Nov 182012
 

Support a thoughtful Christmas - Small Business/Crafters/Homemade Gift Link Up

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been barraged with ads from the Big Box Stores encouraging me to buy lots of stuff I don’t need and don’t want for the holiday season.  Shopping is just not my thing, and when I do shop, I prefer sturdy, well-made items that last over mass produced junk that’s made to break and be replaced.  This gave me an idea – why not create a spot where small business owners, crafters and those who write about making your own gifts could link up and share their ideas and goods?  So here we are with the “Support a Thoughtful Christmas” link up.

If you have a small business, or an Etsy shop, or a blog post where you share gift making instructions, please link up your site below.

I’d like to give a shout out to some of my favorite small scale authors who have been featured on the blog in the past:

Join “Support a Thoughtful Christmas”

To join in, simply add your link below, then leave a comment describing your link/site/post.  If you have a retail store that people can visit during the holidays, please include your location to make it easier for folks to find you.  Then add the button  below to your linked site or post with a link back to this list (or add a text link).

I Support a Thoughtful Christmas

Many blessings to all of you in this holiday season.



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  13 Responses to “Support a Thoughtful Christmas”

  1. Hi everyone, I hand make soaps and other bath products by myself. I am located in Canada but can ship world wide,
    Thanks for reading :)

  2. I’d love to know if anyone out there has shops in or near St Louis. We’re just outside of STL to the southwest, not too far from Six Flags but I’d drive into town to shop at one of the bloggers’ places if anyone is around here!

  3. I handmake bird’s nest necklaces! These are perfect for moms as each egg can represent a child or family member. “Egg” number and color can be customized, and I can add initials too :) http://www.woodlandowl.bigcartel.com or http://www.facebook.com/woodlandowl Thanks!!

  4. We like to have a thoughtful Christmas as well. We have a lot of fun making handmade gifts and try to avoid visiting stores much at all at this time of year. I linked up the series I have had for several years- “A Handmade Christmas”.

  5. Thank you so much for doing this! I am a Reiki Master and psychic medium. I offer energy sessions and I make Aura Sprays, which are for sale in my Etsy Shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/divinelotushealing). I posted my website link above in the linky (http://www.divinelotushealing.com) because it has comprehensive information about my work as well as a link to my Etsy shop to buy products. I’m based in Cambridge, MA, USA and ship world wide. Blessings to all and have a wonderful holiday shopping season! Namaste, Laura

  6. Hi Laurie,
    What a great idea!
    My daughter and I have been sitting down writing down what kind of ingredients we need for making our natural homemade gifts this year..So we will be making soap, lotion bars, perfume and lots more the next few weeks..
    I’m linking up an older post but we still use these recipes..Have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. Thanks for the opportunity! I paint oil paintings. What would be better than a custom painted oil painting of a treasured home? I can paint from your photos.

  8. Handmade mantilla/chapel veils, hand/body lotions and all-natural laundry detergent. Like our Facebook page to enter the Detergent for a Year giveaway!

  9. You come up with the most wonderful ideas, Laurie.

    I’d like to add my Perfectly Shaped World blog’s annual Grab Bag Gift Ideas – for 2012, it’s Grab Bag Gift Ideas: 54 gifts under $44 – some silly, some practical, and all family-friendly. Ideal resource for office exchanges or idea brainstorming for the hard-to-buy-for. Any Doctor Who fans on your list? Plenty of Sonic Screwdrivers!

  10. LOVE BOX is great gift idea for any family members or friends. Basically it is a Special Homemade Gift Box filled with 365+1 QUOTES AND MESSAGES for 365+1 days of the year.
    This blog will give you some creative ideas how a Love Box could look like to inspire you to create your own.
    Here you can download little cards with quotes for your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, brother, grandparent(s), grandchild(ren) or best friend and fill your gift box with them.

  11. Thanks for allowing us to linkup with you and your followers. We create Love Inspired Handmade Papergoods. We are offering the following promotion: Enter Code: STOCKINGSTUFFERS & Save 10% of your entire order. We also give a complimentary gift with every order.

    Aurie

  12. [...] forget to add your small business link or homemade gift post to the “Support a Thoughtful Christmas” link up.  For healthier holiday fare, visit the Pinterest board “Let’s Share Healthy Holiday [...]

  13. Hey all, we make handcrafted writing instruments and other wood turnings. Check us out at http://www.wolfespensnthings.com. My wife and I own the business and hand make everything.

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