Saturday, November 1, 2008

Prepare your gift list!




Yesterday I saw the first Christmas shop window! The weather is still summery, but it is already November and the shops are getting ready for the Christmas season!
This year I suggest you to buy handmade gifts, because:

Buying Handmade makes for better gift-giving.
The giver of a handmade gift has avoided the parking lots and long lines of the big chain stores in favor of something more meaningful. If the giver has purchased the gift, s/he feels the satisfaction of supporting an artist or crafter directly. The recipient of the handmade gift receives something that is one-of-a-kind, and made with care and attention that can be seen and touched. It is the result of skill and craftsmanship that is absent in the world of large-scale manufacturing.
Buying handmade is better for people.
The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to the local and human sources of our goods have been lost. Buying handmade helps us reconnect.

Buying handmade is better for the environment.The accumulating environmental effects of mass production are a major cause of global warming and the poisoning of our air, water and soil. Every item you make or purchase from a small-scale independent artist or crafter strikes a small blow to the forces of mass production.

Moreover:
When you buy handmade you are supporting traditional arts and crafts techniques that have passed down through generations. In today’s high tech world the old arts and crafts traditions are being replaced by mass production but when you buy handmade you are saying that you prefer your items to be high quality pieces of art instead of mass produced trinket.

6 comments:

  1. Well said about the handmade facts :)

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  2. Συμφωνώ για τα χειροποίητα! Έχουν άλλο χαρακτήρα. Κι εγώ έχω ήδη αρχίσει να ετοιμάζω τα δώρα μου!

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  3. Ω!Ω!Ω!Ω!Ω!
    τι ωραια χριστουγεννιατικη ατμοσφαιρα;!!!!
    μου θυμισες οτι φτανουν οπου ναναι και αποφασισα και εγω να κανω φετος δωρα απο τα χερακια μου.
    Εχεις δικιο, εχουν αλλο αερα τα δωρα αυτα γιατι ειναι απο την καρδια μας φτιαγμενα.

    φιλακια φιλεναδα......
    ειδες! την πατησα παλι με το κ..ιντερνετ.

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  4. Apo ton augousto ksekinisa na agorazw ta dwra!! Ti kaneis Eve mou pistevw ola na einai kala. Den polierxomai sto etsy pia gia diaforous logous eidika sto EST kai exw kairo na akousw nea sou.
    Ta xristougenna kata pasa pithanotita tha katevw Ellada opote an dw kanena event i seminario san ayta pou diavazw sto blog tis Pouanteri tha erthw na sas dw ki apo konta :)

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  5. Ntinaki ontos se xasame!elpizo na eisai kala kai tha xaro poly na ta poume kai apo konta otan ertheis ellada!!filia polla!

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