You should certainly stop and think about shopping homemade this year! You will be stimulating the pockets of folks who could really use it! PLUS, the cards you buy are almost certain to not have been purchased by anyone else in your family. AND, you can often add personalization to the inside to avoid writing your families name a gazillion and one times. SOUNDS LIKE A PLUS TO ME!
There are many wonderful ways to shop handmade ...
- Visit a craft fair ... often you will find lovely handmade items that are really reasonable.
- Shop online @ places like kaboozle and etsy -- I would be willing to bet you could buy something
awesome for every person on your list if you just look.
- Go Blog Hopping -- you would be amazed the way people showcase others work.
You can even try out the newest craze launched only 2 months ago ...
HANDMADE CRAFT SHOW
The Handmade Craft Show is an online virtual craft show displaying booths of talented artists, artisans, and crafters who are dedicated to creating handmade arts and crafts.
If you are a shopper interested in supporting the arts and crafts industry and you love handmade then this is the place for you. Similar to any traditional craft show you can attend at your leisure and stay as long as you'd like. Plus, there's no concern about the weather, hiring a sitter, dreadful parking issues and you don't have to lug around armfuls of shopping bags. :) ( WE HAVE A WINNER IN MY BOOK)
You really should check it out!
Here are some Holiday Cards this Season I designed.
Happy Homemade Shopping,