A Stress Free Christmas

There is so much going on right when it comes to Christmas. People have already gone through the annual hunting day of Black Friday and now we are moving forward still looking for gifts for people. But let’s be honest for a moment. Wouldn’t Christmas be souch better without all that hustle worry and stress?

Now let’s get one thing straight, I love getting gifts and I love giving gifts but not at the expense of my sanity. I don’t know how many times I have been told that someone really wants to give a person a gift (or they already bought them a gift) and were stressing that they wouldn’t like it. Is that the point of the gift giving process? No. The point is to give a moment of joy to someone because you thought about them and went through the trouble of buying them something. Now if it’s not exactly their style or what they would want then that is honestly the recipient’s issue because they should be thrilled to have someone in their life care about them enough to do such a thing.

So this post is for both givers and receivers. If you are wanting to buy a gift and you’re stressing about it before you even pay for it, then don’t buy it. Only buy things for people you know are going to appreciate it. And for the receivers, even if it isn’t something that you would buy for yourself, be grateful that your friend loves you enough to get you something. Because Christmas is supposed to be fun and I think that the whole gift giving thing has taken so much away from the joy of Christmas. Don’t let that be the case in your house. Have Christmas be fun and full of joy.

Merry Christmas!

Is It Christmas Yet?

Ok, I haven’t done an Etsy post in a while and I know that Thanksgiving is tomorrow but I know we are all really thinking about Christmas. I know I am. I actually have almost all my shopping dine but I am really strange and start in August. So all of you how are not like me, I thought I would show you a few things that might get you into the holiday spirit from my Etsy Shop.

This one I want to show you is BRAND NEW to my shop (like seriously five minutes ago).

Owl Christmas Stocking

Isn’t it cute? I love the owl’s little flower eyes.

That is just a taste. I have so many other things in my Etsy Shop that I just love. If you love My Little Pony, Yoda, Sharks, and rugs, I have things for you. And I look forward to adding for items for next year. My shop maybe be small compared to others, but I can guarantee happiness and quality with every product I make. And I enjoy doing it. So why not make some holiday cheer and order from an Etsy shop owner today!

Trial Website

So I am trying a new website through Etsy’s partnership with Pattern. I decided to try their free trial to see if I like it. Here is a quick break down of the website. Etsy now offer’s an official website that you can customize to your liking. There is a free trial for Etsy shops right now but it is regularly $15 a month. Which is not bad for what they offer.

The website is connected to your Etsy shop so any changes you make to your listings will then be updated directly to the Pattern site. Which is great since you only have to update one site. So for people like me, one less thing for me to do is the best.

To set up the website is super easy. You transfer your stuff directly from Etsy, pick your theme and colors, and then decide whether or not you want to use a special domain. If you don’t then they will give you one with their ending on it.  I already own my own domain so I decided to connect it to the site. There is an article that explains how to do it for your domain’s home. It took me about an hour to get it done, but it is now done and I have officially opened the website www.handiworksofgrace.com!

You can still go to my Etsy Shop www.handiworksofgrace.etsy.com or you can just go right to my new site. There is a 30 day trial on it and in 30 days I will decide whether or not I will keep it for the cost. But if it is a success, then so far I am very impressed. The only thing that I hope happens when you start paying for the website is to make it more fancy. It’s super simple right now and there is a lot of open margins on the sides. So, if that is the case, then I will more likely keep the site.

Go ahead and check it out. Please comment below so I know how the customers are seeing the site and give me an idea if you think it is worth the money to keep. Have a great day!

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My site’s home page 🙂