Bigelow Tea Kicks Off “Do It Yourself Month” With Creative Inspiration
Tuesday, 5 February 2013 by Maureen
The New Year is still young, and we’re feeling giddy with the can-do spirit! As our own Cindi Bigelow reminds us in this fun video, people accomplish amazing things when they follow their passion—whether it’s creating art, making a hand-crafted item or starting a new business. So this February, Bigelow Tea is celebrating “Do It Yourself Month” to encourage all enterprising dreamers in the pursuit of their goals!
After all, Bigelow Tea traces its roots to the aspirations of one determined woman: Ruth Campbell Bigelow, who created “Constant Comment”®, the first Bigelow Tea, in her kitchen back in 1945. With the support of her husband and family, along with succeeding generations of “tea believers,” the business has thrived and grown to become America’s number one specialty tea maker. We honor this tradition of entrepreneurship and find inspiration in the creativity of other business owners and artisans.
This video emerged from one of Cindi’s trips to Charleston, South Carolina, home to our Charleston Tea Plantation. She explored the city’s lively arts scene and talked to some amazing do-it-yourselfers who are making jewelry, baskets and more. After viewing it, you just might get the itch to tackle a special project of your own.
What’s great about the DIY track is that anyone can jump on with an idea and see where it leads. A modest plan to freshen your décor can morph into a full-fledged home-improvement project. Or, a crafting hobby can turn into a lucrative part-time job. Even trying new recipes in your kitchen can lead to creative ideas!