This month, my desktop wallpaper features a murmuration of starlings.
We are very lucky because it's a common sight in parts of Somerset at this time of year, especially around the wetlands and Somerset Levels.
It's such a peaceful and magical sight to behold, that I wanted to share it with you.
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Now that November is here, the Christmas shopping season has well and truly arrived.
To make things easier, I have gathered my gift collection for this year to showcase here and help spark some ideas for the perfect gifts for those you love...
For organised nature lovers, I have a choice of two calendars this year.
First is my 2022 A4 wall calendar. I've produced these every year for the past few years, they feature a wildlife themed illustration as a full page print at the top and a full page for monthly dates below. Each year £1 from the sale of these calendars is donated to my local wildlife rescue charity Secret World Wildlife Rescue
The other calendar is a perpetual Birth Flowers calendar, ideal for keeping track of birthdays and anniversaries. With a month per page, each page features the birth flower for that month, with the meaning of that flower.
A4 Nature Wall Calendar - £17 = available from Etsy and Folksy
Perpetual Birthflowers Calendar - £10 - available from Etsy & Folksy
On the theme of Birth Flowers (which is my new collection for 2021)
There are wall art prints available with a flower for every month along with the meaning of the flower. These make great gifts, not just for Christmas, but also for birthdays - which at a time of year when birthdays seem to get sidelined for Christmas, I believe makes life a little easier.
A4 Unframed Birth Flower Wall Art Print - £15 - available from Etsy & Folksy
If it's something a bit more personal and one of a kind you are looking for, there is the option to create a personalised Family birth flower print. Choose from 3 classic pottery jug designs and up to 8 family members represented by their birth flower. The family name goes at the top and I will arrange your own personal posy. Every bunch is truly unique to each family.
A4 Unframed Personalised Family Birth Flowers Wall Art Print - £25 for 3-5 family members or £30 for 6-8 family members - available from Etsy
For garden lovers, there are sets of notecards featuring lots of gardening icons, to help grow flowers, fruit, vegetables and herbs. Blank inside, they make very pretty everyday occasion cards, or at 5x7" in size, they can easily be popped in frames for a mini art collection.
Set of 2 Gardening Cards - £8 for Pack of 4 or £3.50 each.- available from Etsy
Throughout November, I am joining in the Etsy site wide sale
and have a little offer running on many of my wall art prints - 15% off all month.
This offer includes my nature guide collection to make it even easier to collect sets of prints, of which there are now 19 in the collection to choose from...
For finishing touches, I have lots of festive gift wraps to choose from over at both my Etsy and Folksy shops. Each sheet comes with a matching gift tag included.
Plus, over at my Etsy, there is always the option to choose to have an order gift wrapped with any choice of paper from my collection. Also, there is the option to mix and match your own packs of Christmas cards, from my collection of 12 designs...
Hopefully that's helped get you inspired for your Christmas shopping
and the festive season ahead...
Wishing you all a wonderful
& cosy November