I'm committed to buying handmade over the holidays and want to encourage you to do the same. Here are 4 reasons why I buy handmade:
1. For the individually unique quality of the product that can only come from handmade.
2. For the care and craftsmanship that goes into each item.
3. To support fellow artisans and their work.
4. To pay it forward as I, too, am a handmade artisan who's work has been promoted by others.
These are some of my gift ideas. I've even included some of my own favorites so that it will be easy to buy for me (hint, hint family).
(please note, family, that you can find more of my favorites here by clicking "alamodestuff" below):
Holiday Photo Cards - snowman photo cards by Jumping Jack Designs
monkey hat by Cite Fuzz
baby shoes by Caamel Diezel
bib and burp cloth set by Allisa Jacobs
zombie silhouette mobile by Salty and Sweet
cheeseburger pillow by Felt Like It
fingerless gloves by The Beach Comber Studio
beer ties by Toy Breaker
leather Kindle case by Julie Boyles
baseball cufflinks by qacreate
For the traveler:
map journals by Kristin Crane
For the typography buff:
recycled wood sign by William Dohman
For the dog lover:
I dig your dog calling cards by River Dog Prints
You can follow along from the beginning of this hop by visiting the first two posts yesterday: Angela Flicker's The Artists' House and Where Women Create. Tomorrow, my good friend, Candy a.k.a. Candied Fabrics, will be sharing her list. You can see the entire schedule for A Crafty Holiday here. Join us, won't you?!