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5 Reasons to Buy Handmade December 4, 2010

Filed under: The Biz — fadedleaves @ 3:34 pm
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Merry Christmas everyone!! Today is the top 5 reasons (well in my opinion anyway. lol) to support the local handmade movement.

5. You are supporting a small businessman.

Supporting small business’s will keep the American spirit and economy alive. Plus you’re helping your fellow neighbors out, which should make you feel good.

4. Handmade gifts are more memorable.

When you get a gift that has been handmade, either by the giver themselves or someone else, it has a special meaning to it that other gifts just cant hold a candle to. You know that the giver took extra time to search for that perfect gift that was YOU. Now that makes a great gift

3. Handmade items last longer

How many times do you buy a mass produced item from the store and within days/weeks/a few months its broken already?And of course by then you cant return it and you just wasted all that money. With Handmade items they are pretty much guaranteed to last for a very long time. The artisans put their life and soul into those pieces and make sure its the highest quality before attempting to sell them.

2. Their customer service is excellent

Most small business artisans have wonderful, personable customer service. When you purchase an item you get a personalized email regarding your order. When your order arrives you have an extra special touch from the artisan themselves inside the package, whether it be extra special wrapping or a personalized thank you card. Buying Handmade is just a more wonderful, fun experience.

And the number 1 reason to buy handmade

1.Since most items are one of a kind, you will have something noone else will ever own!

Stand out at the party, in a crowd, at your office, in school. Having that special article of clothing, jewelry, a purse, whatever it is will definitely set you apart from everyone else.

So Support Handmade, support your local business’s, and get some unique one of a kind gifts for your family and friends this holiday season and show them just how much they mean to you.

And of the best places to find handmade is on ArtFire. They even have a shop local feature so you can purchase from artisans right in your own back yard.

I hope you all consider supporting handmade this year. Have a Merry Christmas!

Until Next Time,

Shannon H.


7 Responses to “5 Reasons to Buy Handmade”

  1. Lu Says:

    Lots of very good reasons!!
    Thank you so much for putting them down so beautifully!

  2. Really wonderful blog post!

  3. Wonderful reasons to buy handmade.

  4. Marianne Says:

    Great Homemade Reason(ing)

    I’ve Tweeted it.


  5. Alearea Says:

    Especially in my case, a single mom trying to make a living. Thank you for your support!

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