More and more are starting their shopping for the holiday season earlier each year to have the best selection sot he perfect gift can be found. Well, each year I work to buy handmade items and I hope you will too.
There are a number of great reasons to buy handmade items. First, each item is unique so you are providing a gift that no one else will have. You will be supporting artists, which is always a wonderful way to ensure the arts are available for future generations by spreading the word about how great it is to give and receive handmade items.
Some may wonder where they can find handmade items. Well I am here to tell you, it is easy! There are always plenty of local craft sales where you can find great items and support those right in your community. You can find great items online at sites such as ArtFire and Etsy.
So I encourage you to take the handmade pledge and give truly unique gifts made with love!