It is so lovely to connect with you!
I'm Christine Hansen, the founder and Chief Executive Dreamweaver of Spirit Trading Company and to launch our new blog, I wanted to take a moment to say hello so you can get to know me a bit and to share our roots with you!
Artisan • Maker • Producer
I believe we design our lives in every moment by filling them with the people, experiences, and things that make our Spirits soar. Amongst many things, I am an artisan, a magic maker, and a producer that loves to bring dreams to reality.
I dream up and produce our products with a small collective of magic makers from my Spirit Barn located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountains area of upstate NY, where I also grow and harvest many of the botanicals used in our products.
Made with Love & Intention
I am a Free Spirit with a wanderlust that is inspired by the wildness and beauty of nature and the lessons she brings. I love photography, travel, earth-based and eco-friendly wellness and have a deeply spiritual nature that aligns with Mother Nature and the eternal dance of the sun, moon and stars.
Our monthly themes are borne from this dance and I personally write all of our monthly ritual cards found in each box by aligning with the energy of the seasons and guided by divine Spirit.
Originally a California girl, it was always my dream to have a barn of my own to grow my craft and create love and special experiences that remind us to take pause and celebrate ourselves and our resilient, indomitable Spirits!
In late 2019, I brought my biggest dream to reality by relocating 3,000 miles across country to be able to live my dream of owning my first home, a vintage farmhouse, built in the late 1890's, that came with two little red barns on the property, above a river that I can see, but can't quite get to... yet!
One day soon, I hope to welcome you and your friends to the Spirit Barn for boutique events, a variety of classes, seasonal celebrations, bridal parties, and workshops so you too, can share in the many gifts of this beautiful space.
I dream of the days that we will gather to make magic together, hopefully in 2022!
Until then, I will continue to curate, conjure and craft items made with love and intention to Lift Your Spirit or the spirit of someone you love.
How do I know how to do all of this?
As an Earth sign (Capricorn), I've loved rocks and crystals since I was a little girl and have done arts and crafts forever.
For years I've worked as an Executive Producer of large-scale concerts, events, and humanitarian campaigns worldwide. I produce some or all of the moving parts or lead the teams that bring BIG dreams to reality.
I've made magic happen for the masses ranging from audiences of 500-200,000+ people in local and global markets, while having the privilege of working with some of the most recognized celebrities in music and entertainment.
I Love creating experiences that give back.
My humanitarian Spirit has been the driving force that has led me to have the honor of producing events for Nelson Mandela and his charitable initiatives. I've produced free concerts in Central Park, NYC, for youth living in the ghettos of South Africa, and benefit concerts in Hollywood that raised funds and awareness needed for Cancer research. Humanitarian campaigns to raise awareness about climate change, and countless charitable initiatives to support marginalized youth that just need people to believe in them to know that they too, can fly.
We are All capable of bringing our wildest Dreams to Reality.
With the pandemic and even before, it became clear that we all need a little more self love and care and now is time to create a more personal experience to Lift Our Spirits! I harness my love for people, arts, crafts, and the bounty of nature to curate memorable experiences that remind us of the importance of making time for ourselves.
I deliver love and Spirit to you...
or someone you love.
I take great pride in every candle and creation I make for Spirit and hope you love them as much as I love making them for and sharing them with you!
I am so grateful to connect with you and to step into this next chapter of my life. I sincerely thank you for shopping small and helping me to build my Spirit baby, one candle, crystal, and hand-crafted creation at a time. It means more to me than you will ever know to align our Spirits!
I send you my heartfelt thanks for joining me. I wish you many blessings & much love upon your journey,