Christmas In July – Savings Weekend

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

The Etsy Christmas in July Team has come together with some awesome savings from over 20 shops. There are many types of shops for you to receive savings on during this Black Friday through Cyber Monday! To see what discounts the shops are offering, please click on each banner.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!!

ACCESSORIES

BellaBolsaDesigns

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Coupon Code: BLCKFRI2016

10% off  everything

Valid Dates: Good through 11/27

DesignsbyCristal

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Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY15

Spend $25.00 or more

Valid Dates: 11/24 – 11/27

Metaville

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Coupon Code: No code needed

20% off

Valid Dates: 11/25-11/29 (NZ time)

Melissas Menagerie of Stuff

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Coupon Code: No code needed

Free shipping on all domestic orders of 35 dollars or more

Valid Dates: Now until 1/1

CARDS & MORE

 BellaBoutique

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Coupon Code: Holiday16

15% off in stock items

Valid Dates: Good thru 11/30

ColourscapeStudios

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Coupon Code: No code needed

30% off all prints, 10% off all gift tags and mini cards.

Valid Dates: Now until midnight 11/27(Brisbane, Australia local time)

DesignsbyCnC

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Coupon Code: No code needed

15% off everything

Valid Dates: 11/21 – 11/29

StockLaneStudio

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Coupon Code: 1FreeCARD

Buy 4 CARDS get 1 Free ($4.50 off)

Valid Dates: No expiration

CLOTHING

EthicalInfant

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Coupon Code: Thankful2016

20% off everything

Valid Dates: 11/23 − 11/30

and

Coupon Code: Cyber20

20% off everything

Valid Dates:  11/29

Knitwoolsocks

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Coupon Code: FREESH16

free shipping for orders over $45.00

Valid Dates: Good thru 12/31

HOME DECOR

Corkycrafts

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Coupon Code: Clauscostcutter1

10% off any $10.00 purchase

Valid Dates: Good thru 12/25

DesignstheLimit

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Coupon Code: BF2016

10% Off Any Purchase Over $25.00

Valid Dates: 11/22 – 11/27

and

Coupon Code: CM2016

12% Off Any Purchase Over $25.00

Valid Dates: 11/27 – 11/30

SpoiledFelinesArt

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Coupon Code: Coupon1

10% off In-stock items

Valid Dates: Good thru 12/31

SuesAkornShop

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Coupon Code: TENOFF

10% off storewide

Valid Dates: No expiration

and Coupon Code: 10OFF

Save 10% on orders over $10

Valid Dates: No expiration

TheGiftBasketry

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Coupon Code: MCDEC2016

20% off orders over $50

Valid Dates: Good thru 12/1

JEWELERY

acbeadsjewellery

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Coupon Code: No code needed

50% off everything

Valid Dates: Good thru 1/1

AliciasFindings

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Coupon Code: BF2016

10% off

Valid Dates: Valid til 11/26

and

Coupon Code: CM2016

10 % off

Valid Dates: valid til 11/29

beadloverskorner

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Coupon Code: CYBERSALE

30% off

Valid Dates: 11/24/2016-12/1/2016

epicetera

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Coupon Code: BF2016

20% off

Valid Dates: 11/25 – 11/29

EponasCrystals

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Coupon Code:  SHIPFORFREE50

Free shipping on orders over $50

Valid Dates: No expiration

EveryoneLovesGifts0

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Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY15

Everything off with min spend of £3.99

Valid Dates: No expiration

and

Coupon Code: CYBERMONDAY15

Everything off with min spend of £3.99

Valid Dates: 11/29

LSBJewellery

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Coupon Code: No code needed

20% off

Valid Dates: 11/25-11/29

VINTAGE

LazyYVintage

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Coupon Code: CHRISTMASSALE20

20% off

Valid Dates: 11/23-12/24

LBscrapboutique

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Coupon Code: CYBER20

20% off

11/25-11/29

Happy Thanksgiving to all from all of us!

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Gifts for Baby – Booties, Bibs And Nursery Decor

Contributor Post by Opal from ApronStringsOwlLady

You’ve been invited – the adorable invitation in hand! Someone is expecting a little bundle of joy, or you receive a custom order for the “cutest baby gift ever!”

What would you feature, make, give or recommend? An heirloom the baby might keep for a lifetime, or a matching outfit with duckies and butterflies?

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

Gift for Baby’s Room
This Elephant Bank is Old and Collectible, a Reminder of the Elephant Child’s Story, DUMBO. It is a special bank, rare and precious-Just like babies are precious. It will adorn a Nursery nicely and function as a savings Bank for Baby. As people visit they can add to the bank.

