Little Box of Figs 2016

Our first year of LITTLE BOX OF FIGS has come to a close and we are so proud of the kits and patterns we have created for this program as well as all our favorite notions and little goodies that we had the chance to include in each box. So here is a quick summary of the 2016 program...

 

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For those of you who signed up for the 2017 program... you don't have too long to wait for your first box!! We are starting to fold and organize as we speak. The first box for 2017 will go out in late March/early April [due to some early Coney Island fabric arrival!].

We do have a wait list already but have gone through a few names due to some cancellations due to critical health issues. It never hurts to add yourself to the list if you are interested... you never know! Email me if interested.

Thanks for playing along on our maiden LITTLE BOX OF FIGS voyage to all of you 2016 folks!

 

Joanna

 

 


Teaching Adventures

Hello my Quilty Friends!

Its been a while since I have blogged and I sooooo want to get back into a better habit of doing this because it really is a place where I can share so much more than I am able to do on Instagram, which is where I am most of the time these days. Why? Because it is SO MUCH EASIER for me and with the totally insane schedule I seem to keep, EASIER is sometimes the only way it will happen!  I would love it if you would join me there if you haven't already. I am figtreeandco !!

Anyway, I have been getting A LOT of questions and requests lately for teaching and folks wondering why I don't seem to be doing it so much anymore. Well..... traveling to teach takes a lot of time and energy and frankly a lot out of me. True confessions.... I hate to travel alone. Really, really hate it. I absolutely LOVE BEING IN A NEW PLACE and there are places in the world and in the United States where I have been that I would love to return to on a regular basis. But for me it is the process of traveling that makes the whole thing distasteful enough that I say NO to it more often than I say YES. Its not a logical anxiety and not one that has anything to do with a fear of flying... it is all about all of the things that could go wrong, the things that I could forget, the things that need to happen before I go, the things that might go badly at the airport, the fear of being completely out of control.... etc, etc., etc. That is probably more than you ever wanted to know about my issues with travel.  But the next you might wonder, why I don't seem to be teaching as much as I used to that is a big part of it.

The other thing is... well, its about the munchkins. As we transitioned our oldest child out of our home and into college this past year, I realized once again how short life is and how much I don't want to miss the little things that I still have left with the other two. They are both at such wonderful ages and are so full of life and wonder and activities and energy and questions and on and on... and I just don't want to miss too much of it. The time will come when it will be just me and the hub. I think I will enjoy traveling to teach much more then... at least that is the plan!

But all that to say.... I have agreed to teach in several different places this year and I am looking forward to these venues quite a bit.

March 23-15: Thimbles & Threads in Draper Utah.

I can't wait to stay at this amazing lodge and teach some really fun classes! I am dragging the family along for a part of this one and they hope to ski while I work!

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Click HERE for more information. I will be teaching my awesome Blue Ribbon quilt with a wonderful secret variation only for class members [trying to tease you just a little LOL] and I will be sharing all of my wool tricks of the trade while teaching one of the FIGS AND WOOLIES. I sure hope you consider joining me next month at this beautiful venue! I do believe that there are still spots open!

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Summer, 2017: WORKSHOP FOR CARQUINEZ STRAIGHT STITCHERS in Benicia, CA.

We are still working out details for this one and if you are not in the guild but are interested in the workshop, you would need to contact Laurie Grant, Program Chair, to see what you can do. I am not sure of the rules on non-guild members etc in this situation.

 

September 19-23:  QUILTFEST 2017 "RUBY JUBILEE" in Layton, UTAH.

I will be 1 of 4 national teachers teaching at this wonderful event. We are still firming up which classes and on which days but it sounds like its going to be a wonderful event full of classes and opportunities! Stay tuned to their website if you are interested in this one. Sounds like its a favorite of you Utah folks! Click HERE for more info.

 

September 28- October 1: Quilting with Alex Anderson Retreat in Pleasanton, CA.

Have been looking forward to joining these ladies for a few years now [scheduling here takes place 4 years in advance LOL] not only because I know more than a few of them but because this particular retreat experience happens to be 45 minutes from home for me!! Click HERE for more info.

 

Hope to see some of you there!

 

joanna

 

 

 

 


Peppermint Bark with My Kids!

This is a project that I do with my daughter for winter break... not even necessarily Christmas but any time in the winter. It is the most simple idea and any age kids can do it! We break ours up and put them in mason jars for teacher and neighbor gifts. So simple and so fun to make!

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Ingredients:
2 packages semisweet or dark chocolate chips
2 packages white chocolate chips
2 tsp. peppermint extract- 1 tsp. for each chocolate [more or less if you want it more or less minty]
a handful of candy canes or peppermint candies crushed [put candy in a ziploc bag and crush with mallet. Don't turn it into dust... you want some nicer chunks]


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Instructions:
  1. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. Melt the semisweet chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring as you go for 1 to 5 minutes, depending on your microwave. Don't overheat! Stir in the peppermint extract [taste it to see if you want more mint flavor]. Spread the chocolate evenly on the sheet.
  3. Chill until the chocolate has set, about 30 minutes. You can do this in the fridge... or depending on where you live, just set it outside!
  4. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring as you go for 1 to 5 minutes (depending on your microwave). Don't overheat! Stir in the peppermint extract [taste it to see if you want more mint flavor]. Spread the white chocolate mixture evenly over the dark chocolate. Sprinkle the crushed candy cane pieces over the top. If you want you can press slightly into the chocolate with the palm of your hand. Chill for about an hour. Break into small pieces and package up! We package ours into mason jars and tie up with tags and ribbon.

 

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Hope you join us in this annual tradition,

Joanna and Ella


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our Home to Yours!

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The week and days before Christmas always disappear like a complete blur around here and I always find myself wishing I could slow it all down and take it in more. But since that is a bit unlikely to happen today as we are almost ready to sit down to our traditional Polish Christmas Eve meal.... I thought I would just share a few snippets of our home and send them to yours.

