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Stampin’ Up! What Christmas Means to Me

Stampin’ Up! What Christmas Means to Me

This is a new section for our Newsletter. Jan and I were avid collectors as youngsters. And recently, we were touched by the Southern BC Flooding experienced by so many due to the ‘atmospheric rivers’ that dumped unprecedented amounts of rain. Although we did lose many vintage items due to our crawl space flooding, and the sad fact that Rubbermaid boxes do not float upright, we do acknowledge we are blessed by being warm, dry and on high ground, unlike so many of our fellow British Columbians.

In sorting through the papers, I discovered the Stamp Club Binders that Canada Post had for their Kids Club. Our girls ‘were volunteered’ to join 😉 by the parents. It was going through their collections that I realized Canada Post has paid tribute to our resource-based logging industry, wooden boats, trees and shrubs throughout the years.

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Holiday Gifts from West Wind

Make your holidays extra special with gifts from West Wind!

Gifts For The Extra-Ordinary Dinner Host

Gifts For The Hearth & Home

Gifts for the Grillmasters

Gifts for the Bold & Creative

Gifts for the Guy (or Gal) Who Has Every Tool

FESTOOL IMPACT DRIVER AND PS 420 JIGSAW 4.0AH COMBO KIT
FESTOOL IMPACT DRIVER AND PS 420 JIGSAW 4.0AH COMBO KIT

And Gifts for All!

Christmas Tree Trivia

Christmas Tree Trivia

CBC Radio · Posted: Nov 29, 2019 6:05 PM ET

The message that cutting down trees is bad for the environment has been so ingrained in our collective psyche that it is understandable for people to think an artificial Christmas tree is a better idea.
Marie-Paule Godin, a forester with the non-profit group Tree Canada, says that is not true. “The fact that trees are a renewable resource and that more will be planted is actually better for the environment,” she told Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition. “Artificial trees are made of plastic. They’re mostly produced in Asia.”
She points out that they leave a harmful environmental footprint from production to transport to disposal, where they do not break down in landfill sites. People don’t use them long enough to reduce those negative effects. “Research shows that most people will only keep them from seven to ten years, then they will buy another artificial one,” she said.
There are almost two thousand farms that grow Christmas trees in Canada, and not just for home consumption. Canada exports about two million trees every year. At the same time, we import about $60 million worth of artificial trees annually.
Godin acknowledged that fossil fuels are burned to transport real trees to market, but she added that this has a far less environmental impact than the production and shipment of fake trees that are manufactured overseas. There are additional benefits to having a real Christmas tree, she says. A visit to a tree farm or a tree lot is a good social gathering for the community, bringing together families and neighbors. She adds that the aroma of a coniferous tree raises the dopamine levels in our brains and makes us feel better.
While artificial trees end up in landfill sites, where they do not break down, real trees often are turned into mulch and recycled into the earth. Godin says it is also possible to extend the life of a real tree.
“You can always set it up if you have a yard outside, and hang some bird feeders from it until the spring because the needles will stay fairly green in the cool weather,” she said.

West Wind Christmas Party 2019!

West Wind Christmas Party 2019!

This is how the West Wind family celebrates the holidays. We work hard; we play hard. Take our lead!

We can help you better understand and select all your serving platters and charcuterie boards. Plus some!  Food on wood never looked so good.

A big thank you to Chef Dwane for his culinary excellence! Talk to us if you’re looking to cater an event. He comes highly recommended.

Thoughtful Gifts for the Holidays

Thoughtful Gifts for the Holidays

There’s gift for every wood lover this holiday! We’ve come up with a simple guide to help you narrow it down and find them the perfect gift.

The Chef

You love attending their dinner parties and they always impress with their table setting and decor. They share your love for cuisine and take pride in showing off their hard work they do in the kitchen.

burger serving paddles

A West Wind Charcuterie, butcher block or serving board is the perfect gift for them. We can customize it to any sizes and have a variety of woods to choose from. Why not make it personal? Engraving a sentimental message, initials or drawing makes for an incredibly special gift.

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