Large Elephant Coin Bank-Made of Chalk-Plaster-Retro Piggy Bank-Vtg 1940's-Yellow Hat-Upward Facing Trunk for GOOD LUCK-Child's Room Decor

Vintage Elephant Coin Bank

Melissa R from missy69 says:

Ocean nursery themes are very popular. So, I offer this adorable acrylic baby dolphin painting, with seahorse and coral. I have a matching sea turtle as well. All paintings are ready for you to frame and hang. Painted with acrylics on thick acid free art paper, 12×8 in measurement. Visit my shop to see all of my lovely paintings, and I can do custom orders too.

Clearance Sale Dolphin Seahorse Ocean Nursery Playroom Baby Shower Gift Boy or Girl Child Wall Art Original Art

Baby Dolphin Painting

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios says:

My personalized bunting name print is a very popular choice for the little ones to welcome them into their new space. You can customize the colors to suit your decor.

30% Off Christmas Sale Personalised Name Print, Nursery Print, Bunting Print, Kids Room Decor, Childrens, 8 x 10 Print, Children's Art, Colo

Personalized Name print

Susan-Sharon Passmore from MsPDesignsUSA says:

Every baby needs his or her very own handmade quilt! The “Forest Frolic” quilt is just one of our unique quilt patterns, perfect for making that one-of-a-kind shower gift! We have a dozen different quilt patterns, with themes to go with Baby’s nursery decor, available in our pattern shop!

Happy quilting,
Ms P

Forest Frolic or woodlands animal applique baby or child's PDF quilt pattern; crossed canoes block; owl, moose, or beaver quilt pattern

Handmade Baby Quilt

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

These simple door hangers are a big hit. They are a perfect little extra something to include in gift baskets or even hand out at the hospital. New mothers really love the dual messages for breastfeeding in progress or simple, quiet please. And they are thin enough to slip in a purse and take to the office, gatherings, grandma’s house, anywhere the need arises.
Baby Sleeping Door Hangers, Baby's nursing, 3.74 x 8.74 Blue Yellow Baby Shower favors, breastfeeding in progress sign, Do Not Disturb

Baby Nursery door signs

Hello!
Oh, I have so many wonderful children’s decor. It was difficult to choose.
I stopped at the Fox. The most popular toy for baby nursery decor and gifts for any occasion.

Personalized felt fox toy, Fox stuffed animal , Plush Fox Toy, Fox nursery decor, Fox Stuffed toy handmade, woodland nursery decor, orange

Fox Baby Toy

Esther-Nicole Designs from TheENDboutique says:

 0-6 Months Crochet Mermaid Princess or Merman King of The Sea Gift Sets.

My CROCHETED BABY GIFTS are the BEST way, to Welcome a NEW ARRIVALS. Baby Shower or Everyday.

Custom Baby Shower Gift Set Newborn Crochet Mermaid/Merman Tail Mermaid Under the Sea Newborn Twins Baby Shower Gift Photograghy Photo Props

Baby Mermaid blankets

I just ADORE how this design GROWS WITH BABY and Mom will LOVE displaying pictures of HER GROWING Princess Mermaid or King of the Sea. As a Newborn, Tail can be wrapped around shoulders to keep baby warm. As they grow to a young Mermaid or Merman, tail can be worn at waist in the Traditional Style. Designed & Crocheted my me; making this truly a ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFT SET.

Whether your Shopping for a Unique GIFT Accessories, Party Favors, or Custom Decorations handmade Items are truly ONE-of-a-KIND, adding a LOVING touch to any Special Event.
Ideas and Custom Orders Welcome
Esther-Nicole Designs TheENDboutique

Rachel Placek from LoveandPetFurCrochet says:

Baby showers are so much fun! You will be the talk of the shower if you arrive with one of these adorable stuffed giraffes in colors that match the nursery. I can also include the baby’s initials and/or year of birth in the ears to personalize it a bit. I crochet for you, so custom orders are always welcome!!
Crochet Giraffe, Amigurumi Giraffe, Giraffe Stuffed Animal, Giraffe Plushie, Made to Order, You choose colors

Baby Knitted Giraffe toy

oppning from oppning says:

Well hi there!

When I search for a gift I always try to find something that fulfills 3 goals:
– appeals to me
– would appeal to the person who i buy the gift for
– be useful
This chair fulfills the 3 goals i think because it is beautiful, original and useful!