Hoping and praying that each and everyone of you has at least a few moments of joy, peace, family and love this season.

From our Figueroa family to all of you.... Merry Christmas and Wesolych Swiat!

Joanna, Eric, Benjamin, Zachary, Ella and Emma the dog

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Poinsetta Flour Sack Towels

Hello Everyone!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I am still recovering from the 12 DAYS SALE around here... and I definitely mean "ing" in that I'm definitely not done recovering! Yes, there has been  A LOT of couch time this weekend... A LOT! Although the one that we managed to accomplish is that my house is now decorated!! I am so excited. Christmas kind of explodes at our house each year and I can't wait to share some photos with you... hoping for tomorrow!

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But today I have a little gift for you!

I know, I know... you might be saying to yourself, again with the flour sack towels! But seriously they are affordable, quick and fun projects that we just can't resist around here. You know when people say that a project can be made in an hour or two and then it takes you the rest of the day to figure it all out? I might be guilty of the same thing once in a while... but not with these. When I say these can be done in an hour or two, I really do mean it!

In fact, you can make them as simple or as complicated as you want. They should have the band on the bottom but then you can add appliqué and embroidery if you want but you don’t have to if you want to go simple. I love them!

 

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This particular towel was a part of our 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE in 2015 and made with a bit of wool and our Farmhouse collection. This year in 2016 we had a new Christmas towel called Mistletoe Kisses that we love too [that will be a pattern soon] but thought we would offer this POINSETTIA TOWEL today as our gift to you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THE PATTERN.

If you are interested, we will have little starter kits available tomorrow [flour sack towels, red dot fabric for the band, green fabrics for the leaves, cream felt for the center-, not sure what we will be able to dig up for the wool... you might be on your own for that one... we'll see what we can find].

Check back with us then if you are interested!

We really hope you decide to make one... even for this Christmas! You can do it!

ALSO UP TOMORROW: Some news about the STOCKING KIT, a few pattern updates and the easiest Christmas candy recipe you have ever made!!

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THANK YOU and Some Info!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS YEAR

 

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FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE!!

I just wanted to send another quick thank you to all of you who followed along and/or participated in this year's sale! Each year since we started this insane sale we think about whether or not to continue it... both because it is such a crazy amount of work and because we know that each year a few people will be sad and some mad, because they haven't gotten what they hoped for. But each year, we weigh how many people participate and have fun, how many of you get all of your stocking stuffers doing this sale, how many people enjoy the excitement and anticipation of the "hunt" and how many of you have fun following along even if you don't get all the goodies you were hoping for... and we take a deep breathe and do it once again. We sincerely do this for you, dear customers, and we hope that you believe us when we say that we so appreciate all of your support and excitement for our business. As both a fabric designer and a small business owner, I am deeply grateful for each and every one of you. And even though I will be spending all of today on the couch, not moving a muscle... other than maybe a little bit of tree decorating and eating leftover pie... I am glad for another successful sale and hope that we have the energy to do it all again next year! Perhaps we might shrink it to 6 days next time around... after all, the elves are all getting a little bit older!

 A FEW EXTRAS!

If you have received notification that your box has already shipped then your box is on its way to you as we speak. Thank you for shopping with us!

If you haven't received notification yet that means that your box will be audited and shipped starting on Monday... and the elves will keep shipping until all the boxes have gone out. Thank you for your patience!

If your box hasn't shipped yet, you still have time to add a few goodies. We have found a few little things here and there as we were organizing ourselves on Friday and will put them up on Sunday, please feel free to add them to your boxes if you know that you have space!


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A COUPLE REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW...

  1. We are more or less unable to make any more of most of the kits that were offered during the sale. We are however going to be making more of the AND THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG quilt from Thursday since it is a brand new pattern. If you are interested in that kit AFTER & SEPARATE FROM YOUR 12 DAYS BOX, YOU NEED TO EMAIL ME joanna@figtreequilts.com. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN GET ADDED TO THE LIST. WE ARE WORKING ON GETTING THOSE KITS DONE NEXT WEEK!
  2. If you bought a box and didn't fill it [or not at all for some reason] and your items will go in an envelope... WE WILL TAKE THE DIFFERENCE OF APP. $6 AND DONATE IT TO OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK. FIG TREE WILL MATCH THOSE DONATIONS. LOOK FOR A BLOG POST ON WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK TO SEE HOW MUCH WE DONATED. IF THAT IS YOU, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION! FIG TREE WILL MATCH THE AMOUNT!

Joanna, Eric and the very tired elves!

STAY TUNED FOR MONDAY TO SEE UPDATES AND A SPECIAL LITTLE GIFT!!

Click HERE for our shop.

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12 Days of Christmas: Day #12

Happy, Happy Friday Everyone!

Welcome to the 12th day of the

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE!

Wow... we have together made it to the last day of this crazy 12 day sale! Thank you so much for sticking it out with us. Some of you have filled box after box and some of you just a few stocking stuffers here and there but I want to thank each one of you for following along and participating with us. This is the 6th year we have done this and although it is nuts and we know that each year a few people are unhappy that they didn't get what they wanted, most of you have a great time and enjoy the spirit of this sale!

Thank you so much for taking this ride with us!

SPECIAL INFO ABOUT THE LAST DAY

The last day of the sale is a little different than all the rest. Those of you committed to this sale have become so incredibly good at checking the moment we go live and grabbing your goodies right away, that it is like a Black Friday sale around her every day and we are cleaned out of most fabric items in minutes.

For Friday, we will start to post some products at in the earlier morning PST, then some throughout the morning so as to give the best chance to as many different people… or perhaps even a better chance to some who haven't been too lucky yet. We will not send out any other notifications about when or what!

Given the random times and varying stock of the items we are posting, we won't be showing the items here. If you find them and want them, nab them.

For those who miss them, at least you won't have to be sad about what you missed! Good luck!  

Thanks so much for shopping with us!  Keep reading below….

 

Welcome to DAY #12!!

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ON THE TWELVE DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME...

