CHRISTMAS is 12 days away! Has it sneaked up on you like it has on me? I still have quite a few gifts to find and I’m going to start looking in the shops of my beautiful Magic Sponsors. I have birthday gifts to find for the new year too – shopping right at my very own computer
Let me also remind you, again, of the power you hold in your very own wallets. So many of us want a different way… where less is more, where simple is better and where beauty, quality and soul are the norm. I truly believe in supporting small businesses… where each and every things is made with love and care and where the money I spend goes back into growing a community I believe in. I love handmade, natural, nature-inspired and this is where I want my valuable, hard-earned, cash to go. I am buying from small businesses for Christmas this year… are you?
Please, be conscious of the power you have with your money this Holiday Season and into the new year:-)
And, without further ado, let me introduce our Magic Sponsors for December 2012
NEST is such beautiful toy shop filled with stunning natural and Waldorf inspired toys. With the holiday season here at last, I have my eye on quite a few of their beautiful toys as gifts Santa will bring. They have such a wonderful selection for boys and girls, young and old… so many gorgeous wooden, woolen, silken and crafting playthings to enchant our children for hours! FREE shipping on orders over $120.
Becky Kelly and her BEAUTIFUL art. Becky creates a world seemingly suspended in time: a world where children dangle their toes in clear running streams; best friends giggle and daydream in the comfortable crook of an ancient tree; and ethereal fairies doze on dew-dappled leaves. But Becky is quick to point out that what she paints is not fantasy. The scenes she paints are based on the real world, with just a sprinkling of stardust to add a bit of magic. Add the code ‘Merry Merry‘ for 20% off everything!
The Waldorf Exchange. The Waldorf Exchange is a marketplace for new and previously owned Waldorf items such as wooden toys, musical instruments, craft supplies, educational materials and Waldorf dolls. What a super concept this is… if you are looking for Waldorf goodies and buy into the idea that it’s a gift to own gently pre-used treasures, please pop straight over to this wonderful place. And, if you’ve been wondering what to do with your own gently used Waldorf toys, consider becoming a seller on The Waldorf Exchange too.
The Yarn Kitchen – Stella’s shop is packed full of such lovely goodies for the home. She knits and crochets, felts and sews and, in her own words, creates a rainbow with fiber. Stella is offering FREE SHIPPING if you purchase two items from her shop… use the code ‘FREEFOR2‘ at Checkout.
Sparkle Stories : Sparkle is an online resource for high-quality audio stories for children and families. Each week Sparkle Stories delivers delightful audio stories to young subscribers around the world. Are you planning on limiting TV and other media for your kids in the new year? Believe me, a subscription to Sparkle Stories will go a long way to helping with the transition.
Armadillo Dreams : Armadillo Dreams is a husband/wife shop run by Dustin and Amanda Cowell. Everything they sell is made from natural materials, is friendly for little hands and is handmade with love! They believe it’s important for children to have high quality, natural, simple toys that they can dream, imagine and play with and know how hard it is to find wooden toys on a budget. They are working hard to keep their prices low so everyone can afford fun natural toys for their children. I LOVE this idea… what fun for your child to receive a lovely surprise in the post each month!
Waldorf Essentials :: Waldorf inspired mentoring and homeschooling essentials. Here is their mission statement, “Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog.”
Melisa recently shared her life and work in such an interesting interview here on The Magic Onions… here’s a link to the article.
A Child’s Dream Come True : Debbie offers natural crafts, toys and more to nurture the child’s sense of life and imagination. In fact, the nurturing of imagination doesn’t stop with children… it was a result of the BEAUTIFUL wool and fiber I found at A Child’s Dream Come True that I first fell in love with needle felting. Looking through their gorgeously colored wool, I’m like a kid in a candy shop! I have found quite a few of my favorite felting books at A Child’s Dream too…
FREE shipping on orders over $75.
Little Spruce Organics – offering a unique selection of organic baby apparel, organic cloth diapering products, breastfeeding apparel, and natural wooden & organic cotton toys. Little Spruce Organics specializes in woolens for babies and are committed to carrying only apparel & cloth diapering products that are made from organic and natural fibers.You will find only the finest natural and organic products for both mama and baby. Little Spruce Organicshave carefully selected for you the highest quality organic, eco-friendly textiles, natural wooden toys, and accessories for you and your baby so that you can give your baby the strongest, healthiest, and most natural beginning to his or her life.
If you are thinking of becoming a Magic Sponsor for the Holiday Season, we still have a few spots available. Check out my Sponsorship Page for more details.
Blessings and magic,