Children’s Book Week at C.S. Literary Jewelry

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This week is Children’s Book Week, a yearly celebration “of books for young people and the joy of reading.” Many of the book lovers I know developed their love of reading when they were young and the books they read as kids have stayed with them throughout their lives. As you probably have noticed, I love re-reading my favorite childhood classics. I love talking about my favorite kid’s books with other book lovers and I love designing jewelry inspired by classic children’s literature  and fairytales (more on that in a moment), but most of all, I love introducing great books to a new generation of book lovers. I am the aunt in the family that is always scanning the nieces and nephews’ bookshelves to make sure an essential book isn’t missing and when a new baby is born in the family, I am usually the family member showing up at the hospital with a hand-knit baby blanket and a picture book (or two).

First Book LogoBut sadly, not every child has access to the books and literature that they need to develop a life-long love of reading And that is why, I will be celebrating Children’s Book Week by making a donation to First Book for every item from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop that I sell this week. First Book is an organization that gives books to children in need and have donated over 125 million books to schools and programs who serve low-income families across the U.S. and Canada. A donation of $10 buys four new books for kids in need and this week, that money will go even farther, thanks to the generosity of Mo, Cher, and Trixie Willems who will be matching donations – dollar for dollar – from now until May 10th.

To find out more about First Book, check out the video below or visit the First Book Website and Facebook page.

So this week, when you make a purchase from my Etsy shop, you are not only getting a great gift for a special book lover in your life or beautiful piece of handmade literary jewelry that celebrates your favorite books and poetry, but you are also putting books in the hands of a new generation of book lovers.

Click here to visit my Etsy shop, C. S. Literary Jewelry

New Arrival
In related news, I would like to introduce you to my new Peter Pan Bangle Bracelet! Inspired by the thimble and acorn button that Peter Pan and Wendy exchange as “kisses” in the classic children’s book by J.M. Barrie, this adjustable bangle bracelet is a fun and whimsical accessory for anyone who ever wished she could fly off to Neverland with Peter Pan! Find out more about my new Peter Pan Bangle Bracelet here.

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New Pricing For Fairytale Bracelets
I am also pleased to announce that my collection of Fairytale bangle bracelets are now available an enchanting new price! With each bracelet marked down by almost 30%, there has never been a better time to pick up a charming bracelet inspired by classic fairytale characters like: Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Evil Queen and more. See the full collection here.

 

Newsletter
All these great announcements (and more) were featured in the latest edition of the C. S. Literary Jewelry Newsletter. If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter yet, you can see this week’s newsletter here and subscribe here.

In addition to getting the latest information about new handmade jewelry inspired by your favorite books and poetry, sales, giveaways and more, I also give all new newsletter subscribers a coupon code for 10% off a future C. S. Literary Jewelry purchase. Already subscribed? Refer a friend who subscribes and get a 15% discount on your next purchase!

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4 Responses to Children’s Book Week at C.S. Literary Jewelry

  1. AW, what a great cause to support! Since having my little girl (now 2) , I really see that inspiring a love of books is key to learning to read. I love your idea of jewelry inspired by books – I have made a fascinator inspired by Alice in Wonderland and have always wanted to make a necklace inspired by the Joan Aiken story, ‘A Necklace of Raindrops’. Great to find your blog!

    • Thanks Emily. I just stopped by your shop and just love the Wonderland fascinator (and everything else in your shop). Such beautiful work! I haven’t read A Necklace of Raindrops but the title sounds interesting. What’s it about?

  2. I Love books and started my love of reading when I was young too. I remember being excited when we would get the Weekly Reader in class and could order books, so I think this is a wonderful cause. I hope you got many sales last week! 🙂

    • Thanks Sparkle. I have the same kind of memories of getting the scholastic book catalogs. Looking through them and picking out what books I wanted was a major event every month. I can’t imagine the kind of damage I would have done to my mom’s bank account if it had been a weekly thing.

      I did make some sales last week and was able to make a donation to First Book, which was matched by Mo Willems and his family. We got the loveliest thank you note from Mo and First Book and I definitely will be considering doing something similar in the future.

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