Olivier

Vintage Wooden Baby Toddler Toilet Potty Training Chair Tops for Tots 1940

Vintage Potty Chair

Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says:

When my daughter was born the most precious gifts we as new parents got were handmade items, and those were the ones that went into the memory box. Every now and then I look at them and feel the same joy again. When my friend had her first baby I knitted a cardigan for the little one in a larger size because I remember how quickly newborns tend to grow out of their adorable clothes. When I witnessed how happy this new mother was I knew that I wanted to knit similar items for my store. That’s how this cardigan came to life (perfect for a 6 to 12 months old baby), adorned with a little sheep because sheep are just adorable, right? And would we as knitters do without them?
Blue Baby Cardigan, Hand Knitted Baby Jacket with Sheep Intarsia , Merino Wool Sweater for 6 - 12 Months Old Baby, Warm Winter Cardigan

Knitted baby jacket with sheep

Christine from cwagenblass9 says:

A baby garland made of pink booties is a delightful gift that would brighten a baby nursery. This can also be used for a baby shower or baby’s birthday. Very versatile and decorative!
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Baby shower garland

Evelyn and Lucy from artsyEVE says:

Anyone expecting a baby in November or December would love the holiday-themed, handmade baby quilt. Take your new little one out in style during the holidays!
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Handmade baby quilt

FrameYourStory from Frameyourstory says:

Timeless keepsake for babies or baby! We can personalized your baby’s name in a footprint and apply it to a plaque sign just for your family to display. Showcasing your story!
Personalized names in foot print - Twins wall plaque gift - Our family just grew by 4 feet. New baby. Solid wood sign 11x22 boy or girl

Family baby footprint plaque

Sue from SuesAkornShop says:

Every mom wants to have a cute nursery! Using this adorable owl hoop art hanging would do just that for the new little one’s wall. This owl wall decor measures 8 inches across. Just the right size for that small area that needs a touch of cuteness.
Owl Hoop Art, Wall Decor, Baby Girl, Embroidery Art, Nursery Decoration, Wall Hanging, Wool Felt, Baby Gift, Applique, Baby Shower Gift

Adorable Owl Hoop art Hanging

willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage says

My daughter and I love finding old toys and baby items! We found this primitive bead doll at an antique festival this fall.

She’s a vintage “Mary Lou” doll from New Zealand! This doll is in “well-loved” condition–perfect for a Shabby Chic nursery!

Wooden Baby Toy Mary Lou Bead Doll Girl in Pink Dress 40s Wood Teether Rattle on String Cute Shabby Chic Nursery Decor Primitive Art Gift

Primitive Mary LoBead Doll

Ethical Infant from EthicalInfant says:

We think that this is a beautiful message for little nature lovers, that not only quotes a wonderful man (John Muir), but it’s organic construction matches its message! Good for the planet, great for baby!

Organic baby Clothes

Organic baby Clothes

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls says:

Currently trending is vintage baby clothes, especially these adorable one piece rompers from the 1940s-1960s! Great little outfits for a shower or newborn just ready to grow into!

Vintage baby girl romper

Vintage baby girl romper

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says:

It’s never too early to plan your children’s keepsakes and your precious memories in style. We offer several toothbox designs, can substitute any font we have available, and include a gift pouch perfect for preventing anything from being lost. Don’t let your teeth be lost in the sheets, place the toothbox in the pouch included and attach it to a stuffed animal to make sure it is right where you left it when the time comes to be discrete! #ToothFairyDuty

Litttle Boy's Personalized Tooth Fairy Box

Litttle Boy’s Personalized Tooth Fairy Box

Thank You For Coming To #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good night everyone! Thank you for joining us today for #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016 here on the Christmas In July blog! It was a really fun day!

It was a party in the streets of our blog! The streets were shut down and their tents were up and ready to showcase their unique items for you.

We had a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops were here for you and they are loved interacting with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016 was individually introduced so please look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

 

1. Linda B / lindab142 / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Ethicalinfant / Ethicalinfant#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Karen / ChocolateDogStudio#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Lola / LOLADOGdesigns#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5. briellasoul1 / BriellaSoulKids#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Gillian / PrettyHappyVintage#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Lydia / PollyHadADolly#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Veronika / TapsikDesign#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. Candy / WickedlyCreative#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. patontheback / patontheback#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Susan-SharonMsPDesignsUSA#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. Rosalia and Linda / Doublemuse#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

Please use #CIJPopUpMarket on social media!

Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2!

