One of the biggest blessings of this sweet blog space has been connecting with other handmade shop owners and encouraging others to support the handmade community. As we enter the holiday season especially, I’d love to encourage just a few more folks to consider giving gifts that help support a family and give back in some way. Chamel’s Creations is one such small business listed in the MERCY iNK holiday gift guide that I’d love for you to support. I know you’ll love her!
Chamel’s Creations specializes in spiritual and colorful handmade gifts to express one’s faith.
Chamel’s goal is to empower, inspire, and encourage others through the word of God.
I love what Chamel, also a wife and mom, says about her vision for her shop:
“I figured we can express ourselves and build God’s kingdom all at the same time!… I pray daily that if only one product changes someone’s life, I have fulfilled my purpose.”
On her website, Chamel shares how some unlikely and challenging life events led her to channel her creative efforts towards this business after their second child, little Kaleb, was born at 25 weeks weighing only 1 lb. and 9 ozs (read the whole journey here). Chamel says,
“Can we say that OUR PLANS were totally off from GOD’S PLANS?! We had only been in Nashville for 1 month, a new job, one income, and a new baby (micro-preemie who spent first 4 months of life in NICU)! Our world was upside down….but through this journey I became stronger in Christ, I was praying more about God’s direction and will, and learning to be obedient to His Word.”
Don’t you love knowing the heart behind a business? What a beautiful story.
Plus, a portion of each sale is donated to Anna Reese Henderson in her fight with HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome) a CHD (Congenital Heart Defect). You can read more about how Chamel gives back here.
Chamel is offering some great black friday and small business saturday (both this week!) specials, and you should totally take advantage of them!
I hope you’ll head her way and support this driven, creative family woman!
AND, today Chamel’s giving away a set of her new scripture glass magnet sets to one MERCY iNK reader.