Buying handmade items not only supports your local economy it supports tradition. Crafting has been around since the beginning of time when local folks were blacksmiths, carpenters and dressmakers. And don’t forget the farmers, they are also artisans. Crafting each crop by planting, waiting patiently and harvesting at just the right time.
However we now have large machines and big box stores that make everything we could ever want or need. So why buy handmade? Well, handmade items are unique. Each one is crafted buy an artisan and, each one is different. Every time you buy something handmade you buy a small piece of the love that the artist puts in to producing that item. You also buy durability and a one of a kind item that will last a long time. Most of the time the pricing is very comparable to the big box pricing and sometimes even a bit lower. Who doesn’t love getting a unique quality handmade gift for Christmas or any special occasion?
Check out your independent local shop and the online shops too. It is amazing what you can find.