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Custom Pet Ornaments of 2016
custom pet portrait ornaments by michelle schneider

custom pet portrait ornaments by michelle schneider

cute custom pet portraits by michelle schneider

cute custom pet portraits by michelle schneider

Today I wanted to share a few photos of last year's Pet Portrait ornaments because they're just too cute not to talk about at least once! I loved painting these ornaments so much and can't wait to paint another batch of them this year. I decided to keep all of my custom ornament options consistent in size and price, so I'll no longer be offering these smaller disc ornaments. Each Pet Portrait ornament will be 4" in diameter like the photo below:

custom dog ornament

custom dog ornament

A limited number of them will be available for purchase every month this year if you're interested in stocking up before the holidays. Find them here!

Custom Home Ornaments of 2016
custom home portrait ornaments by michelle schneider

custom home portrait ornaments by michelle schneider

This week, now that all the gifts have been received and I'm not spoiling any surprises, I'll be sharing a collection of my favorites from the over 60 custom ornaments I painted last year. I still can't believe I was able to get that many ornaments out the door in time for Christmas (Lord knows the panic I felt at times!), but alas, my customers are the best and most supportive people in the world and came back over and over to purchase more.

By far, the bestsellers were the Home Ornaments. I plan to paint many more this year, but won't be officially starting holiday orders until September 1st, 2017. I really appreciate that people are already starting to purchase gift certificates for this next season because it helps me prepare and gather a Wait List. 

To add your name to that list, simply purchase this listing. Thank you again for making my Christmas season so special!

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 some...no, 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!