I want all of you to think about what you are buying for the holiday season - and ask yourself - who will it benefit? You? The person getting the gift? The people selling the gift to you?? Why not buy gifts that EVERYONE benefits from?
Buying handmade insures that you are getting something with meaning, by someone like me who makes it. It is better for the environment, usually cheaper and of a better quality, AND you are not supporting big business like Target or Wal-Mart - who don't need your money the way that artists do.
Please, take the Handmade Pledge and buy or make handmade gifts this holiday season. You truly do have the power to make a difference in the lives of individuals who create as a career.