It's that time of year, big retailers are starting to kick off their black Friday promotions even earlier & holiday shopping season is almost upon us.
As a small business owner I appreciate that Small Business Saturday has gains so much traction over the years, but why limit it to only one day? Why not promote and highlight small businesses as early as the big guns?
Well I'm taking some time today to go completely off script to do just that. Today I want to highlight some small businesses I adore & love. The kicker: these business are owned & run by friends of mine & they've got a small gift for you to enjoy this week as well!
P A N & T E A
If you are looking for some sweet handmade jewelry, wall hangs or clutches this Christmas, Pan & Tea has you covered. Jenn, of Pan & Tea is a dear friend & a past bride of mine & she makes all her pieces from scratch & with so much love. If you've been to any big craft show between DC down to Charlottesville, VA you've probably seen Jenn's gorgeous booth.
Go follow Pan and Tea on Instagram & visit her shop HERE
O H N A L A
Ohnala, where do I even begin with Donaji's gorgeous stationary shop. Donaji is my new friend & fellow creative who resides in the San Francisco. Ohnala's heart for genuine conversations & deep connections bleeds into every piece she's created. I'm a diehard for a great greeting card because that's how my husband likes to love on me. I swear he has a hidden pile of cards somewhere because sweet cards always seem to show up around our house when I need it. But I digress.
Donaji's cards are all frame worthy & her wedding invitation suites are so clean cut & timeless. If you don't have holiday cards yet check out Ohnala's holiday selection!
Check out Ohnala's WEBSITE // INSTAGRAM // FACEBOOK
J O O D L E S D O O D L E S
Now meet Joodles Doodles, created by my friend Jill. Joodles Doodles is a hand-lettering business that turns quotes, verses & lyrics into beautiful wall art, gifts & cards. Jill is one of those multifaceted creatives where everything she does is done with her particular style & Jill is all heart & gentleness. Her instagram is such a beautifully, calming feed & her words always pull on your heart strings because she's got a way with words & honesty. So when it comes to her chalk & hand-lettering art you can feel all these things & just like my other girls Jenn & Donaji, Jill's work comes from the heart.
Follow Joodles Doodles on INSTAGRAM // FACEBOOK // & her WEBSITE
W O O D E N A R R O W
Finally we have Delaware's Wooden Arrow Paperie by Tait, another Ica Image's bride! I've been follow Tait's custom designs for some time now & let me tell you, she can do no wrong! If you have any wedding paper needs Tait does it all, invitations, programs, table numbers and menus. Her Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award this year was well earned!
Check out Wooden Arrow's WEBSITE // FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM
L U C Y J E A N P A P E R
And the line up just got 1 amazing woman stronger! Meet Lucy Jean Paper a one-woman design and illustration studio based here in DC, run by my friend Emma. What I adore is that I just so happen to use 3 out of 6 images from her site & the Top 3 image are illustrations Emma has done of mutual friends of ours! So so fun! In a generation where commissioning artist for paintings of themselves is almost lost, Emma's fun approach on portraits are here to stay & I think they make incredibly thoughtful gifts for any occasion.
Check out Lucy Jean Paper for yourself here's her WEBSITE // INSTAGRAM // FACEBOOK
Because these girls are not only crazy talented, they each have generous hearts & want to share some discounts with my Ica Insight Subscribers this week. So subscribe to our monthly newsletter below to grab your discount codes for Pan & Tea, Ohnala, Joodles Doodles, Wooden Arrow Paperie & Lucy Jean Paper
Discounts Applicable THIS WEEK ONLY (Nov 21st-27th)
PS. Signing up also automatically enters your name in for our THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY
Wins all around!