Welcome to the Fraser Valley Queer Christmas Market!
The market event is over, but we are continuing to host vendor pages for over a dozen local LGBTQIA2S+ and ally-owned shops into January 2021. Please keep in mind, vendor pages on this site will not be updated to reflect product availability or price changes at this point; if you are ordering after the end of the event, please contact vendors to confirm current stock and prices.
All of your purchases are made through the vendors own shops- the market will never charge any form of commission or sales fee on your purchases.
See our full list of vendors and product categories
Interested in participating in next years event? Message us with the subject line "2021 Event" using the form below (or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Enjoying the Market? Leave us a review on Facebook!
2020 Vendor & Category Lists
Shop by category
Sean Evans, Abbotsford, BC (ey/em or he/him)
Queerhaven Design was started in 2018, as a way for artist/designer Sean Evans to bring a bit more Pride to the world around em. Currently, Queerhaven Design has a large selection of Print-On-Demand products in eir Redbubble and Art Of Where stores, including clothing, accessories, and household goods; Sean also sells a rotating selection of handmade goods (currently: facemasks & 1.25 in pinback buttons featuring any of eir original designs or your own custom logo) through eir website, and has a limited number of locally-manufactured 2.25 in buttons available as well.
Sean is also the guy running this event this year, so if anything breaks on this site, ey's the person you need to yell at. :)
FABRIC CLEAROUT SALE: HANDMADE TRIPLE-LAYER FLANNELETTE MASKS ONLY $5 WHILE QUANTITIES LAST (plus shipping+handling). Please use the contact form on Sean's website to place your order.
Art of Where orders should be placed by Dec 4 to ensure arrival before Christmas. Redbubble orders should be placed by Dec 6. Handmade products should be placed before Dec 10; large or complex orders should be placed ASAP.
Dug and Mary Designs
Jessica, Chilliwack, BC (she/her)
Hi! I’m Jessica from Dug and Mary Designs
I make electroformed genuine gemstone and botanical jewelry, custom memorial and keepsake pieces, and genuine gemstone bracelets! I take custom orders and all my pieces come packaged ready to give or keep for yourself. I offer free pick up in Chilliwack, shipping is available, and I can ship directly to your recipient! Please message me with any questions- you can find me through the social media links just above this write-up!
Lonely Mountain Embroidery
Amara Charters, New Westminster, BC (she/they)
Lonely Mountain Embroidery creates distinctive works of handmade embroidery hoop art to fit every budget. A mix of modern sass and vintage charm, there's something for everybody! Commissions and custom pieces welcome. Queer femme owned.
Amara is offering 25% off at Lonely Mountain Embroidery on Etsy until December 15, no promo code required!
Katrina, Delta, BC (she/her)
Quilling is the art of paper manipulation. Unlike origami, quilling is known for more delicate, soft, rounded edges. I mostly create custom pieces based on a free consultation. From cards to canvases and framed pieces- I love it all!
Contact me for a free quote by email at email@example.com
Cards: $12 each or 2 for $20, some customization options are available.
Free Delivery within 30 km of Delta. Delivery for a reasonable fee is available beyond that area; shipping will be calculated based on delivery address.
Meredith Egan, Novelist/Wild Goat Executive Coaching
Meredith Egan, Yarrow, BC (she/her)
Meredith Egan is the author of critically acclaimed novels, Just Living: a novel and Tide’s End: A Just Living novel. These stories are shaped from her work with crime victims and violent prisoners over more than thirty years.
Meredith coaches writers and other creative folks and offers workshops and training. She hosts a creative writing group in Mission Institution as a part of her volunteer activities.
She is the principal at Wild Goat Executive Coaching where her clients include leaders in the automotive, technology, government and small business fields, as well as fellow authors. She lives at the Groundswell Ecovillage in beautiful Yarrow, BC. with her menagerie. For fun she dabbles in cooking soup for her neighbours and soaking in her hot tub with her four adult children when they visit (when there isn’t a pandemic going on). Very recently she began answering to GrandMaMere.
