***CONTEST CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED NEXT WEEK.*** It’s time for my favourite blog post of the year…. my annual “Handmade Holiday Gift Guide!” I come across so many artisans online who are working really really hard every day to give the gift of their creative expression to the world. Now more than ever, during our worldwide economic downturn, it’s so important to support small businesses. Liking and following these creators on their social media platforms would be a great way to show your support too. (Their social media links are all listed below with their bio and business descriptions.)

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This year’s fabulous line up features 4 indigenous creative businesses  who will inspire you by their commitment to their companies and their communities! At this time of year, let’s remember to support small business and handmade xo

And don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post by leaving a comment telling me which handmade gift you would like to receive: Beam watercolour paints, Yukon soap & essential Oil, Raven gift box, Indigo Arrows tea towel linen. (Actual prizes might vary from the pictures above)

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Meet Nicole McLaren, Founder & CEO of Raven Reads

Website: ravenreads.org     Instagram: @raven_reads

Nicole is the recipient of Startup Canada’s National Indigenous Business of the Year (2018) and the BC Achievement Foundation’s Indigenous Business of the Year (2020). She was also a finalist in the Small Business BC’s Premier’s People’s Award (2021) and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Business Resilience Regional Export Plan of the Year (2020).

Through the incredible success of Raven Reads, Nicole has invested over $400,000 back into the Indigenous economy, and donated over $2,000 to literacy programs for Indigenous children and youth. She is the Founder and Chair of the Indigenous Women’s Business Network, an organization that she created to provide coaching and mentoring to other Indigenous women business owners.

Nicole holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, and will complete her Masters of Business Administration in 2023 from the University of Illinois’ Gies School of Business. She currently resides in Logan Lake, BC with her husband and two young children.

Raven Reads, based in Kamloops, BC, Canada, is a rapidly growing subscription box service focused on authentic and thoughtfully curated content and educational materials created by Indigenous Peoples. Every three months, subscribers receive curated Indigenous books, giftware, and cultural items, and educational content equipping them for learning from the comfort of their own home.

Meet Joella Hogan, Owner of Yukon Soaps Company

Website: yukonsoaps.com             Instagram: @yukonsoapscompany

Indigenous owned and operated, The Yukon Soaps Company creates beautiful, hand-crafted soaps, shampoo bars, essential oil blends, and so much more.

Featuring wild rose petals, juniper berries, a Yukon-shaped press, and the beadwork of Indigenous artisans, these soaps are literally infused and imprinted with the spirit of the Yukon.

Along with hand-crafting soaps, Joella has worked to make Yukon Soap Company a community-building, language-learning, earth-connecting hub in the heart of the Yukon—the small town of Mayo.

When she took on the company, Joella was looking for a way to connect people to culture and to land. And she has done just that—from getting elders and local kids out on the land to gather wild botanicals, to employing youth in her workshop, to offering crafting workshops, and participating in farmer’s markets across the Yukon.

For over ten years, The Yukon Soaps Company has been supporting economic diversification, authentic relationships with customers, and bringing life to the heart of the Yukon.

Meet Anong Beam, Founder of Beam Paints

Website: beampaints.com       Instagram: @beampaints

Beam Paints is the result of a multi-generational love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. I was raised by my artist parents, Carl Beam and Ann Beam, and was taught from a young age how to harvest hematite pigment in the LaCloche mountain range near our home in M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island.

Beam Paints draws on my early educations in Indigenous pigment and expands it to encompass all paint traditions. A focus on high quality pigment content creates sublime artist materials, with plastic free packaging.

Lightfast pigments, tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey, blend together to create a handmade  saturated colour that is a joy to paint with. From thick stripes to fine washes and details, quality is evident in every stroke.

Our watercolours are shaped into paintstones, our version of a half-pan, before being wrapped in beeswaxed canvas. Our pans are packaged in slices of cedar and birch offcuts from an Indigenous sustainable lumber operation.

Meet Destiny Seymour, Owner of Indigo Arrows

Website: indigoarrows.ca      Instagram: @indigo_arrows

Destiny Seymour is an Anishinaabe interior designer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She graduated with her master’s degree in Interior Design from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. She worked at local architecture firm in Winnipeg for over 10 years as their interior designer before starting her own design business in 2016.

Destiny started designing artisan textiles for interiors that respectfully reflects local Manitoban Indigenous peoples and their history after struggling to find materials that she could incorporate into design projects.

Her company, Indigo Arrows, now offers a range of table linens, pillows, and blankets that showcase patterns from local Indigenous pottery and bone tools that date from 400 to over 3000 years old. These patterns are picking up where her ancestors left off.

Destiny has an Indigenous led design studio. Her design practice takes a critical look at the representation of Indigenous cultures within spaces. Her design mission is to respectfully reflect local Indigenous cultures & identity within architectural forms, interior spaces, furniture, and textiles. This design process acknowledges community engagement, inclusiveness, and collaboration when creating new works.

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I would like to thank our four participants in this year’s Handmade Holiday Gift Guide and wish all of you readers luck in this Giveaway! Don’t forget to leave a comment saying which prize you would like to receive: Beam watercolour paints, Yukon soap & essential Oil, Raven Reads gift box, Indigo Arrows tea towel linen.

 

311 Comments on GIVEAWAY! 2022 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Debbie McKinley
    December 3, 2022 at 11:38 am (2 months ago)

    Wow hard to pick one they are all wonderful, I would love to win any one of them from the featured participants.

    • Julia Bookbinder
      December 18, 2022 at 4:04 pm (1 month ago)

      Beam paints! I have a few and I love them!

    • Margaret Orr
      December 18, 2022 at 6:54 pm (1 month ago)

      Indigo Arrows’ tea towel linen. It is so beautiful and I love textiles.
      Kelly, Thank you for introducing us to these artists and their beautiful work.

      • Diana Miladinoska
        December 20, 2022 at 7:19 am (1 month ago)

        All the items are great. I would especially love the Indigo Arrows tea towel linens.

  2. ava gavloski
    December 3, 2022 at 11:41 am (2 months ago)

    Yukon soap & essential Oil would be a lovely gift to receive.
    Well done Kelly, you have scouted out a wonderful list of business for the gift guide. Bravo….

    • Kely Arthur
      December 3, 2022 at 11:18 pm (2 months ago)

      Oh my what a hard decision to make. Every single one would be welcomed whole heartly but if I really really needed to make one choice I guess it would be Beam Paints only because I’m just starting to use acrylic paints and watercolor paints. Thank you in advance!

      • Toni Micai
        December 20, 2022 at 5:24 am (1 month ago)

        I’d love the paints! They look delicious! But all the choices are amazing!

    • Joanna Holt
      December 13, 2022 at 4:14 pm (1 month ago)

      Kelly, I’m amazed at all of your work. You always do such a wonderful job! My husband and daughter both love and enjoy to watercolor paint so I would say the Beam paints would be the best gift, but any gift would be extremely appreciated and used.

  3. Michele
    December 3, 2022 at 12:03 pm (2 months ago)

    I would love the watercolor set. I would love to learn how to work with watercolor and incorporate it into my calligraphy projects!

    • Doris Tan
      December 3, 2022 at 1:54 pm (2 months ago)

      Would love the Beam watercolour paints. Very interesting to note that lightfast pigments, tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey, blend together to create a handmade saturated colour that makes it a special joy to paint with.Truly unique and inspiring!

      • Marymitchelljones
        December 19, 2022 at 9:36 am (1 month ago)

        Beam paints

      • Julia
        December 19, 2022 at 5:42 pm (1 month ago)

        Yukon Soap would be the one I would love to win if chosen.

    • Toni Danson
      December 14, 2022 at 6:31 am (1 month ago)

      I would love any of these beautiful products however I do love soaps,especially ones that are so special.

  4. Anny Apkarian
    December 3, 2022 at 12:10 pm (2 months ago)

    Indigo Arrows tea towel linen it will be lovely for my new home <3 Thank you and many wishes for the holidays !!!

  5. Lisa Britt
    December 3, 2022 at 12:28 pm (2 months ago)

    I think I’d enjoy the Yukon soap most with the Raven box a close second … and they are All wonderful!

