The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) is giving us Christmas feels as early as yesterday! They've opened The Giving Town Christmas Fair at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5 to launch The Giving Journal 2017.
As the Christmas season approaches and a new year draws near, CBTL reminds us that life is not what we amass for ourselves, but how we can share our gifts, talents, and time with others.
Everyone who dropped by got an early glimpse of the new journals and more! There were so many worthwhile advocacies to discover and support, arts and crafts to make, and some game booths even gave out CBTL treats!
Upon entering the venue, I was given this Giving Town Bingo card. The tasks were easy, and you'd have to roam around the entire venue to finish it.
The Giving Town Map
Part of the challenge was to look for the 4 Giving Icons. These icons are found on the 4 covers of the 2017 edition of The Giving Journal. They are graphic representations of how CBTL commits to giving back to the community, through promoting goodwill and social responsibility.
I got to give Harold, Hope in a Bottle's mascot, a huge bear hug! He's bigger than me! :o
I love these large Giving Journals! Which color do you like best? :>
We also had to doodle and decorate our own CBTL cup. I really can't draw, but I tried my best. Haha :P
More booths upstairs! My friends and I joined the Beat the Record game, wherein you'll have to unscramble 3 words/phrases under 2 minutes. The top 3 fastest ones will get GCs, but I got the consolation prize (free holiday featured drink voucher) so I'm still happy! :D
These are the holiday featured drinks:
- Double Chocolate Strawberry Ice Blended
- Double Chocolate Strawberry Latte
- Winter Dream Tea Latte
Once the bingo card has been completed, you automatically get a headstart for your Giving Journal 2017 - AKA 2 free stamps!
Each stamp card consists of 12 circles with corresponding purchased drink assignments. All 12 stamps must be accumulated in one stamp card to claim the journal. A box of CBTL capsules earns the customer two stamps, while any CBTL Single Serve Beverage System purchase automatically allows a customer to claim the 2017 Giving Journal.
You can start collecting stamps TODAY, October 22, in all CBTL stores nationwide.
For 2017, the Giving Journals come in 4 colors (rose, turquoise, purple, and teal) with the central theme being the cup that changes lives. The Giving Journal is a useful planner and a medium for generosity where you can begin writing the beautiful story of your own Giving Journey.
Through the 2017 Giving Journal, you empower scholars by giving them the gift of education through the Real LIFE Foundation, the Giving Journal's beneficiary since 2011.
I got the 2017 Giving Journal in rose, and I bet this one will get sold out quickly. It's so pretty! ❤
The 2017 Giving Journal is leather-bound and has a soft feel. For a change, I'm now using a minimalist journal.
Let's see what's inside!
CBTL coupons for 2017:
CBTL regulars will love these monthly treats!
Each month of the year begins with a sketch that symbolizes the various commitments of CBTL.
Each month also features an advocacy with their partner organizations.
Weekly view (with alternating lined and blank pages)
My favorite sketch
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do and He will show you which path to take. -Proverbs 3:5-6
I noticed that this year's edition isn't as colorful as the previous ones, so I think I might color the monthly sketches! :D
There are several notes pages at the back.
Surprise! There are 3 Wingstop coupons valid for the entire year.
At the back, there is a pocket plus some stickers.
This one's my first CBTL planner, and I find it simple but nice. It inspires us to brew our best year yet by becoming the best version of ourselves, making a positive difference in the world, and living a life full of love and service for others. :)
Which color of the 2017 Giving Journal do you like best? :D
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