The holiday season is in full force in the stores so I guess it is time to start thinking about holiday gift giving.
This year I have taken the Buy Handmade Pledge. It is a movement that is going on in the blogging world where people are pledging to buy handmade gifts this holiday season and choosing to support independent artists.
If you click on the “I took the handmade pledge” button on the right hand side of my blog you too can take the pledge. You will also find a list of websites where you can buy handmade gifts including Etsy, a great site with thousands of handmade items.
With the current economic situation many of us find our gift giving budgets a little more limited than usual. Because of that I want to make sure that the gifts I give this year are meaningful.
While I was in Utah several weeks ago I visited a boutique where many women were selling their handmade items. At the boutique I met Jenine of Savanna Hill. I fell in love with her jewelry – all handmade by Jenine.
She makes beautiful custom photo pendants featuring your custom photo. Each piece is its own one-of-a-kind creation.
I had Jenine create some custom photo pendants for some of the people on my gift list this year. I used some of our old heritage photos. I just emailed her a jpg of the photo that I had scanned in, let her know what I wanted on the back (a letter, a word etc.)
They arrived last week and they are beautiful! (I’m not going to show them to you because some of the people they are for might see them and I want part of it to be a surprise!)
Jenine is very prompt and does beautiful work!
She has graciously donated a custom made photo pendant, chain and one bobble for a giveaway. This gift has a value of $49.00
By leaving a comment and letting me know who you’d like to give this custom made photo pendant to you will be entered in the drawing for this giveaway. The giveaway will be open until Friday, November 14th at midnight PST. Don’t forget that you need to click through to the actual blog to leave your comment.
If you would like to order some custom made photo pendants for the people on your gift list this year please visit Jenine at her website – Savanna Hill She is a doll and would love to help you!
Jenine Abegg, founder of Savanna Hill jewelry has been designing jewelry since she was a little girl. Her hobby became a business when many of her friends and their friends and their friends wanted jewelry for gifts. The rest is history. She resides in Pleasant Grove, UT with her husband Taylor and three children; Joshua, Grace and William. Besides jewelry, Jenine enjoys anything outdoors, cooking and her favorite- playing with her children!
For the next several weeks I will be featuring gift ideas that are handmade by homebased moms. If you or someone you know has a handmade at home business that would like to sponsor a giveaway on my blog please email me through my contact page.
A big thank you to Jenine for sponsoring our Charming Giveaway this week!
Charming Giveaway Guidelines
- Anyone in the U.S. with an email and a name is eligible.
- You can use a code name if you want to.
- One entry per person, please.
- Emails are never published nor is your identity revealed if you choose to use a code name.
Tell your mother, tell your sister, tell your girlfriends so they can enter too! Share the fun!