Wow, can you believe we’re 10 days in already? I can’t. But I can believe that my bestie Melanie Grace has offered once lucky winner a $40 credit to her Etsy shop, Growing Up Geeky.
Melanie Grace is the exact example I always use when I encourage people to shop small and/or handmade for the holidays. When you shop at a cute little Etsy shop like this, or a little locally run shop, you’re not supporting huge corporations or buying some CEO another car or second home. You’re helping a small family provide a better Christmas for their child. You’re helping moms and dads set aside school funds for their children. You’re helping someone follow their dreams-just like Melanie and her husband have done. They’ve quit their jobs to chase their dreams-Melanie of creating one of a kind handmade goods, and her husband to write. They’re teaching their small son that he can grow up in a world where dreams matter.
Melanie started out selling steampunk goods in her shop Live Steamy, and then the light-up bottles in a separate shop. Eventually she branched out from steampunk goodies and decided to focus on nerdy goods for children and babies. Over time, Growing Up Geeky has evolved, and she’s starting to offer things other than children’s clothes-such as aprons or shirts for adults like her “Only by the grace of wine” shirt. She does all of the screen-printing herself by hand, and I’ve often talked to her when she’s working long hours with aching hands, but she’s beyond grateful for the support she receives.
Some of my favorite products from Growing Up Geeky Include:
- Let’s Get Kraken Toddler Tee
- Yoda Size Matters Not Toddler Tee
- Me Mums A Witch! Harry Potter Onesie
- Baby Yoda Star Wars Cosplay
- The IT Crowd Toddler Tee (used for the giveaway graphic-how cute!)
- One Binky to Rule Them All Lord of the Rings Onesie
Enter the Giveaway
Melanie Grace is providing one lucky winner with a $40 credit to Growing Up Geeky. This giveaway is open worldwide, and ends on 12/28/15. It’ll be perfect for a little after-holiday indulging on yourself-spend it on anything you want! Entering below agrees to all terms and conditions within the Rafflecopter. Good luck!