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Holiday Gift Certificates
custom home portrait in acrylic, michelle schneider

custom home portrait in acrylic, michelle schneider

Hello all!

This time of year is so busy for me, and I tend to get a lot of emails in October, November, and December from people wanting portraits or ornaments by Christmas. However, I usually book up by September, so there's not a lot of availability in my schedule to serve those customers shopping later in the season, which is a bummer! I hate to turn away business because I really do think these portraits make the best Christmas gifts. But since I'm just one lonesome lady over here painting while my kids are napping, I have to be pretty strict with the work I agree to take on.

Last year I created these cute gift certificates to serve as place holders for my custom home portrait ornaments...

and so on. I have gift certificates available for each portrait/ornament I offer in my shop, so if you'd like a custom Christmas gift this year, please let me know by purchasing a portrait and then writing "gift certificate" in the notes to seller box during checkout. I'll email you a PDF printout of your gift certificate for easy and fast delivery.

I've just opened up 10 spots for ornament gift certificates and 10 spots for portraits in my shop (to be fulfilled in January), first come first serve.


Please know that ideally I'd LOVE to serve every person who writes to me over the next few months, but simply can't squeeze it all in before Christmas. These gift certificates are my way of serving my customers without the pressure of having to work 60 hours a week (boooo). 

Please email me with any questions or special requests by filling out the form below.

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Artist-Inspired Holidays

Words cannot express the joy it brings my little beating heart to see great art fill the world. I especially geek out over all things holiday-themed. This year I wanted to share my top picks for holiday items that are made or designed by artists that you can purchase online to fill your little beating heart with joy, too. Would these items not make excellent gifts?

First, these hand-painted ornaments by Emily Jeffords, Katherine Jury, and Britt Bass Turner. Could not be cuter.

In terms of holiday-themed wall art, there is no one who's painting hold more magic for me than Janet Hill. I can't even pick a favorite. Browse her Christmas prints here.

Is it ok if I include a few of my own things? I mean, if I didn't think they were cute or worth buying, I wouldn't make them, right? The Santa and Red Truck ornaments are a few of my favorites this year.

This Advent Calendar designed by Quill & Fox (sold by Anthropologie) is probably the cutest Advent Calendar I've seen. I bought one and am currently pretending it's for Josie. ;) Check out Yas' other Christmas products here. (This cat platter, anyone?)

Same artist as the Advent Calendar- this Thanksgiving card is just adorable! I SO wish there were more Thanksgiving products out there...maybe I should design, Michelle, stay focused!

I love the slightly less traditional Christmas card designs, like this super cute card by Emma Block. I'm easily bored by the overstocked generic discount cards you find everywhere this time of year. No thank you.

I'm always swooning over the creativity and design work of artist Roxy Marj. Her stockings and ornaments for Land of Nod are the perfect blend of odd and adorable and quirky and fun. That little red mushroom ornament!

And last but not least I wanted to introduce you to my very own Custom Ornament Gift Certificates, available for purchase here to reserve your spot on my Custom Home Portrait Ornament Wait List. I've had so many requests for these custom ornaments, and I just can't seem to paint them fast enough! So, I've made this super cute ornament gift card just in time for the holidays.

I really hope you enjoy the creativity and talent of these fun artists I've featured today!