Monday, 1 December 2008

Crafty Christmas

Christmas is closing on us fast now and the annual shopping frenzy will no doubt descend. So here’s a few ideas and tips to make your Christmas shopping a little easier.

My top tip is, buy handmade!

There are a lot of good reasons to buy a handcrafted gift for your loved ones.
Handmade gifts are most likely unique, you won’t find stacks of them in every store, so you can be sure you’re giving a very special gift.

Whether you made it yourself or it was handmade by someone else, I think the fact you took the time to pick out a special handmade gift for someone will make the person receiving it, appreciate the gift more.

Also rather than buying multiple generic gifts for someone, a single well picked handmade gift will do the trick and be much more special!

You can have a guilt free Christmas knowing your gifts were not made in a sweatshop, but lovingly, individually crafted by a skilled artist.

With online stores like Etsy, there are millions of handmade items easily to hand, you can avoid the Christmas chaos down the shops and order everything from the comfort of your own home!

If you want to give a handmade gift you made yourself, but don’t know what to make, how about buying a pattern to work from?
You can still make the design unique by changing colours and adding your own enhancements but it’s a good kicking off point.
Also you can make all the gifts you need from 1 pattern, so with only the materials and the cost of the pattern to pay, it’s a good way to save money.

And not only will these gifts make your Christmas great, but you’ll be giving crafters and artists out there a great gift too buy buying their items!

International shipping dates are closing fast so please order soon if you want an item for Christmas, I’ll do my best to post all items as swiftly as possible!

So take a look at my Etsy store, I've added lots of new items and readjusted my prices!
If you don't see the perfect gift in my store, check out all the other great stores on Etsy and buy handmade to make someone’s Christmas!

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