Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday – I’m not sure when that designation was applied to the day after Black Friday, but since this is my first year as a small business owner, I’ll be interested to see how it plays out for those of us with small online businesses.

I’m participating in a couple of online markets and sales with some really talented artists over the next few days, and you don’t want to miss them. The biggest one, the Artisan Whimsy Market, runs through next Friday and all the participating artists are offering online discounts in their Etsy shops, using the discount code AWHOLIDAY. Use that as your search term on Etsy, and you’ll see page after page of gorgeous items for gift giving. But the artists below are all offering giveaways on their blogs – including yours truly – so take some time to check out these blogs to see what you might like to enter to win. (To see what I’m giving away and to enter to win, check out this post.)

And in case you missed it, the Art Jewelry Elements team held a holiday open house yesterday – 29 posts over the course of the day, offering up recipes, folklore, wine recommendations, and humor. Head over and browse around, and check out the team members offering discounts in their shops through Cyber Monday.

I am so fortunate to be part of these two communities, filled with really talented folks who have been most welcoming and encouraging. Support handmade this year, and check them out, won’t you?

And now: back to the studio!


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