Coronavirus has arrived and hit the world hard. Countries have closed their borders, citizens have been asked to close their doors and stay at home. Here in South Africa, we were placed on strict 'lockdown' rules for a period of nearly three months. Even now, 'normal' seems to be a thing of the past.
Many things have been lost during this time, but equally, many new ventures have begun.
After chatting with a friend at the start of our lockdown time, I decided to launch an online store for Christian authors based in South Africa. The store would provide an opportunity for us to showcase our writing where Amazon has no presence.
I also decided to include other artists and craftspeople from my local community. These artisans would usually be exhibiting and selling their products at craft markets across the region, but of course, they are currently all prevented from operating.
And so 'Captivated Gifts' was born.
I'd love you to take a look at the store and browse what's on offer! You may not live in South Africa, but if you have friends or family who do, why not choose that something special from 'Captivated Gifts' and surprise them. And if you're here in South Africa, let's support local.