Show of Hands - Virtual Holiday!

Holiday Show of Hands

Holiday Show of Hands show is back this year! Once again, it's virtual. That means you can shop from the comfort of your home or work or your friends home, we don't care, just come shop!

Unlike in person events, there is no time limit. You can literally shop for 31 hours straight. That's right! The show runs from Saturday, Novemebr 20th 10am to Sunday, November 21st 5pm. That gives you 31 total hours to peruse all the amazing makers and goods. Plus, many vendors, like me, keep their show coupon code going until 11:59pm, giving you and additional 6:59 minutes to shop. If you're keeping track that's 37:59 minutes to take advantage of our SOH promo! This year there are 90 vendors. So head over to the Show of Hands vendor page and start making your shopping list.

Almost 60 vendors are offering exclusive products. That means you can only buy these goodies on their online shop during the show. Keep in mind these are limited edition, you need to shop early to get the best selection and secure your exclusive goodies.

This year we're offering THREE exclusives just for the show. We're bringing back our Chicago notebook paired with two Le Pens, in Chicago colors, of course.

We're also offering an exclusive Chicago penpal set which includes Chicago flag notecards and a Chicago bic clic pen.

Our third exclusive is our 2022 wall calendar and clip with our blank paper inspired set of 5 foldover cards. Again, these are all limited quantities and only available while supplies last or until Sunday, November 21st, whichever comes first.

For local residents, we'll be offering order pickup. This saves you the added cost of postage and stress that goes along with shipping. No need to keep refreshing that tracking number over and over. Instead, select pickup under the shipping options, we'll send you a note when your items are ready and you can stop by during our regular store hours. Easy peasy!

You may have noticed I mentioned a SOH promo. Yep! We're offering an exclusive discount code for SOH shoppers. You have to check out the SOH website at 10am Saturday to get our code and all the the other vendor's promo codes too.

As part of the virtual market, Emily, the creator of Show of Hands and Orange Beautiful will be hosting six Instagram live interviews with makers throughout the weekend. Be sure to follow @showofhandschicago and tune in Saturday at 11am and Sunday at 10am to hear from makers. We'll be live with Emily at 10:30 Sunday, see you there!

Mark your calendars! Set your alarms! 10am Saturday, November 20th to shop 90 makers and kick off your holiday season.

2022 Calendar Preorder!

Congratulations! You all have made it over half way through 2021. We think you should be rewarded! So for a limited time, we're offering our 2022 Clip Calendar and 2022 Calendar refills for 15% off. Seriously, the last year was rough on everyone. We wanna help you feel accomplished and hopeful for another year.

Order today thru August 9th to get your 2022 calendars on sale. Regularly, our 2022 calendar costs $29, grab them for $24.65 while you can! 2022 Refills are $19 but on sale for $16.15. Your calendars will ship between August 23-30, click here to order. This offer applies to retail orders only, not wholesale. 

2022 calendar details

Keep reading for all the fun details of our calendar design!
Our calendar has all my must-haves; at a glance look for three months ahead, space to write notes, phases of the moon, numbers you can quickly see and recognize holidays fast. I
've included phases of the moon, astrological signs and birthstones for each month because I kinda love all that stuff. Plus, it's being sold with a classic, vintage-looking document clip. 

2022 calendar and clip detail

Refills are sold without the clip. Use it with your favorite clipboard or document clip to hang on the wall. I have a heavy duty magnetic clip that holds one of mine on my file cabinet. They make a perfect hostess gifts, teacher gifts, office gifts, secret santa or gift for any orgaziation lover. You can purchase them here

Sidewalk Sale!

The Businesses of 4432 N Kedzie Ave are hosting a Sidewalk Sale!
You can shop Friday and Saturday, July 9-10. Read more →

small business month!


holy cow!

what a year 2020 has been. i don't think any of us were prepared for this year. everything looks and feels difficult this year. that includes small business saturday, historically our biggest sales day of the year. in compliance with the cdc guidelines to allow social distancing, we have limited capacity, which makes hosting a small business saturday event challenging, to say the least. our number one priority is for everyone to remain safe and healthy. we've been brainstorming ideas of how to make sure anyone who wants to, can shop with us on small business saturday. 

so we thought, instead of focusing on just the one saturday after thanksgiving, let's open it up to the entire month of november. yay! to help you shop small during a pandemic holiday season, we're taking the idea of small business saturday and expanding it to last all November! we didn't want our customers to have to wait 'til after thanksgiving to start shopping and supporting your local card shop. after all, we turned 16 this year and can't think of a better way to celebrate than to share some love with our customers. so stay tuned because every week in november we'll be offering 16% off in-store promotions. it's gonna be amazing, and we'll highlight a specific category each week. you guys deserve an entire month of specials and we're happy to help. 

below is a sneak peek of what will be on sale this month, follow us on Instagram @afavoritedesign to see when!

- calendars & planners
- pens 
- greeting cards 
- journals 
- ornaments 
- gift wrap 

shop early! shop local! shop often!