Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas in July!

This week I went out shopping for some copper beads, and lo and behold, what did I see? CHRISTMAS ITEMS! Seems as if Christmas in July has become much more widespread over the past few years—and that’s good! It’s good for a lot of reasons. The most obvious is that you’re FINISHED. You can then sit back and taunt everyone else who is out frantically trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. I’m not one of those people. I’m not that efficient for one thing, and for another, I like to be able to give people something I’ve made myself. I admit it’s not always possible when the person is asking Santa for a metric socket set, for example, but I can usually supplement the gifts with something I’ve made especially for them. And all of this takes TIME.

Time. To me that’s the major advantage to taking advantage of the Christmas in July sales. Doing so allows you to budget your holiday shopping dollars much more efficiently and effectively. And of course it helps provide me with the much needed peer-pressure “kick in the butt” to get started on my holiday gift-making.

If you can’t make the gift yourself, the next best thing is to BUY a handmade gift! So to help inspire all you would-be holiday shoppers, I’m offering ONE PERSON per day the opportunity to grab ONE ITEM of their choice for half-price. That’s right—one person will get the item of their choice for a full 50% off.

Here’s what you do: Be the first person to use the coupon code below in either Rocky Creek Gems, or The Calico Cat. The coupon code will work ONE TIME in EACH SHOP and is good for just that one day. Good luck, and have fun!

July 14 coupon code: PEARTREE
July 15 coupon code: TURTLEDOVES
July 16 coupon code: FRENCHHENS
July 17 coupon code: CALLINGBIRDS
July 18 coupon code: GOLDENRINGS
July 19 coupon code: GEESE
July 20 coupon code: SWANS
July 21 coupon code: MILKMAIDS
July 22 coupon code: LADIES
July 23 coupon code: LORDS
July 24 coupon code: PIPERS
July 25 coupon code: DRUMMERS

Remember, the code will only work once, so be the first to use it and everyone have a very merry CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!

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