Updated: Nov 18, 2021
Made With Love by Natalia wants to bring back the true spirit of Christmas this year - helping and sharing with others.
Living in La Vendée region of France, I have met such amazing talents and discovered businesses and venues that have made me want to share with all of you in an original manner.
So, to this end, my 2021 Advent Calendar is a combined effort with a local touch. From me to them. From us, in La Vendée, France to you !
It is about giving this season, and my gift in 2021 is putting others in the limelight with their amazing products and offering and sharing it with my entourage and loyal followers as I value that together we are stronger by helping one another. Something that has always been my philosophy and I live by.
WHAT IS IN THE ADVENT CALENDAR?
The value of the advent calendar is 500€ worth of goodies kindly gifted by 24 Vendée crafters and businesses who have happily agreed to participate in this lovely project.
All 24 were hand-picked having advertised about the idea in October via social media and after a casting of seeing what they would give, were selected and briefed more on the project.
The criteria? To fit in with the MWLBN universe and what it stands for to appeal to its existing following and open to anyone living in mainland France (for postage reasons).
WHO ARE THE PARTNERS INVOLVED
In alphabetical order, here are the amazing list of businesses and crafters involved with their Instagram accounts to follow.
WHAT'S THE AIM AND WHY ONLINE?
The aim of the initiative is to showcase amazing local, Vendée talent in a fun and engaging way this festive season. It is also a means for those who are unable to access Christmas markets without a "pass sanitaire" here in France, to be able to discover crafts and offerings without having to physically be present and to first-hand be a proud owner of a handmade or locally sourced product.
WHEN DOES IT KICK OFF
Starting 1st December and running until 24th December, the Advent Calendar will daily be accessible from this blog page and my social media accounts with detailed instructions on how to play to win.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
There is no cheating as each window of this online advent calendar will only open once clicked upon from 8am CET on the day of the actual date of the day.
Each owner of the gift will then make contact with the winner to privately get the details as to where to send the item, or in certain cases, advise the opening hours of their establishment to pick up their gift from directly.
So without any further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you, the Made in Vendée Made With Love by Natalia & Friends Advent Calendar.
WHERE IS IT ONLINE AND HOW TO SHARE
To share with your entourage, simply copy and paste the following link: https://bit.ly/2YkkSds and of course follow @madewithlovebynatalia on Instagram and Made With Love by Natalia on Facebook to have a chance at winning daily.
The actual calendar is here below accessible at all times also
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