Canadian Hand - Made Gifts & Souvenirs
From Coast to Coast

As I have read on FB, this is the first time in history where looking back IS actually 2020. What a year. Quite frankly, I'm glad that you are over 2020 and don't let the door hit you on the butt on the way out! Welcome 2021! You are full of hope & the promise of a return to a "better normal". "Let's make it so", as Captain Jean Luc Picard would say.

Although Kingston people did a great job at following the rules and staying out of COVID jail, unfortunately, many fellow citizens were not so obliging. Even though we were only in the "Orange" segment on the Covid-19 lockdown scale, we got to go into full lockdown with the rest of the high risk areas in Ontario. Doesn't it feel like when you were back in school and because some kid in your class did something ridiculous, the teacher made the whole class sit for detention to pay for it. Ughhhhh. And so here we are again, in the penalty box, for 28 days from December 26 - January 23. Sigh.

At this moment in-store shopping is unavailable but we will continue to provide curb-side pick up. If you saw something here before the holidays and you are wondering if it's still available, please either call us or email us and we will do our best to help you out. Store manager Lisa, and myself will be handling calls and monitoring emails and social media.

During the lockdown we will continue to add product to the on-line store so that you will have more to shop for than just gift cards. The winter months are always a time for us to do some "sprucing up" and this year we have even more reason to do so! This year will have multiple reasons for celebrations and we are not going to let Covid-19 keep us from celebrating them! The store will be celebrating 40 years of being in business, I will have owned it for 7 years and I am turning 60 this year!! Whooot! We are dreaming up fun things to do and I am confident that we will be able to do them all in person! Stay tuned!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the friends and families of Cornerstone who came out to support us and other local business in downtown Kingston. We could not do this with out you. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you and we are grateful. I would also like to thank all of our artists and craftspeople who continue to share their pieces with us and who give us "shout outs" all year long so people know where to buy their work. We really appreciate when you do that!

Sending thanks out to the best team in all of Kingston! The ladies of Cornerstone were amazing with their customer service skills and helping people get the gifts they wanted under the Covid restrictions. You guided people on safe practices upon entering the store and how the store was set up for a safer shopping experience. Being a customers service representative during a pandemic placed you all squarely at the front line of it all and you did it with grace and loveliness. You are all amazing and I love you. Well done!

I want to give Minotaur Games, Gifts & Crafts a shout out for their winning window display in the Winter Wonderland contest this year. Congratulations! We want to thank all of you who took the time to vote for us on-line... wait until next year.. hahaha!

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Hang in there with us and let's be there for each other. Be kind, be loving to all and lets work hard towards


Stay well & safe,
Penny & the staff at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft...
Holiday Shopping Downtown Kingston
Passport Destination Downtown!
Click on the image below for more information!
The draw for this will be happening in January! Good luck to all!
Holiday Shopping Downtown Kingston
Downtown Dollars
Give the gift of Downtown! 
Downtown Kingston! was excited to announce the launch of Downtown Dollars! The perfect holiday gift for teacher’s present, that's so-hard-to-buy for loved one and so much more. Downtown Dollars work exactly like a gift card and can be used in many downtown shops, restaurants, and services. It’s the perfect way to support our Downtown businesses this holiday season and after.
There is no expiry date on Downtown Dollars either!

Look for a “Downtown Dollars Gladly Accepted Here” poster in store windows and go shopping! 

Click on the link below to find all the participating stores to shop at!
Winter Wonderland
Holiday Window Decorating Competition

Thanks to everyone who voted for our window. Voting was close !!! We will try again next year! The Winning window went to Minotaur Games, Gifts & Crafts. Congratulations!

Minotaur's Winning Window
Zentangle Classes
Zentangle is a meditative art form that uses a series of repetitive patterns to create unique pieces of art that may be completed within 20 -30 minutes. Zentangle can be taught to children (7 & up), adults and the elderly to help create focus, relaxation and the sheer joy of creating even if you "can't draw!"

I am a certified Zentangle teacher and I will be happy to teach you this art form. While we won't be scheduling classes at the moment, we will most certainly be doing that again in the future!

(BTW... Those coloring books that you see? A lot of those are based on Zentangle! Wouldn't it be great to create your own pages to colour?)

If you want to join our FB group please click the link below. We welcome beginners too!
Every Tuesday is Tangle Tuesday where I post a new tangle I have done or new ideas for tangling. Group members are encouraged to post their tangles too but this is not required. This month we are doing a tangle a day challenge. The list is posted in the group so join up and try it out!!!

We have just started the group so that we can get together. People who like Zentangle here in Kingston please Join, Post & Share. We are posting weekly patterns to try and posting our Tangling results. We are open to ideas and just looking for a fun, relaxing way to hang out and do some Zentangle. It's a great stress reliever for times like this and time passes by quickly! Zentangle can be whimsical too and you can leave it in B&W or get your markers or pencil crayons out and colour it too!
A Moment of Inspiration & Positivity.....

Make The Leap

2020 will help us all, be more grateful for all the good things that will happen in 2021. Invest in yourself and take a leap of faith with all of those dreams you've been dreaming.
According to Author Napoleon Hill, "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." Happy conceiving, believing and

On-line shopping & The New Website
Click on the Gift Card to buy!
The Latest Issue of Grapevine Magazine
Here is the link to the Winter Issue of Grapevine Magazine
Reminding You of What's In Store.....We hope you think of us during the lockdown!
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