It's Black Friday this week and if your inbox is anything like mine you will have already received emails with deals starting weeks before 29th November.
I have been umming and ahhing about whether to do any offers but this week isn't just Thanksgiving and Black Friday, it's also Just A Card Week!
What's Just A Card?
The JUST A CARD campaign aims to encourage people to support, value and buy from artists, designers, independent shops and small businesses by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even 'just a card' are so vital to their prosperity and survival.
Starting tomorrow Just A Card are running an Instagram challenge to celebrate artists, makers, independent shops and small businesses! It's an independent, colourful alternative to Black Friday to share and spread the word so loads of people appreciate how important it is to shop independent this Christmas.
What will I be doing?
As well as taking part in the challenge on Instagram, I have decided that I will offer promotions off selected products during Just A Card Week.
Fill your winter boots and Christmas stockings with
20% off Magnets and Coasters
30% off A4 Prints (unframed).
Offers end 29th November 2019 at 23:59 GMT.
Other makers/artists/small biz Black Friday Deals
I'm not the only indie biz running promotions this week and I wanted to share some of them with you.
You may recognise Kim's work if you follow me on Instagram as I have one of her pencil brooches which I love!
Kirstie from May Blossoming will be running a 10% discount from 29th November to 4th December 2019 off her cards and enamel pins (no code required).
Want a gift for a crafty friend, or for yourself?!
Craftiosity is a UK Subscription Box of modern craft kits. Each month they send all the tools, materials and instructions to make a complete project. It could be linocutting, bookbinding, macrame - or something completely different!
For Black Friday they have a selection of past kits available with 15% off, at £19.50 including UK postage, offer runs Friday 29 Nov - Monday 2 December 2019, while stocks last.
Visit their website here.
Lexie from Little But Fierce Design sells foiled quote art prints inspired by strong women. From 29th November to 2nd December 2019 she will be running a discount for 20% off when you spend over £15. Check out her shop on Etsy here.
It would mean so much to artists, makers and independent businesses if you can support them in the run up to Christmas. I know this may not always be possible but we genuinely do a happy dance every time we get an order! There is so much love and care put into everything we do plus you'll buy gifts you won't find anywhere else.
Thank you for all your support