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This tree ornament supports women-owned businesses - from BMO and FCB Canada

As part of its longstanding commitment to support the financial progress of women-owned businesses, BMO is building on last year’s popular #WrapTheGood program with a festive decoration intended to put more products from these businesses under the tree this holiday season.

 

Developed in partnership with FCB Canada, this year’s initiative builds on last year’s holiday wrapping paper, which doubles as ad space for women-owned businesses. New this year is “The Shoppable Ornament,” a tree decoration in the form of a miniature catalogue. Its pages highlight different products from participating businesses, accompanied by a QR code linking to their website’s product page for purchase. The catalogue’s final page drives to a full Pinterest board enabling consumers to explore further gift ideas from all of the participating vendors. Both the paper and ornament will be distributed at select BMO branches and participating small businesses. The initiative is also being expanded to include businesses in both Quebec and the United States.

 

The accompanying creative speaks to the fact that many women-owned businesses face greater challenges than their male-owned counterparts, including being rejected for loans or financing, with many proprietors also forced to juggle childcare with the day-to-day challenges of operating a business.

 

By continuing to hack holiday traditions, BMO hopes to level the playing field by driving digital sales to women-owned businesses.

 

#WrapTheGood is another way BMO is showing its commitment to women-owned businesses through programs including the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program—which in February will announce $150,000 in grants for 12 women-owned businesses to accelerate their growth.

“The #WrapTheGood program once again demonstrates BMO’s commitment to ensuring that women-owned businesses, which are so important to the communities they serve, are presented with every opportunity to succeed,” says Catherine Roche, BMO’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This extension of last year’s #WrapTheGood is just another example of BMO’s commitment to these businesses being set up to succeed.”

 

 

“When it comes to giving gifts, they say it’s the thought that counts. But who we buy it from is just as important as what we’re buying,” says Jeremiah McNama, Executive Creative Director at FCB. “Every gift inside supports a women-owned small business and every purchase brightens their holiday, too."

Canadian women-owned businesses featured in #WrapTheGood

 

The Villij: Toronto

This business's mission is to help women of colour nurture their well-being through affirming wellness education, experiences and support.

https://www.thevillij.com

https://www.instagram.com/thevillij

 

Nudnik: Toronto, ON

Nudnik is a circular fashion brand using proprietary technology to transform organic cotton pre-consumer textile waste into our line of genderless kidswear.

https://nudniklife.com/

https://www.instagram.com/littlenudniks/?hl=en

 

SAM & LANCE: Toronto, ON

Gift boxes all created with conscious products made by women owned brands.

https://www.samandlance.com/

https://www.instagram.com/sam.and.lance

 

Soft & Butter: Toronto, ON

Sustainable everyday skincare infusing traditional Indigenous plant culture into skincare products. 

https://www.softandbutter.com/

https://www.instagram.com/softandbutter/?hl=en 

 

Encircled: Toronto, ON

Encircled is a Canadian-made workleisure clothing brand creating versatile, timeless designs in incredibly comfortable, and sustainable fabrics. 

https://www.encircled.ca/

https://www.instagram.com/encircled_/

 

Rawcology: Toronto, ON

Revolutionary organic and nutritious plant-powered foods that can be enjoyed by all individuals regardless of dietary restrictions.

https://rawcology.com/

https://www.instagram.com/rawcology/

 

Kind Laundry: Toronto, ON

Sustainable, eco-friendly laundry detergent and laundry product alternatives.

https://www.kindlaundry.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kindlaundry/

 

Apricotton: Toronto, ON

Apricotton is a Toronto-based teen bra brand that helps girls feel confident in their first bra.

https://apricotton.ca/

https://www.instagram.com/apricottongirls/

 

Santo Pecado Foods: Toronto, ON

Everything you need, from traditional hand-made frozen taco fillings, a carefully curated selection of tortillas (including gluten free, keto and paleo), as well as the right hot sauces for tacos.

https://www.santopecadofoods.ca/

https://www.instagram.com/santopecadoto/

 

Marlow: Toronto, ON

Organic, sustainable and comfortable period products. All things menstrual & sexual wellness.

https://wearemarlow.com/

https://www.instagram.com/marlow/

 

