On Facebook

On Facebook
Grace Notes On Facebook

On Twitter

Follow Me on Bloglovin


Copyright Note

The contents of this web site including all text, graphics, photos and design ideas are my own. If you use any of my designs, please provide a link back to this blog page.

If you use my poems in any way, would you please comply with copyright rules and give credit by providing a link back to this page if posted online: gracenotes4today.blogspot.com.

If you use my poetry for UNPUBLISHED projects, please type a byline under the poem's title or somewhere in the description stating Grace M. Baxter as the author. Thank you.

About Spelling

If you follow my blog or know me at all, you will soon realize that I spell certain words differently from what you are used to seeing on most web sites. This is because I am Canadian and I am a spelling NUT. It drives me crazy when things are misspelled. So naturally, it would rub me the wrong way to purposely leave out letters from words that I know need them. Canadian spelling is actually a blend of British and U.S.

Home Dec Projects

Sewing and Crafts

I'm in Cricut Mag.

I'm in Cricut Mag.
My Spring Thank-You Card

My Music

Click the cloud to go to my music on Sound Cloud.

Blog Archive

Copyright Grace Baxter 2011. Powered by Blogger.
June 19, 2014

Getting Patriotic - It's Time

HELLO! We're Here, Too!

I received an email this morning that prompted me to redesign my blog template to one that is totally patriotic and Canadian. As we all know, the U.S. and Canada each celebrate their days of Independence -- July 1st for Canadians, and July 4th for Americans. Most of us recognize our bordering countries as being good friends. And yet, there are always some who don't GET it!

The email was from a well-known online store that I have always loved. They are having a sale on patriotic Cricut cartridges. I was excited to click the link and see which ones were included in the $19.99 sale price. Strangely, there were only two listed, and those two were both for Americans. But where is the Canadian cartridge called, "Go Canada"?

Here's the big title from that sale announcement:
Declare your Independence with these cartridge deals, $19.99

Pretty exciting, right? No doubt there are many happy crafters who would jump all over that announcement to order their patriotic cartridges. But where is the sale price on the only Canadian-themed Cricut cartridge?

What About Canadian Crafters?

In our somewhat reserved way, we Canadians don't usually kick up a fuss when we are slighted. So with all due respect, I will refrain from any desparaging remarks about business owners who neglect to offer sale pricing to Canadians. I will not name names, but how fair is this treatment of Canadian customers?

It's time to get with the program and recognize Canadians (cross-border shoppers) when planning your advertising campaigns. And seriously, you are missing out on a HUGE market by not catering to or even considering the Canadian customer.

And so, my readers and followers, I'd like to know what stand you would take on the question of whether or not Canadians should receive the same pricing as Americans. Please participate in the poll below. Answers are anonymous.

Update on Poll Results: Unanimous Yes.

Proudly Canadian,


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Featured Post


Cricut Design Space:  Accessible Fonts I have just completed a long project which I think will be helpful not only for myself, but for a...

Finding Cards

Note to Visitors
For your convenience, cards are listed in the left sidebar in two ways:
1) by Cartridge/s used
2) by Category or occasion


I appreciate my followers. So, to say "thank-you" I frequently provide step-by-step instructions on some of my most popular cards.

Yes, there are other places to see my cards: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Bloglovin. But THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE where followers can request free PDF instructions for projects. Join the fun!

Faithful Followers

New Followers

When you become a new follower, please say 'hello' so that I'll know who you are and can welcome you!

Follow by Email


Click on any post title and scroll to the bottom of the post. You will see the comment section there.
You can also check off your reaction to any project. Just click in the box next to your choice.



My Christmas Blog

My Christmas Blog
Christmas Cards, Downloadable Graphics, Poems

About Me

My photo
I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!