Last year we inaugurated Rainbow Friday, a way to bring color and connection to the spirited days of shopping after Thanksgiving. This year is even better with every small, sustainable business not only offering a giveaway and great deal but also giving to a non-profit organization of their choosing.
I am blown away by the talent and big-heartedness of every business participating. This is your opportunity to shop; to vote for your neighbors with the purchase of unique, handmade gifts; to use your purchase power to lean in and give back.
I hope you will support their efforts and do some shopping this weekend!
* Each business is giving away an item.
Leave a comment for a chance to win. Comments close on Monday, December 1 at 11:59pm. There will be 12 winners, announced here on Tuesday, December 2.
WINNERS!!! Congrats all; check your email for details.
- café apron from GEO: #4 Tricia A.
- garden calendar from Natalie Creates: #16 Jenn
- art from Little Green Things: #100 Colleen
- Hattie Rex necklace from tart: #36 Kat
- arrow notecards from Noteworthy: #59 Amy
- earrings from Lava Lake: #113 Rachael
- bonnet from Urban Baby Bonnets: #141 Jessica
- two headbands from b. handmade designs: #98 Linda J
- set of four bowls and salad bowl from Dharma Door: #42 Ashley Smith
- moccasins from Starry Knight Design: #8 Karin
- six cupcakes from Fairy Food Market: #33 Sarah Holden
- library tote from Small Town Goods: #122 Yana
* Rainbow Friday deals run from Friday, November 28 – Monday, December 1.
* I will post the amount each business is donating to their chosen organizations on instagram and facebook next week. Let’s make it impressive!
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I’m not ready to write about it beyond just saying it: Alice died last Thursday night, in our bedroom, in the arms of my husband and me. We are so sad. And so thankful to have had her in our lives for the 11 years.
The idea of giving back occurred with her generous life in mind. She gave so much and we are deeply grateful for the Humane Society of Western Montana, the organization that cared for her until she found her home with us.
We are giving away one of our brand new Custom Café Aprons. Seems an appropriate giveaway because my girl Alice was always right by my side in the kitchen.
Flash Sale (Mon, Dec 1 only): 8am-8pm MST: 10% of orders over $30 with code DIG10 and 20% off orders over $100 with code DIG20. And, free gift with every order: set of 5 garden postcards featuring my photographs.
20% of proceeds will go to Apple Seeds, a nonprofit that inspires healthy living through garden-based education.
Natalie & Luke of Freckled Hen Farm are gifting “A Year In The Garden: A 2015 Planting Calendar for the Mid-South.” This calendar is designed for gardeners, farmers & more in zones 6b-8a. The planting calendar is designed to inspire & enable you to grow & harvest from your own garden. 6 in. x 9 in, made of sturdy card stock & includes a clip for easy hanging.
Little Green Things will donate half of the sales of all prints during the sale to the Baltimore Animal Shelter.
The self love manifesto is an 8″ square reclaimed wood yarn embroidery reminder of all we essentially are.
25% off with coupon code RAINBOWFRIDAY
A shop and gallery in Bozeman, MT carrying unique, handmade art, jewelry and gifts by local and regional artists.
tart will donate $1 for every purchase made using the RAINBOWFRIDAY discount code to the Bozeman Warming Center, helping to make sure everyone in Bozeman has a warm and safe place to stay.
Copper Montana coin pendant by Hattie Rex.
20% off Hattie Rex products with coupon code RAINBOWFRIDAY
>> NOTEWORTHY PAPER AND PRESS.
A contemporary stationery boutique founded to share our love of all things paper and letterpress printing.
Noteworthy Paper & Press will donate 20% of all online sales, from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, to Teach for America. Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. Be sure to include the code RAINBOWFRIDAY in the comments section at checkout.
A pack of 8 letterpress arrows notecards printed by hand in our letterpress workshop in Missoula, Montana on 100% cotton stock with coordinating kraft envelopes.
20% off all online sales; use code RAINBOWFRIDAY in the comment section at checkout
>> LAVA LAKE JEWELRY.
Handcrafted artisan jewelry ~ earrings, necklaces, bracelets simply created using a variety of metals, gemstones and beads.
10% profits during the sale donated to American Farmland Trust
Tiny Silver Hoop Earrings ~ Simple sterling silver hoop earrings, hammered for texture and lightweight for every day wear.
20% off any purchase over $30 with coupon code RAINBOWFRIDAY
UB2 will donate $1000 to the Glen Helen Association, a nature preserve that protects over 1000 acres of land and provide rich outdoor education opportunities for kids.
REGALIA modBonnet in the winner’s choice of size
25% off a regalia modBonnet with coupon code RAINBOWFRIDAY
With every headband purchased, Becky will donate a SUPERWIDE headband to the non-profit organization, Cancer Support Community of Montana. Cancer has touched many lives; this year she lost her best friend of 25 years to breast cancer and she will donate these in her name.
Two headbands of your choice.
DEAL: 20% off with coupon code RAINBOWFRIDAY2014
>> DHARMA DOOR.
It is the mission of The Dharma Door to bring Fair Trade goods to a new marketplace, bridging the gap between ethical production and contemporary style.
The Dharma Door will donate 10% of sales to their local animal shelter in honor of Alice.
Handcrafted using sustainable bamboo and traditional techniques, our colorful collection of bamboo bowls make a perfect gift.
Use code RAINBOWFRIDAY for 25% off all purchases.
GIVING BACK / DEAL:
Use code RAINBOW FRIDAY for 15% off. Or, mention RAINBOWFRIDAY in notes at checkout and 15% of your sale will be donated to The Lotus Project. The Lotus Project is a pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum education and resource center whose mission is to improve women’s health and happiness during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, and through that process, creating healthy and happy families.
Rocky Mountain brown leather baby or toddler moccasins.
>> FAIRY FOOD MARKET.
Fairy Food Market builds miniature meats, veggies, fruits, and desserts out of polymer clay, because tiny things are fantastic, and even fairies need to eat!
Natalie of Fairy Food Market will donate 20% of profits to the Missoula Food Bank. Mention RAINBOWFRIDAY at checkout.
Fairy Food Market is giving away six teeny tiny clay cupcakes for imaginary play, dollhouse kitchens, or display.
20% of all sales will be donated to the library fund Pastures Preschool, a one-room schoolhouse located on a sheep ranch in the small hamlet of Bodega, California.
Every order will receive a beautiful, handmade bookmark painted by Tammi.