#CIJPopUpMarket #2 – Ethicalinfant

Contributor post by Catherine from DesignsByCnC

#CIJPopUpMarket #2 Shop – Ethical Infant

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1. What is name of your shop and what is unique about your shop?

The name of our shop is Ethical Infant. We hand screen my brother’s original artwork on to ORGANIC, FAIR TRADE clothing and bags. In keeping with our ethical products, all of the quotes on our items are inspiring, wonderful individuals (MLK, John Muir, Mother Theresa, etc) Our goal is to change children’s and babies clothing – we were really sad by all of the “Little DIVA” and “Too cute to follow the rules” type of messages on children’s clothing – so, we decided to create a beautiful alternative!

2. What is your favorite July activity where you live?

Swimming! We live in the SF Bay Area and it gets HOT here.

3. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

Hawaii – I’m a beach bum.

4. Who do you most admire in life?

My mom – a gentle and creative soul, who always has love and wisdom to share.

5. What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

Bread making – I’ve been attempting (with only minimal success for the past year).   I think all of my kiddos would greatly appreciate it, if I could really nail a good loaf of whole wheat bread.

6. What are your social media sites?

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ethical_infant/
Twitter: twitter.com/EthicalInfant
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Ethical-Infant-1634842220081684/

Welcome To #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We are thrilled about our second annual #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016 – a party in the streets of our blog! The streets are shut down and your tents are up and ready to showcase your unique items for you.

We have a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops are here for you and they are looking to interact with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016 will be individually introduced so please check in throughout the day to look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

Now let’s shop!

1. Linda B / lindab142 / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Ethicalinfant / Ethicalinfant#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Karen / ChocolateDogStudio#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Lola / LOLADOGdesigns#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5. briellasoul1 / BriellaSoulKids#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Gillian / PrettyHappyVintage#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Lydia / PollyHadADolly#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Veronika / TapsikDesign#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. Candy / WickedlyCreative#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. patontheback / patontheback#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Susan-SharonMsPDesignsUSA#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. Rosalia and Linda / Doublemuse#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

Please use #CIJPopUpMarket on social media as you visit all the fabulous shops today!

Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2!

In The Company Of Women – Celebrating Womens History Month

Contributor post by Beverly from designbcb 

I love the company of women. When my girlfriends and I get together or when I am meeting with members of women to do social justice work, there is something profound and moving in being with those of my gender.  I imagine it is the same, in its fashion, for men when they get together with one another without women folk present. There is a different kind of sharing that goes on when it’s just us girls and we know no boys will bounce into the room.

My Mom was the first person that made me a couple. And as Women’s History Month comes to a close, I remember times with my mom and my sisters without my father and brothers and how those moments have kept my sisters and me close even after my mother passed.

My mother tried her very best to be crafty but without a lot of success. She was a wonderful cook and she kept a mean house but she was not the best gardener or seamstress. Still, she gave me an appreciation for crafting. I, alas, am not from the seamstresses myself but I am a good cook, terrible housekeeper but a whiz at knitting and crochet. Mom never got the hang of those either but she did encourage me and that was a stone on the pathway to me and my Etsy shop.

From Woolly Momo:

I would like to celebrate my Mum who taught me how to knit as a child and set me on my path to where I am now and people actually want to buy what I have made.

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Stripped wool ribbed beanie

From that very first pink scarf I knit, with the wobbly edges, variable stitch tension, knits where there should have been purls and vice-versa and holes in it from accidentally dropped stitches or yarn overs to this item, which is the latest item I have made, she’s always been there with nothing but encouragement to keep going and endless praise for everything that has ever come off my knitting needles.

I come from a long line of knitters, my Grandma taught my Mum, my Great-Grandmother taught my Grandma and back and back it goes – a long line of women linked by love, blood and a very long strand of wool!

So, thank you my Mama Bear, for teaching me a skill I love and adding me to this very long family line of crafting women.

My sisters and I often conference call with each other and within the last year or so, our brothers have noted we have left them out of our conversations. So now all usw conference call but my sisters and I still manage time together on our own because there are things to discuss about the inner keepings of the hearts of women. I would be able to discuss them with Mom if she were still here. She would be in our conference calls. Over the years, we grew from being her children to being friends though she never let us forget she was first and always a mother.  And she never gave up her pursuit of crafting.

From EthicalInfant:

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Organic baby jumper

I’d love to celebrate my mom. She is the queen of diy. She instilled in all of us (my brothers and I), a love and appreciation for all things hand-made, and ethically made. She always says that the best way to show someone who you love them is with your time. Thus, a handmade gift is so very valuable, not only did someone love you by thinking of you, they loved you by putting their time and talent into your gift. I just love my mom.
Strong, sweet, and silly. As a woman she has always inspired me to be adventurous – she has given me the encouragement that I needed to be confident in creating a business that I can be proud of. The quote and artwork on the shirt below are dedicated to her.