You can find Meredith through her website, and on Facebook and Twitter for information about her novels, and her coaching work. Meredith welcomes opportunities to speak with groups about justice, and writing. Her books are available through Amazon and independent booksellers like The Book Man in Chilliwack. Her Daring Imagination cards are available through her website – or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tide’s End: A Just Living novel
Taylor Smythe dreams of having a loving family. But first, he has to rescue his little sister Jenny from the gritty underbelly of the child cyberporn industry. Taylor journeys from homelessness in the inner city to a community in the dripping forests of the Pacific Northwest to confront the relentless pounding of his fiercest pain.
Can he become the big brother Jenny needs right now, and for the rest of their lives?
Tide’s End: A Just Living Novel explores the many faces of sexual assault and human trafficking, and how life can shatter for those most affected – the victims.
Because #MeToo is more common than we can imagine.
As is #ChildrenToo
And even #BoysToo
It tears apart our families and neighbourhoods.
And wherever there is suffering, there are guardians and helpers who still the relentless pounding to encourage Tide’s End.
Just Living: a novel
Beth Hill is a reluctant theology student on a quest for meaning. She’s convinced that parish work would be God-awful, which leads her to Just Living, a half-way house in British Columbia. It’s a world filled with murderers, child molesters, and a circle of helpers. There, she learns about the importance of tea and scones, and that the eﬀects of violence and murder ripple through communities for generations.
Because safety, like love, is never assured.
Chocolate By Gaya
Gaia, Vancouver (She/They)
Gaia is taking orders for handmade artisanal chocolates, to be delivered to your door before Christmas! Delivery radius includes the Vancouver area out to Abbotsford & Mission, please contact them through Facebook or Instagram for more details.
Orders for Christmas chocolates must be in by December 10th!
Peonies + Oak
Ashley, Surrey (She/Her)
Upcycled furniture from a floral obsessed mama.
I take unwanted items and make them beautiful again. All of the items that you see here have been previously loved and are perfectly imperfect. They come with character and unique traits.
If you're looking for a brand new, factory finished item then you might be in the wrong place, but if you're looking for statement pieces that have a story and a background, then I’m the girl for you!
Pick-up available for all products at 144th and 65th in Surrey
Never Ending Story Desk- $525
This beautiful mid-century burl wood, waterfall desk is made for someone who loves bright and bold colours in their life! This unique desk is perfect for bolstering creativity. It will make a statement in any room that it lives in. It has been hand painted in an exquisite plum with script work and lush floral decor added for that dash of pizazz. Finished off with black wax to add some dimension and gold wax on the original hardware.
Measurements: 48”L x 30 x 20”
Free delivery within the lower mainland.
Lush Floral Vanity- $575
This beautiful mid-century, waterfall vanity is made for someone who loves striking vivid colours in their life! This unique vanity will add life and be the centre piece to any room that it lives in. It has been hand painted in an exquisite napoleonic blue with lush floral decor added for that extra flair. Finished off with black wax to add some dimension and silver wax on the original hardware and details, she is extra in all the best ways.
Measurements: 48”L x 30 x 20”
Free delivery within the lower mainland.
Lush Floral Jewelry Box- $160
This exquisite jewelry box has been hand painted in cobalt blue and wax sealed for a unique look and durability. Dazzling feminine floral peekaboo drawers and a bold floral exterior design add a unique touch to make this a beautiful place to store your most treasured pieces of jewelry.
Measurements: 12”L x 7”W x 17”H
Overflowing Love Dresser
“Love overflows and joy never ends in a home that is filled with family and friends.”
This beautiful walnut depression era dresser from the 1930s is made for someone who loves delicate elegance! It has been hand painted in a lovely linen white and decorated with pink feminine florals. Finished off with silver decor wax on original hardware. Bonus: this dresser is on wheels!
