Thursday, November 13, 2008

Why I LOVE Handmade.

I know everyone has their own preferences, but me personally, I LOVE HANDMADE ITEMS! Why? Well I'm glad you asked. I love the thought that I am supporting an actual person that I have had the chance to meet and talk to. I love knowing that there is actually a history to the items I have purchased beyond what I am adding to them, and I love knowing that someone actually sat down one day and poured their heart into something that they love doing. I know that when I sit down and start on a piece the sense of pride I feel knowing that someone out there is going to love it just as much as I do can't be matched. I have only been an artist on Etsy for a couple of months now and I have met so many wonderful artists it makes your head spin! Here is a group of people who do what they love everyday. I browse around the forums and I see people who are not only passionate about their work they are passionate about other artists trying to do the same. Now I am far from being in the same category as many of my favorites but I'm proud to be among them. The Christmas season is coming up VERY soon and I encourage all of you to buy handmade. With each handmade purchase you will get a piece that was made with more love and passion than any thing you will buy at any name brand outlet. Remember....
"The best gifts are HANDMADE with LOVE." Laura Blea: Lucey Mae Gifts
Some of my favorite gifts are things that were made for me when I was a baby. I have a crochet blanket that was made for me when I was born. I still use it to this day it has survived 34 years and counting. I also still have a bear that was made for me when my brother was born so I wouldn't feel left out. These are things that I will keep forever and someday pass on to my children. Just think those handmade items you purchase this Christmas could be just as loved and cherished. Now how could that be a bad thing to give this holiday season. It's the gift of love.

1 comment:

B Squared Twice said...

What a beautiful article! I wish more people felt that way, but I agree!