  6. Claudia Finnegan
    December 3, 2022 at 12:28 pm (2 months ago)

    These are such amazing women and their creative outlets and businesses. Congratulations to each wonderful entrepreneur! For the giveaway I would enjoy the Indigo Arrows tea-towel linen! Thanks for these creative shopping suggestions!

  7. Claudia
    December 3, 2022 at 12:32 pm (2 months ago)

    Thanks for the lovely suggestions from these amazing entrepreneurial women! I would love to have an Indigo Arrows tea towel linen at this point. Thanks for sponsoring this holiday giveaway!

  8. Claudia Finnegan
    December 3, 2022 at 12:33 pm (2 months ago)

    Thanks for the lovely suggestions from these amazing entrepreneurial women! I would love to have an Indigo Arrows tea towel linen at this point. Thanks for sponsoring this holiday giveaway!

  9. Cynthia Cole
    December 3, 2022 at 12:37 pm (2 months ago)

    Oh those beautiful watercolors look like fun.

  10. Debbie Berger
    December 3, 2022 at 1:25 pm (2 months ago)

    Kelly,
    What an inspiration from all artisans! I would so much like to receive the watercolor set from Beam’s. I clicked on the link awhile back when you first mentioned the watercolors. I was so mesmerized by her website and products. So inspiring.

  11. Heather Parry
    December 3, 2022 at 1:27 pm (2 months ago)

    Each and every item is wonderful. If choosing just one, it would have to be the watercolour paints.

  12. Carol
    December 3, 2022 at 1:52 pm (2 months ago)

    What wonderful creative endeavours that you’ve shared! I would enjoy any one of these amazing offerings but I am intrigued by the Beam Watercolour Paints.
    Many wishes all around to each of you for a wonderful Holiday Season!

  13. Jeanine
    December 3, 2022 at 2:25 pm (2 months ago)

    The Beam paints are so appealing to me. Love, love love this article. Cheers from Edmonton!

  14. Tamalyn Hafen
    December 3, 2022 at 2:44 pm (2 months ago)

    I would like to win and try the Beam Watercolour paints please. They look like very pretty colors.

  15. Suna Stirk
    December 3, 2022 at 2:46 pm (2 months ago)

    What an amazing group of ladies! I would really like the Beam watercolour paints. They look absolutely amazing. Thanks for the opportunity.

  16. Donna Haines
    December 3, 2022 at 3:05 pm (2 months ago)

    They are all amazing ! I would love to win the Yukon Soaps and Essential oils.

    • Ingrid Boström
      December 18, 2022 at 9:47 pm (1 month ago)

      You can never have too much paint! The Beam paint, please ❤️

  17. Denise Bryant
    December 3, 2022 at 3:21 pm (2 months ago)

    They all look wonderful! I’d love to try the watercolour paints!

  18. Julie
    December 3, 2022 at 6:12 pm (2 months ago)

    All the items are great but if I am lucky enough to win, I would especially love the Yukon soap & essential Oil set or the Indigo Arrows tea towel linens.

  19. Cathy
    December 3, 2022 at 6:39 pm (2 months ago)

    The beam watercolors look simply gorgeous!

  20. Cheryl Wacks
    December 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm (2 months ago)

    Such a nice group of ladies and their lovely products! I’d love to try the Beam watercolors!

    • Fran Snyder
      December 18, 2022 at 5:00 pm (1 month ago)

      This is a great group of items. I would have trouble picking. But either raven reads or the soap box. How fun ans thanks Kelly for getting these amazing women out there.

  21. Patty McClung
    December 3, 2022 at 7:28 pm (2 months ago)

    Oh my! They all look wonderful, but I’d choose the Beam watercolors! I’ve heard great things about them. And you can never have too many paints!! Thank you Kelly and wishing you a beautiful Christmas!

  22. Martha Giani
    December 3, 2022 at 9:34 pm (2 months ago)

    I have always loved textiles so the tea towel would be a lovely gift, but just learning about these entrepreneurial, Indigenous women has been a gift in itself. Wishing all of them much success!

  23. Linda
    December 3, 2022 at 9:55 pm (2 months ago)

    Everything looks wonderful, but I would love to have the Indigo Arrows tea towel linen.

  24. Sue Philips
    December 3, 2022 at 10:47 pm (2 months ago)

    What amazing products! So hard to choose, but the RavenReads would be top of my list. Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Cindy Brooks
    December 3, 2022 at 11:27 pm (2 months ago)

    I would love to recieve the Beam Paints. They look so colorful and amazing to paint with!

  26. Stormee Heyd
    December 3, 2022 at 11:29 pm (2 months ago)

    All of these artisans and their products are amazing. I would love to try the Beam Watercolour paints. Thank you for highlighting these creative people.

  27. Maria Bilén
    December 4, 2022 at 1:27 am (2 months ago)

    They are all wonderful but I would love the Yukon soap as a gift.

    • Angela Wright
      December 9, 2022 at 2:42 pm (2 months ago)

      The Yukon Soaps sound so relaxing and amazing. There are so many beautiful products it’s so hard to pick only one. What an amazing collection of beautiful products and business owners.

  28. Lynn Schleitwiler
    December 4, 2022 at 4:52 am (2 months ago)

    What interesting products, all of which I would love to own. The beam paints sparked my interest as a crafter. Thanks for the opportunity!

  29. Wendy Lambert
    December 4, 2022 at 5:40 am (2 months ago)

    I really love that you are promoting Indigenous business women. Thank you for that. I would love to receive the Yukon soaps and essential oils.

  30. Marlaine Willborn
    December 4, 2022 at 6:14 am (2 months ago)

    Thanks for introducing these small businesses and entrepreneurial women to a wider audience. I would love the Raven gift box…. Sounds like a real surprise that supports even more indigenous artists/writers.

  31. Mary Degange
    December 4, 2022 at 9:45 am (2 months ago)

    Thank you, Kelly, for sharing info about these very talented artisans.
    The Indigo Arrows Tea towels are my favorite.

  32. Derin Thompson
    December 4, 2022 at 10:11 am (2 months ago)

    I love all these amazing artists you have highlighted. I’m especially intrigued by Beam Paints. Handmade paints are always far superior to many commercially available paints. I also love that you are supporting indigenous artists. If I were to win the giveaway, I’d love to win some Beam Paints.

  33. Sandra
    December 4, 2022 at 10:34 am (2 months ago)

    Thanks, Kelly for introducing us to these amazing and talented women and their inspiring businesses. The Yukon soap and oils would be a lovely way to relax during this hectic season.

  34. Wendy
    December 5, 2022 at 3:15 pm (2 months ago)

    I would love to receive a handmade gift from any one of the four artisans but the one I would use the most would be the Beam Watercolour Paints.
    Fingers crossed!!

  35. Tanisha
    December 5, 2022 at 3:53 pm (2 months ago)

    Amazing artists!
    My granny would love Indigo Arrows tea towel linen, would make an great Christmas gift.

  36. Samantha
    December 5, 2022 at 4:53 pm (2 months ago)

    I would love the Beam Paints. So beautiful!

  37. Andrea Hickle
    December 5, 2022 at 5:01 pm (2 months ago)

    They’re all beautiful items and I absolutely love the supporting local/small businesses! I think the most appealing to me would be the Beam watercolour paints! Thank you for the opportunity!

    • Michele Sager
      December 18, 2022 at 3:24 pm (1 month ago)

      The Yukon soaps look like they smell fantastic! That would be my pick.

  38. Rhea
    December 5, 2022 at 5:14 pm (2 months ago)

    Enter the Christmas contest

  39. Amanda Ramsay
    December 5, 2022 at 5:14 pm (2 months ago)

    The Raven gift box looks spectacular, but my love for beam paints can never be tamed! All of these gifts are spectacular, sending thanks to you and all of these artisans.

  40. Jennifer Read
    December 5, 2022 at 5:22 pm (2 months ago)

    Miigwech! Thank you for sharing the remarkable talents of all the ladies! Sharing support for business is inspiring! And I’ve discovered a new artist to follow. I’m a huge fan of Yukon Soaps and Beam Paints but I would love to win something from Raven’s Reads. Love you all.

  41. Kristen Jackson-Dockeray
    December 5, 2022 at 5:57 pm (2 months ago)

    Such gorgeous gift suggestions! I would love to win the Beam paints!

