Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Countdown to the Countdown to Christmas 2016

DSC_0323Every year, Blu and I (that’s me and Blu) host a Countdown to Christmas that runs for 12 weeks from the middle of September until the first weekend or so in December.

The countdown showcases handmade gift ideas, vintage items and some supplies for your crafty do-it-yourselfers to make your own gifts.

Usually, there are around 100 unique, one-of-a-kind gift ideas featured each week. These items are designed to make your gift giving easier.

When you give something that is different from every other gift on the shelf, you are giving something that means you cared enough to select a gift that you thought would be just perfect for the recipient. A blender may become regifted, but a  handmade necklace will become a cherished piece of jewelry.

Make your gift one they will treasure. Give handmade.

Here are some examples of the things you may see in the countdown:


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Happy shopping!

Julie and Blu


  1. Thank you so much, Julie! Glad I saw this on Twitter because I couldn't find how to get to it from your newsletter. The link gave me an error message. Will promo everywhere.

  2. Wow! Instant Countdown posting! This is great and I love all he gorgeous gift ideas here! Thank you Julie and Blu for another adventure in gift giving!

  3. Thank you so much, Julie and Blu! Can't wait!

  4. Thank you so much, Julie and Blu! Can't wait!

  5. Merci beaucoup, Julie and beautiful Blu! I was coming to see if the Countdown was posted yet, and noticed this nice promo. Thanks again! Hugs to you both, and treat wishes from Le GOnze. :)