Vlogmas Day 24: Christmas Eve!

Welcome back and enjoy the video for Christmas Eve! Happy Christmas and I’ll see you soon, but not tomorrow 🙁 Click below to get to my channel on YouTube to watch!

Quick PS

Thank you to Sheila who left a comment on the video explaining why Boxing Day is so-called.

Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a ‘Christmas Box’ from the master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families.

Fundraising for KIVA through vlogmas

As I talked about in detail in Episode 88 of the podcast, I have set up a Ko-fi page to accept $3 donations (the price of a coffee) and I will be donating half to a worthwhile project via www.kiva.org. I will also be donating 10% of my income from Patreon for November, December and January.

Kiva provides loans to people in areas of the world with great poverty so that they can establish or grow their own business and fight their way out of that poverty. I am aiming to fund craft-based business and I will be talking about the projects later in vlogmas.

Our first project contribution has now been made to Viamanino in Samoa and I will introduce it in Episode 89 of my podcast. You can also read more about it in this blog post.

Donate $3 if you are enjoying vlogmas

We have now invested in a further four KIVA projects.

I highlighted Sahinur’s project in vlogmas 20.

Today I talk about the two craft businesses in Tajikistan that we are supporting and the lovely jewellery in Indonesia. So far, we have invested $175 so thank you so much for your generosity.

You can look at Zayd’s wonderful jewellery and read his story here.

Links to stuff I talk about!

My yarn advent minis were purchased from Wild Rose Yarn and Hedgerow Yarns on Etsy.

My own Etsy shop sale is continuing into January. I have the Amazon warrior skeins at 10% off and already pre-wound into mega cakes, useable as soon as they arrive at your door. The few fade sets I have left are also available at 25% discount.

Lots more yarns are now available at sale price and will stay at that reduced rate over Christmas and the New Year.

xxx

See you tomorrow for the last vlogmas of 2019 but I will be back with Episode 90 of the podcast on Friday December 28th at 4pm!!