  42. Annette Boutin
    December 5, 2022 at 7:49 pm (2 months ago)

    I would love the Yukon soap and essential oils because they would smell so nice and my skin would feel so nice!

  43. Corbett Deren
    December 5, 2022 at 7:57 pm (2 months ago)

    I am always looking for new and fresh perspectives so I would enjoy the raven gift box.

  44. Marga T
    December 5, 2022 at 8:43 pm (2 months ago)

    What a lovely set of makers! Thanks for the opportunity! Would love to have the watercolours if chosen!

  45. Andrea Thompson
    December 6, 2022 at 12:09 am (2 months ago)

    Indigo Arrow!

  46. Lisa
    December 6, 2022 at 12:49 am (2 months ago)

    Raven reads!

  47. Suzie Babij
    December 6, 2022 at 3:51 am (2 months ago)

    They’re all such wonderful items & would make beautiful gifts! I’m especially drawn to the tea towels from Indigo Arrows

  48. Laksh g
    December 6, 2022 at 8:09 am (2 months ago)

    Love all of them! Very precious pieces would love any of them!

  49. manda
    December 6, 2022 at 8:48 am (2 months ago)

    The Beam watercolour paint.

  50. Stormee Heyd
    December 6, 2022 at 10:28 am (2 months ago)

    The Indigo Arrows textiles are amazing. I would love one of her artistic creations in my home.

  51. Nicole
    December 6, 2022 at 10:42 am (2 months ago)

    It’s a tough choice because they all look great! But I think I’d pick the Yukon soap & essential oil. Thanks for the opportunity!

  52. Willow
    December 6, 2022 at 9:57 pm (2 months ago)

    I love a good soap and I love Indigo Arrows, so either of those would be amazing. However getting into painting could be a great winter hobby… and I love reading when it’s cold out.. hard to pick so really any of them!

  53. arline p field
    December 7, 2022 at 8:41 am (2 months ago)

    Would love the Beam watercolor paint! Thank you for all you do!

  54. Banumathi Dheepan
    December 7, 2022 at 11:01 am (2 months ago)

    Such a lovely array of gifts to choose from. Really appreciate the gesture to support four awesome women entrepreneurs during the holiday season. Its really arduous to pick one – but I think Yukon soaps has my vote … would definitely love the glow this joyous season.

  55. Heather McNutt
    December 7, 2022 at 4:59 pm (2 months ago)

    Yukon soap would be my choice! Thank you and God bless!

  56. wesley wash
    December 7, 2022 at 6:36 pm (2 months ago)

    oh wow such great prizes! i think i would love the soaps or the textiles, but i love them all

  57. Deb
    December 7, 2022 at 6:38 pm (2 months ago)

    Oh, I’d love yhe watercolors!

  58. Jessica
    December 7, 2022 at 6:55 pm (2 months ago)

    Beautiful hand soaps would really like to try to win some

  59. Betty
    December 7, 2022 at 7:52 pm (2 months ago)

    They are all wonderful, but I think I would choose the soap products! Wonderful selection for gift giving!

  60. Laurie Black
    December 7, 2022 at 8:35 pm (2 months ago)

    Fabulous products to showcase. I would love to play with the Beam watercolour paints.

  61. Hayley
    December 7, 2022 at 8:46 pm (2 months ago)

    I would chose those beautiful watercolors

  62. Trish Dempsey
    December 7, 2022 at 8:49 pm (2 months ago)

    Wow, thanks for sharing these lovely crafters! They’re all gorgeous, but my favourite are the watercolours – they’re so unique, I’d love to try them!!
    Thanks!

  63. Fatima
    December 8, 2022 at 8:14 am (2 months ago)

    I would love the Yukon soap and the beam watercolor.

  64. Terri Cannell
    December 8, 2022 at 8:21 am (2 months ago)

    I am amazed and the love and care put into each of these products by these amazing women. I’m drawn to the watercolors most, and appreciate the sustainability of their production. Brava!! However, I’d be grateful for any of their products. I will check them out for gifts for Christmas. Thanks for spotlighting them!

  65. Michelle Hrabak
    December 8, 2022 at 9:30 am (2 months ago)

    Oh Kelly! It must have been so hard to narrow it down to four artisans! You picked amazing ones! Of course the Beams watercolors totally appealed to me! I was drooling!! Thank you for doing this!!

    • Anja Wilson
      December 11, 2022 at 1:34 pm (1 month ago)

      I love what you do, Kelly! All of these would be great to get, but my connection to Kamloops makes me choose Raven Reads as my number 1 wish. ❤️

  66. Saher
    December 8, 2022 at 11:01 am (2 months ago)

    Wow!! Beautiful. Would love to win either the watercolors or soap and essential oil.

  67. Kathy
    December 8, 2022 at 12:39 pm (2 months ago)

    I would love to win the soaps and essential oils , but I think all the gifts are amazing. Thanks, Kelly, for your thoughtfulness.

  68. Mindy Hensen
    December 9, 2022 at 1:10 pm (2 months ago)

    What an amaazing group of business women! I would love the watercolors if I win!

  69. Margret
    December 9, 2022 at 4:03 pm (2 months ago)

    The Beams watercolours look so unique! I would love to try them.

  70. Niki Meyers
    December 13, 2022 at 3:20 pm (1 month ago)

    This is a fantastic list! The watercolor paints would be my first choice though. ❤️

  71. Maria Ontiveros
    December 13, 2022 at 3:21 pm (1 month ago)

    I would be honored to do landscapes with those beautiful paint! Thank you for amplifying these businesses.

  72. Whitney
    December 13, 2022 at 3:34 pm (1 month ago)

    The Beam watercolour paints – they look lovely

  73. Janet Ho
    December 13, 2022 at 3:36 pm (1 month ago)

    Beam Watercolor Paints! Love their colours!!!

  74. Kim Springer
    December 13, 2022 at 3:37 pm (1 month ago)

    Wow! I have to go for the Beam paints!

  75. Mabel
    December 13, 2022 at 3:39 pm (1 month ago)

    Beam watercolour paints – I love their work and colours. Would love to add to my collection and build up my practice.

  76. Suna Stirk
    December 13, 2022 at 3:39 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to win the Beam watercolour paints. I am just getting into watercolouring and would love a decent set of paints.

  77. Elaine
    December 13, 2022 at 3:58 pm (1 month ago)

    The beam paints look like fun!!

  78. Amanda
    December 13, 2022 at 4:11 pm (1 month ago)

    What a beautiful give away – the tea towels or paints would be jolly 🙂 thanks for all you give throughout the year.

  79. Julie
    December 13, 2022 at 4:25 pm (1 month ago)

    Would appreciate anything but would love to try the beam paints

  80. Tanya Charbonneau
    December 13, 2022 at 4:33 pm (1 month ago)

    These are all amazing! I would love anyone of these items. My first choice would be the Beam paints.

  81. Michelle
    December 13, 2022 at 4:36 pm (1 month ago)

    Oooh beam watercolour paint for sure! To go with my 2023 goal of being more creative!

  82. Lea Abbey
    December 13, 2022 at 5:06 pm (1 month ago)

    All are Lovely!! ❤️ I think I would love the paints though!

  83. Sarah
    December 13, 2022 at 5:26 pm (1 month ago)

    Kelly, you keep outdoing yourself! Your support for small indigenous business is very encouraging.
    Personally I would love to win any of the items, but most of all I would love to win the watercolour paints for my niece. She is blooming into quite the artist, and is learning more about her own indigenous background everyday.

  84. Sheri Hale
    December 13, 2022 at 5:46 pm (1 month ago)

    They are all very nice but I would love to win the watercolors.

  85. Chona Agujo
    December 13, 2022 at 7:08 pm (1 month ago)

    Oh my, maybe i would just settle with thề watercolour paint. Thanks in advance. Cheers!

  86. Lina
    December 13, 2022 at 7:24 pm (1 month ago)

    Agree with everyone else, they all seem like amazing products that anyone would be happy to receive:) My front runner however I think is the beam paint set as I would like to get more into watercolors!

  87. Susana
    December 13, 2022 at 7:46 pm (1 month ago)

    First choice is the Beam watercolours, but I would be very happy and surprised to win any of these great finds. 🤗

  88. Isabelle
    December 13, 2022 at 9:50 pm (1 month ago)

    I would be happy with any and congratulate all those entrepreneurs. But as I like to create I would like to try the beam paint.
    Thank you for this giveaway !

