|Support crafty handmakers by shopping local and on etsy.|
Hoped that everyone had a marvelous, very stuffed Thanksgiving and kicked off the holiday season in a kind, thoughtful, nonviolent strategy.
|The Rendezvous. Watercolor on Arches.|
However, I'm not sitting at home avoiding the mall crowds or big name retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl's, and T.J. Maxx.
I have another plan cooking.
Why Shopping Handmade Effects You & Our Economy
^ Shana of Rubbish Love wrote an inspiring little article about the importance of handmade shopping.
This year and for every other holiday season after, I will be conducting most of my buying online and at local Dayton shops like Cachet G!, Peace On Fifth, and various thrift stores while also making gifts for family, friends, and my etsy shop.
Handmade art just adds a more sentimental touch to a holiday gift.
|African Queen magnets- Prismacolor colored pencils on 4" oval shaped wood.|
That is simply called sharing the wealth and fruit of their labor.
|Queen Lioness Prismacolor pencil drawing sold for $40.|
My motto for this joyous season- think indie, small, and remember what this is all about. I'm writing my list and checking it twice, and knowing which gifts would be quite nice.