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Make It a Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 10



Wow!  Christmas Eve will be here in 30 days!  And there are only two more weeks left in the Countdown to Christmas 2021!  Where does the time go? The ever ticking Christmas clock doesn’t let up and keeps ticking down those seconds until Santa and his herd of reindeer make a nighttime visit to leave gifts or lumps of coal. The Countdown is the place for handmade artists to share three of their beautiful (often one of a kind) creations. Need a perfect start to your Christmas shopping?  Shop the Countdown to Christmas: browse and purchase that special piece for that special person!  An excellent rule of thumb to follow this holiday season: SHOP EARLY, SHOP OFTEN! And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE to support small, independent artisan shops!




Infant Baby Girl Crocheted Christmas Red Jumper and Matching Hat with Snowflake Applique Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels



Since the holiday gift giving season will be here before you know it, Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions are once again hosting a twelve-week Countdown to Christmas 2021 of artisan handmade items on their The Blu Print blog.  The twelve week time period was chosen to correspond with the ubiquitous Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (a classic by Perry Como this week).  For week 10 of the Countdown, 10 handmade artists shared 30 items, a wide range of gift ideas: jewelry of all styles, knitted baby gifts, Santa thumbtacks, gift cards/ money holders, digital art and other beautiful creations - many are one of a kind designs.




Swarovski Marbled Terracotta Rivoli Earrings with Wheat Silk Tassels Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Shop owners on Indiemade, Shopify, ArtFire, Fine Art America, Etsy, a stand alone website and the like are welcome to share up to three gift items between Friday at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Monday morning at 12:01 a.m.  A new Countdown collection of gift items will begin again the next Friday. This will continue until the second week in December. The items shared need to be G-rated.




Christmas Santa Large Thumbtacks / Corkboard Pushpins for Bulletin Boards Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions



If you share items on the Countdown to Christmas, you ***MUST*** promote the collection and ***EACH*** item on at least one social network site, preferably Pinterest and/or Twitter where the items can be easily seen and then promoted again.  It's only fair to promote each of the participants who have promoted you!


In addition to saving each handmade item from the Countdown collection to my Pinterest board and Twitter feed, I decided to share one item from each of the artists who participated this week.  Here are my picks of the items, in an order determined by drawing numbers from my trusty numbers bowl (except those who were late sharing).  I hope you love each and every handmade beauty.




Antiqued Copper Treble Clef Earrings with Wire Wrapped Hoops Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Set of 5 Merry Christmas Holiday Gift Card / Money Holders / Check or Cash Envelopes Handmade by Natalie of adorebynat




Colorfully Bold Enamel Dangle Earrings with Black Lava and Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




Merry Christmas Deer and Snowman Snow Globe Wall Mural Designed by Colleen of Photography & Digital By Colleen Cornelius 




Large Oval Wing-look Exotic Wood and Resin Earrings Handmade by Roxanne of ExoticWoodJewelryAnd




Crystal Angel Earrings Handmade by Linda of lindab142




Sterling Zia Sun Symbol Necklace with Red Coral and Genuine Turquoise Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you have enjoyed this sampling of some of the handmade gift items that can be found in the Countdown to Christmas collection hosted by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions.  To see all the items shared, click here: Countdown to Christmas 2021 - Week 10. I hope that at least one item captured your interest and made its way to your shopping list. Who knows what next week will bring?  Personally, I'm looking forward to it!


If you are so inclined, please make my day and the day of the featured artists and leave a comment. Also, any promotion will be greatly appreciated - it benefits us all!  Thank you!




Please check out the other weeks of the Make It a Handmade Christmas 2021 posts found here on my shop's blog:


Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 9

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 8

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 7

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 6

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 5

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 4

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 3

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 2

Make It A Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 1




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Awesome Gift Ideas!

Thank you so much Catherine for another week of promotion and for including my tassel earrings. Will be sharing your blog on social sites!

Make It A Handmade Christmas

Thank you Catherine for including my little Christmas Jumper in your lovely Christmas Countdown.
Can't believe we are in Week 10 already. Thank you to you and Julie for all the help in promoting the many talented "HANDMADE ARTISTS" featured each week!


Thanks so much for hosting and promoting our links.

Time is going SOOO fast.


Time sure is flying by. Thanks for including my angel earrings. Pinned all to https://www.pinterest.com/lindab142/2021-holiday-shopping/. Tweeted blog so far.

Thank you!

Thanks so much for including my Gift Card Holders, Catherine. I have added this post link to my product listing for an additional backlink. Pinned and tweeted.

happy Thanksgiving

Thank you for including my santa thumbtacks with all of these great Christmas gift ideas. Have shared everyone everywhere. Harry sends Thanksgiving day treats to Seamus and all of his fuzzy buddies.

Thanks so much Catherine

Wonderful selection of Christmas gifts. Thanks for the extra promotion and for including my earrings.

Off to share.

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