Because Thanksgiving is over, it is now OFFICIALLY acceptable to start decorating for Christmas, Hanukkah, and any other post-Thanksgiving holiday that you might celebrate (take Festivus, for example). Hooray!
I LOVE decorating for any holiday, and I especially love decorating with things that I’ve made. However, sometimes there is just not enough time or talent to make your own holiday decorations. Am I right? (Yes.) Thankfully there are so many skilled artisans out there who have solved this age old dilemma for us – offering their beautiful handmade holiday decorations for sale so that we can effortlessly achieve the handmade holiday look without lifting a finger (well, other than to hit the checkout button on Etsy).
Take, for example, my sweet friend, LZ Cathcart from The Summery Umbrella. She recently gave me this Joy Wood Sign as a gift, and I adore it and have it proudly displayed in my kitchen where there is usually much joy (unless the kids don’t like what I’ve made for dinner). I never would have had the ability to make such a beautifully hand-lettered and hand-painted sign, so I’m grateful to LZ for her artistry!
And because it’s Shop Small Saturday here in the United States, I thought it would be fun to round up some other beautiful handmade holiday decorations that you can BUY for yourself instead of MAKING for yourself. Think of what you can do with all the time you’ll save (read other Average But Inspired blog posts, maybe?)!
Click on any of the product images in this graphic, and you’ll be taken directly to the artisan’s shop! How magical is that?!? (I’m feeling pretty proud of myself for rigging this little thing up – let me tell you.)
And just in case I did something wrong and the clickable pictures don’t work for you, here are direct links, too!
No. 1 – Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Sign by The Summery Umbrella
No. 2 – Copper & Glass Geometric Candleholder by Waen
No. 3 – Holiday Christmas Wreath by Horns Handmade
No. 4 – Personalized Clay Ornament by Two and Boo
No. 5 – Christmas Pillow Cover by JolieMarche
No. 6 – Rustic Wooden Christmas Trees by Wheatland Ave. Designs
No. 7 – Pom Pom Fringe Christmas Tree Skirt by Neuhaus Creations
No. 8 – Red and Green Felt Ball Garland by The Felting Dorcas
No. 9 – Cookies for Santa Plate by Little Worm and Company
No. 10 – Wooden Snowflake Monogram by Letters Design
No. 11 – Advent Calendar by Cypress and Whim
No. 12 – Retro Christmas Tea Towel by KitchStudios
These handmade holiday decorations are all so adorable, aren’t they? Pick some up for yourself, or purchase some for gifts this holiday season. I guarantee you’ll make any recipient happy, and you’ll also make the independent artist from whom you purchased VERY happy!
Remember to shop small and decorate handmade this holiday season!
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