  89. Jenna Lemke
    December 13, 2022 at 9:51 pm (1 month ago)

    Love the watercolors!

  90. Susan
    December 13, 2022 at 10:34 pm (1 month ago)

    All of these are wonderful gifts Kelly!
    But I have a weakness for watercolors and handmade soaps! 🥰

  91. Helene Goulet
    December 13, 2022 at 11:17 pm (1 month ago)

    Lovely give aways and support for small businesses !
    Like everyone I think these products are all beautiful .
    Since I have to choose one … I will pick «Raven Reads »
    Merci Kelly ❄️

  92. Tabitha Driver
    December 13, 2022 at 11:36 pm (1 month ago)

    The beam watercolor paints! 🙂

  93. Julia Carroll Vogt
    December 14, 2022 at 4:53 am (1 month ago)

    What a beautiful selection! And such talented creators as well!
    I would love to receive the Beam Paints to get my creativity flowing!

  94. Laura Davitt
    December 14, 2022 at 6:01 am (1 month ago)

    I would love to try the beam paints! They are lovely.

  95. Dawn
    December 14, 2022 at 6:39 am (1 month ago)

    Indigo Arrows Tea Towel Linen is my favourite. Colours that compliment the neutral vibe in my home. Wonderful work by all these women. Thanks for sharing and promoting their business.

  96. Dawn
    December 14, 2022 at 6:40 am (1 month ago)

    Indigo Arrows Tea Towel Linen is my favourite. Colours that compliment the neutral vibe in my home. Wonderful work by all these women. Thanks for sharing and promoting their business.

  97. Angela
    December 14, 2022 at 7:18 am (1 month ago)

    I’d love the Beam paints, but all of them are lovely and I’d be happy with any of them!

  98. Jodie Velthuizen
    December 14, 2022 at 7:30 am (1 month ago)

    They all look so lovely any one would be nice. However the Yukon soap and the beam paint look very cool.

  99. Megan
    December 14, 2022 at 7:34 am (1 month ago)

    Those Beam watercolors are beautiful! I started following their IG account this week and all of their products are lovely.

  100. Betty Decker
    December 14, 2022 at 7:35 am (1 month ago)

    I would love to win the Beam Watercolour paints. They look so relaxing and soothing. Thanks Kelly for letting us know about these wonderful companies to be visited again and again.

  101. Pamela
    December 14, 2022 at 9:39 am (1 month ago)

    I would like to try the Beam Paints.
    Merry Christmas everyone!

  102. Karianne P
    December 14, 2022 at 4:58 pm (1 month ago)

    They are all amazing! But I love the beam paints!

  103. Jessie
    December 14, 2022 at 5:05 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to win the Beam water colour paints! It’s my New Year’s resolution to develop my watercolour skill!

  104. Deb Scott
    December 14, 2022 at 5:51 pm (1 month ago)

    Oh Kelly, because of you I’ve fallen in love with Beam paints!! Would very much love to try a whole set

  105. Amanda
    December 14, 2022 at 9:53 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love the soap set! I love trying out handmade natural soaps and Would like to add this to my collection! They’re gorgeous too!
    Thank you Kelly for exposing us to so many lovely small businesses.

  106. Tori
    December 15, 2022 at 11:14 am (1 month ago)

    I would love to win the water color paints!!!

  107. Lisa Gutierrez
    December 15, 2022 at 2:14 pm (1 month ago)

    Yukon soap and essential oil because I need to relax! Lol…actually all the prizes are wonderful!

  108. Jamie Villamor
    December 15, 2022 at 3:32 pm (1 month ago)

    Such wonderful profiles and companies! I’m intrigued by the Raven Reads boxes-sounds like fun opening a mystery box!😀

  109. Madelyn
    December 16, 2022 at 5:39 am (1 month ago)

    I would love the Beam Paints item. I love how natural it and its packaging is. Thank you for sharing these businesses

  110. Lisa Gurroby
    December 16, 2022 at 6:43 am (1 month ago)

    It’s great to see so many talented artists… although I’m not talented I love to dabble with paint and so my pleasure would be to win the beautiful Beam Paints 🎨….😉🎄😻

  111. Johanna
    December 16, 2022 at 8:57 am (1 month ago)

    Which one do I want? Yes lol.

    In all honesty, they are all gorgeous items/companies, but I do have to admit a weakness for glourious watercolours. I’m slowly teaching myself, and those kind of colours do give me all the inspiration I need sometimes 🙂

    And a heartfelt thank all of you for putting this giveaway together.

  112. Sue Whittle
    December 16, 2022 at 3:48 pm (1 month ago)

    Thank you for this opportunity Kelly. Such a great way to support and introduce us all to these talented artisans. As I am on my creative journey with you learning to use watercolours, my choice would be the handmade Beam Watercolour Paints.

  113. Michelle Lark
    December 17, 2022 at 3:54 am (1 month ago)

    Hi Kelly. I support many small businesses at Christmas time here in Australia. I’d love to win the tea-towels! They are crisp and stylish!
    Merry Christmas to you, your family and Finn!
    Michelle x

  114. Cindy Therkildsen
    December 18, 2022 at 2:25 pm (1 month ago)

    All four are wonderful, but I would definitely choose the Beam Watercolor Paints. What beautiful colors! Thank you to all the businesses for the giveaway.

  115. Talina Hensley
    December 18, 2022 at 2:26 pm (1 month ago)

    Beam watercolour paint

  116. Brie Ferguson
    December 18, 2022 at 2:27 pm (1 month ago)

    It’s hard to pick one they all look amazing but I think I would use the paints the most!! What a fun giveaway! Happy Holidays!

  117. Tracy VerBerkmoes
    December 18, 2022 at 2:27 pm (1 month ago)

    Wow… these are all amazing… I’m not sure I can pick just one!

  118. Venise
    December 18, 2022 at 2:28 pm (1 month ago)

    Thank you for the chance to win! So many nice gifts! Love the Indigo Arrow linens, just beautiful designs!

  119. Betty
    December 18, 2022 at 2:28 pm (1 month ago)

    Would love the Beam watercolors. Thanks for letting us know about these awesome businesses!

  120. Stacey Killam
    December 18, 2022 at 2:28 pm (1 month ago)

    Hi Kelly! It’s so difficult to choose but I’d love to win the Raven gift box! Keep up the great work! Your posts are so inspiring!

    Merry Christmas to all!
    Stacey

  121. Tina
    December 18, 2022 at 2:29 pm (1 month ago)

    It’s extremely hard to pick between all of this creative gifts. My heart is going to pick …the watercolour paint.

  122. Karen Pratt
    December 18, 2022 at 2:29 pm (1 month ago)

    This is so cool! Thanks for doing this Kelly! I would be super happy with Beam watercolors or a Raven box! But everything looks wonderful!

  123. Charma
    December 18, 2022 at 2:30 pm (1 month ago)

    The beam paints look like fun!

  124. Sue
    December 18, 2022 at 2:31 pm (1 month ago)

    Thanks so much for this opportunity to own one of these beautiful and thoughtfully made products, Kelly. They are all lovely, but I’d most like to own the Beam watercolour paints.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  125. Liesl Bohan
    December 18, 2022 at 2:33 pm (1 month ago)

    What gorgeous and wonderful options! The Beam watercolor paints are my top choice, but I’d be thrilled with any of these gifts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  126. Jane McCrary
    December 18, 2022 at 2:34 pm (1 month ago)

    I would LOVE to try the Beam Watercolor Paints!

  127. Cathy Fahie
    December 18, 2022 at 2:34 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love the Raven Reads gift box.
    It is really hard to choose as each would be a wonderful prize.

  128. Nissa Picard
    December 18, 2022 at 2:35 pm (1 month ago)

    All of the products look lovely, but the paint set seems like something I wouldn’t normally treat myself to and encourage creativity throughout the year.

  129. Carol
    December 18, 2022 at 2:35 pm (1 month ago)

    Each of these businesses look amazing, meaningful and are so inspiring!
    I would enjoy any of them, at any time of year!
    But for now, I think the Yukon Soap Company would be wonderful!
    Thank you!

