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Etsy Item of the Day: Winter Snowflake Mug

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The closer Christmas gets, the more I look forward to partaking in my family’s yearly traditions. One of them is sipping hot cocoa and nibbling on panettone on Christmas Eve. I’m convinced that cocoa (or tea) tastes better in a pretty mug. ;) This ceramic mug is hand painted in a lovely navy blue. The variations in the paint makes it look bright blue in some areas and brown near the edges. I especially like the contrast of the stark white snowflakes against the dark blue background.

Etsy Seller: Sylwia Glass Art

Etsy Item of the Day: Wood-Burned Ornaments

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One of the things I enjoy most about Etsy is discovering unique handmade items like this wood-burned ornament. I like the stars scattered above the snowcapped mountains with pine trees nestled at the base. The wood used to make this ornament was harvested from fallen branches, so you can rest assured that no trees were harmed in the process of making these ornaments.

Etsy Seller: By the Rock and Weed

Etsy Item of the Day: Birch Bark Gift Tags

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When wrapping up gifts, I like to get creative with the packaging. Most of the time I repurpose materials that are readily available (i.e. lying around the house), but once in a while I use something unique—like these birch bark gift tags. They are harvested from bark that has naturally fallen from trees in Maine. I think they’d be perfect little tags for gifts or party favors at a rustic themed Christmas party.

Etsy Seller: Light of Day Creations

Etsy Item of the Day: Eco-Friendly Fire Starters

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One thing that I look forward to during the holiday season is sitting near the fireplace. I enjoy the warmth it provides while watching the flames dance in the hearth. I always like to use a starter to get the fire going, so when I saw these eco-friendly fire starters, I was delighted. They are made in Hawaii from macadamia nut shells. Use them in the fireplace, a fire pit, or even to start a campfire!

Etsy Seller: Double Brush

Etsy Item of the Day: Round Things Are Tasty Tote

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This charming tote bag will make a nice Christmas gift for the foodie or the chef in your life. No matter what cuisine your BFF prefers, there’s an diverse mix of round foods on the bag. Jammie Dodger, anyone? How about a burger patty or daifuku? Your food lovin’ friend can use this baggie for toting around books, groceries, or whatever else their heart desires.

Etsy Seller: Maigocute
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