Shop small, early and with intention this Christmas!
Dear creative friends,
When we launched our small project back in February, we would never expect all of the amazing feedback and support that you have been giving us! We are truly thankful, specially with what is happening in the world right now.
But with the start of the most important season for all the small businesses like ourselves, we want to ask you to shop small, early and with intention this Christmas!
Why shopping small?
Anticipating what might happen during this Holidays season, with many European countries already in a second wave of lockdowns, many small and independent shops will need again to reinvent themselves.
Unfortunately, many of them won't be able to survive much longer, if we don't help and buy local and consciously.
When you buy from small and independent businesses, you are also buying a thoughtful gift with a personal touch.
Why shopping early?
As most of you know, all postal services are experiencing delays due to COVID. And with the rush of Christmas, these delays will be heavier and more impactful due to second-wave lockdowns or even restrictive measures applied in most countries.
If you shop early, you'll:
have time to find the perfect gift
avoid all the stress for not knowing when the gifts will arrive
relax and enjoy the season because all the shopping is done!
Why shopping with intention?
When buying small, you are also helping someone fulfilling a dream. But this is also the season to think about those less fortunate all around the world! If you can, support small businesses that also support great causes.
We are very happy to be part of the Charts for Charity initiative! A few needlepoint designers and artists got together to launch winter themed charts at a lower price point, and all the money is donated to a charity of the artist's choice.
Follow the hashtag #ChartsForCharity on Instagram to get to know all the existing designs and when new ones will be available!
Find out more about other causes that we support in our About Us page.
We get it, and we want to help!
The temptation to wait for the Black Friday Ciber Monday deals is big! But, the later you buy, the higher are the chances that you won't receive your items on time, and you will also risk the gift you want is no longer in stock...
In case you need any incentive to shop small, early and with intention, we have this for you:
1. FREE PORTUGUESE TILE KIT when you buy over 200€ and until Nov 15th
When your order has a total value over 200€, you can add a Portuguese Tile kit to your cart, and in the checkout process the price for the kit will be 0. You don't need to apply any code :)
This promotion is valid until Nov 15th only!
And yes, we have two new tiles in the collection!
2. FREE BLANK CANVAS (A4 size) for your #ChartsForCharity project in all orders until Nov 30th
To help you to participate in this #chartsforcharity initiative, we will include in all orders until the Nov 30th, a blank canvas piece in the approx. size of an A4 sheet.
The mesh count is 14 holes per inch, but we can also include a 10 holes per inch. Just leave a note at the checkout stating that you prefer a 10 mesh count.
Our "Learning Needlepoint" short video series is ready for you! Take a look, and get ready to start having some fun with this amazing craft technique.
Access our needlepoint booklet for free! Easy instructions on how to start, and a library of our favorite stitches are waiting for you :)
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