The super cute Squirrel Family Puzzle is from UsNavyRetiredVet - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_1&listing_id=16908208 .
The custom napkin rings are from RaeDunn -
The Woodgrain Ring is from HoneyBee -
And last, but not least, the Moss Terranium is from LadyFarrah -
So, today I was doing a little window shopping with the holidays in the back of my mind, I think this year more than ever, it's important to buy handmade gifts. It is important, of course, to the small business' that artisans, like the people on Etsy, are, to keep them afloat enough to keep doing what they're doing. Which is making beautiful, unique, hand crafted items that carry a feeling of love and meaning in each piece. But also, it's important to veer away from the corporate retail image of more, more, more - the idea that Christmas can't be a success unless we've spent the most, or given the most presents to our family and friends, it is a trap we've fallen into. It certainly has added to our poor economy, and credit reliant society, and is not what the season is all about!
So this year I am personally going to be very picky about what I buy for my children, it's all about quality and meaning, not quantity! So here's hoping we have a wonderful season full of the important things - love, family, friends, good health, and peace and goodwill to all!