  130. Sheila Netti
    December 18, 2022 at 2:37 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to get the Yukon Soap set. This guide is great!

  131. Kimberly Garey
    December 18, 2022 at 2:37 pm (1 month ago)

    The handmade soaps sound heavenly! What a beautifully diverse set of makers!

  132. Debbie J
    December 18, 2022 at 2:38 pm (1 month ago)

    Handmade watercolors! How lovely1

  133. Cathy
    December 18, 2022 at 2:42 pm (1 month ago)

    An exceptional list of creators! Hard to choose just one.
    My choice would be the Beam paints!

  134. Chiara
    December 18, 2022 at 2:43 pm (1 month ago)

    Awww I’d love to receive those beautiful BEAM watercolour paints!😍
    Wishing Kelly and everyone of you a Merry Christmas!🎄🦌❤️

  135. Jacquelyn C.
    December 18, 2022 at 2:45 pm (1 month ago)

    What wonderful artisans! Thanks for introducing them.

  136. Roni Johnston
    December 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm (1 month ago)

    Every choice is a winner. But if I need to choose I think I would go with the linens from Indigo Arrows. Thanks for the chance to win!

  137. Karen S Laws
    December 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm (1 month ago)

    I really enjoyed reading about the 4 women, but if I had to choose a gift, I think I would like Beam paints.

  138. Leanne
    December 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm (1 month ago)

    Watercolours, but all of these businesses have wonderful ideas especially the curated books giving back to their community, you go girls xxxthanks

  139. Cathy Doan
    December 18, 2022 at 2:47 pm (1 month ago)

    The soap!!! I just love soap ahha although all the others are also nice!

  140. Tina Van Hee
    December 18, 2022 at 2:51 pm (1 month ago)

    Thank you so much for introducing us to such fine businesses and products. Would love to win the Yukon soaps and oils. Have a blessed holiday season everyone!!!

  141. Sandra Cook
    December 18, 2022 at 2:51 pm (1 month ago)

    Yes, these are all amazing Canadian entrepreneurs! I really liked the Indigo Arrow linens with their unique designs.

  142. Dinie
    December 18, 2022 at 2:55 pm (1 month ago)

    The Beams!… they are so beautiful… al the effort people take to make such beautiful things.. With the Beams i can make art with their art!..

  143. Ruth Krems
    December 18, 2022 at 2:56 pm (1 month ago)

    Beam water color paints would be wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  144. Terrie D.
    December 18, 2022 at 2:56 pm (1 month ago)

    Wow! All of these companies sound amazing! It’s so hard to choose 1 thing, but I think I would go with the Raven Reads gift box. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  145. Ellen M Crawley
    December 18, 2022 at 2:58 pm (1 month ago)

    The Beam paints look very interesting, so that would be my choice. Thanks.

  146. Oneida Salazar
    December 18, 2022 at 3:01 pm (1 month ago)

    Would love the Yukon soaps. Thanks for letting us know about these awesome businesses! Happy Holidays! 🎄

  147. Jennifer Strand
    December 18, 2022 at 3:02 pm (1 month ago)

    These are all fantastic businesses and prizes. Anyone would be super lucky to win any of the them. I would love to paint with the Beam Paints. It is an added bonus that they are packaged in natural materials.

  148. Valerie
    December 18, 2022 at 3:05 pm (1 month ago)

    Thank you for introducing us to these talented and innovative artists. Such lovely products! I would enjoy having the Beam paints. It is so much fun to experiment with different pigments. Wishing everyone continued success in their endeavours!

  149. Denise Martineau
    December 18, 2022 at 3:05 pm (1 month ago)

    Love the Arrows and Raven Reads. These are all nice companies.

  150. Veronica Noechel
    December 18, 2022 at 3:11 pm (1 month ago)

    Beautiful prizes, all of them, but I would choose the watercolors. They’re just amazing!

  151. Jennifer
    December 18, 2022 at 3:11 pm (1 month ago)

    These all look so cool! But I would love to try some from Beam Paints. They looks awesome and sounds so cool!

  152. Catherine
    December 18, 2022 at 3:12 pm (1 month ago)

    Congratulations to the artists-makers featured here. I would be honored to receive any of these, but my first choice is the Beam paints – quality paints in beautiful colors with eco-packaging. Thank you for introducing us to these talented creators.

  153. Laura B
    December 18, 2022 at 3:13 pm (1 month ago)

    All look like wonderful creations but I like to watercolor, so I would say Beam Paints would be fun to try.

  154. Teresa Cherka
    December 18, 2022 at 3:15 pm (1 month ago)

    They are all inspiring women! If I had to pick just one it would be it would be the Raven reads gift box!

  155. Sherry Worsham
    December 18, 2022 at 3:16 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to win the Beam watercolours, not for myself but for my daughter who works as a graphic artist but has a degree in illustration. She would love them even more knowing it was supporting Indigenous women in the process. Thanks!

  156. Timah
    December 18, 2022 at 3:17 pm (1 month ago)

    I love all of them! But the beam watercolour paints look AMAZING!?

  157. Linda Neely
    December 18, 2022 at 3:18 pm (1 month ago)

    Such great gifts! Any one of them would be awesome to win, but confess I’m a bookworm, so books are always perfect.

  158. Connie Johnson
    December 18, 2022 at 3:24 pm (1 month ago)

    Amazing women!!! Thanks for sharing their businesses! I’ve just barely dipped my toe into watercoloring so I’d love to try the Beam Watercolors. Happy holidays everyone 🙂

  159. Charlie Sabbia
    December 18, 2022 at 3:25 pm (1 month ago)

    Oh, I’d love to have any of the four, but I must admit that I’m partial to watercolor paints!

  160. Kara
    December 18, 2022 at 3:32 pm (1 month ago)

    The watercolour paints in their little wooden pallets look AMAZING! I’d love a set of those!
    There are so many beautiful things here, but those are my favourite.

  161. Doreene
    December 18, 2022 at 3:36 pm (1 month ago)

    I am in love with the watercolors!

  162. Shannon
    December 18, 2022 at 3:41 pm (1 month ago)

    I really enjoyed the holiday guide. There are some really cool things! I would love to try the Beam water colour paints. I have wanted to get some really good water color paints. These look super saturated and would translate beautifully on paper.

  163. Barbara Elmore
    December 18, 2022 at 3:43 pm (1 month ago)

    They all look amazing! I’d love the Indigo Arrows linen.

  164. Deanne Booth
    December 18, 2022 at 3:45 pm (1 month ago)

    Yukon soap & essential Oil

  165. Nanci Bliss-Kelley
    December 18, 2022 at 3:46 pm (1 month ago)

    This is a heart-warming message! I’m eager to look at all of the artist’s websites! But being a fan of all things Alaska, I would have to choose the Yukon Soaps!

  166. Diane Santora
    December 18, 2022 at 3:48 pm (1 month ago)

    Thank You for all the wonderful choices offered. Wow, how hard to select just
    one. I do paint and think the watercolors would be lovely to have for the
    hand painted greetings cards that I make. Thank you again!

  167. Mary C.
    December 18, 2022 at 3:51 pm (1 month ago)

    Thank you for showcasing these exceptional artisans – it’s difficult to choose when all are so unique and inspiring. I think I would have to choose the Raven Reads box, both because I love “mystery” gifts, and because of the educational / cultural aspect. Have a blessed holiday.

  168. Carolyn Hartwig
    December 18, 2022 at 3:52 pm (1 month ago)

    All the prizes look amazing – how do you pick one?! If I have to choose I’ll pick the Yukon Soap Company gift.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!!

  169. Ginny K
    December 18, 2022 at 3:53 pm (1 month ago)

    Hard to decide , they are all such lovely gifts, but if I had to pick I would choose the paints, since I think I would have the most fun with them. Thanks for the chance to win. : )

  170. Suna Stirk
    December 18, 2022 at 3:55 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to win the Beam watercolour paints, such a generous giveaway thank you so much!

  171. Brenda
    December 18, 2022 at 3:57 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to get the Raven gift box.Thanks for all the hardwork you do to share with us.