Though my mom encouraged my craftiness, it was my sister who brought me my first yarn and needles and really lit that fire. Years later, after dabbling in the craft, I decided to plunge full on and it was one woman, Marilyn, who told me I could no longer just do scarves, I had to branch out and do other things. It was another woman, Vicki, who showed me the errors of my ways when I attempted granny squares and ended up with granny cups because I didn’t know how to execute a proper increase. I learned granny squares from her and went on the sell a number of afghans.

There is something magical, wonderful and fulfilling about the company of women. When we have that group of people we can go to and be more ourselves than we can out in the world, it makes us better people no matter where we are.

From Stock Lane Studio:

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White rose photography

We all love our moms, and I am no exception. I have to celebrate her and all that she has done. She was a successful business owner, nurse, loving grandmother, and mother of 7 children.
 As a single mother of 7 she was super organized, semi strict and always fun. She kept on making the world a better place up until the last years of her life. Even in her 70’s, she traveled alone to Louisiana to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. She was also an avid gardener with a prize-winning rose garden, and this white rose photograph is from her garden.

I celebrate the women in my life who have helped me be a better writer and crafter but also a better woman and a better human being. The blessing of their legacy is only exceeded by the opportunity to be a legacy to the next generation of daughters and nieces and female friends coming behind us.

World Peace Day

 Contributor post by Alexandra from EyeLoveKnots
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World Peace Day (November 17th) appears to be a grass root effort made by curator, Don Morris. It is just one example of how one person can make a huge difference in the world.

World Peace Day encourages us to be kind and share peace through our daily activities. The easiest and most unique way to spread the peace (I think) seems to be by folding some origami cranes and leaving them around your city or town for all to see.
I reached out to some of my fellow Christmas in July members for some Peace Themed items to share today.
Nancy of EponasCrystals chose this Peace Heart Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon Wrap Bracelet. She says, “What could represent peace better than the peace sign! In the 1950s the “peace sign”, as it is known today, was designed as the logo for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and adopted by anti-war and counterculture activists in the United States and elsewhere. The CND, headed by philosopher Bertrand Russell, was planning an Easter march to Canterbury Cathedral to protest the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston. By the end of the 1960’s, the symbol had been adopted as a generic peace sign, crossing national and cultural boundaries in Europe and other regions. The sign really became popular in the US during the 1960s and 70s, when it became associated with anti-Vietnam protests. Today the sign is a universal symbol of peace worldwide.”
Owner of StockLaneStudio chose this Peace Typography Print. She says, “In light of what’s going on in the world right now, especially this week in Paris, this is an important event! Just breathe some fresh air and relax everybody!!”
Samantha of DahlbyDesigns chose this Black Fused Glass Plate with White Daisy. She says, “A wonderful topic! This fused glass plate has a cheerful daisy at its center with captivating dichroic frit glass used as the stem. I have often visualized a field of daisies gently swaying in the breeze during stressful times, and I find that the movement and soothing color palette is very calming. The color changing stem in this piece adds a bit of surprise and invites us to look a little closer, to really notice the beauty in something delicate and peaceful.”
Janine of AllSortsOfSoaps chose this #makeforgood Christmas Candle. She says, “Peace is such a beautiful word and so hard to achieve. My #makeforgood Christmas Candle is especially made to give peace and support women and girls living in poverty in Cambodia through Plan International’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign. For me, the candle flame represents hope, courage and peace in a world that sorely needs all three.”
Owner of EthicalInfant chose this Organic Cotton Baby Blue Onesie. She says, “Our item features the quote – “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa. These are words that we must all remember, especially now. Some will tell us to “be on the lookout” for those who wish us harm. Other may say to hunker down and not go out to where we could be venerable. We hope to challenge those sentiments. By looking at each other, kindly, embracing our differences and our similarities, and beginning a conversation with a smile, there is hope for all who wish to have it. Peace truly does begin with a smile.”
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Becky of LollysCubbyHole  chose this Joy Pallet Christmas Sign. She says “With Peace comes Joy. I wish for both; for the nation of France and the rest of our trouble strewn nations.”

I had a lot of fun putting this post together, and loved reading all the great stories that pair with these items that are all unique representations of peace.
How will you be celebrating and spreading the peace today? Please share your story below!