Relaxation And Wellbeing

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

In preparation for the busy seasons of back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, wouldn’t it be nice to stock up on all the little treats that allow us to cope with the stresses of those times? Providing ourselves with moments of relaxation and improving our wellbeing can be very enjoyable when we know that we have already planned for them. Whether you hope to go to a countryside spa or just find an hour, here and there, to pamper yourself, let’s get through the next few months as stress-free as possible.

The Christmas in July team would like to present their items that will help our Relaxation and Wellbeing plans.

mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says

I don’t subscribe so much to relaxation and well-being, but I do know that “A Coke And A Smile” can go a long way towards making me feel better during the busy thirsty times!!

Coca Cola Polar Bears Cross Stitch Book

Britney Wilkerson from LitByBrit says

My lavender soy wax melts smell amazing and are so relaxing!

Soothing Lavender Wax Melts

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls says

Perfumed hot oil lamps and candles have always been a way to add a calming and relaxing environment to a home, spa or work place! They help de-stress and energize a person! We love this adorable vintage spaghetti poodle hot oil lamp/night-light for its sweet design and multi purpose function! A sweet addition to any room in the house or workplace!

Perfume Oil Warmer Lamp

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says

Hand-painted colorful badge for marking the bathroom or yoga room door.

Lotus Yoga Room Door Sign

Photos From The #CIJLovesJuly Photo Challenge – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

During the #EtsyCIJ 2018 event the Etsy Christmas In July team has been hosting a photo challenge.

Many team members shared their photo during day of the challenge. Please join us as we celebrate their photos!

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  1. CIJLovesJuly Photo Challenge 2018
  2. Emily from OrnamentationShoppe Instagram: ornamentationshoppe
  3. zizzybob from zizzybob Instagram: zizzybob
  4. Linda from LindaBrittDesign Instagram: brittdesign2
  5. Heather from MooseintheMint Instagram: mooseinthemint
  6. Cristal from DesignsbyCristal Instagram: Creativedesignsbycristal
  7. Alissa from PoppyAndPeonyDesigns Instagram: poppyandpeonydesigns
  8. Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter Twitter: TandTCrafter 
  9. Britney from LitByBrit Instagram: litbybritmelts


  1. CIJLovesJuly Photo Challenge 2018
  2. Claudia Marie from ClaudiaMarieFelt Instagram: claudiamariefelt
  3. Rebecca from OrnamentsbyRebecca Instagram: ornaments_by_rebecca
  4. Judith from FabriArts Instagram: fabriarts
  5. Clara from elliottsplayground Instagram: elliottsplayground
  6. Diana from joliefemmebydiana Instagram: joliefemmebydiana
  7. Peggy from christmaskeepsakes Instagram: peggyrhuff
  8. Mairi from mairidesign Instagram: mairidesign1
  9. Judy from PiecesOfMePaperCraft Instagram: piecesofmepapercrafts

Thank you so much for joining us on our #CIJLovesJuly photo challenge!

Holiday Goals For Your Shop – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

As a shop owner we all set goals to achieve, especially monetary. Some of us set ourselves goals of item listings,  time spent working each week and so on. Our holiday goals are usually much higher or grander in scale because of the amount of buyers out looking to buy at this time. We want to know what are your holiday goals for this year or for years past? What was your reasoning behind these goals?

spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says I wish that I could say that my goals for the holidays is something grand … sure I’ve love to get lots of sales and make lots of money, but I hope that I get to create some custom order gifts for the holidays!

Most of my sales tend to be custom order wooden trinket boxes where I hand burn special sayings/sentiments on to the top of the wooden boxes …

While I do make and keep some “ready to ship” wooden boxes with special generic sayings already on them in my shop … it is the custom orders that I find special …

When a customer commissions me to create a gift for that special person in their life, I feel very honored to craft their item … and in past years I’ve gotten several custom orders where the customer was going to give the trinket box (with engagement ring) and propose to his/her significant other!

I guess as its said … “money can’t buy happiness”!


Mairi from mairidesign said my goals, for this summer, are to master the art of getting found in Etsy to be able to make more sales. I need to identify who my customers are and what they would like to see me make. I’m also going to redesign my logo and banner and build collections of designs. Then, be ready for the festive season by September. Ultimately, I want to be able to go on holiday to the beach at Christmas time and collect more sea glass to make more jewellery.
I can do this!


Britney from LitByBrit states I just recently opened my shop and am still trying to learn the ins and outs of Etsy. I hope that by the holiday season I will be more of an established shop. I am testing new fragrances for my soy wax melts and plan to have more listings (including holiday scents) in my shop by Christmas.