Manning Canning: Toronto, ON

Locally-produced, world-famous Manning Canning jams, pickles and healthy drinks direct.

https://www.manningcanning.com/

https://www.instagram.com/manningcanning/

 

Author: Danielle Ufanick: Bowmanville, ON

Sports Physiotherapist | Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist | Pilates Instructor | Fitness Coach Company: Flow Physio + Wellness

https://www.flow-wellness.ca/

https://www.instagram.com/flowphysiowellness/?hl=en

 

The Ten Spot: Canada Wide

A well researched and expertly developed line of beauty products.

https://thetenspotbeauty.com/

https://www.instagram.com/thetenspot/

 

SIMKHA Beauty Products: Montreal, QC

Quebec brand that specializes in the manufacture of organic, vegan and cruelty-free skincare products.

https://www.simkhabiocosmetiques.ca/en/

https://www.instagram.com/simkhabiocosmetics/

 

Remix Snacks: Montreal, QC

Remix Snacks is an Asian-female, dietitian led company creating bean-based snacks with ingredients that reduce food waste.

https://remixsnacks.ca/

https://www.instagram.com/remixsnacks/

 

Nutra-Fruit: Quebec, QC

Offers products and recipes with the use of cranberries from Quebec.

https://www.nutrafruit.com/en

https://www.instagram.com/nutrafruit/

 

NVR NUDE: Calgary, AB

Made to order fine jewellery, specialized in crafting bespoke jewelry that celebrates you and your stories.

https://wings-of-hope.com/product-category/nvr-nude/

https://nvrnude.com/

https://www.instagram.com/nvr.nude.jewellery/

 

Pink House: Vancouver

Natural beauty products that have no questionable ingredients, no fillers, no secrets. Every product is handmade with you in mind and only contains natural ingredients that work their magic.

https://www.shoppinkhouse.com

https://www.instagram.com/pinkhouseorganics

 

Blume: Vancouver, BC

Creates organic, plant-based, functional blends for your cup, mug, smoothie, oatmeal bowl and life!

https://itsblume.com/

https://www.instagram.com/itsblume/

 

LEZÉ THE LABEL: Vancouver, BC

Comfortable workleisure clothes made from recycled materials that feel like pyjamas. 

https://lezethelabel.com/

https://www.instagram.com/lezethelabel/

 

Skwálwen Botanicals: Squamish, BC

Offers skincare experiences grounded in the natural world. Indigenous plant science and self-care, we unite ancestral traditions with modern beauty rituals.

https://skwalwen.com/

https://www.instagram.com/skwalwenbotanicals/

 

Treeline Collective: Squamish, BC

Products (clothing, home decor, jewelry, etc) that encourage an outdoor lifestyle for a happy planet.

https://treelinecollective.com

https://www.instagram.com/treeline_collective

 

The Yukon Soaps: Mayo, YT

The Yukon Soaps Company creates beautiful, hand-crafted soaps, shampoo bars, essential oil blends, etc. 

https://yukonsoaps.com/

https://www.instagram.com/yukonsoapscompany/

 

Creative Good: Victoria, BC

Eco-friendly card-making kits for kids. Themed multi-card kits for Birthdays, Holidays, Thank-you and more. 

https://creativegoodcompany.com/

https://www.instagram.com/creativegoodcompany/

 

 

US women-owned business featured in #WrapTheGood

 

Scents & Such: Round Lake Beach, IL
Handcrafted scented home accessories.
https://www.scents-nsuch.com/
https://www.instagram.com/scents_n_such_studio/

Sola's Butters: Bloomington, MN
Hand crafted organic shea nutter & healing oil blends.
https://www.solasbutters.com/
https://www.instagram.com/solasbutters/

Sally's Nuts: Highland Park, IL
Sally’s Nuts are handcrafted, craveable sweet and salty nuts.
https://www.sallysnuts.com/
https://www.instagram.com/sallys_nuts/

Planting People Growing Justice: Saint Paul, MN
Books that promote literacy, cultural awareness, and leadership development.
https://www.ppgjbooks.com/
https://www.instagram.com/artikatyner/

Slow Foods Kitchen, Inc.: Palmetto, FL
Plant based vegan snacks.
https://slowfoodskitchen.com/
https://www.instagram.com/slowfoodskitchen/

