Black Friday Holiday Promotions from the CIJ team

Contributor post by Amy of BeadsAndThreadsbyAmy

The season is upon us!  A time for family and friends.  A time for caring, sharing, and giving.  Why not let the Christmas in July team help you find that special gift that shows just how much you care?  Just be careful, or you may wind up in Ken Nesbitt’s predicament!

December I went shopping
for presents for my friends.
I bought a bunch of knickknacks
and a lot of odds and ends.

I picked the kinds of presents
that everyone enjoys:
Computer games and candy
and a wagon-load of toys.

I brought them home and wrapped them.
I placed them near the tree,
but liked them all so much
that I unwrapped them just for me.

Would it be wrong to keep them?
I guess it just depends.
Can someone loan me money
to go shopping for my friends?

–Kenn Nesbitt

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1) Natalia from KMalinkaVintage is offering 25% discount in her entire shop of lovely vintage clothing and accessories.

Vintage party dress

Vintage party dress

2) Lisa Neal Behrens from sparkklejar will be promoting her adorable jar lid ornaments starting on Black Friday.  She has a variety of shabby chic gifts in her shop.

Adorable handmade ornament.

Adorable handmade ornament.

3) Linda Yunker from LazyYCrochet is offering a 15% discount with the Coupon code: CHRISTMASSALE2015  She offers a variety of crochet items to keep you and yours warm and cozy!

Sample scarf set on sale!

Sample scarf set on sale!

4) Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says “Being an Australian we don’t do the Black Friday thing as we don’t do thanksgiving – but I am happy to offer my USA friends and customers a coupon code for the occasion …. and the USA dollar is strong against the Aussie dollar at the moment – all the more reason to take advantage of my custom coupon code Blackfriday2015 for 10% off.”  Check out her lovely ceramic work.

Lovely ceramic ornament for gift giving.

Lovely ceramic ornament for gift giving.

5)  Ginny C from GRCTreasures will have all items in her shop on sale during the Thanksgiving weekend starting midnight on Thursday through cyber Monday.  She has a variety of vintage items in her shop, like this one…

Lovely party tray for the holidays!

Lovely party tray for the holidays!

6) FrameYourStory from Frameyourstory offer lovely personalized frames and home decor.  They have started their holiday coupon code now, so buyers can get their orders in.

Active now is code HOLIDAY2013 – $10.00 off of a $50.00 purchase.

Starting  Blackfriday until December 4th is code BLACKFRIDAY for 20% off.

Personalized holiday frame....what a great family gift!

Personalized holiday frame….what a great family gift!

7) Tami Wooliver from HannaHerbalFarms, specializing in herbal infused skin care and home scent items, will offer a coupon code “Christmastime” for 15% off.  In addition, they will be featuring several items in their “sale” category for extra savings this holiday season.
Herbal home scents.

Herbal home scents.

8) Barbara Ann from BarbaraAnnsCreations has a coupon code for her vintage dishes.  Just type in YOURAREALDISH at checkout for a 15% discount on any dish item, like this one….
Christmas dessert dishes.

Christmas dessert dishes.

9) Sue from SuesAkornShop is also offering a coupon code.  Enter 10OFF at checkout to enjoy a 10% discount on a variety of hand-sewn crafts for the home, like this one…

A hand-made, old fashioned Christmas stocking.

A hand-made, old fashioned Christmas stocking.

10) Miss Shelley from SouthernJamsandJelly says,  “We will be offering our 2oz jam jars for the same price as our 1.5oz jars…Plus, our 8oz jam jars will be 3 for $15!”

Handcrafted jelly for Christmas morning.

Handcrafted jelly for Christmas morning.

11) Ethical Infant from Ethicalinfant offers a selection of baby clothing and is offering Free Shipping with the code ShipFree at checkout.  They will also be doing a “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” sale.  Just check out their banner for more details.

Toddler and baby clothing for gift giving!

