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ChristmasIsLove

FINELY HANDCRAFTED VINTAGE TEXTILE HEIRLOOM STOCKINGS

Arlington, Virginia · 913 Sales

ChristmasIsLove

FINELY HANDCRAFTED VINTAGE TEXTILE HEIRLOOM STOCKINGS

Arlington, Virginia 913 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(487)

Shop owner

Barbara

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Announcement   Thank you for visiting! CHRISTMAS IS LOVE is a shop of timeless, classic, and functional heirloom stockings that are the finest quality you will find. Most of the stockings listed in the shop are ready-to-ship and will be shipped within 1 business day of payment.

Each stocking is meticulously and lovingly made, using vintage and antique textiles and special new fabrics. I have been making my stockings for more than 15 years and always personally handcraft each stocking from start to finish. I do not mass-produce any designs.

Please read the details in my descriptions. There is much more to my stockings than the beauty that shows on the outside. They will stand up to generations of being filled with goodies at Christmastime. Please read what my customers say:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChristmasIsLove/reviews?ref=seller_platform_hdr

Shipping cost for orders for more than one stocking: Etsy calculated shipping usually does not accurately calculate shipping on an order for more than one stocking. I refund shipping over-payments on multiple-stocking orders as soon as the stockings are packed and weighed, which is within one business day for ready-made stockings.

I ship ONLY to Paypal addresses. If you wish to ship to an address different than your standard Paypal address, you MUST enter that address IN PAYPAL during the checkout process. By Paypal rules, I cannot ship to a different address that is provided only on an Etsy order form.

I ship only to the United States.

All orders are very carefully packed and shipped within one business day of purchase. Stockings with bows are packed with special care to preserve the bow and shipped in a box that is perfect for storing them.

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Last updated on Dec 8, 2016

Thank you for visiting! CHRISTMAS IS LOVE is a shop of timeless, classic, and functional heirloom stockings that are the finest quality you will find. Most of the stockings listed in the shop are ready-to-ship and will be shipped within 1 business day of payment.

Each stocking is meticulously and lovingly made, using vintage and antique textiles and special new fabrics. I have been making my stockings for more than 15 years and always personally handcraft each stocking from start to finish. I do not mass-produce any designs.

Please read the details in my descriptions. There is much more to my stockings than the beauty that shows on the outside. They will stand up to generations of being filled with goodies at Christmastime. Please read what my customers say:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChristmasIsLove/reviews?ref=seller_platform_hdr

Shipping cost for orders for more than one stocking: Etsy calculated shipping usually does not accurately calculate shipping on an order for more than one stocking. I refund shipping over-payments on multiple-stocking orders as soon as the stockings are packed and weighed, which is within one business day for ready-made stockings.

I ship ONLY to Paypal addresses. If you wish to ship to an address different than your standard Paypal address, you MUST enter that address IN PAYPAL during the checkout process. By Paypal rules, I cannot ship to a different address that is provided only on an Etsy order form.

I ship only to the United States.

All orders are very carefully packed and shipped within one business day of purchase. Stockings with bows are packed with special care to preserve the bow and shipped in a box that is perfect for storing them.

Barbara

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Barbara

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About

Finely Handcrafted Heirloom Stockings to Make New Memories for You and Your Loved Ones, Designed and Sewn One at a Time from Treasures Created by the Generations that Came Before Us

I have always loved everything magical about Christmas. When I was a little girl, I stitched a sampler for my Mother as a Christmas gift. The words on the sampler were "ABCDEFG, Christmastime Means Love to Me." That sentiment stayed with me all my life and is the origin of the name of my shop, because to me Christmas IS love.

My goal is simple: To offer the very finest handmade heirloom stockings. "Heirloom" is defined as "something of special value handed on from one generation to another." To me, nothing says “heirloom” as well as vintage and antique textiles. I search high and low to find the very best old quilts, bedspreads, and linens that I can, in as wide a range of styles and designs as possible. Then I make stockings from with extreme attention to detail for both appearance and construction. There are many details in my stockings that you will never see or know about, but they all contribute to the look and durability. All of the detail takes more time and uses many more materials than necessary just to make a stocking, but devoting the time and finding just the right materials are essential to my mission of creating exceptional quality stockings.

I have been sewing for nearly all my life and truly enjoy creating unique treasures to share with special people. More than 15 years ago, when Christmas rolled around, I wanted to integrate my collection of vintage and antique textiles into my Christmas decorations, and the idea of making stockings from vintage chenille, antique quilts, and other old fabrics was born. I started out selling my creations on another website and then moved to Etsy. In the many years I have been making stockings, I have made over 2000 stockings. Each one is a special creation, meant to become an heirloom to be enjoyed for generations to come.

I am totally a one-person operation. I spend a lot of time finding my vintage and antique fabrics and repairing, restoring, and cleaning them. I make every stocking myself, respond to every inquiry, and handle all the details of each transaction from start to finish. My commitment to the best possible buyer experience and customer service is an integral part of every transaction.

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  • Barbara

    Designer, Sewist, Owner

    In my graduate work in design, I developed a passion for creating visual harmony by combining diverse elements. My love of gardens carries over into my stocking designs and is most apparent in my emphasis on texture, scale, and color combinations.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 4, 2016
My creations are individually handmade personally by me from the finest quality vintage and antique American and European textiles, with meticulous attention to the design and construction of each and every one. In addition to offering exceptional quality items, I am committed to providing the best possible customer service for every purchase.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I accept payment only through Paypal via Paypal balance, credit card, or direct bank transfer. I do not accept eCheck payments or direct credit card payments. I do not offer layaway services or installment payment plans.
Shipping
I ship only to the United States. All orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail (US). Insurance is required on orders over $100. I use Etsy's calculated shipping, so the shipping cost for one stocking is now more accurate. However, the calculated shipping tool usually does not accurately calculate combined shipping for multiple items. If you purchase multiple items, shipping charges may be higher than actual cost. I always refund overcharges through Paypal as soon as items are shipped, which is within 1 business day for ready-to-ship items.

I ship ONLY to Paypal addresses. If you wish to ship to an address different than your standard Paypal address, you MUST enter that address IN PAYPAL during the checkout process. By Paypal rules, I cannot ship to a different address that is provided only on an Etsy order form.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not accept returns or give refunds unless a stocking is not as described or there is another valid concern or issue with the stocking itself. If that occurs, I will be happy to remedy whatever the concern may be. To return an item, the buyer must contact me within 3 days of receipt. Refunds will not be made for items that are returned without contacting me.
Additional policies and FAQs
My prices are the same for everyone and are not negotiable. The price of a stocking is based on the cost of fabrics and materials, selling fees and costs, and a very small profit margin for all the time (at a fraction of minimum wage) that I spend designing and making stockings, finding fabrics and restoring them, answering questions and inquiries, taking photos, writing listings, and maintaining the shop. I do not add in a cushion for negotiating discounts. My costs and time are the same no matter how many stockings a buyer purchases, so the cost for each stocking is the same whether someone buys 1 stocking or 10 stockings. Like every other Etsy artisan, I make very little from my shop. Please respect my work and do not ask for discounts, wholesale prices, or free stockings.