December 4, 2011

Delightful December Day 4

Dear Reader,

Sunday.  What better day to view all the handmade beauty out in the world?  To feel more hopeful?  To be uplifted? 

Advent Calendar

Sarah Jane
Christmas Book Advent Calender is my personal absolute favorite.  Any gift including dozens of wrapped books is superb in my opinion.  Holiday book wrapped and numbered as an advent calendar for a family is perfect.  Story time...spending time together reading about the wonder of the season, what could be better than that?  The same idea was done by Susan Weinroth this year.  Simple and magical, these will be something that your kids (and you) will cherish.  I think this would also be the perfect holiday gift for a beloved bibliophile in your life...merely change the books to suit their tastes.   

Maya Road Design Team Blog
A new twist (ha ha!) on an advent calender using bottle caps.

Here is a wonderful cheerful advent banner.  She also has a Christmas Planner tutorial in a later post as well as chalkboard gift tags.

Party with Prizes

Holly Jolly Holidays with Echo Park Paper Co.
Every day another new project, sale, giveaway, journaling prompt or surprise.

Lily Bee Design's 24 Days of Holiday Inspiration
Cute projects with tutorials and prizes too.

12 Tilda's of Christmas with Simon Says Stamp
Tilda of Magnolia stamps is the focus of this blog celebration.  Each day a new Tilda, a giveaway and a sale on Magnolia stamps through Simon Says Stamp. 

Gift Guide

Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Gift Guide
Over 50 gift items to help those needing something crafty for their friends or family. 


Online Card Classes' 2011 Holiday Card Boot Camp
It may no longer be live, but should you need an extra boost to get those Christmas cards out right now, you may want to try this online class by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire.

Holiday Enabling

October Afternoon's Santa Sack
I am a sucker for grab bags.  It is a mixture of finding a good deal and an intriguing mystery.  If you love October Afternoon and have a bit of extra money to splurge on yourself or someone you love (or if you want to buy one and keep some and give some away who is know, right?) then I recommend purchasing one of their Santa Sacks as you won't be disappointed.

Happy and merry crafting,

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