Saturday, November 15, 2008

'Tis the season!

So I've been thinking, I've got all these gifts to buy, I need to be promoting my "shop", decorating, sending cards, baking, oh the pressure of the holidays. But I put the pressure on myself. I always want it to be prefect. Not only look perfect but feel perfect. Make sure I get the most out of all of the holiday experiences. The tough part is that this is my busiest time of the year. So slowing down to enjoy the moment is tough. While I've been laid up in bed I've been thinking of my next mass e-mail. What do I want to say, when should I send it, should I have a "special", etc. I started thinking about what I would like to see in this kind of e-mail if it were coming from someone else. And you know what, I think everyone want's the same thing as me, to just enjoy the holidays without so much stress. So here is my itty bitty way that I thought I could help. Some of you know that I am a bit of an etsy addict. Talk about feeling good when you buy. Here is a way to not buy from the big box store and still get your goodies shipped right to your house! You are supporting handmade and shopping online! It's brilliant! So here are some of my suggestions:

*kids: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=36690 I have bought these super cute kids clothes for friends kids and they love them!

*neighbors/coworkers: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5797821 If you don't have time to bake these are soooo yummy and not boring at all!

*friends who need to learn to be green: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17270725 so cute and a great message!

*your funky, fun aunt/sister/friend: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5171535 I got one of these for me and one for my mom!
*the eclectic boy in your life: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5043927 I bought the "cool beans" t-shirt for my little brother. No other kid in his high school has one like it!

*And of course, for everyone in your life: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5109160 :)

Hope this may be of some help to some of you. I'll post more ideas as the season speeds along. Let's all try to stay sane together!!

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