Last Day For Online Christmas Gift Shopping

Deadline For Online Christmas Shopping

Hopefully by now you have finished most of your Christmas shopping.  If not, you still have some time for local shopping.

As for me, I have a low tolerance for large crowded stores and shopping among last minute stressed out Christmas shoppers.  So if I can, I absolutely avoid going any where near a brick and mortar retail store the last few weeks leading up to Christmas.  If you share my same sentiment, there is still time for you to shop online.  If you are looking for something unusual for someone special, I highly recommend shopping on Etsy.

While my Etsy shops offer more Christmas decorating, holiday crafting and home decor, rather than gifts, you can still browse any of them by clicking on the links below-




I have plenty of Christmas ornaments that are ready to ship, so why not add one last handmade ornament to the Christmas tree this year!  Or maybe a little something new next year, like a tree banner or letter garland. . . yes, my Christmas letter banners look amazing hanging in the tree!

I highly recommend selecting PRIORITY shipping at checkout if if is available in any Etsy shop at checkout or to first reach out to an Etsy seller to confirm they can get something to you before Christmas.  Many do offer ready to ship gifts just for you last minute online shoppers but some sellers may have a much longer custom made to order production time- so it’s best to ask first before buying online.

If you are looking for Christmas shopping tips, holiday decorating inspiration and gift wrapping ideas, I’ve put together a quick roundup of some of my previous holiday posts here on the blog.  Sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy some of my previous holiday tips by clicking on any of the links below-

Free Printable Christmas Tags

More Free Christmas Gift Tags

All my other Christmas inspiration and ideas can be found easily on my blog by clicking here- CHRISTMAS

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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Handmade Christmas Decorations


handmade Santa

Earlier this week I promised I would show you some of my handmade and hand painted Christmas decorations that I have created over the years.  Many of you know that I have been an artist and painter for almost all my life.  While I work mostly in card stock now, creating party and wedding favors and decorations – I was once an avid painter. One of my favorite handmade painted wood pieces is the Santa fireplace mantel sitter, shown above.  He is one of my larger pieces that I have kept for many years and I still love to display him on my mantel right next to our Christmas stockings.

handmade Santa ornament

Our Christmas tree is filled with hand painted ornaments too.  Above are a few of my Santa ornaments and below are my snowman ornaments.

snowman ornament

A few more hand painted ornaments and figurines below – and reindeer of course!



Over the years I painted on anything and everything mostly wood, however, I also painted a few boxes.   That heart Santa box is one of the first larger pieces that I ever painted.  He is so very farmhouse style now!

Christmas boxes

My one and only hand-made paper ornament that I made this year – I really should get to making more of these!

handmade Christmas ornament

Last year I found this stunning Christmas coloring page. I printed it on watercolor card stock and watercolor painted it and then framed it.  It looks great in our kitchen.

Painted winter scene

 Although some of my hand painted decorations look a little outdated (or I prefer, “vintage”) – I will always keep them and display them every Christmas.  There is something wonderful about handmade Christmas decor and over the years it has been a tradition for me to add at least one new handmade item to our holiday display.   Thanks for stopping by the blog and letting me show off some of my handmade Christmas decorations.

If you don’t have time to make your own Christmas decorations but love handmade, stop by any of my shops below for something handmade by me for you!

 Visit my shops by clicking the links below –





Hope you have a great week!  Come back soon – I am excited to share our basement remodel next week.

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