Etsy for Animals Top Santa Paws’ Really, Really Nice List

UPDATE: I apologize, the enormous (and fabulous) slideshow is broken. It was fabulous, I swear. Meanwhile, you can find out more about these artists and their fine work at Etsy for Animals!

Over 200 artists at Etsy for Animals were honored today by being chosen to be on Santa’s highly coveted Really Really Really Nice List.

The search for the honorees came to an end when after Santa Paws, Mrs. Paws and Santa’s Little Helpers gathered round the monitor, piping hot cocoa in one paw and cookies in the other, discovered the compassionate artists with great big squeezable hearts who help animals in need with their generous support of charitable work .

The artists chosen custom make every toy individually with love, chock full of handcrafted adorableness to bring happiness to kitties and doggies everywhere.

Needle Felted Pet Portrait Sculpture - Custom Order Likeness
As nearly every item is hand-made to order especially for you, most may be customized in some special way just for your kitty and doggy to love. And that is the true meaning of Christmas, making the lives of animals, all animals, a little brighter one kindness at a time.

Featuring members of Team EFA, Etsy for Animals: KaysK9s, VivaLeChat, CatCalls, YarnMiracle, ChicaDolly, FeltingForPaws, DogBarks, JessicaLynneArt, BeanTownHandmade, PetCollage, LaineysPawtiques, Louisiana1966, ElizabethRuffing, Brizel4TheAnimals, TheFrogBag, ShaggyChic, Pawtisserie, PetFection, Rendachs, CatInTheBoxCreations, HeartFeltWool, CiaoHound and UniqueGarden. To learn more, go to members of Team EFA, Etsy for Animals.

Etsy for Animals (EFA) Artists Helping Animals is a group of more than 200 independent artists, independent craftspeople, independent vintage suppliers, and independent art and craft suppliers that combine their efforts to provide charitable relief to animals. EFA can be found as ‘Team EFA’ on Etsy.com, an online marketplace for buying and selling handmade items.

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  1. Oh, you chose some truly fabulous finds from Etsy for Animals to feature here! It’s a great team, so supportive of all kinds of animal charities all over the world… and supportive of each other too! Three cheers for your Really Really Really Nice list! You can bet the team will be continuing its efforts in the new year!

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  2. How generous of you to spotlight Team EFA. As an EFA member, I know how rewarding it is to be asaociated with mutual animal lovers and to know that all of us, no matter how small or large, are helping creatures on this earth. I cannot imagine a nicer group of artists, I cannot imagine a better cause to support, and I cannot imagine a better way to be recognized than to have these wonderful artists you have chosen, to be featured. Thank you!

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  3. Molly! This is awesome! I just read Nicole’s email and came right over. You are a dear to spotlight what EFA does and some of the wonderful caring peeps who are part of the team. Thank you so much! I hope Santa Paws visits you with an abundance of good cheer and much joy this season! I tweeted and will do so again! (@beyond_5 and @Etsy4Animals)
    Patty from Catcalls and Dogbarks

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    • I am still in awe of the amazing work you people do, as artists and humanitarians. I found so many wonderful artists, I found it nearly impossible to pick only a few examples of your work. I will do features of individual artists work and their stories in the future.

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  4. Dearest Mollie…
    What a pleasure it was to receive your letter telling us about your fabulous website and your heartfelt feature on EFA, Etsy for Animals. Thank you so much for your support of our work as well as the appreciation you have shown to our membership.
    I have only begun to peruse thru your incredible website- thank you for following your calling to help humans better serve the needs of our pets and animal friends.
    Looking forward to staying in touch & once again much gratitude for the exposure.
    Best regards,
    Nicole Planchon
    Team Captain for EFA, Etsy for animals.

    Visit Etsy For Animals:
    Website: http://efaartistshelpinganimals.org/
    Blog: http://etsyforanimals.blogspot.com/
    Challenge blog: http://efaartistshelpinganimals.blogspot.com/
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/EFA-Etsy-for-Animals-Artists-Helping-Animals/305657243118
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Etsy4Animals
    Teams: http://www.etsy.com/teams/6354/efa-etsy-for-animals

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    • No, thank you! Santa Paws was really scratching his noggin’ about who to put on his Really Really Really Nice List until he found Etsy for Animals. Santa, always a softy for a wonderful cause, particularly when there is lots of cute and healthy hand-made goodness involved for animals and the people who love them, thought the best part of all was, that these wonderful artists not only generously donate a portion of every sale to support animal charities, but in their private lives they are deeply committed to charitable work of their own to help make the world a better place for animals. Santa knew he need look no further, because he had found what he had been searching for – the nicest people in the world.

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    • OMG, this is only the tip of the iceberg too! Soooo much cute and all healthy, natural, upcycled goodness. No shit from China for our fur babies, no way! I LOVE what these people do. Honestly, everything is so affordable too! I don’t know how they make any money! Bless their hearts. They deserve all the support in the world!

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