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Happy Housewives

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Lil Green Wagon

Jolie Mesmer
Laguna Salt Co.

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Mixify Beauty

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Chelsea Ward
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Tava Sunscreen

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Custom, California Inspired Wrapping Paper Line!

Only available at Near & Dear!  This year, we have added a line of custom designed and California inspired wrapping papers.  This has been a labor of love for Tara and I for sure!  It is VERY difficult to find wrapping paper that is made in the USA, yet alone here in California!  Most is printed overseas unfortunately, which is how those wrapping papers you see at the big retailers can be so cost effective.  With Near & Dear we know you are paying a premium price, but it is also a premium quality paper and made with so much love.  We worked with an amazing local graphic designer (Cyndy Stauffer) and a local printer (Unique Printing in Covina) and are excited to...

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New Year, new products, more California Love!

We are thrilled to launch another amazing year of Near & Dear!  Our catalog has expanded with 42 different vendors and so many amazing CALIFORNIA made products.  We even have our own line of wrapping paper (I will blog about that later).  We can't wait for everyone to get in there and shop...every purchase helps our local schools and local businesses at the same time, who doesn't love that!   Happy Shopping!  Caroline & Tara  

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We are here: Near & Dear!

We are here: Near & Dear! We’ve launched - and we are on a mission to approach school fundraising in a new way.School fundraising is a vital means to helping enrich the experience and education of the student body. Many states across America are doing the best with what they have.  Tax dollars keep teachers in the classrooms, lights on, and the library open. However, state funds are not enough to bridge the gap between what the school truly wants to do for our children and what it is financially able to do.Year after year, our kids would bring home school fundraising catalogs full of cheap, mass-produced plastic goods, and other unwanted or unneeded items. These fundraisers were often the...

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