Measurements: 33.5“L x 45“H x 20“D
Free delivery within the lower mainland.
Pink Champagne Jewelry Box- $160
This stunning antique oak jewelry box has been hand painted in pink champagne and sealed for durability. Gorgeous feminine floral peekaboo drawers add a special touch to make this a beautiful place to store your most treasured pieces of jewelry
Measurements: 13”L x 6”W x 20”
Imperial Garden Credenza
This credenza has been lovingly refinished and hand painted in a french white with a picturesque floral design before being distressed for that vintage vibe. This amazing piece of furniture will add a romantic ambience to any room that it lives in.
Measurements: 47“L x 27.5“H x 16“D
Free delivery within the lower mainland.
Radiantly Rustic Spool Table- $225
This table has been lovely refinished and distressed in a bright white with beautiful Moroccan tile stencils in a calm sand colour. They’ve been sealed with clear wax with black wax added for an additional rustic touch. Custom designed metal pin legs add a sophisticated flair to this rustic piece.
Measurements: 30”L x 30”W x 18”H
Free delivery within the lower mainland
Peggy O'Neil- Independent Scentsy Consultant
Peggy, Abbotsford (She/Her)
I am a Scentsy Consultant and market my business through home parties(suspended during Covid), direct orders, my Personal Website and Facebook or virtual parties. Meeting one on one is also a way for my customers to "sniff" my testers to determine which scents they love (when it is safe to do so and Covid restrictions have been lifted. You can be sure when we meet I will be sporting a mask and all my testers will have been sanitized!)
My clients are reaping the benefits of hosting Facebook/Virtual Scentsy Parties. When you book an online Facebook party or an Online Party you receive the same host gifts as always. Virtual parties are fun, interactive and risk free. Follow me on Facebook to get up to date information about new products, specials and prizes.
With more than 60 warmer designs and 80 wax fragrances, we offer scent solutions for nearly every area in your home (or your home away from home). Scentsy is more than warmers and wax. We have a wide variety of products that contain scent. From laundry to body, pets to kids, Scentsy has a vast selection.
Our high-performance laundry and cleaning products are infused with fresh Scentsy fragrance for a beautiful finish.
Fragrance that feels good! Show your skin some love with nourishing formulas in expressive, all-star scents.
Take fragrance anywhere! Our on-the-go fragrance products are designed to deliver your favorite scents on every adventure great and small.
Because the wax is gently warmed rather than burned and it can hold more fragrance oil than a traditional candle. And because there is no flame, there is no smoke or soot. Scentsy wickless candles — Scentsy Bars — are a safer alternative to traditional candles.
Why choose me as your Scentsy Consultant?
My clients love that I provide samples, am quick to respond to enquiries and spoil them when they host a party. I also have what I call "Try me Baskets". This allows you to try a product before you purchase to make sure it is something you will enjoy.
Itty Bitty Geeky Gack
Jennifer, New Westminster (She/her)
Here at Geeky Gack, we make geeky, nerdy and niche household and baby goods. In our repertoire are masks, beeswax wraps, reusable baggies and dice/jewellery bags for household goodies. For babies, we make bibs, vinyl-printed onesies for the humor inclined, blankets and burp cloths/drool cloths. We are located in New Westminster and love to hear and interact with our community!
Pour me another
Tennille, South Surrey (She/her)
Brighten up your living or work space with a one of a kind abstract painting. I am willing to do commission work, pick any colour, composition and style. Options are endless. This is abstract paint pouring with acrylic paints on canvas. Sizes vary.
Note: due to the curing time required for the creation of these one-of-a-kind works of art, original pieces ordered from Tennille during the market event will not arrive until after Christmas. Both Tennille and the Market Management appreciate your understanding.
Across The Sea
Nicole, Kelowna (She/Her); Adelin, Singapore (She/Her)
Hello and welcome to the page for my blogshop Across the Sea. My friend Adelin and I originally started our website in 2008 as Canada + Singapore, but moved to Facebook a couple of years ago and became Across the Sea.