  172. Joanne Lewis
    December 18, 2022 at 3:58 pm (1 month ago)

    Thank you, Kelly, for introducing these amazing women! How inspiring! I would love to try the Beam watercolors if I’m lucky enough to win. Any of the items would be great, of course. I hope you enjoy Christmas and the holidays in your new location! cheers from Alberta!

  173. Amanda
    December 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm (1 month ago)

    This is so sweet, and I love what all of these businesses have to offer! If I had to pick, I would love the paints from Beam Paints, but all of these items are amazing! Happy Holidays to you all!! Hugs

  174. Faye Steinbach
    December 18, 2022 at 4:01 pm (1 month ago)

    Beam watercolor paints. Thanks

  175. Sherri Wes
    December 18, 2022 at 4:04 pm (1 month ago)

    I would absolutely love the watercolor paints! What you and these stores are doing is wonderful. Thank you!

  176. Roz Smallshaw
    December 18, 2022 at 4:08 pm (1 month ago)

    Oooooo difficult choice but it would be the Beam watercolours for me, they look fantastic.

  177. Cindy Drevs
    December 18, 2022 at 4:09 pm (1 month ago)

    Those watercolor paints look beautiful!

  178. Rhonda Williams
    December 18, 2022 at 4:19 pm (1 month ago)

    Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful artisans with us! I’ve already followed them all! I would love to win any of their products, but especially the tea towel linens! Happy Holidays!

  179. Alejandra Phillips
    December 18, 2022 at 4:22 pm (1 month ago)

    Oh my goodness how do you pick from such amazing artistry and talent?!?! Woah! Mind blown 🤯 by the amazing talent here!!!

    If I had to pick the watercolors only because my girls and I would have such a blast playing with them and we can share 🤍💙

  180. Jenny Stratton
    December 18, 2022 at 4:29 pm (1 month ago)

    It’s really hard to choose but I think the the water colors. I love this idea.

  181. Julee Pembroke
    December 18, 2022 at 4:29 pm (1 month ago)

    Been following Kelly for her wonderful teaching skills! Thank you so much for your talent and bringing forward the wonderful artists. Viewing their work…I want it all! But would love the Beam Paints…love calligraphy…love watercolor painting….thanks for your showcase!

  182. Barbara Schmitz
    December 18, 2022 at 4:32 pm (1 month ago)

    The Yukon Soaps would be wonderful to win! I’m just getting a new tub and am looking forward to warm, luxurious baths😁

    • Debra Ditto Seelig
      December 18, 2022 at 4:41 pm (1 month ago)

      I would love the Indigo Arrows tea towels.

  183. Bobbie W.
    December 18, 2022 at 4:36 pm (1 month ago)

    I would like to to enter to win the books

    • Bobbie
      December 18, 2022 at 4:38 pm (1 month ago)

      Sorry, ot is called the Raven Reads box

    • Julie
      December 18, 2022 at 7:23 pm (1 month ago)

      Beam watercolor paints

  184. JENNIFER ROSS
    December 18, 2022 at 4:39 pm (1 month ago)

    Thank you all for your amazing efforts & lovely works!! Wow, this was such a wonderful educational giveaway post on the owner,products, and business they have successfully created!! I love all of them and really enjoyed learning some of the history & heart of each of the businesses!! What amazing ways to work & ability to create such wonderful products!! THIS IS WHAT ART IS ABOUT!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE EM ALL!! Feeling so many different emotions while reading about and looking at these creations wow..what a joy! Beam paint would be my choice if chosen. I just adore the way it is packaged and how the pans are,all natural ingredients used, and they look absolutely uniquely beautiful 😍. Thank you all and thank you for all you do!!

  185. Laura
    December 18, 2022 at 4:39 pm (1 month ago)

    They are all great. Thanks sir the opportunity! However if I do get selected, I wold love… Beam watercolour paints!

  186. Tammy Collins
    December 18, 2022 at 4:41 pm (1 month ago)

    Raven Reads gift box, I love to read!

  187. Elaine Morrell
    December 18, 2022 at 4:46 pm (1 month ago)

    I would really appreciate the paints.

  188. Janet Hunter
    December 18, 2022 at 4:48 pm (1 month ago)

    I’ve heard about the Beam watercolors and would love to try them.
    Happy Holidays!

  189. Angie McKain
    December 18, 2022 at 4:48 pm (1 month ago)

    Raven’s Reads for sure!

  190. Dee Episkenew
    December 18, 2022 at 4:50 pm (1 month ago)

    They are truly amazing, inspiring women of today. It lights the fire inside of me to finish writing my Indigenous memoir book and get it published. Thank you Kelly for sharing the wonderful talent of these inspiring women. I would love to win a gift from Raven, but anyone would be great, too. Thank you. Happy Holidays all!

  191. Bonnie Peters
    December 18, 2022 at 4:51 pm (1 month ago)

    I think Indigo Arrows 1st choice Beam paints 2nd choice. Tough choice as I’ve not seen either in person. Thanks Kelly for supporting small business and offering a giveaway.

  192. Jill A.
    December 18, 2022 at 4:59 pm (1 month ago)

    I’m would absolutely LOVE the Beam watercolor paints! They are gorgeous and I’d love to paint with them!!

  193. Tamera Broadaway
    December 18, 2022 at 5:08 pm (1 month ago)

    Wow! These are all amazing! I would love to win any of them. Talented people!

  194. Jeanne Greenberg
    December 18, 2022 at 5:13 pm (1 month ago)

    I love your generous, supportive nature. I would really like to try the natural watercolors. Wow.

  195. Bridgette Purcell
    December 18, 2022 at 5:14 pm (1 month ago)

    I would like to win the Beam watercolor paints!

  196. Stacey Kowbel
    December 18, 2022 at 5:16 pm (1 month ago)

    Such wonderful businesses! I would choose Yukon Soaps

  197. Jeannine Chuckvar
    December 18, 2022 at 5:43 pm (1 month ago)

    They are all great products but I like the Beam Paints the most! Thanks for showcasing these items for us.

  198. Lorna Hertogh
    December 18, 2022 at 5:48 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love the gorgeous tea towels to help elevate my kitchen decor. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!

  199. Claudia Longoria
    December 18, 2022 at 6:02 pm (1 month ago)

    Amazing gifts! I’d like the Yukon soap & oil set.
    Lovely!!

  200. Stephanie T
    December 18, 2022 at 6:17 pm (1 month ago)

    The Beam Watercolor paints look beautiful in their presentation. Those would be my first choice, but all four products are incredible and I appreciate the stories behind each business.

  201. Amelia Helm
    December 18, 2022 at 6:27 pm (1 month ago)

    What lovely items! Choosing just one is hard but I think the paints would be so fun to try!
    Merry Christmas!

  202. Susan Hawkins
    December 18, 2022 at 6:27 pm (1 month ago)

    All of these products look wonderfully creative but if I had to choose , I believe I would like to try BEAM Paints.

  203. Sue D
    December 18, 2022 at 6:27 pm (1 month ago)

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful companies and their products–so special. I would like the Beam paints.

  204. Laurie Shetler
    December 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm (1 month ago)

    All so wonderful! Beam paints would be awesome.

  205. Cheryl
    December 18, 2022 at 6:32 pm (1 month ago)

    I love them all but to decide on one would be the Beam watercolor paints looks so fun to play with.

  206. Yuchen Zhang
    December 18, 2022 at 6:33 pm (1 month ago)

    Thank you for finding such beautiful and talented artists and highlighting their products and accomplishments!
    I would love to experience a Raven giftbox! Happy Holidays to you!

  207. Charla Cullen
    December 18, 2022 at 6:33 pm (1 month ago)

    Yukon soap & essential Oil Would be wonderful.

  208. Jan
    December 18, 2022 at 6:36 pm (1 month ago)

    Hard choice! I’d choose Beam watercolour paints

  209. Amanda
    December 18, 2022 at 6:43 pm (1 month ago)

    All of these gifts look lovely! I’m torn between the Beam paints and the Yukon soap….I think the paint wins!

  210. Line
    December 18, 2022 at 6:47 pm (1 month ago)

    Yukon soap & essential Oil would be a lovely gift to receive.

