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Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 7 Favorites

Holiday Earrings for Women, Red Earrings, Gold Dangle Earrings, Green Earrings, Swarovski Crystal Jewelry, Glass Earrings, Handmade Jewelry

 

We've reached week 7 of this year's Countdown to Christmas! Now that Halloween is in the past, it's time to turn our attention to Thanksgiving, just 3 weeks away! And for those who like to get things done early, there are just 7 shopping weeks left before Christmas.

The Countdown to Christmas is hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions, and this week 22 artisan shops shared 66 handmade gift ideas for Fall and Christmas holidays.

In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one favorite item from each shop in a weekly blog post.

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 2 Favorites

Halloween Argyle Black and Orange Pet Scrunchie Neck Ruffle | SewAmazin

 

Autumn officially arrived last week, although it still feels a lot like summer here during the day. It's also the second week of this year's Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions on their blog, The Blu Print.  It may seem like Christmas is a long way in the future, but it will be here before we know it!

For week two, twenty shops shared 60 wonderful handmade gift ideas in the weekend link-up. In addition to pinning each item to my Countdown to Christmas 2016 board on Pinterest during the week, I'm sharing one item from each shop in a weekly blog post. Here are this week's favorites.

 

Yellow and Orange Flower Lace Oval - Seasonal Crochet Art - RSS Designs In Fiber

 

Unique handmade dog rescue earrings with a goofy dog.

Goofy Dog Rescue Earrings, Polymer Clay Frosted Black Lampwork Handmade Dangle Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

 

Great Spirit Lion Head Pendant Necklace, Hematite Gemstone Necklace With Copper Chain

Great Spirit Lion Head Pendant Necklace, Hematite Gemstone Necklace With Copper Chain by TheSingingBeader on Etsy

 

There are quite a few fall events on the calendar before most of us will really begin our Christmas shopping. In October, apple picking, homecoming games, Halloween trick or treating are some of the activities that might have priority over Christmas preparations.

I'm still watching baseball every night because my favorite team is in the race for the wild card, hoping for a chance to play in the post season. So my favorite picks from this week's collection have mostly Fall themes and colors again.

Countdown to Christmas 2016 - Week 1 Favorites

Owl and Other Nature Critters Christmas Holiday Gift Tags

 

Did you know that Christmas is less than 100 days away? That means it's time for the annual Countdown to Christmas, hosted by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions on their blog, The Blu Print

This is the 5th annual Countdown to Christmas, a twelve-week celebration featuring handmade and vintage gift ideas from artisans with shops on marketplaces like Etsy, ArtFire, and Shopify as well as standalone websites for artists on IndieMade and other venues.