It’s officially Christmas season, yall! Christmas is all for Jesus, and because of His love that fills us, we can go through the Christmas season with full joy in giving to others because He gave to us first (1 John 4:19). He is the Father of good gifts after all (James 1:17).
So as we make our Christmas lists and get on our shoppin’ shoes (is that even a thing?), let’s lean in a little closer to see if we can make a difference for Christ even in the way that we shop.
Now as much as we here at TFP love a long morning stroll through Nordstrom, we also found we can make a great impact by supporting small businesses. And what we love even more is supporting small business owners who love Jesus!
So we have gone on an internet-journey to find some special little shops that are unique and affordable and the owners are Jesus-loving ladies who want to expand the Kingdom of God using the creative gifts our Lord has blessed them with.
Below you’ll find a little about the shop and owner, our favorite products, product photos, and many have even included a coupon code! What a great way to encourage our sisters in Christ by shopping their brands and supporting their causes.
So grab a cup of tea and your debit card and get to readin’! Happy shopping, neighbors!
GraceLaced is owned by Ruth Chou Simons who is a Chinese-American local artist and writer who lives in Los Ranchos, NM with her husband Troy and their six sons: Caleb, Liam, Judah, Stone, Asa, and Haddon.
She’s written at her website, GraceLaced.com for the last 8 years, from where she’s grown a thriving ministry and business centered around her drawings, paintings, and hand lettering.
Ruth’s passion is to see God’s Word proclaimed and the Gospel adorned through the reflecting of His handiwork in creation. She longs to encourage women to preach the truth of God’s Word to themselves, and is honored to use her words and artwork to do so.
Once you head over to GraceLaced, keep an eye out for their beautiful Hope in the Desert calendar, or one of their stunning journals. And if you are looking for Christmas cards, you can find the prettiest cards around here!
Psst…GraceLaced is having a huge Black Friday sale! Check out the graphic below for details!
Garland & Pendant
Allison Blackburn is the owner and creator at Garland & Pendant which offers vintage, inspired, fun and fanciful items, always hand embroidered by Allison. Allison is a wife to her best friend, Steven, who works in full time ministry, and mom of three kiddos under 5. Allison’s youngest is a cancer fighter so they’re huge fans of St. Jude Children’s Hospital where they travel to get her treatments every handful of weeks.
As a stay-at-home mom, Allison adores nap time where she can pursue her passions for all things handmade and small-business. Around her house things are usually equal parts fun times and freak-out moments. When she’s not overthinking things, she’s taking huge leaps…and she’s still searching for that healthy balance somewhere in between!
At Garland & Pendant, everything is embroidered by Allison herself so you are sure to find gorgeous jewelry and unique home decor! Make sure to check out her monogrammed hoop art and her embroidered necklaces!
Allison graciously offered a coupon code for all your Christmas shopping needs! Just type in GANDPXMAS for 15% off your order!
Source provides a way to engage our culture with the Gospel in a fresh, creative way. Your purposeful choice of fashion is a simple way to display truths about our God to the world. Source’s hope is that their designs will prompt conversations that give you an opportunity to share Jesus with those around you.
Among so many great products, we’re especially dying over Source’s beloved baby onezie and beloved mama tee! They also feature phone cases, coffee mugs and bags as well!
Source was so kind to offer a coupon code to our readers! At check out, use the code TFP15 for 15% off (code expires 1/1/17)!
Wood Burning Beauty
Wood Burning Beauty is owned by Allison Lauderdale, a 28 year old, Jesus-loving, fur baby momma from Fort Worth, TX. Allison taught herself how to wood burn when she wanted to save money wedding planning. She fell in love with the art of making her own wood decor and the rest is history!
Allison started her business in March and she is so thankful for her husbands support and to the Lord for the growth that’s occurred in this first year of business. She wood burns everything by hand in her shop and is mostly inspired by Scripture and adventure. She also loves taking custom orders as it pushes her creative abilities and is a sweet way to connect with her customers.
Don’t miss the adorbs wood burned spoons and cutting board (it’s the perfect hostess gift!), and we can’t get over her super special wood wall decor, like this “He comforts us” heart!
Wood Burning Beauty has a great selection of unique gifts for you to choose from and when you’re ready to check out, make sure to use the code “GRATEFUL” for 10% off all products!
Imperfect Dust was started after owner Danielle Stringer’s own journey with Christ was brought out of the ashes. After years spent running from her Savior, God showed her how dirty she was and how much she needed Him. With revival in her heart, she began to pray for God to use her life for His glory. Lettering began to be her outlet for worship. These hymns were some of her favorites growing up in the church! Her prayer is that each sign encourages and reminds us of our Father’s unconditional love for us. Even though we are just imperfect dust.
Imperfect Dust specializes in hand lettering over hymn sheet music and also does custom orders, but don’t forget to also check out the black chalkboard signs as well!
Danielle was so kind to offer a coupon code just for The Front Porch readers, so when you’re buying all your super cute gifts, make sure to type in FRONTPORCH10 for 10% off!
Scarlet & Gold
Scarlet & Gold is a gift and lifestyle brand. Their mission is to give, create and inspire. Scarlet & Gold creates products meant to be used as tools to start great conversations.
Scarlet & Gold offers many things including one of our favorites, their jewelry!
We hope you found some great little gifts from our Christmas shop round up! What are your favorite small businesses? Comment below and let us know!