Thank You Michelle

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Thank you Michelle.

The CIJ team was started out of a love for all things Christmas in 2012. It then switched leadership to our very own Michelle in 2013. Michelle started off by building the team from a once a year event to a year round team. Michelle saw a need for the team to have a social media presence and she put the team into the big leagues when she created the blog, so all our articles and events were promoted there as well. There have been many changes along the way, but the team has been a constant with her at the helm.

Michelle has become a friend and a mentor for so many in this team. We imagine many will be sad to no longer have her as captain, but she always has a place on this team and in our hearts.

We want you to feel free to express your thanks and well wishes to her thru the link below!

https://www.etsy.com/teams/12798/christmas-in-july/discuss/18784959/?ref=team_page

You will be missed!!!!!!!!!

CIJ

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Buy Or DIY: Chic Summer Statement Earrings: Etsy

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

This article is inspired by the Buy or DIY: Chic Summer Statement Earrings article on the Etsy blog.

Pom-Poms, Geometric Neutrals, Brass Charms, and Mixed Media are the Summer Statement Earrrings On Etsy to buy or DYI! Here are a few trend inspired items from members of the Etsy Christmas In July team.

Mixed Media

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

Remember the mood rings from the seventies? The earrings kick it up a notch with mood beads and tassels. Mirage mood beads, turquoise cotton tassels, and golden filigree balls. The color changing thermo-sensitive beads change color with temperature changes.

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Buy or DIY: Chic Summer Statement Earrings: Etsy Pinterest board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Summer Trend to Watch: Wanderlust Style Straight From the Source: Etsy

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

This article is inspired by the Summer Trend to Watch: Wanderlust Style Straight From the Source article on the Etsy blog.

Let the globetrotting & shopping begin! Japan: Understated Ceramics, Spain: Sculptural Jewelry, Germany: Vintage Rattan, Lithuania: Modern Linen, Netherlands: High-Concept Lighting, India: Block-Printed Textiles, Israel: Leather, France: Soap Making, Italy: Accessories, UK: Typographic Artwork, Australia: Eco-Approach Jewelry, Kenya: Beading Techniques, Canada: Modern Woodworking, Uruguay: Woven Merino Wool Designs are the trends. Here are a few trend inspired items from members of the Etsy Christmas In July team.

Italy: Accessories

Lia Russo from Ghirlandiamo says:

I’m from Italy, where people are very careful to match everything they wear: from the dress to the shoes. For this particular attention to the accessories, together with other characteristics, Italians are world known for their elegance.

This bracelet can be used either as wedding and as prom corsage. The roses are so tender and the corsage so rich in flowers, that it can enhance any dress, even the simplest! Of course it’s one-of-a-kind, just for a special girl!

Ghirlandiamo

Australia: Eco-Approach Jewelry

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDesigns says:

I am an Australian seller, and these earrings fit right into the Australia: Eco-Approach category being made from recycled guitar strings and beads made from recycled paper. They are lightweight and comfortable to wear, and environmentally friendly!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is Summer Trend to Watch: Wanderlust Style Straight From the Source board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2018 To All, And To All A Good Night! – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2018 to all and to all a good night.

Thank you

Thank you to all the Etsy Christmas In July team members who participated this year.

The Etsy Christmas In July team leaders spent the past year working hard behind the scenes for the Christmas In July 2018 event!

I would like to take a moment to thank the Christmas In July leaders! Please visit their shops!

Alicia from AliciasFindings

Barbara from MermaidsHatbox

Cindy from Cynhumphrey

Lisa from SpoiledFelinesArt

Mairi from mairidesign

Megha from byTheArtBug

The blog contributors wrote great blog articles during #EtsyCIJ 2018!

Thank you for joining us on Monday July 9th for the #CIJParty 2018.

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Schedule

Here was the schedule of our events!

July 1st – Welcome To Etsy Christmas In July 2018 – #EtsyCIJ 2018
July 2nd – CIJ Team & Wandarrah Team Cross Promotion
July 3rd – Must Have Stocking Fillers
July 4th – Red, White And Blue
July 5th – Favorite Holiday Recipes
July 6th – A CIJ Year In Review
July 7th – Holiday Goals
July 8th – What Makes Christmas Special
July 9th – #CIJParty 2018
July 10th – Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2018 To All, And To All A Good Night! – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Social Media

Please continue to use the hashtag #EtsyCIJ on social media!

