Gift Ideas for December Occasions

December Holidays and occasion

Are you looking for gift ideas for December occasions? December has a number of holidays and special occasions and some of them might require a gift:  Hanukkah is 12/11-18, the Winter Solstice is 12/21, Christmas is 12/24-25, Kwanzaa is 12/26, and New Year’s Eve is 12/31.   I have a lot of Holiday Specials on…

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Staying Positive This December

Staying positive this December is really important. It may be a bit easier because we’re decorating for holidays and celebrating, too. I am personally looking forward to the holidays because the rituals of putting out a wreath and decorating the tree and the house will be a welcome diversion.  We are creatures of habit and…

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Holiday Gift Guide

I haven’t done a gift guide in a while, so I decided to do at least one for the holiday season. The guide includes enticing items from some friends in addition to my handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. Altacruz pottery specializes in functional pottery items. In addition to dishes there are berry bowls and…

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Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale

Fall flowers and dried corn

I’m having a Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  Here’s hoping you have a wonderful day.  I have several advertised specials for you at  In addition there’s a BLACK FRIDAY COUPON CODE blackfriday that will give you a discount on everything on the website.  The featured items for the Black…

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I’m  lining up more jewelry and fiber shows each year.   This Fall, I will be participating in the Fall Fair at the Crossroads Church in Los Alamos on Saturday October 20.  I’m looking forward to doing this Fall event again – I have always enjoyed it. A terrific event to shop for Holiday gifts…

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How Did Christmas in July Start?

Did you ever wonder where the idea of Christmas in July started?  The very first mention of “Christmas in July” was from an opera back in 1892 that featured children rehearsing Christmas songs in July.  In 1935, the National Recreation Association’s journal Recreation described what a “Christmas in July” was like at a North Carolina…

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