Craftadian Advent Calendar Review and Unboxing December 2017

Craftadian is a marketplace and subscription service that showcases handmade goodies from Canadian artisans.

Craftadian shows involve a curated selection of artists, where buyers can shop handmade.  Craftadian’s mission is to showcase, support and promote Canadian artists, artisans and designers.

Artisan Box

How does it Work?
Purchase a quarterly subscription
Costs just $34.99/ 3 months + $9.99 shipping
A new box is shipped every three months
(February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1
What’s in the Box?
Each box features 4-6 curated handmade products, Made in Canada by Craftadian Makers.
Jewellery, Body Care, Candles, Textiles, Home Decor, Stationary, Eddibles and more.
Each box has a theme.
Retail Value of $50-$60

Advent Calendar


The Advent Box retails for $92.99 and has over $170 in handmade goodies; the concept is 24 individually wrapped gifts with one opened for every day of the advent leading up to Christmas.

Click here to check out the advent calendar!

Craftadian was kind enough to send livelaughblog the beautiful December Advent Calendar box to unbox. I was so excited when I discovered the individually wrapped goodies to open every day until Christmas Eve! I’m used to opening small doors to reveal chocolates, not unwrapping actual gifts for advent calendars!
Livelaughblog supports small businesses so this was extra exciting; allowing us the opportunity to showcase 20+ hand/homemade items from small businesses. Each company name is next to the date the item was unboxed so please check out the companies of items you love!
I hope you have as much fun going through each day below as I did unboxing!

December 1st: Holly Berry

Eye Colour: Artemis

Made with earth’s own minerals, these eyeshadows are high in pigment and free from any preservatives, animal derived ingredients, or fillers. Velvety and long-lasting, apply over your favourite primer for the best effect. Wears beautifully when used dry, this shadow can become intense and bold when applied wet. 


December 2nd: A Little Leafy

Handtags and Greeting Cards

Punny Cards, Stickers, Mugs, Apparel & More!


December 3rd: The Fragrance Lab

Soy Wax Melts

Kill those bad smells with these odor eating soy wax melts. Eucalyptus, herbs, and hints of citrus will eat up all those unwanted smells, and smell pretty damn good in the process! Great to use in washrooms, or to cover up unwated pet odor


December 4th: Baliwick

Cat Buttons

Modern, unique decor for the home & nursery handmade in Hamilton, ON


December 5th- Craftadian ‘Made in Canada’

An adorable wooden ornament handmade by Craftadian!


December 6th- Up Close and Personal

Keychain Pendant

You will find a variety of styles – ranging from tribal to boho to hippie to modernized. These styles are inspired by word travel and different cultures that I enjoy, to create something for a wide range of customers to wear.


December 7th: Craftadian

Such a cute Homemade Canadian Greeting Card!


December 8th: Momtaz Soap

Sandalwood Homemade Soap

All our soaps are cooked in small batches and available in limited quantities.
Please send us a message if you would like more than 10 bars at a time.

We cook our soaps with coconut oil & olive oil & lye only, we do not use any additive, colorant or chemicals. 


December 9th: Small Batch Soaps

Organic Lip Balm: Vanilla Bean and Mint

Our lip balms are made from scratch using a blend or organic oils & butters, combined with candelilla wax (a vegan alternative to beeswax). 


December 10th: Its Ok Its Art

‘Bombshell’ and ‘Hot Mess’ Colouring Cards

Cheeky, hand-drawn, adult colouring designs. 


December 11: Ellingwood Soap Company

Lavender and Eucalyptus Bath Salt Blend

Same great salts sold in our tubs but now in a single use pack that allows you to try and or travel with our salts. A fantastic option when going to hotels. A our custom blend of Mediterranean Sea salt, Dead Sea salt and pink Himalayan mineral salt. Accented with Lavender and Eucalyptus or with our Relaxation blend of essential oils.


December 12th: Kitties and Cab

Birthday Card

Buy a 5 Pack and Save! (Regular $5 each)

Some wine is red,
Some wine is white,
Wine should be enjoyed
on your birthday night!


December 13th: Sunstone Jewels


Here at Sunstone Jewels we aim to create unique, bohemian jewellery for the bold woman who isn’t afraid to make a statement! We’re all about being different, celebrating our uniqueness, and looking great while doing it.


December 14th: Designed by Cassia

Cassia Bommarito is a Graphic Designer with a background in Copywriting. She has a fascination with precision and detail and enjoys creating designs that are elegant and pleasing to the eye. Cassia’s goal is to bring your brand to life by creating a plan for her clients that worksfor their budgets and exceeds their expectations.


December 15th: Beyond the Nail

Gold Nail Polish

This premium nail polish is loaded with high quality holographic gold hex glitter (in large and tiny sizes) and tiny gold glitter in a clear base. Glitter polishes may give you a hard time when applying, but be patient! All you need to do is gather the glitter on your brush and apply it onto your nail in a dabbing motion. This polish is great on top of any polish, and can also be used on it’s own by sponging it on your nail to achieve the ultimate glitter mani!


December 16th: Handmade by Simply Grace

Happy Holidays Greeting Card

One can get lost in the beauty and uniquness of each piece of sea glass. Simply Grace creates unique sea glass art inspired by nature, animals and family.


December 17th: Carolyn Draws

Competitive Napper Pin

Show Dad (and the other Professional Nappers in your life) some love with an enamel pin for his hat, backpack, jacket or lapel to show some flair. Collect them all! 


December 18th: Small Batch Soaps

Soap Cupcake: Berry Vanilla

Our soap cupcakes are made using the same awesome recipe as our natural bar soaps, just in cupcake form!  Gentle enough for entire body and face, including those with sensitive skin.


December 19th: Dream Willow Studio

Wishbone Bracelet

Dream Willow Studio is a division of The ITL Group Limited: A small company that started on the owner’s bedroom floor and soon spread to the entire home until it was time to grow up and move out! Dream Willow Studio now operates out of its flagship store in Oakville, Ontario. We are growing almost daily!


December 20th: 3Teas: Terrific Tasting Tea

Monk’s Blend

We source our teas from the best suppliers and tea estates from around the world. Whenever possible we strive to find organic or high mountain grown teas that need the least amount or no  pesticides.

Our teas are packaged in stainless steel tins to prevent light, moisture and oxygen from decreasing the shelf life of the tea. Teas stored this way will remain fresh for up to two years


December 21st: Loosely Threaded Sewing

Needle Minder

A home business making hand sewn custom items from key fobs, pouches and wristlets to quilts and bags.


December 22nd: Bellabagu Bracelets and Things

Sterling Silver Pearl Earrings

Classic pearl drop earring, on french back closure.
Swarovski Pearl and sterling silver.


December 23rd: Sunstone Jewels

Anchor Jewelry

Here at Sunstone Jewels we aim to create unique, bohemian jewellery for the bold woman who isn’t afraid to make a statement! We’re all about being different, celebrating our uniqueness, and looking great while doing it.


December 24th: Honey Hive Boutique

‘Family’ Sign


Final Thoughts

I LOVE artisan subscription boxes, so you can imagine how I feel about artisan advent calendars! I love supporting local businesses, especially ones that are so close to my home! Opening a box like this is an experience that I share with my family and friends as we all enjoy the products together and really appreciate the Canadian theme. Keep in mind this was Craftadian’s first advent calendar and I think they did a very impressive job! It’s exciting to see what artisans they are supporting and what new items artisans have been working on for Christmas!

Click here to check out Craftadian!

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