With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are beginning to consider what gifts we could give to our loved ones.
In our increasingly globalized world, it’s easy to turn to big-box stores, and online retailers for all our holiday shopping needs. However, this Christmas season, we urge this community to consider the benefits of buying from local artisans.
One of the most significant advantages of buying from local artisans is that we are able to support our local community.
When we purchase handmade gifts from local artisans, our money stays in our community, and goes towards supporting local families and businesses.
This support is especially important in the wake of the CoViD-19 pandemic, which had hit small businesses particularly hard.
Buying from local artisans also means that we get unique, one-of-a-kind gifts.
Unlike mass-produced items that anyone can find in any big-box store or online retailer, handmade gifts are often personalized and made with care.
Not only will your loved ones appreciate the thought and effort put into our gift, but they will also have something that is truly one-of-a-kind, and which cannot be found anywhere else.
Finally, buying from local artisans is often better for the environment. Handmade gifts are often created with sustainable materials and production processes, which means that they are more environment-friendly than mass-produced items.
Additionally, by buying from local artisans, we reduce our carbon footprint associated with shipping and transportation.
This Christmas season, let us try to think outside the box (store) when it comes to our holiday shopping. Consider buying from local artisans and supporting our community, while giving unique and environment-friendly gifts.
By doing so, we not only make our loved ones’ holiday season special, we also get to contribute to the health and vibrancy of our local community.