Together we hand make affordable and unique jewelry and crafts for our customers to enjoy. We sell a variety of products including earrings, rings, necklaces, bookmarks and magnets, many of which ship from Kelowna. Adelin is also very skilled at making polymer clay beads for customers to purchase and use in their own jewelry-making, so we have many of those listed on our blogshop as well.
If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a message on our Facebook page. Happy browsing! :)
Morgan's Pillows & Patchwork
Morgan, New Westminster (She/Her)
Throw pillows for your home made out of upcycled materials (except for the stuffing because ew!) I have various kinds to suit every preference and most fandoms. I also make all types of little items (keychains, wrist bands, pillow buddies, fanny packs) out of upcycled items that make excellent stocking stuffers (or that extra little gift for yourself because lets all just admit this year has been a tough one!...so treat yourself!)
Being part of the queer community it is essential to me that my business supports those in need and so I have commissioned new products such as tote bags, tshirts, patches and stickers that have been designed by friends who are also part of the community (including those who are disabled or lost work due to the pandemic) Partial proceeds of sales with this event will go to charities that support queer youth at risk.
Travel Pillows: $15
flannel and cotton fabrics with hypoallergenic stuffing. 15 in length, 9 in height
Tote Bags: $25
standard canvas with screen print
various sizes and most types of pride flags are offered!
Sierra's Arts and Crafts
Sierra, Abbotsford (They/Them)
I sell knit ruffle scarves, as well as other hand-knit & crochet items. Commissions are available- contact me to ask about production time and pricing!
Ruffle Scarves: $15 each
Note: Sierra can only guarantee shipping before Christmas on currently in-stock items. Both Sierra and Market Management appreciate your understanding & patience in this matter.
Will o' Wisp Wire
Kelsi, western Canada (She/Her)
Hello and thank you for stopping by my little online table. I am Kelsi Jane, the solo force behind Will ‘o’ Wisp Wire. I create all sorts of jewellery and decor featuring genuine gemstones and the treasures I collect in the many forests I wander like bones, dried mushrooms and plants. I have even started offering ethical, sustainable alternatives to white sage for ritual smoke cleansing, hand harvested with the upmost respect to mother nature and bundled with the best intentions.
I am a Canadian nomad and I spend the majority of my time lost in the northwestern wilderness. The Fraser Valley is my favorite home base! I have made so many wonderful connections there in that beautiful, open minded and accepting community.
ETHICALLY SOURCED: Every bone used within my work is ethically sourced- nothing is harmed for my artwork! I find these beautiful remains during my hikes and travels, and thoroughly clean each one so that the life lost may live on through artwork.
MORE INFO/TO PURCHASE: Please visit my Etsy shop at www.willowispwire.com for more information!
Kurt, New Westminster (he/him)
I am a permanent Vendor at the #deroche_farmers_market and provide local service to everyone right up the Valley.
1️⃣ Order any IN-STOCK item
2️⃣ Gift-bag/Cello-wrap for FREE!
3️⃣ Low cost* shipping to recipient
ℹ Gift Cards available
*Shipping via Purolator courier, cost varies by weight/size/destination.
#ChooseTUP #gifts #shoplocal
Sabrina, Vancouver (She/Her)
I am a transgender independent comic artist living and working on the DTES. I make comics, stickers, magnets, and trading cards that centre queer and trans experiences. All books are printed locally, and all non-book items are handmade by me using my own designs.
Life of Bria Comic Zines
Life of Bria Black & White (Classic cartoon strips from the early days of a trans girl’s life)Sideshave Activate (Collected comic strips)Aces (The most recent Life of Bria comic strip collection – includes a free trading card!)Grasshopper Vs Ants (Action/Adventure twist on the classic fable)Starfist Gemini (Queer Action/Adventure/Sci-fi)
$10 + $2 domestic shipping each, 3 for $25, 4 for $35, or get all 5 for $40 + free shipping!
