If you are anything like me, most of the people in your life tell you that “You are hard to buy for.” Especially when it comes to gift giving on birthdays, Father’s Day, or during the holiday season. Chances are, it’s because if you want something you go out and buy it for yourself because you want it now without too much fuss (or visiting a shopping center to get it).
You could say to friends and family that ask what you’d like for a gift, “just get me a something Masonic,” or, “something I can wear to lodge.” This sounds good in theory, but chances are your family doesn’t know what dues cards you carry in your wallet or what offices you have held. What’s worse, they will do an internet search and buy something that you probably won’t want to wear in public, or, it may not fit properly or be made of high quality materials. If you are lucky, you will receive a trinket with a square and compass screened on it that doesn’t feel personal to you. Worst case, it was ordered from a site that may be shotty, at best.
Luckily, the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction has come up with a solution just in time for the holidays. Thanks to them, there is now a “rite” way to shop for gifts! The new Masonic Marketplace is the place to direct your family and friends to get you the perfect holiday present!
You can be direct and just send them a link to the website and explain what the site is. But for more fun, “drop a hint” by showing your wife or a family member something on the site and praise how much you would like it (you can be creative when you have to be). Better yet, ask for a gift certificate to pick out the perfect item for yourself!
Not only is this website the perfect solution for your family, but it’s also the gift that continues to give after the holidays are over. All proceeds from sales in the marketplace benefit the Scottish Rite Benevolent Foundation, the collective umbrella of the four fundraising charities: the Scottish Rite Grand Almoner’s Fund, the Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc., the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, and the Leon M. Abbott Scholarship fund.
What’s better than getting a quality product from a safe, trusted source that will help, aid, and assist fellow Brethren and their families? It’s what they call a “win-win” situation! If this deal couldn’t get any better, right now all hoodies are 10% off until the end of the month! With those savings, you might even ask your friends and family to get you an extra “something.” You might even pick up a gift for a deserving Brother in your lodge or valley who deserves to be recognized and would never spend the money on himself!
I can’t think of a better way to solve a family problem, support the Scottish Rite and your fellow Masons, and keep yourself, “properly clothed,” just by visiting a website. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving!
This blog post is sponsored by the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.