Here is where things get tricky- with the unexpected expenses that pop up, we find it hard to stash away the cash each month for the holidays. For some reason it is much easier to spread out some of the purchases throughout the year. A gift here and there is much easier to squeeze into the budget year-round than a whole bunch all at once. Not to mention it takes some of the stress away that can build around the holidays when it seems there is too much to do and not enough time.
When purchasing gifts ahead time, especially several months in advance, it is really important to find items that you won’t regret purchasing and will still be a good match for your loved ones when December rolls around. Whenever possible I love to support small business owners, and help the American Dream live on.
Aly Dahl Designs: handmade, unique pieces of jewelry and wearable art.
One of the Aly Dahl pieces we really adore in our family is The Dog Tag Military Style.
He keeps us close to his heart wherever he goes.
For the dog lovers out there you can even order custom nose prints of your four legged friends!
The Plaid Cupcake: Handmade accessories to sweeten your life.
In our home we have the most adorable Holiday coffee cozy, a stylish luggage tag, and my son is the proud owner of a handmade Buzz Light Year pillow case.
Patty’s work is fantastic!!
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Whimsical Creations by Melanie: polymer clay ornaments
The Picture Globe Company: Custom Photo Ornaments
Since that time we have purchased several ornaments from The Picture Globe Company. The quality is impeccable, and each ornament is adorned with a beautiful ribbon and packaged so nicely. They are some of our most treasured ornaments.
Here are 2 of The Picture Globe Ornaments that hang on our tree every year.
Happy Christmas in July, friends! If you love the work of these talented artists as much as I do, please do share with your family & friends. J
Have a lovely day ☼