Fridge Magnets & Stickers
Get Bent Transgender Misty (Pokemon) Dapper Butch PowerHorny For CuddlesHorny on MainSquishing on Main (Asexual Pride)Team Rocket is Gay And Trans (Pokemon)Ukiyo-E Ninja GoddessNazi TERFs Fuck OffTrans LibertyBurger Face & Smash Capitalism (pair item) Transgender Jamie (Pokemon)
Regular Magnet or Sticker - $4 + $2 Shipping
Holofoil Magnet or Sticker - $5 + $2 Shipping, Buy 4 get 1 Free
Jarrod McKenna Photography
Jarrod, New Westminster (He/Him)
Each year I produce a new set of beautiful blank greeting cards for Christmas featuring my own photography. Just recently I have opened my own photography studio so I am also offering Christmas-themed photo shoots (following strict Covid-19 safety protocols and strictly enforced) as well as any other type of photo shoot one might want. I also offer gift certificates for people wanting to give the gift of photography (no expiry date) to a loved one. All my photos can be purchased as a print if something catches your eye and you decide you must have it!
Note: Jarrod's portfolio includes some NSFW images.
Good Times Creations
Felicia, Abbotsford (She/He/They)
I play and record improvised piano songs, digitally recorded in high quality with a download link emailed to the customer.
I also paint and draw commissioned art pieces ,write commissioned poetry and spoken word pieces, and I'm offering to create custom drag Christmas video messages for friends and family- contact me to discuss costume options!
In September of 2019 I felt like I should get myself a piano. Strange, considering I didn't even know how to play the piano! I did take a year of lessons as a 10 year old child, mostly learning scales and playing ridiculous 20 second long songs designed to teach the skills I was supposed to be learning. Except that I hated it and quit.
Back in April I had weaned myself off of Haldol, which I had taken for 35 years in order to help control my tics from having Tourette's Syndrome. It's a brutal medicine with harsh side effects- like trying to kill a mosquito with a nuke. Soon after going off of it, my brain "woke up" after being asleep for 35 years, and tons of colour and creativity starting oozing out of every cell in my body.
The piano I found was made in Victoria, BC, and was top-tier quality. 100 years old and owned by one for family its entire life; brought home by their great. I brought it home on a jangly old trailer borrowed from a friend, and brought it up 4 floors in the elevator of my condo, close to Mill Lake.
Then it sat in the corner for 5 weeks. I didn't touch it. I was afraid of it. What had I done, bringing home an ancient instrument hewn of wood, ivory and metal?
I had just gone through a brutal divorce from my wife of 17 years, and I was having a meltdown one night. I needed to release the grief, so, I sat in The Cecilian's lap (that was his name) and what came out of me was so hauntingly beautiful that I couldn't believe my ears. I sat in the dark, in silence after I finished playing that first song. I was in shock. Where the hell did that come from, I wondered? I know now where it came from. I have lived a life intimately familiar with suffering. I learned it by passing through hell, many times. All the songs I play and record are spontaneous. Nothing is pre-written. It just flows. I don't even know how to read music.
All participating vendors in this event must agree to this code of conduct, which applies to all of their participating shops
(last revised Nov 4, 2020)
1) No hate speech, harassing, or abusive materials
2) No adult-only shops. All age-restricted or NSFW content in shops must be clearly marked, and all landing pages must be safe for work and appropriate for all age groups.
3) All products submitted for placement on vendor pages must adhere to Facebook's advertising policies
4) vendors will engage honestly with customers, without any fraud or misrepresentation.
5) Vendors will provide goods in a timely fashion, and will be upfront about delays.
Or use the form below!
If you are interested in getting involved in next year's event & would like to be added to the mailing list, please include "2021 Event" in the subject line.
(Note: this form should be used to report issues such as broken links on this site only. Issues related to vendor's own sites should be reported directly to the vendor.)
