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What Are You Thankful For?

Even though the stores are encouraging the Christmas hype throughout the Thanksgiving month, I like to remember the meaning of Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for salvation through the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my loving husband, wonderful family and friends.

What are you thankful for?

Share your thoughts in this anonymous poll:

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Deck the Halls…

…for Thanksgiving!

In this post I will be showcasing some lovely ideas/items {by my fellow Etsy sellers} and giving you some decor ideas for Thanksgiving.

  • Table place cards a a cozy accent to your Thanksgiving table – it adds a personal touch for your Thanksgiving meal’s guests. (SoftDayStudios)
  • For you fun-lovers out there, the funky  pumpkin pie magnet is sure to bring smiles to your guests faces {including the kiddos!}. (Bananamoo)
  • Carry the warm autumn colors into your “table scape” with these festive napkins! (CreativeChicsHome)
  • Dessert! Thanksgiving is not complete without a lovely dessert and these truffles would be  fabulous {a cute conversation piece, too!}. (lollidreams)
  • Last but not least, the aroma of the fall harvest candles would be a welcome scent anywhere {the living room, bathroom, kitchen, etc}. (boardwalkcandles)

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{Pumpkin Place Cards} http://www.etsy.com/listing/59605207/pumpkin-thanksgiving-place-cards?ref=sr_list_20&ga_search_query=pumpkin+table+place+card&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

{Pumpkin Pie Magnet} http://www.etsy.com/listing/62428038/pumpkin-pie-magnet-large?ref=sr_list_23&ga_search_query=thanksgiving+decorations&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

{Thanksgiving Napkins} http://www.etsy.com/listing/57737275/thanksgiving-napkins-fall-themed-cloth?ref=sr_list_15&ga_search_query=thanksgiving+napkins&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

{Pumpkin Spice Cake Truffles} http://www.etsy.com/listing/41524138/pumpkin-spice-cake-truffles?ref=sr_list_2&ga_search_query=thanksgiving&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

{Autumn Harvest Soy Candles} http://www.etsy.com/listing/61479534/autumn-harvest-layered-soy-votive?ref=sr_list_7&ga_search_query=autumn+harvest+soy+candles&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

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Some People Have Wondered…

…”Why is it that many hand-crafted items cost more than the cards in the card aisle at the store?”

Making cards by hand is a process: percolating ideas, deciding on a theme, driving to and from the store to purchase the items (paper, embellishments, adhesives, blank notecards, etc), “drafting” the card (putting it together before adhering the pieces), then piecing together the card’s elements (sometimes the theme/idea changes in this stage), measuring, cutting, gluing, final touches (brads, glitter, etc) then signing the back of the masterpiece. And then if the artist is going to sell the masterpieces on Etsy, there’s setting up to take photos, taking the photos, editing the photos, posting the photos on Etsy, writing the description, posting the item, publicizing, then selling the item, packaging it and shipping it…then balancing the checkbook. Whew!

Here is a series of photos taken when I was working on some “Thanks” cards for this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Some of the work was already done before I took these pictures (i.e. the measuring, cutting and adhering of the background papers) but take a look at this process for 6 cards:

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Fantastically Fall

I just put together a “Treasury” on Etsy. According to http://www.etsy.com, a Treasury is an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery comprised of lists of items.  Each Treasury list has 16 items and a theme. My first Treasury’s theme is “Fantastically Fall.”

{The Treasury’s description}”Fall is one of my favorite seasons! The leaves’ colors, the taste of hot apple cider, the smell of a crackling fireplace and the event of family and friends around the Thanksgiving table are some of what make this season special to me.”

{Check out the Treasury} http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cd18695cce06d91744ac3fe/fantastically-fall

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