  211. Jessica Forman
    December 18, 2022 at 7:02 pm (1 month ago)

    Wow, these women are inspirational. It’s really awesome how they raised up everyone else around them in their tribe and community. And to see them take their talents and heritage and skills and make something that’s truly phenomenal, is incredible .I recently finished Reservation Dogs (hilarious and moving at the same time) and it has awakened in me a renewed interest in the indigenous cultures, especially in the Pacific Northwest. If I was to pick from any one of these talented entrepreneurs, it would be the Raven Box so I can learn more about their culture. Thank you Kelly for showcasing these powerful and wise women to us. I don’t think I would have known about them otherwise. <3

  212. ADANYA Roy
    December 18, 2022 at 7:04 pm (1 month ago)

    Beam watercolor paints for me please!!

  213. Caitlyn T
    December 18, 2022 at 7:06 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to win the watercolor paints! They’re so beautiful!

  214. Cheryl McCague-Shane
    December 18, 2022 at 7:13 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love some of the Beam Paints. Look beautiful
    Thanks for highlighting these incredible women

  215. Valerie Akkerman
    December 18, 2022 at 7:22 pm (1 month ago)

    What a wonderful list of talented artists! I would love to try the Beam paints! I’ve heard such amazing things about the artist and the paints!

  216. Winnie Quick
    December 18, 2022 at 7:44 pm (1 month ago)

    Ooooh I would love to win the Beam watercolor paints! I’m obsessed with watercolor so they are right up my alley. Love that you’re doing this, Kelly!

  217. Marisela Delgado
    December 18, 2022 at 7:45 pm (1 month ago)

    Feliz Navidad, Kelly! Ooo, girl, I love Beam watercolors! 😍😍😍 Thank you for the giveaway!

  218. Emma Lacey
    December 18, 2022 at 8:06 pm (1 month ago)

    Ohh the beam watercolour paints would be wonderful!!

  219. Wendy Cousino
    December 18, 2022 at 8:23 pm (1 month ago)

    The paints look amazing – and so fun!

  220. Emi
    December 18, 2022 at 8:36 pm (1 month ago)

    All talented ladies are so wonderful and inspiring! If I need to choose I would like to get Indigo Arrows tea towel linen!

  221. Christi Cimino
    December 18, 2022 at 9:27 pm (1 month ago)

    Hoe lovely! I would love the Yukon soap set, I love trying out new natural soaps!

  222. Sue Allen
    December 18, 2022 at 9:54 pm (1 month ago)

    I have always tried to support small businesses by ordering online and shopping locally at little independent shops. I admire those who create something different, using their own talent and skills. If I am successful, I would love the Yukon soap & essential oils please 🙂

  223. Nancy Carpenter
    December 18, 2022 at 10:02 pm (1 month ago)

    Thanks Kelly for sharing the info about these four amazing Aboriginal companies. It’s a tough decision — I would like the Beam Paints if I win the contest. Thanks.

  224. Lindsay
    December 18, 2022 at 10:31 pm (1 month ago)

    Thank you, Kelly, for introducing us to these talented women and their small businesses! All of their products are appealing, but I am particularly interested in the Beam paints.

  225. Noémi
    December 18, 2022 at 10:35 pm (1 month ago)

    thanks for the giveaway. Id like to win the watercolor. I have never had a hand made one before, Im quite interested in the differences.

  226. Savannagh
    December 18, 2022 at 10:36 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to try the Beam Water Colors. I’m hoping to form a group in 2023 that includes Native crafters and it would be so fun to share those paints with my neighbors!

  227. Katalin Mayer
    December 18, 2022 at 11:07 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to try the beam paints. Water colors are my favorite mediums. Because you get so many different results depending on how you use them.

  228. Matilde
    December 18, 2022 at 11:16 pm (1 month ago)

    It is always nice to know new small businesses to support!
    The gift that would be nice to receive is Yukon soap & essential Oil, this business is very interesting!

  229. Nitza Rothstein
    December 18, 2022 at 11:17 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to be the lucky recipient of any of these great products! Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  230. Carla
    December 18, 2022 at 11:26 pm (1 month ago)

    Beam watercolor paints!

  231. Carla
    December 18, 2022 at 11:27 pm (1 month ago)

    Beam watercolor paints or any of the offerings. All look amazing.

  232. Lisa Britt
    December 18, 2022 at 11:28 pm (1 month ago)

    I’d love the Yukon soaps best I think with the Beam pigment a close second.

  233. Karen Mason
    December 18, 2022 at 11:57 pm (1 month ago)

    All beautiful gifts but the Yukon soaps or Besm paints are my favourites !!!

  234. Carole
    December 19, 2022 at 12:18 am (1 month ago)

    All of these companies look amazing and it’s hard to choose but I’m going for Indigo Arrows please – they look fab and more likely to survive in international post system! Merry Christmas x

  235. Karen Keen
    December 19, 2022 at 1:08 am (1 month ago)

    Would love to try the beam watercolour paints, they look amazing

  236. Iryna
    December 19, 2022 at 1:30 am (1 month ago)

    Oh, it’s so hard to pick one! What a wonderful ladies and amazing stories! So proud of them all. I would love – Yukon soap & essential Oil, pls.
    Thank you, Kelly! And Merry Christmas!

  237. Ven Val
    December 19, 2022 at 1:35 am (1 month ago)

    Beam watercolour paints, It would be a nice gift for my partner 😊!

  238. Linda Barnett
    December 19, 2022 at 2:46 am (1 month ago)

    I would love to win the Beam Watercolour paints. What an amazing design!

  239. Johanna
    December 19, 2022 at 3:27 am (1 month ago)

    What gorgeous women and products. Thank you for a chance to win the BEAM paints, they look so yummy and their packaging makes me feel relaxed, it’s so beautiful. The love put into them shows. It’s like a treasure and something to be treasured. They would give me a lot of ‘me’ moments.

  240. Kristine Lake
    December 19, 2022 at 4:22 am (1 month ago)

    Theses all sound like wonderful businesses! It’s hard to choose only one. However, I do love homemade soaps, so I would pick Yukon soap & essential oil.

  241. Patricia Brown
    December 19, 2022 at 4:53 am (1 month ago)

    The prizes look amazing and the fact that it is open to me makes me all that much happier!!
    I would love to receive either the paint or the linen!

  242. Lucy Ward
    December 19, 2022 at 5:02 am (1 month ago)

    I would love the watercolor paints. I am just learning how to do watercolor and these would great to use. All of the artists have great artistic creations!

  243. Marc Naples
    December 19, 2022 at 5:06 am (1 month ago)

    It is so hard to choose from all of this talent. I looked up each of their websites and IG pages and was in amaze at all of the talent and creativity that goes into what they are doing! I think my favorite is Beam Paints. I love the idea that there is not plastic used in the paint pallets and that the making of pigments has been passed from one generation to the next! How exciting that her son even helps her.

  244. Charlotte Dunn
    December 19, 2022 at 5:11 am (1 month ago)

    Merriest of Christmas’ to you and each one of these amazing inspiring people! Thank you for such an opportunity to win!!! I am totally enamored by the beam paint!!! That looks and sounds fascinating to me. Thank you!!!

  245. Amy Suhrheinrich
    December 19, 2022 at 5:29 am (1 month ago)

    Thank you for sharing and introducing me to wonderful new products! I would be delighted to win any! My heart is in teaching and learning and what a delight to receive a gift box from Raven Reads…it would be shared with my daughter- a first year teacher🍎

  246. Tesh Bakhda
    December 19, 2022 at 5:32 am (1 month ago)

    Raven gift box
    Thankyou

  247. Janny Haak
    December 19, 2022 at 5:47 am (1 month ago)

    WOW! Such awesome talented lady artists/business owners, love it!!
    It is hard to choose between all these wonderful gifts. Staying with my creative side, I would love to try the Beam paints. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Happy Holidays to all!!

  248. Judy Reeves
    December 19, 2022 at 5:52 am (1 month ago)

    What an amazing group of Artist, I would love the Beam Watercolors. Although it was hard to pick.

  249. Nancy Platt
    December 19, 2022 at 5:55 am (1 month ago)

    So hard to choose, but as a newbie painter, I’d love to receive a gift of Beam paints.

