Sunday, November 30, 2014

30 Days of Thanksgiving

During the month of November, the Team members of the SPSTeam on Etsy were invited to post about the people and things they are grateful for. Every day, many people took the time to write very meaningful and heartwarming messages on our Team Forum!

We are thrilled to present a selection of some of the nicest, most sincere messages posted during the '30 Days of Thanksgiving' initiative. You can also see gorgeous handmade and vintage items sold by these team members in their awesome Etsy shops.

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"Today I am thankful for the dear friends who surround me, both in my life and online in the Etsy community, and who make me feel loved and understood!"

- Natalie from HanjiNaty

Ivory Brown Hanji Paper Dangle Earrings Cloud Swirls Design Hypoallergenic hooks Lightweight Ear rings

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"I am thankful for the love of God and also for the love of my wonderful family!"
- Ava from SouthernWaterlillies

"Today, and everyday, I'm thankful for the companionship of my beloved dogs who give so much and ask for so little in return. I would be bereft without them. ♡"
- Brenda from MyVintageVTCottage

Antique English Yellow Ware Creamer 1800s - Gravel Ware or Sand Ware - Sweet Little Pitcher with Applied Handle
MyVintageVTCottage $78.00 USD 

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"I am thankful for my son Gabriel. If I didn't have him I wouldn't be where I am today! Having a child at 19 wasn't easy but it brought me out of the darkness and into the light!"
- Bethany from RadiantlyLuxeBeauty

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"I am thankful for my husband and three children. Because of them I get to enjoy many things including the wonderful people I meet on Etsy as I pursue my craft."
- Sandy from WithTheseHandsCreate

Impression #2 Necklace

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"I am thankful for a roof over my head, food on my table, the health of me and my family, 
and the unconditional love of my dog."
- Amy from VizualStorm

"I am grateful that I am grateful! To me this means that I have the gift of walking through my life with my eyes open to all the little and medium sized miracles that surround me."
- Diana from CharmedBaublesNBeads

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"I am thankful for my son and daughter, both very different 
but very special in their own ways."
- Beth from Tabachin

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"I am thankful for my Etsy shop. Having a daughter that lives 1600 miles away 
is so difficult, but opening a shop together has given us a way to feel closer.  
Since opening a shop nearly 2 years ago, there is not a day that we haven't talked about 
our stats, our listings and our future plans!"
- Patricia from NorthAndSouthShabby

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"I am thankful for kisses." :)
- Tammy from AhimsaOils

"I'm thankful for all the sweet babies in our extended family. Each is precious!"
- Evelyn and Lucy from artsyEVE

"I am thankful for my children and all their support while living my dream!"
- Ann from Annsherbals

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"I am thankful for many, many things! I'm thankful for the gift God has given me of creativity.  I'm thankful at my age (53) my parents are both here. I'm thankful for a strong supportive husband. I'm thankful for my daughter & her family living just 7 houses away! 
I'm thankful for Etsy for making my dream begin to come true! 
Also I'm thankful for all the wonderful people I have met thru Etsy!"
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"I'm thankful for all my Etsy team members who have helped promote my shop this year."
- Amy from AmyDsCrochet

"I am thankful for the sunshine today. It may be chilly but the sun is shining 
and the sky is blue!"
- Sally from MountainShine

"I am thankful that my newborn son is healthy and doing well."
- Raymond and Michelle from Sweveneers

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"Today I am thankful for my pets (two beautiful cats) that brighten up every day of my life."
- Katerina from springanemone

"I'm thankful for a cozy warm house and a "side job" that allows me to follow my passion."
- Dawn from DawnLovesWings

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"Today I am thankful to spend time with my children and watch them growing up 
into amazing people."
- Diana from JolieFemme

"Thankful for my husband who supports my knitting addiction!!"
- Debbie from TheKnittingCloset

"Today I am so thankful for the love of my family. They stand beside me through thick and thin. Also I am so grateful for the wonderful people that I have met on etsy. Last but by no means least I am thanful for a God that loves me with all my faults and imperfections."
- Susan from LadyBluesBaubles

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"I am thankful for God and salvation."
- Roxanne from watercolorsNmore

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"I am thankful today for the things I usually take for granted... mine and my families health, my eyesight, that I can get around well, that I am not hungry or thirsty or cold, that I am not alone; there is always someone close by for me to reach out to..."
- b. from umbrellafant

"I am grateful for my wonderful neighbors who helped fix my printer today while my husband was out of town. I am grateful for the kind hearts of others."
- Kari C. from LittleMissAvery1

"I'm thankful to be healthy and that my sister has survived breast cancer and is now cancer free! I made this bracelet in her honor."
- Rita from Jularee

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"Today I am thankful for my son. He was the best surprise I ever got."
- Sara from TheStickyWrapper

"Today I am feeling very grateful for this team and the support I've received 
in the last few days!"
"We are thankful that our daughter is a cancer survivor as a child 
and is having a baby girl in March."
- carvnstitch

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"I have so much to be grateful for! A loving husband and family and friends. Grateful that I have amazing parents (now in their 80s) who provided me a wonderful childhood. 
Grateful that I can make a nice living and still have time to create. 
Grateful for the support of my Etsy family!!!"
- Beth from PrettyByrdDesigns


My name is Diana. Self-taught seamstress of clothing and household decor, I start with inspiring patterns and modify them to my taste. I'm hooked on fabric accessories! Soft and washable! Great fun fabrics inspire me! I love to explore new styles and designs! Handmade is a process that should show itself in the finished product and adds to its beauty. Custom requests are welcome!



  1. A lovely experience! I looked forward to each day when I read the posts of gratitude! Such great team members!

  2. I really like that thread !! It was nice to slow down and take the time to write about good, meaningful things... It pulls me away from the "busy busy business" and helped me connect in a new way with my Etsy teammates! Nice!