After many years of running Ann's Ukrainian Gifts on Cafepress, Ann has expanded, to open a second shop here at Zazzle. This shop will focus on new gifts and products, like neck ties, business cards, and keychains, with all-new original Ukrainian designs that aren't found on Ann's other shop. It's why the shop is named "Ann's Ukrainian Gifts Too!" - it's got lots of fun new products and brand new designs, making it a separate entity from the original store.
Born and raised in Halifax, Ann embraced her Ukrainian heritage in art, dance and music, especially finding a
love of 'Pysanky' or traditional egg decoration. This love of her own unique culture evolved to a respect for the diverse beauty of all the cultures she saw around her. After receiving formal education in the Anthropological study
of culture, she supplemented this degree with training in computer technology. It was in this unlikely combination that her love of the past found a technological avenue to modern expression. In creating and maintaining a non-profit
website, LearnPysanky.com , since 1996 countless
thousands have been given access to detailed instructions in this beautiful art form; and for some, a reconnection
to their Ukrainian roots. Since 2006, she has also shared the joys of Nova Scotia living with readers of
her blog .
Ann currently lives in Dartmouth with her fiance David, their 2 dogs and 4 cats.