Thursday, November 22, 2018

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas! Plus a GIVEAWAY!

*Please read to the end for a GIVEAWAY!!! 😊 

To welcome in the Christmas season, I thought that I would share a fun post about some stores that I love to shop from for people on my Christmas shopping list. :-) 

For those of us who don't have a huge budget and are not able to normally support small businesses even if we would like to, Christmas is a great excuse opportunity. 😊. 

And I would add a Scriptural principle into the mix here--as believers, we are to do good to all people, but especially to those of the household of faith. Therefore, I often try to support small businesses/shops run by Christians when I am purchasing gifts. I believe that this is just one way that we can show love and kindness towards our sisters and brothers in Christ through supporting them in their business endeavors--and they usually make/create beautiful things! :-) 

So, without further ado, I'll share some of the shops that I love below. These individuals create lovely products that make great Christmas gifts--they are also very easy to contact/get in touch with and are quick to answer any questions that you may have. Use the highlighted links below to check out their shops; maybe you'll find something for someone on your list that they will love from one or all of these shops! 🎄

Elizabeth creates lovely and unique jewelry that makes wonderful Christmas gifts! Her work is careful and meticulous and she is a joy to order from! I ordered a pair of earrings for my niece from Elizabeth for Christmas (shhh ;-)). They were delicate and incredibly well-made and carefully packaged. Elizabeth continually posts new pieces on Facebook; there is so much to choose from! You can find Figure Eight Jewelry on Facebook

I have to admit that I am a bit partial toward this shop as Alicia is my dear sister, but even if she was not, I would highly recommend her works of fiction. Alicia writes beautiful Christian fiction; her stories are redemptive, heartwarming, and incredibly well-written. She is a disciplined writer who pours herself into her work and into every aspect of her books. Alicia recently opened a shop on her author website where her books may be purchased directly from her.  Her books are priced extremely reasonably and make perfect Christmas gifts, especially for those who enjoy Christian fiction with substance that is well-written. She is even running a sale right now! You may visit her store HERE--and she is offering autographed copies of her books as well when you purchase them directly from her. 

This is a very sweet Etsy shop that is filled with all kinds of delightful handmade soaps, gift baskets, and other wonderful gifts. All of the items are prepared with great love and care and there is almost certainly something for everyone in this shop! I've enjoyed getting to know Ang a little better through blogging and I really enjoy many of the products that she offers in her sweet shop! There are so may wonderful listings right now! 

The Enchanting Rose 

Stephanie is a friend who makes exquisite handmade gifts. I love her shop because she offers free shipping in the continental United States, which is a huge incentive for me, along with the fact that her creations are lovely, very feminine, and highly "gift-able." If you have a someone on your list who loves pretty, useful, unique gifts, this shop is for you! Stephanie also ships extremely quickly and often includes "extras" in her boxes. You may shop directly through Stephanie's store on her blog

And there you have it! Four wonderful shops to visit this Christmas season! And you may do it all from the comfort of your cozy couch! I hope that you will find something for someone on your list! Go ahead! Be a blessing to someone from the household of faith! 🎄

And now for the fun part! If you would SHARE this post and comment below that you have shared it and where you have shared it, I will enter your name into a giveaway for the complete signed set (trilogy) of Alicia Ruggieri's A Time of Grace Series. The only condition is that you share this post and live in the continental United States. Please check back in a week to see if your name was chosen! 


Giveaway Update! :-)
dguz your name was chosen as the winner of the giveaway! Please send me a message with your e-mail address so that I may contact you! :-)

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  1. Bless you, sweet Rebekah for mentioning these beautiful shops. The jewelry is exquisite! After I'm done writing this comment I plan on hopping over to Figure Eight Jewelry. And Angela from Little Hopes Blessings is such a sweetheart...her creations are made with lots of love :)

    Thank you for mentioning my shop, dear friend. I am truly honored. Have a blessed weekend! Love and hugs!

  2. It feels so good when we buy from a small shop, we know our patronage actually means something to them!

  3. I love hearing about these shops! I'll be looking into them :)
    I shared your post on Facebook to my Facebook page. Thank you for the giveaway!!

    1. Your name was chosen as the winner of the giveaway!!! :-) Please use the e-mail form on the sidebar of the blog to send me your shipping address and I will send the books off to you! :-)

  4. Hi Bekki! What a sweet post! I never thought about how when we support brothers and sisters in Christ in their work, ESPECIALLY at Christmas, how God honoring it truly is. Thanks for the encouragement and thanks for sharing these great shops!

    I'm so excited that Alicia has her own shop on her page now! I can't wait for her next book to come out!

    I trust you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving!

    Sending you much love,

  5. Thank you so much for your support! It really means a lot to me. :) I just found your page on Facebook...not sure why I never noticed it before. ha, ha. You have such great content. Thank you for all of your uplifting posts!

  6. I am always looking for gift inspiration. Visiting you from the grace and truth link up. Thank you.

  7. Thanks for sharing these ideas. I always need gift inspiration and I like the idea of supporting fellow Christians in what they do.

  8. How cool that you're featuring shops with hand made items that buyers will treasure forever! I shared on Twitter and Pinterest.

  9. Cool! What a lovely selection of gifts ... those earrings are especially beautiful! So fun to be your next door neighbor this week at Holley's place, Rebekah!