Check out this article from our sister blog, PhoenixFire Designs Blog which looks at why you should look outside the big box stores and support handmade artists and crafters this holiday season. No one really wants or needs more plastic made in china crap anyway, and the Wal-Mart CEO has enough millions already. Instead, by supporting small businesses and handmade artisans you not only give a unique and meaningful gift, but you help support real people and families right here in America.
The holidays can be stressful for so many people. Having guests, hosting dinners, having company, shopping for gifts, holiday baking – the list can be endless! And far too often people run out of time or energy and simply run to the local mall or big box store and frantically try to find some generic piece of plastic crap that fill the shelves and hope the gift recipient likes it.
But gift giving doesn’t have to be like this!
There’s a big maker movement being reclaimed here in the US; people are once again crafting things with their own hands, making them one-at-a-time in their workshops, studios, and made in America. Artists, artisans, crafters – all of us are honing our skill and craft and making beautiful things that are truly gifts to be remembered.