Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide - Calling All Handmade Sellers...



I don't know where this year has gone, or how it managed to fly by so darn fast, but December 25th is right around the corner and will be here before we know it.

(Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?)

This Christmas I am making it my personal goal to buy gifts for my friends and family that are handmade, in hopes of cutting out the big-box stores as much as I can.

Don't get me wrong...I love Target just as much as the next girl! But when it comes to giving gifts, I would much rather be inspired browsing Etsy, than strolling through crowded aisles of mass produced products.


You may or may not know that Will and I are Handmade sellers ourselves. We have an Etsy Shop where we sell Custom Built Reproduction Antique Riddling Racks...


They come in three finishes:


and each one is handmade, board by board.


It is a tedious process, but it's a labor of love and we're proud of every one that we ship off! And we're certain that all of the other Handmade sellers out there feel the same way about their own products.

So in an effort to make this years shopping easier on myself (and any of you that would like to go the handmade route this year, too), I am hoping that you will help me assemble a...

Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

I am counting on you to make this a success. Feel free to add the link to your Etsy Shop or website and give a brief description of what people can expect to find when they visit your site.

I will keep the list open through Christmas Eve, so start spreading the word!

Let your friends and family know that this is a chance for a little free advertising!

Because everyone likes free.

:)

**I reserve the right to delete any link that does not sell handmade items. I will also delete any links that I consider inappropriate and not in line with the content that I post on my blog. This is a family blog...let's keep it clean!**


So what are you waiting for?

Start linking up!

And if you are participating, please feel free to spread the word and take a button to place on your blog or website. The more the merrier!

Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide from It’s The Little Things…




I cannot wait to see what you have to show us!

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14 comments:

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Thank you for allowing us to link up! What a great idea:)
Sarah
HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Thanks so much - this is a great idea!

Mama Thompson said...

What a great idea....

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

I feel the same way this year - I really want to support local and handmade businesses. Thanks for the link up :)

Leen said...

Great idea Karla! Thanks for the opportunity. I will spread the word :)

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

What a fabulous idea!! Janell

Hirondelle Rustique said...

Thanks so much for letting us link up! I love giving handmade Christmas gifts, it always feels extra special. I'm looking for jewelry so maybe I'll find some from one of these lovely shops!

Bella's Bowtique said...

Fantastically awesome!!! Thank you so much. Now to browse the other shops above me! :)))

-Kristie

Uncommon Women said...

Thanks so much! Can't wait to go shopping this weekend at all of the fabulous shops that have linked up!

Sunshine said...

Thanks for giving us this opportunity!! BTW, I love reading your blog! You always have such neat and inspirational ideas!
www.tayloredinspirations.com

kelly said...

This is so cool, handmade is the only way to go! Thanks for letting me add my link!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a cool idea! Thanks so much for doing this. :)
And happy holidays to you!

Michael Firstman@ Mig Welders said...

Now I know what I know what it feels like to be on the other side of a wine rack. Seriously though this is a very unique idea. Do the bottles stay in place just because of the wood "stop" on the other side? I'm surprised the bottlenecks can take the full weight of the other end.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Thank you so much for this great link up! I know I'm not the only one that appreciates it!