I took the Handmade pledge this year to give all handmade gifts. There are several reasons that I feel strongly that this year I should give handmade gifts: I’m a crafty/creative person and could do it, I believe in supporting small businesses since I am a small business owner, and there is a lot of thought and love that goes into handmade gifts.
I started making a list of everyone for whom I should have gifts. Effective immediately, I’m getting rid of half my family and friends. Just kidding, of course.
I will attempt to not only make many of my gifts this year, but also want to list some things I make for sale on Etsy.
How do you feel about handmade gifts? Do you prefer them to storebought mass produced junk? Sorry, strike that, it was a leading question. What sort of handmade items would you make or give as gifts for Christmas?