  250. Shelley Wangen
    December 19, 2022 at 6:10 am (1 month ago)

    I would love the Raven Reads gift box created by Canadian Indigenous Peoples! As an elementary teacher, I love learning as much as I can about as many Indigenous Peoples from around the world, so that I can educate my students to celebrate and appreciate cultures different than their own:)

  251. Crystal Carrillo
    December 19, 2022 at 6:38 am (1 month ago)

    Thank you for showcasing these women’s talents and for doing this fantastic giveaway Kelly! If chosen, I’d love the Raven Box or Yukon Soaps. Thank you!

  252. Sandra Dufoe
    December 19, 2022 at 6:45 am (1 month ago)

    I would love to win the Raven gift box. Happy Holidays.

  253. Patti
    December 19, 2022 at 7:21 am (1 month ago)

    What a wonderful group of artists! I would be grateful to receive any one of these beautiful products!

  254. Carol McLean
    December 19, 2022 at 7:22 am (1 month ago)

    Gorgeous work congratulations all of the fabulous ladies and their works of art

    I love all the products but the linens are so gorgeous I would be thrilled if I won them

  255. Alva Farmer
    December 19, 2022 at 7:29 am (1 month ago)

    All of these products are absolutely amazing. I would be honored to receive any of them. However, I am of a very senior age and have decided learn a new art skill that I always wanted to learn. That is watercolor! There are so many options for watercolor paint and supplies to choose from. I would absolutely love to sample these watercolors. They look so awesome.

  256. Toni Beyersbergen
    December 19, 2022 at 7:40 am (1 month ago)

    Thank you Kelly for promoting these amazing ladies and their beautiful products. It’s a difficult choice all are wonderful. If chosen I would love to receive the Beam paints as I am just staring to experiment with painting and drawing again. Thank you for this and to these ladies for the wonderful prizes. Good luck to everyone!

  257. Lynn Schleitwiler
    December 19, 2022 at 7:41 am (1 month ago)

    All four are amazing artists, any gift would be wonderful!

  258. Mary W.
    December 19, 2022 at 7:48 am (1 month ago)

    I would love to try the Beam pants. They look so beautiful and the packaging is divine.

  259. Della
    December 19, 2022 at 7:52 am (1 month ago)

    all awesome!Raven gift box please!

  260. Laura
    December 19, 2022 at 7:59 am (1 month ago)

    What a neat giveaway…these ladies are truly inspiring and I love each of their journeys as entrepreneurs.
    I definitely am intrigued with beam paints. These would go great with your new book out on lettering with watercolors.
    Thank you Kelly for the opportunity to win a fabulous prize and Merry Christmas to you and your family 🎄

  261. Terressa T
    December 19, 2022 at 8:00 am (1 month ago)

    The tea towels! 😍

  262. Sharon Kalich
    December 19, 2022 at 8:16 am (1 month ago)

    My goodness, so many replies, how do you pick? Thank you for presenting these awesome artists. I have always admired the Beam paints. I started doing calligraphy as a child with a beautiful kit of fountain pens but have been trying out more creative things in my retirement.
    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and many wishes for peace and love in the world.

  263. Marnie Vickery
    December 19, 2022 at 8:25 am (1 month ago)

    I would love the Beam Paints, how genius this packaging is! The colours look amazing! What a great selection of business, they are all fabulous!

  264. Angela Vincent
    December 19, 2022 at 8:43 am (1 month ago)

    These are such wonderful, inspiring businesses, each reflecting their founder’s heritage and creativity. I’d love to bring a bit of BC indigenous culture over here to the UK with a subscription to Raven Reads!

  265. Ida Lipka
    December 19, 2022 at 8:55 am (1 month ago)

    What a lovely list of truly talented artists. I would love to try the Beam paints with the linens a very very close second. Thank you for introducing these businesses to us all.

  266. Kristy Hurley
    December 19, 2022 at 8:56 am (1 month ago)

    They all look amazing, but I have been dying to try the Beam paints!

    • Leanne S
      December 19, 2022 at 9:56 am (1 month ago)

      All wonderful gifts. I would love the essential oil n soap please if I’m picked.

  267. Joy Jarvis
    December 19, 2022 at 8:56 am (1 month ago)

    Beam paints! I may just have to purchase some anyway.;)

  268. Nada
    December 19, 2022 at 9:11 am (1 month ago)

    I have always wanted to try those beautiful watercolours with their innovative, no-plastic packaging!

  269. wendy mcgowen
    December 19, 2022 at 9:39 am (1 month ago)

    Everything looks amazing! I love the idea of supporting small artisan companies. I would love a chance to try some of the Beam paints, as I’ve been getting into watercolor lately, and know that quality watercolors make a huge difference. Thank you for the chance to win!

  270. Maureen Ellis
    December 19, 2022 at 9:43 am (1 month ago)

    So hard to choose one because they are all great prizes. I think I would prefer the Raven Reads gift box. Thanks for showcasing these amazing artists!

  271. Karen
    December 19, 2022 at 9:43 am (1 month ago)

    They are all beautiful, I would be happy with anyone of these

  272. Khou Stephens
    December 19, 2022 at 10:21 am (1 month ago)

    I would love the Yukon soap & essential Oil!!

  273. cheryl wacks
    December 19, 2022 at 10:41 am (1 month ago)

    What lovely products. I’d love to try the watercolor paints. I may have to order some in the future!!

  274. Katie
    December 19, 2022 at 11:01 am (1 month ago)

    I would LOVE the watercolors. I am just getting back into painting and it would be a great boost!

  275. Laura Whent
    December 19, 2022 at 11:52 am (1 month ago)

    Beam watercolour paints please!!

  276. Julie Beaver
    December 19, 2022 at 12:20 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to win the watercolor paints to use on my handmade cards. Thank you

  277. Sarah
    December 19, 2022 at 12:51 pm (1 month ago)

    Thank you so much – I am delighted by your content. I would absolutely love the Beam Paints to practise lettering!

  278. Dana Anderson
    December 19, 2022 at 1:28 pm (1 month ago)

    Those Beam Paints 🙂

  279. Coral Siddell
    December 19, 2022 at 1:41 pm (1 month ago)

    I love those who encourage and bless others. You are all about that. I would gladly receive any of these beautiful products. I so love the paints. I saw them in your recent post. Merry Christmas Kelly.

  280. Phyllis McKenna
    December 19, 2022 at 2:14 pm (1 month ago)

    The Beam Paints look wonderful. I would love to win them. Love the way they are packaged.

  281. Amber
    December 19, 2022 at 2:22 pm (1 month ago)

    So hard to choose, but the Raven box wins my vote.

  282. Virginia Olive
    December 19, 2022 at 3:19 pm (1 month ago)

    Such an amazing giveaway and even a more amazing group of crafters! I would be thrilled to indulge myself in the Yukon soap and Essential oil! Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

  283. Syeda Jafrina Nancy
    December 19, 2022 at 8:14 pm (1 month ago)

    Beam, Beam, Beam, and Beam Paints! Of all gifts, the world has to offer COLOUR is the best blessing!

  284. Amy
    December 19, 2022 at 9:33 pm (1 month ago)

    The watercolors are my favorite though they are all lovely products.

  285. Alison
    December 20, 2022 at 1:37 am (1 month ago)

    Wow 🤩
    all are by fab artists/crafters and they all look so enjoyable.
    I would be delighted with any of them and to learn something new
    Alison 😍

  286. Alanna Code
    December 20, 2022 at 4:17 am (1 month ago)

    Wow, thank you for curating such a lovely group of Indigenous artists. I can’t wait to learn more about each one from their Facebook links.
    I would love to receive the Raven Reads gift box.

  287. Kat
    December 20, 2022 at 4:27 am (1 month ago)

    Wow, every one of these items are amazing. I would love to win the beam watercolors. Love the packaging and the colors.

  288. Luann Yontz
    December 20, 2022 at 4:36 am (1 month ago)

    Beam water colour paints

  289. Betsy
    December 20, 2022 at 7:31 am (1 month ago)

    The Beam watercolor paints would be amazing. All of these products and creators are lovely though.

  290. jackie
    December 20, 2022 at 8:34 am (1 month ago)

    Everything is beautiful! Beam paints would be awesome!

  291. Deb
    December 20, 2022 at 9:00 am (1 month ago)

    I love the Indigo Arrows products.

  292. Lebogang
    December 20, 2022 at 1:35 pm (1 month ago)

    I would love to get the Yukon soap & essential Oil. That’s just my type of gift.