Growing up our family had the tradition that each year we would each get a new Christmas ornament. When we moved out as adults, we got to take our ornaments with us so that we had some for our own tree. When I had little A I decided to continue this tradtion. I found a great snowbabies "baby's first Christmas" ornament the first year (which was a challenge because he turned 1 10 days after Christmas and I didn't want something too babyish).
The second year was more of a challenge. There were few things that he really liked so finding a store bought ornament proved difficult. This is when I decided to go custom and looked on Etsy. I stumbled across StellaBaby. Jessica is a stay at home mom to 2 children. For the most part she does custom painted items including ornaments, wall letters, glasses, etc. In my first interaction with Jessica she created a custom Blue's Clue's Ornament for us that Little A LOVED.
Last year I went back to StellaBaby and she created an Awesome construction themed ormanent for Little A. Now as we enter fall I'm on the hunt for Little A's 4th Christmas ornament as well as one for E and wall letters for above the crib. I'm still trying to decide what to do for Little A this year. It's between soccer and monster trucks. For little E though, StellaBaby created a gorgeous custom 1st Christmas Ormanent for us and it came in the mail this weekend!
I convo'd Jessica to enquire about creating this ornament. We discussed my ideas and decided upon gingerbread men since E's Christmas outfit had gingerbread men on it. From there Jessica comes up with a few ideas and then convo'd me again to get my input. Once again I absolutely love it. I'm always even more pleased with the outcome than I anticipate when the ornament arrives.
Jessica is offering my readers a chance to win a gift certificate to her shop for your own custom ornament (or other item of your choice). She's also offering 10% off any item if you would like to just purchase instead. To use the discount enter "notthemaid" in the message to sellers section of your order and she'll refund the difference to you!
One of my US readers will win a gift certificate to StellaBaby's shop on Etsy for $28. This will cover an ornament or you can use it toward something else.
1) Become a public follower of my blog. Then visit StellaBaby on Etsy and tell me what item you like best in her shop.
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2) Like StellaBaby on Facebook
3)Post about this giveaway on your bog and link back both to this giveaway and Stellababy's shop.
4) Make StellaBaby an etsy favorite.
Please ensure your profile is public or leave me your email address in your comment. Please be honest in your entries as I do check entries and will delete any non-qualified comments! This giveaway will end at midnight on November 5th. I will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner and post the winner on my website. Giveaway is open to US addresses.