Free colouring & activity pages provided by Sean Evans of Queerhaven Design! Feel free to print them out & colour them in- & if you post your finished pages on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, remember to tag us- or email them to email@example.com before the end of the event to submit it to the gallery! You Can find hi-res versions of all the pages here.
This is the where I will put all documentation regarding money spent will go, so vendors can be sure I'm spending their fees appropriately.
Vendors: you will receive an email letting you know once more content is added to this section.
These are costs incurred aside from the event ad-buy that were paid for by me; I'm going ahead and saying that my $10 vendor fee was included in the money I already paid, and any additional start-up costs I've covered or committed to covering to this point were a form of sponsorship by my business.
Domain: $17; Ads: $25 spent (total $42 spent as of Nov 29, 2020)
$164.94 committed to 3 ads (Facebook made me set the budget the hard way)
Post-event update: Total spent on ads during the event: $164.73
The remaining $0.27 will be counted toward the pre-event costs.
Thank you again to Kelsi for kicking an extra $15 into the ad budget!
Please email me if you have any other information requests.
I ended up upgrading my own carrd account to make this site (or, in business-speak, Queerhaven donated site hosting in addition to covering the start-up costs). I'm not worrying about including the receipt here because this wasn't the only reason I did it- just the one that motivated me to actually get it done- but if anyone is upgrading or renewing their own account any time soon, using this code will give me a pretty substantial discount when I renew next time, which helps with the site hosting: PM2Y66ZZ (or use this direct link)
Costs not included (& not gonna be included, pls don't make me try to calculate this stuff) but probably still useful to record for next year:
Flyers (~45 via home printer)
About the market:
The 2020 Fraser Valley Queer Christmas Market is the first of what is intended to be a recurring annual event, scheduled for late November/early November each year. The market is designed as a space (right now, a digital one) for LGBTQIA2S+ and allied vendors across the Fraser Valley and surrounding communities to showcase their products.
The 2020 Fraser Valley Queer Christmas Market is a completely digital event- all shopping is done through the vendors' own online shops. The event dates provided refer to the planned paid advertising campaign; this directory will remain active until early January, to allow for late arrivals.
This market is 100% funded by its participant vendors, and all vendor fees go directly into advertising for the Market event.
About the organization team:
Currently, the market is organized by a single individual. Please email me after the market ends if you want to join the organization team for next year.
Sean Evans (Coordinator/Organizer/Person Who Makes Stuff Happen)
(ey/em or he/him)
I'm lifelong resident of the Fraser Valley. I was heavily involved in UFV Pride as a student, and in recent years I've been creating and selling my own Pride designs on a variety of products. Starting this Christmas Market has been a goal of mine since 2018, and I'm incredibly excited to have finally made it happen- even if it looks a little different than I had originally imagined it!
All product photos, vendor profile pictures, and descriptions are the intellectual property of the vendors whose pages they appear on, unless otherwise specified. Photos may be cropped from the original and/or overlayed with vendor information for use on this site and in posts advertising the market. Photos may not be used for any other purposes without the express permission of their respective owners. Original backdrops, placeholders, header images, & branded images used on this site were created by Sean Evans (images may contained licensed or public domain components).
Clothing and accessories
Food for sale
Vendors who offer at least one type of handmade physical good, or sell refurbished goods that have been substantially altered from the original products in a way that is truly unique.
Support local independent salespeople while shopping for brand-name products!
Old things made new- these vendors offer products that have been substantially altered or restored.
Digital downloads- for when you don't want to wait for the mail.
A picture's worth a thousand words.
Vendors who offer at least one product via drop-shipping/print-on-demand services
Stuff for your home, your office, or your home office!
Writers of all types
Every little bit helps- especially when you're looking for something little for a Christmas stocking!
Decorative items for wherever you spend your time!
Musical offerings of all sorts
Bracelets Rings, & Other Shiny Things