TWELVE PACKERS PACKING [not the football ones, the Fig Tree elf kind :-)]

ELEVEN ELVES A GRIPING [I don't really want these for Christmas but its just the reality right now :-)]

TEN FIGS A SLEEPING [yes, right about now sleeping is one of the things I am dreaming of!]

NINE LADIES DANCING [we could certainly use a good dance party right about now]

EIGHT CANDLES TWINKLING [I definitely have a thing for candles!]

SEVEN MUSHROOMS DREAMING [yes, I am completely giving up on the rhyming now!!]

SIX TREES A SWAYING [that's the best I can do... I guess my brain is gone by day 6]

FIVE GOLDEN RINGS [that's just fine, I'll take 5 golden rings]

FOUR FALLING NERDS [my house is already filled with those but more the merrier I guess]

THREE FRENCH MEN [Ha, ha… I can barely handle the one Columbian man I have now!]

TWO PURPLE GLOVES [I know, I know, purple is not really my thing but no other color rhymes with turtle!:-)]

AND A CHICKEN IN A FIG TREE.

 

A COUPLE REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW...

  1. Boxes will start to ship [for many of you, your first box has already filled and you are on your second box] by noon on Friday. So if you want to add patterns or other things to your box, do so in the morning so you don't miss out. Think about adding patterns, cream background fabric or some of your favorite notions to that lovely little box of goodies. The leftover gift items WILL BE ON SALE TODAY so don't forget those! Also, don't forget to check out THE NOTIONS SHOP for all of our favorites!
  2. We will stop adding products at noon PST so you don't need to keep checking after that.
  3. We are more or less unable to make any more of most of the kits that were offered during the sale. We are however going to be making more of the AND THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG quilt from Thursday since it is a brand new pattern. If you are interested in that kit AFTER & SEPARATE FROM YOUR 12 DAYS BOX, YOU NEED TO EMAIL ME joanna@figtreequilts.com. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN GET ADDED TO THE LIST.
  4. But… we are sometimes able to get more of the notions and gift items after the sale is over. If you are still dieing for one or more of the gift or notion items, let us know right away [like today would be great :-)]. If we get enough requests for something, we create a list and order more if the products are still available from the distributor. As long as you are okay if they ship out after Christmas, and not as a part of this sale, we are good. So don't hesitate to ask… as they say, it never hurts to ask!
  5. If you bought a box and didn't fill it [or not at all for some reason] and your items will go in an envelope... WE WILL TAKE THE DIFFERENCE OF APP. $6 AND DONATE IT TO OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK. FIG TREE WILL MATCH THOSE DONATIONS. LOOK FOR A BLOG POST ON WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK TO SEE HOW MUCH WE DONATED. IF THAT IS YOU, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION!
  6. And most importantly… thank you for shopping with us! This was our 6th annual 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE and let's just say.... you guys clearly love this sale more than ever! So thank you for joining us and we really hope it is like Christmas when you receive and open your box [es]!!

Joanna, Eric and the very tired elves!

 

ALL PURCHASES TODAY BEFORE NOON WILL RECEIVE OUR PINECONES PATTERN TO HELP YOU DECORATE THE TREE! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hope you have fun shopping today. Click HERE for more info on each product. 

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12 Days of Christmas: Day #11

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Welcome back to Day #11 of the

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE!

Oh my gosh... just one day after today!:-)) What will w all do with our time back LOL?!?

SPECIAL NOTE FOR THE LAST 2 DAYS:

Many of you have already been doing this but please remember that you can add non-12 DAYS patterns and notions to your box up until the last day of the sale. SNUGGLES CANNOT be added because they take up so much room. Cream yardage in regular amounts can be added. We start processing boxes on Friday but most will not go out until the following Monday. Once you receive a shipping notice that your box has shipped you can't add any more items to it. 

 

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Welcome to DAY #11

If this is your first time with us, thanks so much for joining us. There is a lot of "fine print" info at the bottom of this post that you might want to read to understand how this all works...but beware that your item might sell out while you are reading LOL!!

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME...

ELEVEN ELVES A GRIPING [I don't really want these for Christmas but its just the reality right now :-)]

TEN FIGS A SLEEPING [yes, right about now sleeping is one of the things I am dreaming of!]

NINE LADIES DANCING [we could certainly use a good dance party right about now]

EIGHT CANDLES TWINKLING [I definitely have a thing for candles!]

SEVEN MUSHROOMS DREAMING [yes, I am completely giving up on the rhyming now!!]

SIX TREES A SWAYING [that's the best I can do... I guess my brain is gone by day 6]

FIVE GOLDEN RINGS [that's just fine, I'll take 5 golden rings]

FOUR FALLING NERDS [my house is already filled with those but more the merrier I guess]

THREE FRENCH MEN [Ha, ha… I can barely handle the one Columbian man I have now!]

TWO PURPLE GLOVES [I know, I know, purple is not really my thing but no other color rhymes with turtle!:-)]

AND A CHICKEN IN A FIG TREE.

 

OUR KIT OF THE DAY:

AND THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG... KIT [brand new pattern created exclusively for 12 DAYS]  

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Each year we try to create an entirely new Christmas quilt pattern for 12 DAYS and this time around we are proud to introduce to you, AND THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG.

A Fig Tree take on a stocking quilt, our AND THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG quilt is set on a soft grey French General background for a classic, soft feel. Each stocking is a completely scrappy patchwork, a tiny quilt all on its own! 

And here's another awesome thing... … just 5 stocking blocks on each side of the quilt. Embellished with a little patchwork faux needlework, perhaps to resemble a Nordic sweater. The background fabric is one of our favorite French General linen backgrounds for a classic Christmas quilt that we think you are sure to love. Kit includes all the fabrics to make the stocking, the background and the patchwork. Kit also includes binding and pattern. Size: app. 59" x 73"

  

OUR NOTION OF THE DAY:

MODA NEEDLECASE [fabric needle case with aqua felt inside]

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We love our MODA goodies and these little needle cases are too cute to resist. Every travel sewing bag needs one I think!
Perfect little stocking stuffers for you and all your sewing friends!
Size: app. 3" x 3"

OUR GIFT ITEM OF THE DAY:

CAVALLINI STICKY NOTES [the best sticky notes on the planet... seriously]

So much better than those plain yellow sticky notes. We have seriously made up reasons to use these LOL! Each tin has 8 sets of sticky note pads, each one cuter than the next!

