I saw something today on Facebook (go figure) that caught my eye. There is a huge campaign going that aims on Supporting Handmade and Small Businesses this Holiday Season. There is even talk of a Small Business Saturday, I am in! I have already vowed to purchase at least five handmade gifts this season, to say buying handmade is a passion of mine is an understatement. So on November 26th please join me in supporting Small Businesses, and our sponsor Heart and Handmade2 is a great place to start! I use the term start because Heart and Handmade2 has several beautiful items to make your Holiday Season brilliant and add a touch of class to your decorating and gift giving. Read on.
One of the main reasons that I decided to sign up for the Home for the Holiday’s Blog Hop was so I could have a chance to showcase great Holiday ideas from Handmade Businesses. All too often it becomes almost instict for us to just “head to Wal-Mart” when purchasing Holiday Items, I can assure you that you will find nothing like the amazingness that is at Heart and Handmade2 at your local chain store. The item that attracted me first to Heart and Handmade2 was something I have been browsing for a very long time, Advent Calendars. I never had one as a child and I think they are a wonderful idea to count down with children so you don’t get the daily, “How many day’s til Christmas?” Question, and really how much fun is it for the child to play an active role in your Holiday Countdown? Want something even better? How about a craft you can do with your children and make your own Advent Calendar? This wonderful whimsy Advent Calendar Kit from Heart and Handmade2 is beyond perfect for crafty moms and kids alike. Each kit comes with decorated clothespins, wire for hanging, wall hooks, and Hand Tags. I personally think this would make a wonderful hostess gift for Thanksgiving! Wine or Edibles will be devoured shortly after gifting but this kit is something that will be a reminder of you all throughout the month of Christmas.
I take great pride each and every year painstakingly wrapping my gifts, tying them up with ribbon, and putting a lot of thought into my gift tags. I LOVE to wrap presents and I hope that those receiving my presents feel special. A well wrapped gift always feels more appealing to me, maybe it is the anticipation of something just as wonderful being inside. This Vintage Inspired Hang Gift Tag Set of 8 from Heart and Handmade2 made made me smile. I am fond of the “vintage” look, it’s classic, timeless. With your Crown & Chandeliers set you receive 8 various tags cut in 4 different shapes and sizes. Each tag is stamped in a chocolate brown color and distressed then embellished with rhinestone, flair! You will also receive 2 yards of French blue ribbon, Heart and Handmade2 has really thought of everything! And you won’t believe how affordable these are, less then $5, that my friends is a steal for pretty gift tags. You can bet you won’t show up with the same tags as any other in your family.
Heart and Handmade2 has so many glorious items it was hard to choose just a few to feature. Another really (see extremely) neat idea I found at Heart and Handmade2 was something I hadn’t even considered, an Indoor Clothesline Kit, Oh my! I utterly adore this simple creative idea for displaying pictures, mementos, or even notes! Frames are hard to switch out pictures, but when the push of a clothespin and a quick swap you can change the pictures you display. I would love to have a kit like this for One Little Indian’s First Birthday Party! I think this would make a wonderful way to display his 12 months of growth (sniffle sniffle). Each kit comes with 8 Clothespins, over 5 feet of hanging wire and 3 hooks. You can of course purchase more Clothespins for your kit, I would mix and match. Really neat idea is this not? Of course it is!
Buy it Now: Heart and Handmade2 is offering a special discount code for 10% off any order using the code “HolidayHop” and any order over $30 will also receive a special gift.
Want to win it? Heart and Handmade2 has offered up an extra special gift set for one lucky fan! Winner will receive a Christmas Clothesline Kit, a set of stamped glassine bags, and a set of stained gift tags, perfect for gift giving!
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