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Christmas in July 2024 - Artisan Handmade Gifts - Week 2



Christmas seems to arrive earlier and earlier each and every year.  Because of this, it’s never too early to start shopping for those perfect holiday gifts for a loved one!   Believe it or not, the jolly man in red and his reindeer show up in a little over 6 months - actually 173 days (from when this blog was posted) according to the ever ticking CHRISTMAS CLOCK.  

Christmas in July has become a big thing in stores on line stores and all over social media, so I decided to host one here on my Shadow Dog Designs blog.  I asked artist friends to share three items - one that is “Christmasy” (in design or colors, etc.) and two others that don’t have to be.  Each week, one item will be showcased in a new blog, this being the first blog featuring a Christmasy item from each artist.  Since many of these beauties are one of a kind, be sure to shop early (and often) so you don’t miss out.  And please visit the shops of the artisans featured for even more wonderful creations that are handmade / designed from the heart.  Hopefully one or more items featured here, on the next two blogs or in the artisans’ shops will make it into your shopping basket.  Buy for a loved one . . . and treat yourself!   Remember this year:  SHOP SMALL and SHOP HANDMADE!




Poinsettias Christmas Holiday Polyester Throw Pillows, 4 Sizes, Designed by Julie of Blue Morning Expressions




Ceramic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas Earrings with Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




Hand-stitched Fabric and Felt Snowmen Christmas Ornaments, Set of 4, Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage




Deer and Snowman Snow Globe Merry Christmas Photography and Digital Art by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius




Set of 3 Caladium Note Cards / Blank Greeting Cards Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore




Set of 8 Vintage-style Christmas Gift Tags Handmade by Natalie of Adore By Nat




Little Gold Filigree Bell Earrings Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Christmas Red and Green Beaded Chain Bracelet and Earrings Set Handmade by Linda of LinorStore Jewelry




"Flower Power" Gaillardia Weekender Tote Bag Photography by Joanne of Joanne Carey




Red and Pink Large Hole Lampwork Glass Flower Bracelet Beads Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads





Large Natural Red Coral Pendant on Rope Wire Necklace Handmade by Hema of BeadedNecklaceShoppe 




Icy Blue and White Christmas Holiday Earrings with Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Suzanne of RivendellRocksSedona 




Medium Vitrail Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree Earrings Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you enjoyed each and every one of the unique artisan handmade / designed creations in this first Christmas in July blog.  Please check back for the other two, each going live Thursday mornings.  To see all of the gift items in one place click this link:  Christmas in July 2024 - Artisan Handmade Gifts - Week 1.  If you would like to make my day and the day of the talented artists featured, please leave a blog comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!



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Wonderful blog, Catherine!! I

Comment by Joanne Carey posted Jul 04, 2024

Wonderful blog, Catherine!! I will be pinning and tweeting these lovely artisan Christmas gift ideas. Happy 4th of July to you and everyone here. Thanks for all you do, Catherine!!

Week 2 Christmas in July

Comment by Hema Rao posted Jul 04, 2024

thanks for the promotion and including my items in the blog

Christmas In July

Happy 4th of July, Catherine! Thank you for showing my gold bell earrings for this week's blog. I'll be finding some different boards to pin on, tweet and share on FB.

We need cool objects to look at today new

Comment by Christie Cottage posted Jul 04, 2024

Thank you Catherine for the promotion. I tweeted all and pinned those where it was an option in your site. I do everything from my phone and Pinterest and Etsy aren’t compatible from your shop.

Just my opinion, but I think everyone should have a second shop where tweeting and pinning are available for us to promote your items.

I setup a ChristmasinJuly2024 for this promotion.

I hope you have each enjoyed a wonderful holiday. I’m doing my best to stay above dirt, which involves more medicine than I want to take and most of my time is spent in the bed.

Be kind to others. We really don’t know the struggles people are facing.

Thank you!

Thank you for this week's post! Have shared with everyone and will reshare! Many treats to Le Moose from Le Fuzzy.

Thanks so much, Catherine!

Thank you so much, Catherine, for your Christmas In July blog. Love the beautiful items that are sure to please! Pinned and Tweeted them all.


Thanks for this extra promotion.

Off to tweet and pin.


I have promoted all except ETSY - They do not play well. You try to copy their web address and it posts the description again. Etsy has gotten so difficult. Was doing my sales taxes today and they must charge tax on the shipping as well. CRAZY.

I'll go back and snag from others on Twitter if they are able to post.
I tried.


Sorry you are having problems with Etsy, Roxanne. And, YES, Etsy does charge tax on shipping. On sales, they roll the price of the sold item and the shipping in together and then tax the total. They've been doing that for years now.

Thanks Catherine

Thank you, Catherine for a wonderful Christmas in July Blog.

I have shared and tweeted all items. I pinned it on 2 boards and scheduled tweets for another day.

Many thanks!

These are all beautiful Christmas gift ideas!! Thank you so much for including our Vintage Christmas tags.


thank you Catherine

Tweeted from @ButterflysAttic
Pinned to https://www.pinterest.com/butterflysattic/a-network-among-friends/
Posted to FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/339719282903370
post to Threads as ButterflysAttic
Post to BlueSky as ButterflysATtic

everyone's items and the post
also scheduled a tweet for tonight
have a blessed day


Comment by Christie Cottage posted Jul 08, 2024

Tweeted 7-8. Still see pending for moderation comment from the last time. No worries

look above

Hi, Jacki. Your comment is there. I OK'd your comment, but, for some reason when I do that , some disappear after awhile. So to make sure the comments stick, I cut and paste the comments that I have to OK. It shows me as the poster then who actually made the comment. Hope that makes sense.

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