The evolution of handmade
Creating by hand goes far back in time. But more recently, this is how the comfortable life we now know began. Small villages of crafters sewed garments for warmth, jewelry for adornment and tools of all kinds to make tasks easier. They also produced oils and lotions for healing, pottery for cooking ... and painting, woodworking, needlework, etc. As our culture advanced, these activities have remained and continue to be expressions of individuality. Their creation brings us joy and is good for the soul.
When it's your business
Making handmade products is an investment of time and energy. People who have chosen this path as a small business often miss out on holidays and personal time in order to fill the requests of others. This day is to thank handmade product makers for that sacrifice and support them during a time of rejuvenation and growth for the future year. Handmade products also provide an opportunity to add extra financial support to the family and is available to anyone with a creative flair. That makes for endless possibilities.
It's a week long celebration ending in a live virtual party. All the action is in the Gift Biz Breeze Facebook Group.
Call a friend or relative who makes beautiful items or delicious treats as a hobby and tell them how much you like their creations. A compliment goes a long way.
Think of friends who are handmade product creators when you have a gift to give. It will be all the more thoughtful and special for its uniqueness.
Purchase regularly from small businesses that make their own products. There is a family behind the logo that relies on this income for part or all of their needs.
If you're a maker, support another through purchasing their product or just reaching out to tell them they've inspired you.
If you're part of a group like a quilting guild, start a special charity project in honor of your organization to pay it forward.
As a maker, do something special for yourself. Maybe actually USE your product that you work so hard for others to enjoy.
BADGES TO USE ON SOCIAL SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT
Please show your support for all handmade creators and share the news of this day with others whether you're a baker, crafter, maker or just appreciate those who are. As the song goes,
"What the world needs now, is love sweet love."
National Bakers Crafters Makers Day was registered by Gift Biz Unwrapped and can be celebrated by all.
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