Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Holiday Wishes 2016

About Me
Greetings! I'm Miss M. Turner. I'm 39 and I live in Florida with my guy and our two cats. I've been in this community for longer than I can remember. LOL I look forward to it every year and enjoy both sending and receiving some holiday cheer!

2016 hasn't been the worst year ever, but it certainly has had ambitions to rank in the top ten. :( It's been a rough one overall including loss of pets, family medical issues and other stressful situations. Honestly, I've been looking forward to the holidays just to try and end on a high note.

1. To have a good season in my etsy shop PhoenixFire Designs! Sales have been slow all year and unfortunately, I've been struggling to keep my head above water this year. I make beautiful pieces by hand and with love, including my world-famous Tree of Life pendants. I also gladly customize and personalize.

Even just spreading the word is helpful! And I'm all over social media! Share, tweet, post, pin on your journal, blog, tumblr, instagram, pinterest, facebook, twitter - anything! The more people know about it, the more I have a chance of getting buyers. Please help support handmade this holiday!

Etsy: www.PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PhoenixFireDesigns
Instagram: www.instagram.com/PhoenixFireDesigns
Blog: www.PhoenixFireDesigns.com/blog
Gallery: www.TreeofLifePendants.com
Amazon: www.amazon.com/handmade/phoenixfiredesigns

2. Jewelry/Bead Supplies!
I always need jewelry supplies! Swarovski crystals, gemstone chip strands, faceted rondelles, large hole beads, lampwork beads, silk bracelet ribbon, findings (earring hooks, headpins, clasps, etc.) Just no plastic/pony beads please as I can't use them.

3. Happy Mail Surprises
I rarely get mail these days. So I would love some fun, interesting or amusing mail. Postcards, letters, photos, some little trinket, something you made, art, pretty rock or crystal you found, a secret, a book, a card, something with owls, something Disney, something Harry Potter, something silly, something whimsical etc. Just some kind of surprise, happy mail or little "thinking of you" pick me up type letter or parcel. Really this is just an open call for any and all positivity in the form of mail. Sender's choice! :)

4. Anything from my amazon wishlist.
I don't mind gently used items. I'm a big believer that many things in life can be enjoyed by more than one person and shared. (And if you already own something on the list and want to pass it on, that's awesome too!)

5. Fandom!
I have several fandoms and would love things inspired by or about them. For example, I LOVE Back to the Future. Like, seriously, I know the first movie by heart. It's my ringtone on my cell. So, anything about, or from or inspired by - handmade or store bought - would be super fun. DeLorean items, Doc Brown, Marty - it's all good. Tees, keychains, posters, postcards, figures, autographs, promotion things, whatever. I even cosplay a female Marty McFly LOL

Or Disney! I live 90 minutes away from Walt Disney World and I am obsessed with it! I've never been to Disneyland though. I love things about the history of the parks, Walt, Mickey, Pixar, Figment, the attractions themselves, Carousel of Progress - just big Disney nerd. I also Disneybound!

Or Steampunk! I love cogs, gears, top hats the whole aesthetic, dressing up, the creativity! Any accessories or knick knacks or jewelry or whatever would be fantastic! I am a total Steampunk!

6. Something Handmade
What's your specialty? I'd love to see what you love to make by hand. Knit, crochet, sew, printmaking, woodwork, paper crafting, photography, paint, art, embroidery, screen printing, etc., etc., etc.....I'm leaving this totally open. If you need inspiration, feel free to check out my pinterest boards which have TONS of crafty inspiration divided up by category.

7. Gift certificates. For just about anywhere!
Craft stores, Restaurants, retail stores, online stores, big box stores - you name it. I don't mind if you've used part of it and have $7.52 left on it. I know sometimes people give you ones for places you might not like or need or use and they sit and collect dust in your wallet.

Three ones I could use most?

8. Anything Boston Bruins for my husband!
I'd love to get him some Bruins stuff. Being in Florida, there's not a lot of it available here. Anything would be awesome from keychains, stickers, car magnets, tess (XXL), etc. Help me surprise him!!

9. Do something nice for someone
This is the time of year when so many people are stressed out. If you can try and do something nice for someone else, it really goes a long way. It can be something simple like holding a door for someone with too many things in their hands, or helping carry something heavy. Maybe you can donate some of your time to a local charity, or if not time, try to give a couple bucks to an organization that matters to you. (Animals, literacy, environment, etc.) Doing something nice for someone else freely and with no expectation of getting something back is just about the best feeling in the world. So try to pass it on. :D

And last but certainly not least... 10. Holiday cards!
Bonus if they have penguins on them, or owls, or winter scenes and extra bonus if they are Yule/Solstice themed. But honestly, any and all cards are SO welcome! I absolutely love mail. I check my mailbox every day because I just love getting mail. It's like a present.

Miss M. Turner
PO BOX 1484
Elfers, FL 34680

memoryanddream (at) gmail.com

ALLERGY NOTE: Because of my migraines, I can't have anything that was around smoke and I can't have any scented products unless they smell like food. Anything with a musk or a perfume or non-edible scent will trigger a migraine. I am also allergic to artificial sweeteners. Thank you.

Thank you in advance! I hope you and yours have a beautiful holiday season!
Thank you! I need to dig mine out too. Every year I wind up buying so many that I have an entire storage tote of cards! LOL
I'd love to send you a little bit of happy mail or a handmade item of some kind. I'm certainly not the craftsmith you are (I'm blown away by the beauty of your designs every year), but hopefully it'll be worth a smile and a pick-me-up at the tail end of a rough year. ♥
I'll be sending out a little something to you. Should be out in the mail Monday. ;-)
Sent you a little something! Hopefully 2017 will be better for many of us. :)
Thank you! (Mine haven't gone out yet either. I was trying for before Thanksgiving, now I'm aiming for before December. LOL We'll see if I make it!)
I hearted your Etsy shop ages ago! You do beautiful work.

You're on my card list!
A card coming your way this week ... and I'll see what I can snag for you off of your Amazon wishlist :D
Card on its way soon!

And I just love your apple tree pendants. Beautiful! I'm trying to justify buying myself the one with the dark copper colored wire.
Thank you! And I always think it's important to remember to be nice to yourself during the stressful holiday season! ;) I'd love to make a pendant for you if you decide to treat yourself.
I will send you a card and maybe a little something extra. I'll see what I can do.