VALUE [val-yoo] : The consideration of an object in respect to worth, excellence, usefulness, or importance, or an object that is highly regarded or esteemed.
Handmade items are one way for you to provide your loved ones with a valuable holiday gift. It's true- It's the thought that counts, and if you are going to spend your dough (and not the Christmas cookie kind) on gifts this holiday season, why not buy something that has value and meaning?
A handmade gift is something that truly unique and one-of-a-kind. Even though there may be others like it, there’s none EXACTLY like it, and that makes it special. This uniqueness is a quality that gives the item value.
By purchasing a handmade item you are supporting your local artist or craftsman. This, in turn, supports small businesses as a whole. Not only are you purchasing a valuable gift, but also supporting our economy. It’s like a double-whammy of Holiday Spirit.
Another tidbit that you might like... By purchasing an item from a small business, you will most likely be dealing with the business owner. This guarantees excellent customer service. You should have no problems getting your questions answered, fast shipping, or settling returns if necessary. I don’t know one business owner who is not concerned about giving his or her customers world class service. Now THAT is value.
Artists take pride in their ability to create treasures that are not only beautiful, but also convey meaning and emotional worth. In other words, a gift that comes from the heart.
Support your local artist and small business economy by gifting handmade treasures.
Give the gift of value this holiday season.
P.S. Visit the Santa Fe Community College on Saturday, December 3rd. Sabrinah's Art is at booth #30!
- Gift guide No. 1: Awesome customer service (scracklep.wordpress.com)