Shop Update: A 2017 Thank You

December 31, 2017

First off, we would like to thank you for such an amazing year. 2017 was the first time that we traveled to another city for a handmade market, and we were welcomed with open arms.

It was also the first year that we took part in multiple markets -- including an online market -- and we were very excited to meet so many new people, and see some familiar faces.

We also expanded beyond paper this year, and, for the first time, we made t-shirts. Later on, we added enamel pins with the same image on it to the roster. It was unbelievable to be able to see our work on a t-shirt and a pin!

It was an incredible year for Little Shop of ElleSee, and we know that it would have been impossible without you. We wish you all the best in 2018, and can't wait to share with you everything that we are, and will be, up to. See you next year! 


An ElleSee Christmas Music Playlist

December 17, 2017

My family's tradition is to wait until my Grandad's birthday (November 19) before we start listening to Christmas music. When he passed away 22 years ago, it became a moment for us to also remember him. A salute to Grandad. I'll have to admit that there were a few times this year that I listened to Christmas music before that day, but I was pretty close to sticking to tradition. 

I grew up listening to my parents collection of Christmas music on vinyl. My personal favourite was to put on some Bing -- I'm also a huge fan of the White Christmas film -- and as tapes and CDs were added to our collection, I loved listening to Amy Grant and Celine Dion. I also loved listening to the music in Christmas movies like Home Alone and A Charlie Brown Christmas. 

YouTube, and Google Play have since opened up many more doors to music, and now I have a massive collection of Christmas music that I didn't know about before -- plus there's all the music that has been added to the genre since I was younger.

Christmas music gives me a warm fuzzy feeling like no other type of music, and it really helps me get into the holiday spirit -- and sometimes mellow out -- so I made a list of some of my favourites to share with you. What are some of yours?

Oldies (The Classics)
White Christmas - The Drifters
The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks

From the Movies
Somewhere in My Memory - John Williams (Home Alone Soundtrack)
Christmastime is Here (Instrumental) - Vince Guaraldi Trio 

From Before
This Christmas - Donny Hathaway
Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney 

From Now
Christmas Lights - Coldplay 
Christmastime to Me - Jordin Sparks
Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix
Maybe this Christmas - The Lower Lights

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