A little too late, but I just stumbled upon this... I really wanted to shop completely handmade, or make my own gifts for Christmas this year, but I didn't do it completely. I DID use Etsy, and Caanton, and most of the books I bought on Amazon were by indie's like Amy Karol, Amanda Soule, Denyse Schmidt, etc.
And look at this fun website I just came across. Makes me want to decorate!