November 29, 2012

On Supporting Handmade.

Oh Christmas!

I’m not one for getting swept up in the commercialism of the season, but boy oh boy do I love giving gifts! You heard me right–my favorite part of gifting is not the receiving, but the look of delight on someone’s face at Christmas that lets me know I got them just the right thing. It’s all about making people happy πŸ™‚

This Christmas, as I’ve done for the past couple of years now, I’m doing my best to gift handmade and support small businesses. Of course, I definitely bought stuff (with coupons!) from big stores (Kohls and I are best buds), but at the same time, I’m making a concentrated effort to support handmade whenever possible!

It’s definitely worth paying the little extra to know that not only are you making the day of the person to whom you are giving the gift, but you’re also making the day of that seller! (Do you know how excited I get when I sell an item? Really? There’s typically some jumping involved :))

So, let me know below if you’re planning on supporting handmade this season, through Etsy or craft fairs or wherever, and I’ll get you started with some of my favorites. (That I didn’t get for other people, don’t want to spoil any surprises!) If you like any of them, just click on the picture to send you there!

Hair Pin Buttons by Chatterblossom

Autumn Pillow by NeedlesnPinsStitchery

Hobbiton Necklace by PrettyLittleCharmsUK

Country Button Earrings by ciaralg

“I Like Big Books” Tote by PamelaFugateDesigns

How have you supported handmade this holiday season?



  1. Yay! Thanks for the shout-out lady! I bought all my gifts on etsy this year and they are freakin’ adorable too! It’s funny, I wish I had a bigger family sometimes just so that I could buy more gifts. I love looking for gifts for people. I really only have two family members though and my friends don’t exchange gifts. Oh wells, I guess I would be substantially poorer, so count the blessings where you can find them right?! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Jamie "ChatterBlossom — November 29, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    • You’re very welcome! I got a good deal of them on Etsy, it’s just so much fun to shop for gift and know that both the creator and the giftee are positively affected by my gifting addiction…I mean, habit πŸ™‚

      Comment by amandajocrafts — November 29, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

  2. I’ve bought a few handmade bits and pieces, and I think I’ll be making up some hampers filled with homemade soaps and goodies!

    Comment by ciara — November 29, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

  3. I love that necklace. Thanks for sharing

    Comment by Natalie — December 2, 2012 @ 10:11 am

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