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Make It a Handmade Christmas 2021 - Week 5




Week 5 of the Countdown to Christmas rushed right on by (the time goes quicker and quicker each week, it seems!), and a huge variety of fabulous artisan handmade items were left in its wake.  According to the ever ticking Christmas clock, there are only 66 days, barely over 2 months, before Jolly Ol’ Santa and his reindeer arrive once again. Now is the perfect time to start your holiday shopping and the Countdown is the perfect place!  Remember this motto: SHOP EARLYSHOP OFTEN! And, most of all, SHOP HANDMADE to support small indie businesses.




Set of 3 Champagne Wine Cork Angel Christmas Ornaments Handmade by Heather of BluKatDesign



With the rapidly approaching holiday gift giving season in mind, Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions are 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" - this a funny live version posted by Travis Janousek.  Thirty handmade items from ten artists were left in this week's wide-ranging gift collection: jewelry of all different styles, hand knitted items, key chains, notecards, digital art and upcycled decorations.. 




Leaf Fairy Charm on Blue Leather Boho Bracelet with Turquoise Picasso Druk Magatama Beads Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat



Shop owners hosted 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.




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



If you share your own 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.  I hope you enjoy the rest of the shares:  




Merry Christmas Women's Purse Charm / KeyChain / Keyring Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions




Red, White and Green Lampwork Christmas Candy Cane Earrings Handmade by Hema of BEADEDNECKLACESHOPPE




Crocheted Newborn Baby Girl Christmas Sweater and Headband, 0-3 months, Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneKnits  




Wire Wrapped Antiqued Brass Teardrop Treble Clef 8th Note Music Pendant Necklace on Chain Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader




Antique Cookie Press and Pewter Molds Photograph by Colleen of Colleen Cornelius




Snowflake and Snowman Keychain / Winter Purse Charm Handmade by Linda of Victorian Style Treasures




Enamel Christmas Reindeer Earrings with Green Lampwork and Red Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine and Seamus of Shadow Dog Designs



I hope you 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 5. 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 artists featured 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 blog:


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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Thank you, Catherine!

Wow, what a great selection for Week 5! Thanks for including my music note pendant necklace, Catherine. Shared!

Make It A Handmade Christmas

Thank you Catherine for hosting another week of Christmas Countdown Gift Ideas,

Congratulations on the Sale of your Reindeer Earrings and Dragonfly Earrings. I tweeted your lovely Silver Christmas Tree Earrings!

Tweeted and Pinned all!!!

Love the selections

Thank you Catherine for the promotion activity. I appreciate you including my BOHO leather woven fairy bracelet. I will share on social sites. Have a great day!

Great selection - thanks for

Great selection - thanks for including me. Tweeted @hvaradhan, Pinned to Twitter Tree, URL at my FB https://www.facebook.com/Beadednecklaceshoppe
Congrats on the sale Catherine.


Great picks. Thanks for including my caladium cards.

Pinned and tweeted post

Pinned and tweeted post

Thank you

Thanks for including my item

Yay for Sales!

Congrats on the reindeer sale! I love to see those sold signs :) Thank you for including my Santa keyring. Have shared everyone everywhere. Many treats to Le Moose from Harry and his Mighty Kongs.

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