 

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Not sure which one is my favorite but I am pretty partial to the vintage typewriter!

 

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This is the last of our fun Cavallini offerings this time around! These might be my favorite of all of them, these sticky notes are totally addictive. I don't think I will ever be able to use the plain yellow ones again! Tin contains 8 different mini pads of sticky notes.

  • Perfect for reminders, page markers, and to-do's
  • Charming images from the Cavallini archives
  • Tin Size: 6" x 4"

 

DAILY SPECIAL:

ALL PURCHASES TODAY WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN A 10-PACK OF FIG TREE PATTERNS. A FABULOUS CHRISTMAS GIFT TO YOURSELF!

Hope you have fun shopping today. Click HERE for more info on each product. 

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IN PAST YEARS, MANY OF YOU HAVE ASKED WHAT IS THE BEST/MOST ACCURATE WAY TO KNOW WHEN WE HAVE POSTED THAT DAY'S SALE. SINCE WE WILL CHANGE THE TIMES THAT WE POST THE PRODUCTS, YOU HAVE TO "FOLLOW" US IN SOME WAY.
EACH DAY WE WILL SEND OUT OUR NEWSLETTER, WRITE A BLOG POST AND TRY TO LET YOU KNOW VIA INSTAGRAM. 

THE MOST RELIABLE WAYS ARE THE NEWSLETTER AND INSTAGRAM. IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLOG, THE SUBSCRIPTION OFTEN COMES LATE OR THE FOLLOWING DAY. THE DESCRIPTION OF THAT DAY'S PRODUCTS WILL BE ON THE BLOG EACH DAY BUT YOU MIGHT WANT ANOTHER FORM OF FINDING OUT THAT WE HAVE "GONE LIVE" FOR THAT DAY. Generally the blog subscription is a wonderful way to know what is going on around here and to see updates and will often give you info that won't be in our newsletter. But for information that is as timely as updates about the 12 DAYS sale, the newsletter or IG are the ways to go because they are immediate and you can see/notice them right away.

IF YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO CREATE SOME KIND OF AN ALERT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO THAT.
 
 
GENERAL 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS INFO:

PLEASE READ AS SOME INFO HAS CHANGED
* The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and lasts for 12 days [usually with a Sunday off here or there].
* Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer and/or home dec goodie will be advertised- on some days several of each! WE HAVE SO MANY YUMMY GOODIES THIS YEAR! Each day a special DAILY DEAL will be made as well.  
 
* Each special offer will only become available on that one day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Most of the items offered will sell out on that day, some will last a few days. Please believe us that some items will sell out crazy fast [in minutes] and some will last all day based on popularity and stock. Although we try and anticipate the demand, we are often surprised by your enthusiasm and are limited by how much stock we can carry of any given item. EACH DAY IS BASICALLY A LIMITED QUANTITY FLASH SALE.
 
* We never know which ones will sell out the fastest! If we are able to get more in stock of any popular product, we will try but we can't guarantee that anything that sells out will come back in stock. If they can, it will not be a part of the sale but something that we offer after Christmas for a separate January delivery. 
 
* For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, YOU NEED TO BUY-A-BOX. SEE MORE INFO BELOW. The box is an actual product available on our homepage.  You only need to purchase it once either before the sale starts or on the first day that you purchase a 12DAYS item- but you need to purchase it as an actual product once. Then for all the remaining purchases you make, you will simply choose the "I BOUGHT A BOX" option in the shipping directions during the checkout process. 
 
 
 
BUY-A-BOX INFORMATION:
Just like in past years of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS we offer you the choice to hold all of your daily goodies to be shipped together at the end of the sale so you can save money on the shipping costs and keep adding goodies throughout the 12 days! Its an awesome option and a lot of fun! This year we are continuing our special shipping system, called "BUY-A-BOX" and have made a few changes/additions.
 
This is how it will work:
 
Given how popular this sale is, and how crazy it is for us, we have had to simplify some of our processes! This year, regardless of whether you think you will get the smaller stocking stuffer kinds of items or the "bigger ticket" items and you are a die hard 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS fan, you have to BUY-A-BOX as your shipping option. If your goodies "spill" out of the medium box, we will upgrade you to a large box... AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. Once your large box fills, we will send it to you along with an email that your box has shipped. Depending on what day of the sale it is and if you plan on continuing for the remaining days, you will then be able to decide if you wish to buy another box in order to continue with the sale or not.
 
If your box does not fill throughout the sale and all we need is an envelope, WE WILL DONATE THE SHIPPING DIFFERENCE TO OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK. We will downgrade those orders into envelopes, calculate the difference and once we have everyone's "donations", we will let everyone know via our newsletter what that amount is and donate it to the Alameda County Food Bank. IN FACT WE WILL MATCH ANY AMOUNT THAT GETS ACCUMULATED FROM UNUSED SHIPPING CHARGES AND ADD THAT TO THE CHECK. So please don't worry about whether or not you are going to fill up your box. The extra $7 or so that you might not end up needing will go to a very worthy cause during this holiday time. Thank you in advance!!
 
The biggest change from previous years [but the same as last year] - for those of you who have participated before- is that once your allotted box has filled, WE WILL NEED TO SHIP IT AND YOU CAN DECIDE IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE ANOTHER BOX AND KEEP SHOPPING THE SALE FURTHER. This is still a fabulous shipping deal! Not only because we will be upgrading you one shipping category at our cost, but because you can keep shopping knowing that we will continue to put items in your box until we absolutely cannot add anything else! BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU THAT THE ELVES TAKE GREAT PLEASURE IN FILLING EVERY LAST CREVICE BEFORE THEY SHIP YOUR BOX. The reason we are changing the shipping from the past is because of the sheer volume of customers that outgrew their box multiple times. The result was a bit more chaos than the elves knew what to do with around her toward the end of the sale!
 