Toddler and baby clothing for gift giving!

12) Gari Anne from beadloverskorner offers a variety of beaded jewelry and beads.  She is also offering a 30% discount with the code CYBERSALE at checkout.

Jewelery is a timeless gift.

Jewelery is a timeless gift.

13) Melissa R from missy69, who offers a variety of jewelry and hand crafted items says, “Starting November 1, 2015, and lasting all the way until January 1, 2016, I will be kicking off the holidays with a BOGO event. That is right, buy one item, get the second item, of equal or lesser value free. You will put the first item in your cart, then in the comments tell me the item you want for free. It is as easy as that. Please be aware that if you pick a made to order item, then both items will be shipped when the second item is completed. It is still always best to ask questions first, and avoid issues later. Free USA shipping will still apply. If, by chance two people want the same item, then it will be first come first serve. All invoices are dated, and timed, so this shouldn’t be an issue. Start making your list now!”

BOGO is every bargain hunter's dream!

BOGO is every bargain hunter’s dream!

14) Eric from VinylStandard will be discounting his entire shop 10% for Black Friday.  He carries a variety of records spanning decades of music.

Santa LP...great for the record collector!

Santa LP…great for the record collector!

15) Lori from SpokeNwheelz will be doing mystery packs of 2 T-shirts with bicycles or cars (you choose, and specify size) for $20.  Use coupon code XMAS15 in her shop at checkout for a Free Shipping bonus!

Custom shirts make great gifts!

Custom shirts make great gifts!

16) stfne9 from CustomCraftsbyStef has a coupon code SAVE25 to save 25% on her entire selection of custom baby and toddler clothing sets like this one…

Adorable gift for kids at Christmas!

Adorable gift for kids at Christmas!

Many more shops will be offering special sales this Holiday Season.  Just search “CIJ” or “Christmas in July” to check out our entire team’s items!

Wishing you good cheer, good times, and good shopping this holiday season!

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World Kindness Day

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

According to the World Kindness Movement website, World Kindness Day is intended to “build a kinder and more compassionate world”.

www.theworldkindnessmovement.org/

Ethical Infant from EthicalInfant says:

HI! We have a lovely Mother Theresa onesie. The quote says “Kindness begins with a smile”. All of our onesies are 100% organic cotton, and Fair Trade certified (which means that they are produced in an ethical manner – providing a living wage for all involved in the production process, safe working conditions, access to medical care for employees, etc.)  #kindnesswins

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Sarah Johnson from BellaBoutique23 states:

“When hands reach out in friendship hearts are touched with joy” This candle tea light card makes a sweet gift for a friend and is a great reminder that we should reach out to friends, family, even strangers to spread kindness. The result of joy happens not only for those we help but our hearts will be full of joy as we love others.

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Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns said:

This pair of earrings is made using recycled paper, and as such is kind as it leaves a small footprint on the environment.

The earrings are one of four products I designed specifically for the MakeForGood campaign which is about spreading awareness and fund-raising for the education of girls in developing countries.

The campaign is a joint initiative of Etsy Australian and Plan International and involves Australian Etsy shops. I think this campaign is very appropriate for World Kindness Day

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Ina from InaSudjana says:
made with love for the etsy makeforgood campaign. Everything about this dreamer spells love and kindness to me: the pillowy cloud gives hope, the stars illuminate the paths we choose in life, and the pastel colours soften the heart.
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Printables are kind to the earth – you can download them and then use as you want. They are also kind to your wallet – you can re-use your instant download art as often as you want. This Woodland Word Art is a favorite of mine because it reflects the true power of just one good friend. I love Abraham Lincoln’s quote.

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Kindness is essential in this world. I have always loved this quote…
“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”
We all must take care of ourselves in order to spread “kindness” to others. Getting a great night sleep is so important. Use our Hot or Cold Eye Pillows to block out room light and soothe and revive those tired eyes.
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