Not Titled Christmas in July

My apologies. Really. There is nothing I dislike more than big retailers pushing holidays up really early. When I was a kid, Christmas merchandise didn’t come out until after Thanksgiving. Then it changed to immediately post-Halloween, and finally, now it seems to come right after Labor Day.

What’s to do?

As much as I don’t want to add to this insanity, I am just too excited about the new, fair trade, very eco-chic Christmas ornaments I’m getting made of recycled newspapers and magazine by a women’s collective in a very depressed neighborhood in Manila, the Philippines.

So, if you’ll indulge me, I think you’ll love to know that they will be here, and won’t be sold until after Labor Day but I just wanted to give you a sneak peek:


Really, what could possibly be much cuter than a large holiday ornament made from recycled magazine twine?


I find this one, made from recycled office paper, and a bit smaller than the one above, elegant. Yes. Recycled and elegant.


Similar to the one above, this ornament is made from recycled newspaper beads. I think most people have this as their favorite.

I look forward to getting some better photos on the Three Stone Steps site, or letting you see them in person. I just know you’ll like them. But, first, enjoy the rest of your summer.

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Filed under fair trade, manila, ornaments, Philippines, recycled, women

One response to “Not Titled Christmas in July

  1. dstewart

    Those are nice. I especially like the first one pictured. Thanks for sharing even though it is July!

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