazebos, pavilions, and entryways, custom furniture, cutting boards, cabinets, and dining tables. He also builds and fixes guitars. As much as possible, in his furniture and timber work, Dustin uses traditional joinery such as Mortis and Tenon and Dovetail joints. Today you can see his work throughout the valley in shops like The Grater Good, Buffalo Trails Coffee House, Lark Coffee, Valley Community Services, TAPS Pavilion, and Summit Cycles and Sports. This stunning Entry Bench is made with Elm and Cherry Wood and features a live edge top, wedged through mortis, and subtle cattail inlay.  https://www.facebook.com/DaikuWoodworks

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On the 12th Day of Christmas WENDY FRANZ ART gave to me a Framed Original Painting!  Winner – Kelly Peters!

For as long as Wendy can remember she has had a pencil or paintbrush in her hand. As a professional graphic artist, she has always had a passion for art and design and now dedicates her life to her artwork.
Growing up in the Kootenay Region of British Columbia, Canada has influenced her art, incorporating the beauty of both animals and nature in her work. Her passion for art, love for colour and unique style has helped her stand out, making it possible to sell her work abroad. Her artwork can be found as far away as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
As a self-taught artist, Wendy is always experimenting with new mediums, loving the process of learning with a continually changing portfolio. She works in several different mediums including acrylic, fluid art, watercolour, mixed media, colour pencil and resin. Her creations range from realism to abstract. Wendy also offers Paint Nights in Creston which are always a sold-out event!  https://www.facebook.com/wendyfranzart

Once again, thank you to these generous Creston businesses for giving back to the community.  It was such an honour working with you.  Congratulations to all our winners!  Enjoy your lovely prizes!