The Guild, Inc. Unveils Highlights of its 2007 Holiday Season

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ — The Guild, Inc., the leading online retailer of original art and fine craft items shipped direct to customers from artists’ studios, unveils the highlights for its 2007 holiday season. Among them:

  — more artist-made ornaments then ever before, including blown-glass tree
toppers being offered for the first time through The Artful Home(R)
catalogs and website,

— Seventy-nine new styles of ornaments and 25 returning customer
favorites. Nine new ornament artists have created 20 of the styles.
Seven styles are special editions for 2007 such as the collectible
“Murrini Sphere” by Ralph Mossman and Mary Mullaney which
incorporates the year into its canework. The ornaments are available at and The Artful Home and Artful(R) Gifts

— new artists in popular gift categories including jewelry, clocks, and

— a repeat of the successful Ornament-A-Day Giveaway promotion, launched
in 2006, in which one artist-made ornament is given away every day from
November 26 through December 20. Visitors will be able to view each
day’s ornament and enter to win it at Entrants without e-mail can enter
each day’s daily giveaway by faxing their name, address, and phone
number to Ornament-A-Day-Giveaway at (608) 257-2690.

— an expansion of The Artful Home’s successful gift packet program,
making it possible for customers to shop until the last minute. These
beautiful packets include a picture of the artwork, the name and
description of the piece, information about the artist, and a gift
message if desired. The packets provide customers with something to
wrap or send if the artist-made item they are purchasing as a gift
won’t be completed in time to arrive for the holidays.

— an enhanced online Holiday Gift Guide to help customers find all of the
artist-made gifts that can arrive in time for the holidays. It will be
available at in late October.

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The Guild, Inc.(R) presents the work of today’s finest artists through the website, and The Artful Home(R) and Artful(R) Gifts catalogs, which offer collections carefully selected from the 10,000 items available online.

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