So here are your steps:

1. So that you are ready for the sale on Friday, BUY-A BOX now so that you can focus on purchasing your items once they start going up on Day #1. Given how quickly the items go, etc, buying your box ahead of time is your best bet!
 
2. When you are buying your goodies, select the "I BOUGHT A BOX" choice in the shipping drop down menu so that you are not charged for shipping each time you place a new item in your box. This is basically your free shipping option for the rest of the items [until you fill your box].

3. If you do not select "I BOUGHT A BOX" as your shipping option when you purchase items, we will assume that you wish to receive the product right away and you want it shipped right away and you do not wish to accumulate items. Believe it or not, there are many customers for whom this is their own personal Christmas and they look forward to receiving the packages each and every day. Enjoy! 

4.Please know that if you forget to select the "I BOUGHT A BOX" option for shipping during checkout, we will not be able to change it. Due to the sheer volume of 12 DAYS customers, we really only have the opportunity to see what is chosen and ship or not ship based on the info you have provided during checkout. Thank you so much for understanding!

Remember you will BUY-A-BOX only once before the sale begins or at the time of your first purchase. This will make all of us- you and us- ready for the sale before it even begins!! You can of course still BUY-A-BOX on the first day of the sale or on any other day that you begin shopping the sale. Basically if you want to accumulate your goodies, you must BUY-A-BOX first. If you fill up your box, we will ship it to you and email you right away to let you know that you will need to purchase a new box if you want to keep shopping.

International orders will be assessed actual shipping charges at the time of shipping. International orders cannot use paypal since we need to be able to access the payment info during shipping.
 
 

12 DAYS Of Christmas: Day #10

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Welcome back to Day #10 of the

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE! We are nearing the end my friends… would it be wrong to say that I am starting to look forward to all of this fun insanity being over? :-))

Note from previous days: We have a few notions and goodies left from previous days. Please feel free to continue to add those to your boxes in the days to come. We will keep them on the featured page until they sell out.

 We are also cutting and adding some more color bundles as we are able and will add them to the site when we can during random times. Its anyone's game and those bundles will not be announced. 

 

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Welcome to DAY #10

If this is your first time with us, thanks so much for joining us. There is a lot of "fine print" info at the bottom of this post that you might want to read to understand how this all works...but beware that your item might sell out while you are reading LOL!!

ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME...

TEN FIGS A SLEEPING [yes, right about now sleeping is one of the things I am dreaming of!]

NINE LADIES DANCING [we could certainly use a good dance party right about now]

EIGHT CANDLES TWINKLING [I definitely have a thing for candles!]

SEVEN MUSHROOMS DREAMING [yes, I am completely giving up on the rhyming now!!]

SIX TREES A SWAYING [that's the best I can do... I guess my brain is gone by day 6]

FIVE GOLDEN RINGS [that's just fine, I'll take 5 golden rings]

FOUR FALLING NERDS [my house is already filled with those but more the merrier I guess]

THREE FRENCH MEN [Ha, ha… I can barely handle the one Columbian man I have now!]

TWO PURPLE GLOVES [I know, I know, purple is not really my thing but no other color rhymes with turtle!:-)]

AND A CHICKEN IN A FIG TREE.

 

OUR KIT OF THE DAY:

MISTLETOE KISSES FLOUR SACK TOWEL KIT [enough to make 2 towels in each kit]  

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 We love flour sack kitchen towels and use them every single day. Embellishing them just a little bit for each season is one of our favorite hand projects and makes them an immediate Christmas "decoration" or a thoughtful gift.. It immediately gives the room a bit of seasonal cheer! These holiday towels are finished off with a few of my favorite Chestnut Street fabrics, a little cream felt and some wonderful embroidery. Love those little berries! The kit has some special goodies in it and has enough fabric to make 2 complete towels.. one for you and for your bestir? Kit includes the pattern sheets, 2 flour sacks, fabrics for two coordinating trims and appliqué. It also includes (3) full spools of Aurifil floss in red, green and brown. Each spool has 18 yds. of 6-strand floss and the spools themselves are a $15.00 value! 

  

OUR NOTION OF THE DAY:

4" SCISSORS IN POLKA DOT CASE [in three color choices] 

Scissors

 

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We love scissors and I'm pretty sure you guys do too when I watch them fly off our shelves! Every quilter and sewer needs a few different pairs on any given day for so many different tasks!
These little 4" sets of Marks Embroidery Scissors are a fully forged construction, polished stainless steel, and ideal for fine details cutting tasks. Each pair comes fro us in a lovely little polka dot case in either red, apple green or light blue. Love these!

 

OUR GIFT ITEM OF THE DAY:

AQUA MODA TIN [oh my gosh these are too cute for storing everything!]:

We use our for buttons, candies, pills, pins, coins… the list goes on!!

  

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If you have shopped with us before, you will know that I kind of have a thing for tins... all kinds, all shapes, all cute little excuses to put things inside of them. So you know we were so excited to find these new tins by MODA at the last Spring Market. All three of them are wonderful colors with a cute saying on each. The long skinny yellow ones are great for pencils or scissors or other longer, flat items and they read "Well-Behaved Quilters Rarely Make History". The medium apple green tins are great for threads or floss or anything else that needs to be corralled in a cute little box and reads "Quilters Gonna Quilt". And the smallest of the three, the soft aqua option, is perfect for coins, candies or even as a little pill box for your purse and reads "Make Beautiful Things". This one is for the cute aqua tin that measures 3" x 2 1/2". 

 

DAILY SPECIAL:

ALL PURCHASES TODAY WILL RECEIVE A FREE "SUNDAY COVER-UP" PATTERN [perfect to dress up your chairs before company comes for Christmas].

