Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Handmade Holiday

Photo by Magna Vita Photography

When I was a little girl, my Mom would host a Christmas Craft Party for the kids. All our friends would gather for cookies and crafts. We would make gingerbread cookies and ornaments and sing along to carols.

This was in a time long before craft stores and online shopping. Craft supplies were a collection of recycled, upcycled, or store bought items from a variety of places. Maybe an art store or fabric store or the grocery store. We didn't have the plethora of crafting materials that are available now, but we did well with what we had and made some charming decorations.

My Mom still has a few of the handmade ornaments, and every year when we pull them out to decorate the tree we talk about the story behind each one. "Remember when..." is how we reminisce about Christmases past.

Now that I am a mom I am continuing the tradition with my daughters. We are busy baking cookies and treats for our holiday enjoyment. We have some craft projects on the go, and I even taught my 3 year old how to sew and she has made Grandma a purse.

A handmade holiday is a tradition I want to continue because I think that there is something very special about handmade gifts and treats for the holidays. Handmade has more heart, often costs less, and can be created with environmentally friendly, local supplies.

What holiday traditions are you continuing with your family? I would love to hear- email or comment.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shop Local this Weekend

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This weekend only, 10% off every order for all my fans and followers!

This is my Thank You for supporting my local, small business.

SHOPLOCAL is the code to use at checkout or to include in your email order.

Don't forget Hostess Gifts, Stocking Stuffers, Dessert Tables, and marshmallows for your holiday hot chocolates. Custom orders are still available- need the perfect Confection Collection for a hostess gift? Or treats for the classroom? Do you have a teacher gift yet?

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~Happy Holidays~

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Treat Tuesday - A Giveaway!

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To celebrate the arrival of November I am hosting a giveaway for all my fans!

Simply visit my Facebook Page and Like, Share, or Post on my Wall and you are entered to win. Have your friends do the same and then they are entered to win.

Enter as often as you Like.

A random winner will be drawn on Monday, November 7th 12pm PST.

What could you win?

A Holiday Confection Collection valued at $25.

Thanks for participating and good luck!