I really try to make and give as many handmade items as possible, and this holiday season is no different. I’ve pledged to buy handmade this year for many reasons:
1) support artists and their handmade goods
2) you won’t see ANYONE walking around with the same shirt or hat on
3) as a crafter myself, it feels good to perpetuate the near-lost importance of making things with your hands.
If you don’t take my word for it, and want to learn more, here is some information and inspiration to step outside of big-box stores and go handmade this year.