by Jessika Hepburn, O Happy Day Handmade
I love December, it is my favorite month of the whole year. My husband’s birthday is on the 16th, our anniversary is the 17th and MY birthday is the 18th! So we basically just have one big party straight through until Boxing Day. Some crazy twist of fate made it work out that even though I am a year older, we are exactly the same age for the one day between our birthdays. This year we will both be 27 on the 17th and we will be celebrating our 7th anniversary! Love is funny like that.
We have an equally exciting month ahead here on Oh My! Handmade. We have our big Handmade Holidays Giveaway that will be posted on December 5th just 4 days from now. You can download the press release here– spread the word and tell all your friends! We will be showcasing these giveaway contributors: Redraven Studios, Sweet Harvey, Noisette Illustration, Perideau Designs, Magpie Patterns, Omiyage and Kara Correspondence with spotlight features. Be prepared to fall in love and possibly overspend, these are dangerously great shops!
I am busy tonight putting together the stunning giveaway baskets to be photographed tomorrow so I will leave you with a little recap of the past month. November was filled with examples of what we know and what we love, from tutorials to features and guest posts, what was your favorite November OMHG read?
–Make easy paper ball ornaments with Sara of Sarah + Abraham
–Decorate in Scandinavian style with Jacqui of Mee a Bee
–Keep your blog stocked and sticky with new contributor Cam of Pink Sparks Media
–Learn why no one is reading your blog and what you can do about with Lucy of Perfect Balance Marketing
-Wrap kids in handmade style with these beautiful handmade finds and fashion illustrations by Joanne of Drawn to Letters
–Make a yummy moisturizing sugar scrub with April MacKinnon of Anointment Natural Skin Care
–Scarf along with Heather of Cookie Mondays in this step-by-step sewing tutorial
–Learn about a Handmade Ornament Exchange from Michelle of Modern Handmade Child
–Find out if online reviews are good or bad for online business with Nicole of Honeybunch
–Download an adorable to-do list printable from Meg of Olliegraphic
–Or download this great printable photo card from Stacy of Name Your Design
–Meet new contributor Grace Hester in this post by Cassandra of Pixie Chicago
– Join 3 creative bloggers to make kid-friendly holiday gift wrap in this craft challenge from Grace of Grace Hester Designs
–Come explore a magical winter wonderland with Catherine of Bumpkin Bears and Friends
We also offered fabulous giveaways from Pink Panda Fabrics, InkSpot Workshop, Nimbus Publishing and Aeolidia and I wrote a bunch of fun posts so go check out the archives!
Many good wishes for [O] Happy Days of December to you and your husband Jessika!Thanks for your own great posts and the warm welcome to contributors here.
P. S.My youngest child was born Dec.24 so we have had a 2 day Birthday/Christmas ever since. Love it!
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