December 10 -- Christmas Gifts from Italy and Invoicing Software for Small Business


Update: Damien won a handmade gift from Italy!


We are all about DIY - after all, that's what Jimdo does best: provide you with the tools to create your own website. And when it comes to the holidays, there's nothing we love more than to give handmade gifts. Some of us at Jimdo create our own, while the rest of us have to shop for them.


But you, dear readers, have a chance to win three "handmade" presents from Italy today:

One for your ears and soul,

One for your inner child (or your own child!), and

One to hang on your Christmas tree.


Barbara from Hobby & Creazioni loves making things with her hands, and some of the things she loves to make are Christmas ornaments. For today's contest, Barbara is sponsoring a Christmas ornament, handmade in Italy.


After 15 years of soaking up the Apulian sun, Orazio and Danila packed up and moved to Ticino (the southernmost canton in Switzerland). Pugliaswiss is something of a musical record of their journey, and a reflection of their continued love for their home town, Salento. Orazio and Danila are sponsoring a copy of their CD, Pizzica, to add a bit of Italy to your holiday celebration.


Peter Panno (think of Neverland in Italian) is the brainchild of Benedetta. The website tells the story of her passion for sewing, starting in 2005 when she got a sewing machine as a gift. She also sells handmade dolls, currently only 'offline' in four stores in Italy, but perhaps - especially if a lot of you let her know - soon in her Jimdo store, too. For today's contest, Benedetta is donating a 'Christmas surprise' doll to one lucky winner.



That's not all, though:

  • If you would rather work than go Christmas shopping,
  • if you find yourself working into the wee hours of the morning on December 24,
  • in other words: if you are a small business owner,


We also have a gift for you today! Fastbill is raffling off three one-year pro subscriptions. Fastbill is a tool that makes it easy for freelancers and small business owners to track clients and expenses, generate and monitor invoices, and handle all accounting online and paper-free.



If anyone out there is using a Jimdo store as a small business owner and wants an even easier and more powerful way to track orders and handle invoices, we recommend using Fastbill. They are one of our business partners, and they have made it very easy to plug your Jimdo store into their invoice management system.




  • Comment on this blog post (please enter your name and website if you have one, or check back in a few days to find out if you won!)



Comments: 12 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    nopiensesmas (Saturday, 10 December 2011 13:14)

    is amazing all the gifts you give Jimdo, at least I hope that I touch one. I want to take and wish a Merry Christmas to all. (though it is cold)

  • #2

    Jeremy (Saturday, 10 December 2011 13:22)

    Jimdo Thanks for these gifts. I hope you touch me, Still good luck to all!

  • #3

    Pepe (Saturday, 10 December 2011 13:22)

    Jimdo good afternoon, I love your website, and especially the gifts:)
    I hope that I touch one, tomorrow is my birthday and it would be a good gift. Good luck!

  • #4

    homecasamaison (Saturday, 10 December 2011 13:31)

    Jimdo Hey, thank you very much for the gifts, I've read that there is a gift for a child (or child), I hope to touch me, sure you are thrilled and my son. Good luck!

  • #5

    usuarionopiensesmas (Saturday, 10 December 2011 13:33)

    How many gifts! Now it is Christmas I hope that I touch the Christmas figures, I have been too many years putting the same figures :)

  • #6

    armoniamusica (Saturday, 10 December 2011 13:35)

    I love the music! I am a teacher of harmony, I hope I play the CD, it must be wonderful. Best of luck.

  • #7

    Tom Allen (Saturday, 10 December 2011 13:55)

    Awesome gifts. The Christmas ornaments are my favorite

  • #8

    autolife (Saturday, 10 December 2011 15:26)

    Merry Christmas with HANDMADE!

  • #9

    Stephen Roche (Saturday, 10 December 2011 22:58)

    Fastbill looks like a good tool. Really interesting assortment of gifts, Jimdo

  • #10

    damien A. (Sunday, 11 December 2011 01:20)

    Here se go! Thanks.

  • #11

    Sandra Henry (Sunday, 11 December 2011 02:04)

    Wow, there are a lot of great gifts, I'm curious about the handmade doll =]

  • #12

    Achim Velte (Sunday, 11 December 2011 10:24)