April Showers & Fun!

April 11, 2023

The Hug Box April News

April brings showers for upcoming flowers and fun!

Easter has come and gone, but is always a mighty reminder of how important love and forgiveness in our daily lives brings joy and peace to all that participate. I am so grateful for God and all the love and forgiveness that He gives all of us. My days are filled with Him and I only pray that with each day I can do my best to serve His purpose. Many hugs and blessing to you and yours,

Local artisan jewelery at the Hug Box

Micki Byrnes, is an English teacher and lifelong resident of Senoia, Georgia, AMB Recycled Jewelry started in October of 2022. Since then, she has sold over a hundred pieces, to friends, family and many customers across the US. On occasion, she creates jewelry to support local causes. Recently, Micki created a line of semicolon necklaces and lapel pins to raise money for her school’s Suicide Awareness 5K.
Come checkout her line of jewelry - perfect gifts for Mother's Day! and to add to anyone custom Hug Box gift box.



"Vicki takes special care to make sure that the Hug Box is special to each individual recipient. I learned about the Hug Box from a friend who thoughtfully sent one to me and fell in love with the concept. These are crazy times and what a perfect way to send a "hug" to let them know you care. 

– Karen K. Newnan, GA



Tuesday, April 11 - National Pet Day

Pets are the greatest! And bring so much joy! Celebrate and hug yours today and everyday. And if you are thinking about getting a pet be sure to checkout your local rescue. Ours in Newnan is Newnan Coweta Humane Society and Hearts N Homes Rescue 


Newnan Coweta Humane Society - Reggie

Reggie is a Carolina Dog/American Staffordshire Mix who is 3 1/2 years old. Current on all vaccines/neutered. Reggie was at Animal Services for well over a year. He is high energy, loves people and gets along fine with other dogs. Being in a calm home with someone who enjoys long walks/hikes would be great!

NCHS donation needs: Money, Chainless Martingale collars (medium or large), Beef Chuck chews, (NO rawhide chews), Clumping cat litter and Cat food is always needed. 




Mainstreet Newnan Restaurant Week

Sunday, April 16 - Saturday, April 22 - Mainstreet Restaurant Week 

Downtown Newnan restaurants will be offering specials and tasting exclusives to participants. Download the app and take a week to enjoy numerous unique culinary experiences and support the businesses that bring our dining scene to life.




The Hug Box Gift Box

Saturday, April 22 - Earth Day
More and more, individuals are looking to make sustainable changes to their everyday routine to drive toward greener living year-round. 

While it will never be a perfect sustainable world, every little bit on a daily basis helps. Here is a very informative site 7 simple ways.  PS: #3 - Sustainable Gifting. For more about living a greener life CLICK HERE

The Hug Box has always been sustainable in its packaging using only recycled, recyclable and repurposed materials and sourced from local and locally made materials and products. And the least amount of materials are used as possible when creating the package and for delivery.

The products in the Hug Boxes are made by local artisans, many whom practice sustainable handmade methods using local, natural materials and ingredients. Some also have sustainable packaging.

The Hug Box shop is also mostly furnished with repurposed tables and displays that were purchased from local nonprofit businesses and refurbished for the shop. The Hug Box shop is about being authentic to its brand. The gift that gives back in so many ways.

The Hug Box shop itself is filled with local artisan goods and gifts. We are an all year round local artists market. There are so many creative people in every community - all that you could want or ask for is right there in your backyard.

And on a personal note, at home, I enjoy having a garden, composting, recycling and also repurposing. And I'm the crazy one that saves all of the birthday and Christmas gift bags and tissue paper and uses it again. 


We'd like to highlight a couple of local Earth Loving organizations.

Keep Newnan Beautiful

Keep Newnan Beautiful  
They educate, motivate and empower the individuals of Newnan, Georgia, to take greater responsibility for improving the local community environment through litter prevention, beautification, and waste reduction. Keep Newnan Beautiful (KNB) is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and a local affiliate of Keep Georgia Beautiful. We are a city funded organization that is working to inspire and educate individuals and our community towards greater environmental stewardship.


Clothes Less Traveled Peachtree City Georiga

Clothes Less Traveled
A nonprofit thrift shop selling upcycled quality goods at reasonable prices and giving away the money they make to dozens of local charitiesThe money they make is reinvested as grants to dozens of local charities and scholarships. We also give away necessities to families with needs through our voucher program. Clothes Less Traveled has been sharing God’s love in Peachtree City and the surrounding areas since 1997. God, Green and Give Back - a great combination.



Plant Newnan
Plant Newnan

City of Newnan residents have long enjoyed the benefits of tree-lined streets and backyards. On March 26, 2021, an EF4 tornado removed a 526 acre swatch of mature canopy from our city. While residents were busy in recovery mode, a small grassroots group of citizens recognized the importance of beginning to plan the revitalization of reestablishing a tree canopy. Amidst the disaster, Plant Newnan was born and began building partnerships to create planting programs that would ensure quality species of trees were established in the tornado affected areas. Visit Plant Newnan to find out more about how you can help.


reloom non profit

 re:loom is a program of Initiative for Affordable Housing, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Decatur, Georgia. Founded in 1990 with one home and one homeless family, Initiative for Affordable Housing's mission is to provide permanent, affordable housing to homeless and low-income families in metro Atlanta. Our rigorous, holistic social services program empowers individuals to reach personal goals and achieve independence. Every product created at re"loom is made with upcycled fabric. Repurposing with a purpose.


Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14th. Don't forget the Hug Box for your meaningful Mother's Day gifts. We have limited curated Hug Boxes available now, so be sure to order before they sell out. Order now and we will hold your Hug Box and ship closer to Mothers Day and you won't have to worry about making it on time!

You can also Build a Hug Box.

If you would like a even more custom Hug Box containing one-of-a-kind artisan products, please contact us for a special curated Hug Box. Checkout out our instagram posts for some ideas. And tell us about the Mom you want to send a hug to and your budget and we will be your personal shopper for your personalized gift, send you a link to order and we will create your notecard, wrap it up, package it and ship or deliver it for you! 

PS: Sending a Hug Box is a meaningful gift that can save you time and money - discounted shipping rates, save gas money, extra cost for cards, gift wrapping and packaging - and BONUS it's a give back gift by supporting local, nonprofits and being sustainable. We even send flowers in our Hug Boxes!

The Hug Box Storefront window

REMINDER that the HUG BOX shop moved last October. We are located at 2C Jackson St. Mainstreet Newnan, Georgia. The Hug Box shop is INSIDE of the Newnan Book Company in the back. 2C Jackson St is on the opposite corner across from Let Them Eat Toffee and The Alamo.


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