Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Why Buy Handmade??

As we say adieu to summer and begin moving towards the holiday season, there will be many more lovely family get togethers, and with those come the hostess gifts and Christmas presents. I am obviously a strong supporter of independent designers and crafters, simply because I admire the work and devotion that goes into starting your own business. This winter, if you find yourself debating between buying a gift at the local department store or through an independent designer, I hope you'll consider the following...

1. Where and how your gift was made, and the quality of the product.

2. Who you want your money to go to.

3. The care and attention to detail that goes into making your gift.

4. And last of all, consider if your gift is unique and if it fits the recipient perfectly.

Click here to read a related article written by Marissa Jenkins.