Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Our Holiday Gift to You

We were so excited when the folks from Parents and Family Circle Magazines approached us about developing a tutorial for our Silhouette Christmas Stockings to feature in their 100 Days of Holidays feature.  (You can sign up here to get access to coolest new gift ideas, festive recipes, and hosting tips.)

How cute would these look hung by your chimney with care?

You could make them for the whole family or give them as a Christmas gift to newlyweds or to celebrate a new baby. 

It's our first tutorial, but hopefully you can follow along (just leave a question in the comments if you have any questions.) And if you'd prefer to have us make one, you can always order yours here in our Etsy Shop. (Just get your order placed by December 6th.)

We were also thrilled to have them featured in a few of our other favorite blogs: WhipUp, One Pretty Thing and Cool Mom Picks

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Buy Handmade on Small Business Saturday

At this point, we've all heard about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but did you know that today is Small Business Saturday? It was created by American Express in effort to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S.  You can learn more about it here on their Small Business Saturday Facebook page  In addition, they'll be donating $1 to Girls Inc., a group that’s been helping girls become leaders since 1984,  for each "like" (up to $1,000,000), so head on over and "like" it. 

As a small business owner, I'm particularly passionate about patronizing small businesses whenever I can. Do you have any idea how many amazing small businesses are out there creating beautiful things? This holiday season, I encourage you to consider buying your gifts from a small shop in your area, shop Etsy or at a local craft show or bazaar. Not only are you supporting a local biz and you community, but your gift recipient will surely appreciate your unique and thoughtful gift. 

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Giveaway

We've got the Christmas Spirit today, so we're giving away a Cookies for Santa Plate. What a fun tradition this will be for your family to put this out every Christmas Eve. Sure to become a family heirloom.
 This giveaway will go through Monday, November 29 at 11:59 PST. To enter, just leave a comment on this post. You can get additional entries by  following us on Facebook and Twitter  Just leave a comment letting us know you've done that as well. Winner will be notified on Tuesday, November 30th. Good luck!

Happy Black Friday!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we're want to let you know how thankful we are for your support with a few special deals that are good all weekend, from Black Friday (11/26) through Cyber Monday (11/29).

Special Offer 1:

With every Paper Print order, get one FREE copy. This way you can take care of both sets of grandparents for the price of one, or give one and get one for yourself. Our prints are available in 5" x 7" and 8" x 10" and are completely customizable. We've got the traditional black and white to more modern interpretations of the silhouette. To get this offer, just mention "Black Friday" when you send us your photos. Order yours here.

Special Offer 2:

We're offering 20% off everything in our Etsy Holiday Shop. We've stocked it with a great selection of custom holiday plates and platters and printable Christmas Cards. Just enter the code "Facebook" at checkout to redeem this offer.


Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Platter Giveaway

Just in time for holiday entertaining, we've got a great giveaway going on over at Burlap and Blue.

You can enter to win a Custom Silhouette Platter. We've got designs for Thanksgiving, Christmas and everyday entertaining. You could make one for yourself or create a one-of-a-kind holiday gift.

How to win:
To enter, just leave a comment on the Burlap & Blue blog.

Want more entries? You can receive a second entry for following burlap+blue's blog, and third, fourth and fifth entries for following us on twitter, facebook, or leaving a comment here on our blog!
Please leave a comment for each entry.
Contest ends November 8th. 
Good luck!