Hope you have fun shopping today. Click HERE for more info on each product. 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
 
IN PAST YEARS, MANY OF YOU HAVE ASKED WHAT IS THE BEST/MOST ACCURATE WAY TO KNOW WHEN WE HAVE POSTED THAT DAY'S SALE. SINCE WE WILL CHANGE THE TIMES THAT WE POST THE PRODUCTS, YOU HAVE TO "FOLLOW" US IN SOME WAY.
EACH DAY WE WILL SEND OUT OUR NEWSLETTER, WRITE A BLOG POST AND TRY TO LET YOU KNOW VIA INSTAGRAM. 

THE MOST RELIABLE WAYS ARE THE NEWSLETTER AND INSTAGRAM. IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLOG, THE SUBSCRIPTION OFTEN COMES LATE OR THE FOLLOWING DAY. THE DESCRIPTION OF THAT DAY'S PRODUCTS WILL BE ON THE BLOG EACH DAY BUT YOU MIGHT WANT ANOTHER FORM OF FINDING OUT THAT WE HAVE "GONE LIVE" FOR THAT DAY. Generally the blog subscription is a wonderful way to know what is going on around here and to see updates and will often give you info that won't be in our newsletter. But for information that is as timely as updates about the 12 DAYS sale, the newsletter or IG are the ways to go because they are immediate and you can see/notice them right away.

IF YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO CREATE SOME KIND OF AN ALERT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO THAT.
 
 
GENERAL 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS INFO:

PLEASE READ AS SOME INFO HAS CHANGED
* The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and lasts for 12 days [usually with a Sunday off here or there].
* Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer and/or home dec goodie will be advertised- on some days several of each! WE HAVE SO MANY YUMMY GOODIES THIS YEAR! Each day a special DAILY DEAL will be made as well.  
 
* Each special offer will only become available on that one day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Most of the items offered will sell out on that day, some will last a few days. Please believe us that some items will sell out crazy fast [in minutes] and some will last all day based on popularity and stock. Although we try and anticipate the demand, we are often surprised by your enthusiasm and are limited by how much stock we can carry of any given item. EACH DAY IS BASICALLY A LIMITED QUANTITY FLASH SALE.
 
* We never know which ones will sell out the fastest! If we are able to get more in stock of any popular product, we will try but we can't guarantee that anything that sells out will come back in stock. If they can, it will not be a part of the sale but something that we offer after Christmas for a separate January delivery. 
 
* For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, YOU NEED TO BUY-A-BOX. SEE MORE INFO BELOW. The box is an actual product available on our homepage.  You only need to purchase it once either before the sale starts or on the first day that you purchase a 12DAYS item- but you need to purchase it as an actual product once. Then for all the remaining purchases you make, you will simply choose the "I BOUGHT A BOX" option in the shipping directions during the checkout process. 
 
 
 
BUY-A-BOX INFORMATION:
Just like in past years of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS we offer you the choice to hold all of your daily goodies to be shipped together at the end of the sale so you can save money on the shipping costs and keep adding goodies throughout the 12 days! Its an awesome option and a lot of fun! This year we are continuing our special shipping system, called "BUY-A-BOX" and have made a few changes/additions.
 
This is how it will work:
 
Given how popular this sale is, and how crazy it is for us, we have had to simplify some of our processes! This year, regardless of whether you think you will get the smaller stocking stuffer kinds of items or the "bigger ticket" items and you are a die hard 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS fan, you have to BUY-A-BOX as your shipping option. If your goodies "spill" out of the medium box, we will upgrade you to a large box... AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. Once your large box fills, we will send it to you along with an email that your box has shipped. Depending on what day of the sale it is and if you plan on continuing for the remaining days, you will then be able to decide if you wish to buy another box in order to continue with the sale or not.
 
If your box does not fill throughout the sale and all we need is an envelope, WE WILL DONATE THE SHIPPING DIFFERENCE TO OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK. We will downgrade those orders into envelopes, calculate the difference and once we have everyone's "donations", we will let everyone know via our newsletter what that amount is and donate it to the Alameda County Food Bank. IN FACT WE WILL MATCH ANY AMOUNT THAT GETS ACCUMULATED FROM UNUSED SHIPPING CHARGES AND ADD THAT TO THE CHECK. So please don't worry about whether or not you are going to fill up your box. The extra $7 or so that you might not end up needing will go to a very worthy cause during this holiday time. Thank you in advance!!
 
The biggest change from previous years [but the same as last year] - for those of you who have participated before- is that once your allotted box has filled, WE WILL NEED TO SHIP IT AND YOU CAN DECIDE IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE ANOTHER BOX AND KEEP SHOPPING THE SALE FURTHER. This is still a fabulous shipping deal! Not only because we will be upgrading you one shipping category at our cost, but because you can keep shopping knowing that we will continue to put items in your box until we absolutely cannot add anything else! BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU THAT THE ELVES TAKE GREAT PLEASURE IN FILLING EVERY LAST CREVICE BEFORE THEY SHIP YOUR BOX. The reason we are changing the shipping from the past is because of the sheer volume of customers that outgrew their box multiple times. The result was a bit more chaos than the elves knew what to do with around her toward the end of the sale!
 
So here are your steps:

1. So that you are ready for the sale on Friday, BUY-A BOX now so that you can focus on purchasing your items once they start going up on Day #1. Given how quickly the items go, etc, buying your box ahead of time is your best bet!
 
2. When you are buying your goodies, select the "I BOUGHT A BOX" choice in the shipping drop down menu so that you are not charged for shipping each time you place a new item in your box. This is basically your free shipping option for the rest of the items [until you fill your box].

3. If you do not select "I BOUGHT A BOX" as your shipping option when you purchase items, we will assume that you wish to receive the product right away and you want it shipped right away and you do not wish to accumulate items. Believe it or not, there are many customers for whom this is their own personal Christmas and they look forward to receiving the packages each and every day. Enjoy! 