Tagg'd by Tasia: Hickory Hills, IL
Hair Styling Services
https://taggdbytasia.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=19742855

Not Your Mama's Tea: Milwaukee, WI
Not You Mama’s Tea is an intergenerational tea social club.
https://www.notyourmamastea.com/
https://www.instagram.com/teafortheculture/

StudioRoom1023: Wisconsin
Custom gifts, using vinyl stickers (apparel, keychains, glassware, totes)
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/StudioRoom1023?ref=nla_listing_details
https://www.instagram.com/studio.1023/

Viva Wellness: Brookfield, WI
VIVA Wellness clinic providing custom medical weight-loss plans, colonics, lymphatic drainage treatment, wellness services, infrared sauna, vitamin infusions, vitamin injections, and body contouring.
https://vivawellnesswi.com/
https://www.instagram.com/viva_wellness_wi/

Dionne Grayson Books: Franklin, WI
Books to inspire people to take charge of their lives and achieve their dreams.
https://www.dionnegraysonbooks.com/
https://www.instagram.com/dionnegraysonbooks/

Coquelicot Gallery and Cafe: Palatine, IL
Art Gallery | Artisan Gift Boutique | Fresh & Wholesome Cafe | Private Event Venue
https://www.coquelicotgallery.com/
https://www.instagram.com/coquelicotgalleryandcafe/

Love Peridot: Chicago, IL
Love Peridot is a collection of accessories and gifts curated with the ambitious woman in mind.
https://loveperidot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/shoploveperidot/

The GameBoard: Sheboygan, WI
A  gaming boutique where you’ll find a great variety of tabletop games.
https://the-gameboard.myshopify.com/
https://www.instagram.com/thegameboard/

The Botanical Bar: Indianapolis, IN
A plant shop that also sells home decor and gifts.
https://thebotanicalbarindy.com/
https://www.instagram.com/thebotanicalbarindy/

Wicked Cowgirl LLC: Tempe, AZ
Wicked Cowgirl is a collection of pole fitness wear.
https://wickedcowgirl.net/
https://www.instagram.com/wickedcowgirl26/

Chet and Leona’s: Milwaukee, WI
Family owned florist.
https://www.clflowersmke.com/
https://www.instagram.com/chetleona/

Moonlit Crab: Summit, IL
Unique and individually made crystal jewelry and more.
https://moonlitcrab.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/moonlit_crab/

Credits

Client: BMO
VP North American Brand & Social Media: Jennifer Carli
Director, Brand Management & Enterprise Marketing: Jennifer Larson
Senior Marketing Manager, Brand & Sponsorship, Montreal: Ann-Marie Beauchemin
Senior Manager, Enterprise Marketing & Social Impact: Danielle O’Hanley
Marketing Coordinator, Brand Governance & Enterprise Marketing: Michelle Lam
Assistant Marketing Manager, Brand & Sponsorship, Montreal: Joanne Ly

Creative Agency: FCB Canada
Chief Creative Officer: Nancy Crimi-Lamanna
Executive Creative Director: Andrew MacPhee & Jeremiah McNama
Senior Copywriter: Caleb McMullen
Senior Art Director: Hussein Rumaithi
VP, Group Account Director: Erin Howes
Account Director: Ali Gayowski
Account Executive: Sophia R’Bibo
Strategy Director: Stephanie Gyles

Montreal:
Business Lead: Michael Watier
Project Lead: Isabelle Dion
Copywriter: Olivier Laplante

Post Production House: Fuel
Integrated Producers: Anastasia Gal, Marco Gugliucciello
Retoucher: Carly Bright, Marcelle Faucher, Yongjin Kim
Production Artists: Alec James, Mark Paranteau, Joey Ng, Gasper Barone, Jesse Smith, Kitwa Lau, Luke Avoledo
Proofreaders and QAers: Zohrin Jivraj, Sarah Melse, David Gonzalez, Jayne Heaton, Mai Tanaka

Media Agency: UM Canada
Director, Connection Planning: Fahmida Islam
Manager, Connection Planning: Marc-André Giasson
Supervisor, Connection Planning: Carolyn Hughes
Media Assistant: Ben Graham

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