Filed under: Charity, Gift Ideas, Hearts, Valentine | Tags: Doctors Without Borders, Donate, Etsy, Haiti, Hearts For Haiti
You all know how much I adore Etsy as a fantastic place to shop for all manner of fabulousness. Now I have even more reason for shopping there.
If you are shopping for a Valentine present (for a loved one or just treating yourself!) you could do a lot worse than browse through the huge array of items on offer. There really is something for pretty much everyone, and every budget.
I absolutely adore this dress, it looks as though it should be a lot more expensive and purchased in some terribly posh boutique. If you’d told me Alice Temperley had designed it I’d believe you. Only it’s it’s a hellavalot cheaper! It looks like something Helena Bonham Carter could rock up to an awards ceremony (or popping down to the supermarket) in, looking effortlessly sexy and slightly undone.
It’s all darkly flapperish and it has a spooky dolls head on the front of the beautiful applique. What’s not to love? Just look at the exquisite beading and the amount of work put into the dress:
Oh yes. If it were my size I would snap it up immediately. Somebody buy this before I resolve to have a breast reduction merely so I can fit my cleavage into it!
Hearts for Haiti describe themselves as…
…an Etsy collective of donated items from hundreds of Etsy shops to raise money to rebuild Haiti. 100% of the proceeds from this shop (minus Etsy fees and Paypal fees) go directly to DoctorsWithoutBorders (http://doctorswithoutborders.org ). This shop has permission to use the DoctorsWithoutBorders name and a separate bank account and Paypal account have been opened to maintain the integrity of this shop.
Items have been donated from many individual shops; each shop has included their particulars ( country, shipping time) in each listing. All items include seller-donated free shipping (most worldwide, see individual listing). Because the need is SO great, we want you to buy and help support Etsians helping Haiti. The theme for the next few weeks is heart items but we have more than just that. Please browse our sections to the right and know that your purchase in this shop not only gets you a great Etsy item but it also helps alleviate the needs in Haiti through donations to DoctorsWithoutBorders (MédeçinsSansFrontières).
Certainly not just for Valentines, any one of these beautiful pieces could be given as Birthday, anniversary or “just because” gifts.
How about this charming box of hand-crocheted cranberry coloured roses in a heart-shaped gift box? An ideal Mother’s Day present I’m thinking, or something unique and thoughtful to give a craft-loving friend.
Do have a good look – there are some very talented designers donating to this cause.
Until next time, sweethearts,
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