4.Please know that if you forget to select the "I BOUGHT A BOX" option for shipping during checkout, we will not be able to change it. Due to the sheer volume of 12 DAYS customers, we really only have the opportunity to see what is chosen and ship or not ship based on the info you have provided during checkout. Thank you so much for understanding!

Remember you will BUY-A-BOX only once before the sale begins or at the time of your first purchase. This will make all of us- you and us- ready for the sale before it even begins!! You can of course still BUY-A-BOX on the first day of the sale or on any other day that you begin shopping the sale. Basically if you want to accumulate your goodies, you must BUY-A-BOX first. If you fill up your box, we will ship it to you and email you right away to let you know that you will need to purchase a new box if you want to keep shopping.

International orders will be assessed actual shipping charges at the time of shipping. International orders cannot use paypal since we need to be able to access the payment info during shipping.
 
 

12 Days of Christmas: Day #9

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Welcome back to Day #9 of the

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE! We are nearing the end my friends… would it be wrong to say that I am starting to look forward to all of this fun insanity being over? :-))

Note from previous days: We have a few notions and goodies left from previous days. Please feel free to continue to add those to your boxes in the days to come. We will keep them on the featured page until they sell out.

 We are also cutting and adding some more color bundles as we are able and will add them to the site when we can during random times. Its anyone's game and those bundles will not be announced. 

WINNERS OF THE CHRISTMAS BUNDLES ARE:

ELIZABETH FONG

JANET FRIEDRICH

DANICIA FRIAS

We chose 3 people at random… I promise… and they all ended up with "F" last names.

What a funny coincidence! Your bundles will go in your boxes.

CONGRATS!

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Welcome to DAY #9

If this is your first time with us, thanks so much for joining us. There is a lot of "fine print" info at the bottom of this post that you might want to read to understand how this all works...but beware that your item might sell out while you are reading LOL!!

ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME...

NINE LADIES DANCING [we could certainly use a good dance party right about now]

EIGHT CANDLES TWINKLING [I definitely have a thing for candles!]

SEVEN MUSHROOMS DREAMING [yes, I am completely giving up on the rhyming now!!]

SIX TREES A SWAYING [that's the best I can do... I guess my brain is gone by day 6]

FIVE GOLDEN RINGS [that's just fine, I'll take 5 golden rings]

FOUR FALLING NERDS [my house is already filled with those but more the merrier I guess]

THREE FRENCH MEN [Ha, ha… I can barely handle the one Columbian man I have now!]

TWO PURPLE GLOVES [I know, I know, purple is not really my thing but no other color rhymes with turtle!:-)]

AND A CHICKEN IN A FIG TREE.

 

OUR KIT OF THE DAY:

JUNIPER & CHESTNUT & PEPPERMINT JELLY [ two kits from classic patterns]  

First up, PEPPERMINT JELLY

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…..One of my favorite 12 Days things to do is to find some of my favorite Fig Tree patterns and redo them with Christmas motifs. Jelly Girl was one of our first best selling jelly roll patterns and it goes together like a dream with no y-seams or special rulers. I thought it was high time we say a Peppermint Jelly version of this quilt! Kit includes the reds, greens and creams that you see for this Christmas version. We used a few of our favorite cream prints and text for the fun variety in the backgrounds! Kit also includes binding and pattern. Size: app. 67" x 68 1/2".

 

JUNIPER & CHESTNUT

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Juniper just begs to be remade a bit more Christmasy" than before so this time we used a Chestnut Street Jelly roll, tool all the red, green, grey and a few black and creams prints and made up some holiday trees. We saved the aquas, oranges, yellows, etc for another project… kind of like 2 in one! We used a few of our favorite cream prints and text for the fun variety in the backgrounds! Kit also includes binding and pattern. Size: app. 57" x 73" 

 

OUR NOTION OF THE DAY:

MACAROONS [in three color choices] 

  Macaroons

Perhaps you have noticed by now that I am a sucker for cute notions… because it's not like I NEED another tape measure… but I HAVE TO HAVE one of each of these little cuties. Each retractable tape measures 60" and comes in three yummy "macaroon" colors: lavender, hot pink or golden yellow.
Fun for you or your friends!

 

OUR GIFT ITEM OF THE DAY:

CAVALLINI VINTAGE STICKERS [oh my gosh I kind of want to label everything in the house with these]:

Perfect for pretty much labeling anything: jars, file folders, boxes, scrapbooking, baked goods… anything!!

  Vintagestickers

LABEL-VINLAB-2T

 

LABEL-VINLAB-3T

 

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If you haven't already noticed, I am a bit in love with the Cavallini products. They are quality goods with amazing vintage images that come packaged in the cutest tins… pretty much unresistable to me personally!! And I love to give them as gifts since each one is a perfect little package! These are PERFECT for all you scrapbookers out there or for decorating home made kitchen items like breads that you are going to give as gifts, etc.
Each tin comes with 24 sheets of 100 plus assorted stickers.
Perfect for correspondence, art projects, and embellishments  

 

DAILY SPECIAL:

ALL OF TODAY'S ORDERS WILL RECEIVE A LITTLE FIG TREE PIN OR "I HEART VINTAGE BADGE"

Hope you have fun shopping today. Click HERE for more info on each product. 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
 
IN PAST YEARS, MANY OF YOU HAVE ASKED WHAT IS THE BEST/MOST ACCURATE WAY TO KNOW WHEN WE HAVE POSTED THAT DAY'S SALE. SINCE WE WILL CHANGE THE TIMES THAT WE POST THE PRODUCTS, YOU HAVE TO "FOLLOW" US IN SOME WAY.
EACH DAY WE WILL SEND OUT OUR NEWSLETTER, WRITE A BLOG POST AND TRY TO LET YOU KNOW VIA INSTAGRAM. 