We are ready with social media for a fantastic holiday 2018 season!

Facebook
www.facebook.com/EtsyChristmasInJuly

Instagram
www.instagram.com/etsychristmasinjuly/

Pinterest
pinterest.com/etsycij/

Twitter
twitter.com/EtsyCIJ

Thank You For Coming To The Etsy Christmas In July Party 2018 – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good night everyone! Thank you for joining us today for the #CIJParty 2018 here on the Etsy Christmas In July blog!! It was a really fun day in the sun!

I am Michelle, the captain of the Christmas In July team on Etsy!

Alicia, and Cindy, two of the leaders of the team were your co-hosts for the day! 

Here is a brief recap of the days activities!

Party Schedule

We had new blog articles, guest blog articles, and tutorials posted all day for your crafting and learning convenience and excitement! Here’s the party schedule!

Musical Introduction by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Food And Drink by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Photo Booth by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Swag Bag by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Photos From The #CIJLovesJuly Photo Challenge by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Tutorial: Chinese Lucky Stars by Mairi of mairidesign

Favorite Holiday Item In Your Shop by Mairi of mairidesign

Where To Visit For Christmas by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Secret Santa by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Show Us Your Holiday Table Settings by Alicia of AliciasFindings

The Christmas Tree by Mairi of mairidesign

Secrets of An Old Fashioned Christmas by Rebecca of OrnamentsByRebeccaT

Tutorial: Christmas Paper Stars by Barbara of MermaidsHatbox

Fun Facts About Christmas by Cindy of Cynhumphrey

Christmas Eve Luminaria Tour by Mike of burntearthhair

Getting Ready For Christmas by Julie of EveryoneLovesGifts0

Christmas Memories Last Forever – Cutting Of The Tree by Rebecca of OrnamentsByRebeccaT

Trending On Social by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Thank You Etsy On Sale by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Swag Bag

Let’s face it, besides the food and the friends, the best part of the party is the goodie bag! We’ve pulled together a fun download bundle of projects and printables as a ‘thank you’ for stopping by today.

Thank you Mairi of mairidesign for curating our swag bag today! Mairi is a member of the CIJ leadership team, writes for our blog, and is a swag bag expert! The Swag Bag printables were created by CIJ team members Karen of timetalentjewels, Judy of PiecesOfMePaperCraft, Gina of ArigigPixel. As well as team leaders Megha of byTheArtBug and Mairi of mairidesign.

There is a swag bag waiting for you!

Click here for your Swag Bag! #EtsyCIJ 2018 Swag Bag

Tell Your Friends

Even though we’re wrapping (Christmas wrapping) up our day the great benefit of a blog is that this day will forever be on our blog!

The official hashtag for this year’s party is #CIJParty and if you’re partying with us today, we’d love to see you! Be sure to use Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. Are you new to social media? Don’t be shy! We look forward to getting to know you! Being at a party is all about interacting and developing relationships!

Go Shopping

Many of our Etsy Christmas in July members are partying along with us by offering some sweet sales. Think of this as our version of hitting the snack bar!

When you use the Etsy search bar search Christmasinjuly or CIJ. So many fantastic deals from fantastic shops during #EtsyCIJ 2018.

We are excited to share unique items directly from creative people around the world!

Popular Items For Christmas In July

Many shops are using the universal coupon code – EtsyCIJ18 – so please watch for coupon codes before you check out.

Other shops have already reduced their prices and their items are as marked.

Now, WE’RE JUMPING IN THE POOL!

Michelle, Alicia & Cindy-

Thank You Etsy On Sale: EOS – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I want to take a moment today to thank Mitsu, Jason and Cameron from Etsy On Sale!

They have been a tremendous partner during our annual Etsy Christmas In July event for the past several years!

Etsy On Sale has been helping Etsy shops easily run sales and promote their shops since 2010.

Please check out their site to support them!

Etsy On Sale

Etsy On Sale

Trending On Social – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

Today during the #CIJParty 2018 let’s discover what the team has trending on social media!

Follow The Etsy Christmas In July Team On Facebook

Follow The Etsy Christmas July Team On Instagram

Follow The Etsy Christmas In July Team On Pinterest

Follow The Etsy Christmas In July Team On Twitter