January Blues

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This is that time of year when we may start to feel the January Blues.  According to the Urban Dictionary, January Blues are defined as follows

This is the funk that you enter when the holiday season is over. It starts on January 2nd and often lasts until February 1st.   It is an unpleasant time because the holiday season is over, spring is still a ways off, the weather is cold and the only movies are lousy January movies.” 

January blues are a real thing, and it can be caused by a number of different things. It is different to Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is brought on by a lack of sunlight.   January can make even the most energetic of us feel down in the dumps.  Cold, dreary weather, lack of sleep and too much food and drink leave us feeling sluggish and overweight. 

But there are things we can do to brighten our mood and here the FMNDDTeam on Etsy offers up some wonderful BLUE items to lift your spirits and mood.  

 

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IMPORTANT NOTE

Depression is a serious issue and not one we ever want to make light of.  If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, say something, reach out and seek help, do not suffer alone.  Talk to a doctor or a friend, do not suffer in silence, help is there for you.

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January 6th CUDDLE UP Day

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JANUARY 6TH – CUDDLE UP DAY

Many of us are experiencing extremely cold temperatures and major winter storms so I thought it was rather interesting to note that January 6th is CUDDLE UP DAY

Cuddle Up Day is an opportunity to snuggle up to someone on a cold winters’ day or night. Chances are it’s cold outside. So, cozy up to a special someone, and enjoy the warmth and love. This day is enjoyed by both young and old.

This day is a great opportunity to:  cuddle with your cutie, snuggle with your sweetie, hug your honey.  Of course, you do not have to cuddle up with someone……

  • Cuddling up in your easy chair is a great idea.
  • Cuddling up to a pet is rewarding.
  • Cuddling up to a stuffed animal is quite secure and comforting.
  • Cuddling up with a good book is enjoyable.
  • Cuddling up by the fireside is warm and cozy.
  • Cuddling up with a hot cup of tea or coca is relaxing

Cuddle up with these great finds from the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team on Etsy.

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Come cuddle close in daddy’s coat Beside the fire so bright, And hear about the fairy folk That wander in the night.”

Robert Bird

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Her

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Gifts for Mother, Grandmother, Girlfriend, Sweetheart, Best Friend – no matter who she may be – these gift ideas are just for her!  Here we offer this virtual gift basket filled with treasures to help with ideas for the lady in your life, all from the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team on Etsy.  Check out these great finds and shops and prepare to be amazed at the variety of handcrafted and vintage treasures you will find along with items for all your crafting needs.

 

Theme – GIFTS FOR THE LADIES

 

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Valentine Traditions and 2017 Gift Guide

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Love does not consist in gazing at each other,

But in looking together in the same direction.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Say the phrase Valentine’s Day and thoughts of hearts, roses, chocolates, love and romance spring to mind.  Valentine’s Day traditions include exchanging gifts, such as chocolates or roses, and a romantic night out on the town. School children often exchange Valentines Cards that may contain candy.

GIFTS OF LOVE FOR YOUR HOME

 

Decorations typically feature Cupid and his arrows, doves, and hearts.  Cupid became a symbol of Valentine’s Day due to the fact that he is the Roman god associated with the erotic, passionate type of love. His arrows cause his targets to fall in love.

ROMANTIC CARDS FOR YOUR SWEETHEART

With its roots in a religious celebration, Valentine’s Day is largely a North American celebration yet it is observed and celebrated in many countries around the world but in different ways;  as a sign of spring, and agricultural celebration, as a friends’ day etc.

GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST

 

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird.

And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible

with ours, we join up with them

 and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness —

and call it love — true love.”

Robert Fulghum

 

Lots more gift suggestions to be found here on our special Valentine’s Day Board

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2017 The Year of the ROOSTER

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The Rooster is tenth in the Chinese zodiac and 2017 is a Fire Rooster.  If you are a Fire Rooster you are thought to be Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work. 

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The Rooster’s Personality: Observant, Hardworking 

People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented, Roosters are very confident in themselves.  Roosters are always active, amusing, and popular within a crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful.  Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm on any occasion.

Roosters are Healthy and Enjoy Sports

People born in a year of the Rooster are typically healthy people. They are active and enjoy sports, such as hiking and swimming. Roosters don’t get sick very often because they tend to fight illness well. Even when they do become ill, they feel better quickly. Lots more great information to read here

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/rooster.htm

 

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Holiday Greetings, Thank You and Upcoming Sales

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The shops of the Forget-me-Nots Daily Discoveries Team on Etsy would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best of the season.  Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza or keeping these days in some other way, enjoy the warmth and joy of family and friends. 

We would also like to thank our past customers for their support for our shops and helping independent entrepreneurs find and create success.  We are thankful for your support and patronage. 

Starting Dec 26th after the holiday rush, when you have time to relax and put up your feet, feel free to drop by and check out some of our shops who will be running special post holiday sales.  Check shop announcements for special coupon codes or deals or check out the shop sections for “On Sale” items.  There will be lots of exciting finds for everyone.   

Here are just a few of the FMNDDTeam shops offering special post holiday sales. 

www.etsy.com/shop/TheOldBarnDoor
Vintage Postcards Victorian Trade Cards Ephemera and Photography and Home Décor

www.etsy.com/shop/PookieandJack
Handmade Home Decor

www.etsy.com/shop/PiecesOfMePaperCraft
Pieces of Me Paper Crafts | Handmade Greeting Cards

www.etsy.com/shop/LorettasCache
Vintage jewelry, china, decor and more

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Farmhouseattic

Vintage Finds and Treasures from the FarmhouseAttic

www.MyVintageAlcove.etsy.com
Vintage, Home & Gifts

www.etsy.com/shop/practicallyfrivolous?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Snake scarves and colorful handmade jewelry and knitwear

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BijouxEmmElle

Handcrafted One of a Kind Jewelry from Sweden

Handcrafted OOAK Jewelry from Sweden 

Handcrafted One of a Kind Jewelry from Sweden

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MyBack40

Handcrafted Treasures From the Canadian Farm

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Calorie Free Sweet Treats

 

 

Here is a wonderful collection of “Sweet Treats” from the shops of the FMNDDTeam on Etsy.  Handcrafted Treasures, Vintage Finds and Collectibles and some Crafting Supplies.  Shade of chocolate, Candy colours and luscious gift ideas, they are all calorie free!!

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