Pre-orders for the Mardi Gras HaldeCrate are open now!

Pre-orders for the Mardi Gras HaldeCrate are open now!

Pretty much exactly what it says in the title, kids. The next HaldeCrate, which will ship in February, has a theme of Mardi Gras.... and pre-orders are open now.

What is HaldeCrate? Do you like clubs, or things you order for yourself and then immediately forget about, meaning you get a surprise gift to yourself, from yourself? Do you like ceramics? Soap? Yarn? Do you need to put together a nice present or surprise gift? HaldeCrate is a multi-tasker!

Looking for ceramics? HaldeCrates can vary, depending on theme, but usually have at least a soap dish and a mug or cup of some sort. Some crates can have a third ceramic option.

Looking for soap? HaldeCrates can include a soap, hand lotion, and lip balm set, themed with the crate.

Looking for yarn? HaldeCrates are built on yarn! There are currently eight yarn bases from which to choose. The colorway is a mystery at first, hinted at, and revealed before the end of pre-orders so that you can decide if it's something you want just a skein of sock yarn in, or a whole sweater's quantity of worsted weight.

How to order: Go to the listing for the Crate in which you are interested. Choose the items that you'd like to order. (Pre-orders are the best way to guarantee the items you want - there's not always a lot of extras available for general sale.)

You can mix and match your crate however you'd like; for example, if you just want the yarn, you only pre-order the yarn. If you only want the ceramics, you only pre-order the ceramics. If you only want the soap set, you only pre-order the soap set. It's your crate, fill it how you'd like!

Now, what exactly is in the Mardi Gras HaldeCrate? Pictures will follow over the next few weeks, but briefly...

Ceramics - there will be a soap dish and a small whiskey cup, available in three different colors.

Soap set - a bar of oatmeal soap, a bottle of hand lotion, and a tube of lip balm. The fragrances? Soap (Cafe au Lait) - Thick, rich, dark coffee with hot milk added to sweeten it just a bit. Just a titch of chicory adds a kick. This soap will be oatmeal based and as such will have a bit of scrub to it. Hand Lotion (Hurricane) - The famous passion fruit, lime, and rum drink concocted in the 40s and still popular today.  Lip Balm (King Cake) - Brown sugar, cinnamon, a little bit of nutmeg, pecans, raisins, and sugar, sugar, sugar! (no plastic babies!)

Stitch Markers - a set of five stitch markers; one with a charm of a fleur de lis, and the rest, colorful beads.

Yarn - tri-color yarn, available in eight different base choices.

Pre-orders are available here from now through January 21st; the Crates ship on February 21st. At that point, if there are any extra items, they will be listed for general sale.

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