Christmas will be here before you know it and keepsake artists will know very well that they have to be prepared well in advance as custom made items take much longer to create, we are even aware of some members are fully booked up for Christmas 2013 and are taking orders for Christmas 2014!
This year we will be running another Christmas Showcase but with a twist! This year the theme is "The 12 Days..." and we aim to get as many members involved with a wide variety of keepsakes. The items in the showcase do not have to be christmas themed but they do have to be keepsakes of course!
Here is how it works:
Guild members can submit as many items as they wish to the Showcase, the more the better. Items can be submitted by Email, Facebook message or Twitter DM. They must include a picture and a description of the item. A price can be included if it is available to order.
All the submissions will be added over the coming weeks to a Facebook album and a gallery on the website. The closing date for submissions is Friday 15th November.
We will then open an online voting system via the Facebook album where the public will be able to choose their favourite keepsakes by liking and commenting. The voting will be open until Friday 29th November.
The votes will be taken into consideration when we choose the final top 12 keepsakes for 2013, one for each theme of the 12 Days of Christmas, descriptions are below:
12 Drummers Drumming: Most Original Keepsake
11 Pipers Piping: Gifts for Boys (kids and teens)
10 Lords-a-leaping: Gifts for Men (adults)
9 Ladies Dancing: Gifts for ladies (adults)
8 Maids-a-milking: Gifts for girls (kids and teens)
7 Swans-a-swiming: Animal themed keepsakes
6 Geese-a-laying: Gifts for babies
5 Gold Rings: Any type of jewellery (not just gold!)
4 Calling Birds: Keepsakes with messages
3 French Hens: Quirky and unusual keepsakes
2 Turtle Doves: Gifts for couples
A Partridge in a pear tree: Family themed keepsake
If you wish to take part, you must be a member of the Guild, you can join by visiting the website www.guild-keepsakeartists.com
You can then submit your items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging us on Facebook www.facebook.com/KeepsakeArtists or by Twitter DM www.twitter.com/KeepsakeArtists
We look forward to seeing your fabulous keepsakes!
Love from the Guild team x