On Monday we officially launched our #ShopCambridgeshire winter campaign aimed at inspiring you to think about where you can shop and support your local and independent businesses this Christmas. It was great to have launched this alongside Just A Card‘s Indie Week which brings together thousands of people from across the world to champion the importance of valuing and buying from creative and small businesses throughout the holiday season!
We invite you to get involved by heading over to #ShopCambridgeshire on Instagram and browsing the feed. You can also help spread the word by sharing posts from the feed with your followers using stories and making use our fun interactive Instagram story templates which you can find below! If you are a local business please join in by using the hashtag in your posts and remember to tag us so that we can share too, you can find us at: @thetrove_cambridge
The #ShopCambridgeshire marketplace is also now live once again for this campaign and features an array of works, products and services from local artists, designers, makers and independent businesses based across Cambridgeshire and just beyond. Our marketplace brings together a diverse trove of original artworks, prints, ceramics, homewares, jewellery, stationery, accessories, sweet treats and many more unique gifts in one place – to help make it just that little bit easier to navigate shopping Cambridgeshire businesses online!
We do not take commission and so every penny you spend will go directly to the seller; less any fees they pay through their individual platforms. When you click to “buy now” or “enquire” you will be taken directly to the seller’s online shop or website to check availability and purchase or to request a quote! We really hope you enjoy exploring the marketplace and discovering new local businesses to support this year.
Throughout the Christmas shopping period you will be able to find a series of Christmas shopping and gift guides here at #CambsCreativeScene online as well as over at @CambsCreativeTreasures on Instagram, where we have already posted guides on where to shop for cards, festive decor, gift wrapping and crafts.
Are you planning on sending out Christmas cards this year? Well… we have got you covered with a really great selection of over thirty traditional, funny, beautiful and totally unique designs in our first guide. Featuring: @juliasarahlown.design, @lellibellecards, @cam.buildings, @lilyinspacedesigns, @ccc_gallery, @abistevens_art, @joclarkdesign, @dariodesign, @georginaburtonstudio, @suerapleyart and more.
Take a look at the full guide over on Instagram here: Shop Local – Christmas Cards
If you are looking for something special to gift this year or to bring more festive vibes into your home then have a browse through our curated selection of unique décor and homewares in our second guide. Featuring: @thatchandroses, @bewilderly, @far_thelabel, @artcornerbysandra, @clarekenwardflowers, @alicerosehandmade, @vk_gallery, @elybasketmaker, @bexbluedesignshed, @mapmapart and more.
Take a look at the full guide over on Instagram here: Shop Local – Festive Decor
For our third guide we have put together a great collection of Christmas wrapping solutions and a whole heap of inspiration of where you can get your craft patterns and supplies for your festive projects. Featuring: @doraexplored, @hahonline, @ecojapan.uk, @sewingdaze, @fabricvase, @themissingyarn, @helloshanstudio, @cambridgeimprint, @sallyroperartist, @knittingneedlelane and more.
Take a look at the full guide over on Instagram here: Shop Local – Gift Wrapping & Crafts
Download our fun interactive templates here and share them to your Instagram Stories:
There was a wonderful discussion over on Instagram in response to our last post all about gifts for Cambridge foodies – you can head back and check out that post here and read the community’s insights here. If there is something in particular you are looking for this Christmas and are not quite sure where to look then please feel free to drop us a message or reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
If you are not a member of #WeAreCambsCreatives and would like listings added to the marketplace as part of this campaign, you can get five listings for just £3 and they will remain live until Sunday 20th December. Send us an email to let us know you are interested to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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