THE MOST RELIABLE WAYS ARE THE NEWSLETTER AND INSTAGRAM. IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLOG, THE SUBSCRIPTION OFTEN COMES LATE OR THE FOLLOWING DAY. THE DESCRIPTION OF THAT DAY'S PRODUCTS WILL BE ON THE BLOG EACH DAY BUT YOU MIGHT WANT ANOTHER FORM OF FINDING OUT THAT WE HAVE "GONE LIVE" FOR THAT DAY. Generally the blog subscription is a wonderful way to know what is going on around here and to see updates and will often give you info that won't be in our newsletter. But for information that is as timely as updates about the 12 DAYS sale, the newsletter or IG are the ways to go because they are immediate and you can see/notice them right away.

IF YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO CREATE SOME KIND OF AN ALERT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO THAT.
 
 
GENERAL 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS INFO:

PLEASE READ AS SOME INFO HAS CHANGED
* The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and lasts for 12 days [usually with a Sunday off here or there].
* Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer and/or home dec goodie will be advertised- on some days several of each! WE HAVE SO MANY YUMMY GOODIES THIS YEAR! Each day a special DAILY DEAL will be made as well.  
 
* Each special offer will only become available on that one day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Most of the items offered will sell out on that day, some will last a few days. Please believe us that some items will sell out crazy fast [in minutes] and some will last all day based on popularity and stock. Although we try and anticipate the demand, we are often surprised by your enthusiasm and are limited by how much stock we can carry of any given item. EACH DAY IS BASICALLY A LIMITED QUANTITY FLASH SALE.
 
* We never know which ones will sell out the fastest! If we are able to get more in stock of any popular product, we will try but we can't guarantee that anything that sells out will come back in stock. If they can, it will not be a part of the sale but something that we offer after Christmas for a separate January delivery. 
 
* For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, YOU NEED TO BUY-A-BOX. SEE MORE INFO BELOW. The box is an actual product available on our homepage.  You only need to purchase it once either before the sale starts or on the first day that you purchase a 12DAYS item- but you need to purchase it as an actual product once. Then for all the remaining purchases you make, you will simply choose the "I BOUGHT A BOX" option in the shipping directions during the checkout process. 
 
 
 
BUY-A-BOX INFORMATION:
Just like in past years of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS we offer you the choice to hold all of your daily goodies to be shipped together at the end of the sale so you can save money on the shipping costs and keep adding goodies throughout the 12 days! Its an awesome option and a lot of fun! This year we are continuing our special shipping system, called "BUY-A-BOX" and have made a few changes/additions.
 
This is how it will work:
 
Given how popular this sale is, and how crazy it is for us, we have had to simplify some of our processes! This year, regardless of whether you think you will get the smaller stocking stuffer kinds of items or the "bigger ticket" items and you are a die hard 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS fan, you have to BUY-A-BOX as your shipping option. If your goodies "spill" out of the medium box, we will upgrade you to a large box... AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. Once your large box fills, we will send it to you along with an email that your box has shipped. Depending on what day of the sale it is and if you plan on continuing for the remaining days, you will then be able to decide if you wish to buy another box in order to continue with the sale or not.
 
If your box does not fill throughout the sale and all we need is an envelope, WE WILL DONATE THE SHIPPING DIFFERENCE TO OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK. We will downgrade those orders into envelopes, calculate the difference and once we have everyone's "donations", we will let everyone know via our newsletter what that amount is and donate it to the Alameda County Food Bank. IN FACT WE WILL MATCH ANY AMOUNT THAT GETS ACCUMULATED FROM UNUSED SHIPPING CHARGES AND ADD THAT TO THE CHECK. So please don't worry about whether or not you are going to fill up your box. The extra $7 or so that you might not end up needing will go to a very worthy cause during this holiday time. Thank you in advance!!
 
The biggest change from previous years [but the same as last year] - for those of you who have participated before- is that once your allotted box has filled, WE WILL NEED TO SHIP IT AND YOU CAN DECIDE IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE ANOTHER BOX AND KEEP SHOPPING THE SALE FURTHER. This is still a fabulous shipping deal! Not only because we will be upgrading you one shipping category at our cost, but because you can keep shopping knowing that we will continue to put items in your box until we absolutely cannot add anything else! BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU THAT THE ELVES TAKE GREAT PLEASURE IN FILLING EVERY LAST CREVICE BEFORE THEY SHIP YOUR BOX. The reason we are changing the shipping from the past is because of the sheer volume of customers that outgrew their box multiple times. The result was a bit more chaos than the elves knew what to do with around her toward the end of the sale!
 
So here are your steps:

1. So that you are ready for the sale on Friday, BUY-A BOX now so that you can focus on purchasing your items once they start going up on Day #1. Given how quickly the items go, etc, buying your box ahead of time is your best bet!
 
2. When you are buying your goodies, select the "I BOUGHT A BOX" choice in the shipping drop down menu so that you are not charged for shipping each time you place a new item in your box. This is basically your free shipping option for the rest of the items [until you fill your box].

3. If you do not select "I BOUGHT A BOX" as your shipping option when you purchase items, we will assume that you wish to receive the product right away and you want it shipped right away and you do not wish to accumulate items. Believe it or not, there are many customers for whom this is their own personal Christmas and they look forward to receiving the packages each and every day. Enjoy! 

4.Please know that if you forget to select the "I BOUGHT A BOX" option for shipping during checkout, we will not be able to change it. Due to the sheer volume of 12 DAYS customers, we really only have the opportunity to see what is chosen and ship or not ship based on the info you have provided during checkout. Thank you so much for understanding!

Remember you will BUY-A-BOX only once before the sale begins or at the time of your first purchase. This will make all of us- you and us- ready for the sale before it even begins!! You can of course still BUY-A-BOX on the first day of the sale or on any other day that you begin shopping the sale. Basically if you want to accumulate your goodies, you must BUY-A-BOX first. If you fill up your box, we will ship it to you and email you right away to let you know that you will need to purchase a new box if you want to keep shopping.

International orders will be assessed actual shipping charges at the time of shipping. International orders cannot use paypal since we need to be able to access the payment info during shipping.