Pledge to buy handmade this holiday season

by EcoStreet on November 10, 2007

in Sustainable Lifestyle


As we gear up for the holiday season, don’t get drawn in to the shopping frenzy with all the plastic, the sparkles and the tat. Here’s an idea: only give handmade gifts this Christmas. Buy handmade items, preferably Fairtrade or from your local Country Market, or even make them yourself. Pledge to buy Handmade now!

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RecycleCindy November 11, 2007 at 8:00 pm

I love the idea of handmade gifts for Christmas. Even better green handmade gifts! If anyone needs some green crafting ideas, I have free patterns and ideas at my website where everything is made using recycled materials. Such as plastic grocery bags, vcr tape, cassette tapes, old denim jeans, and other materials. Check it out and let’s have ourselves a really green Christmas!!

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Crafty Green Poet November 12, 2007 at 2:36 pm

I’m making all my Christmas cards this year, making several gifts and the rest will be either fairtrade or second hand (obviously good quality almost new second hand but that’s not too difficult to find!).


Zenta November 14, 2007 at 10:58 pm

I have been doing the homemade gifts every year.
All of us (friends) are required to make a gift for each other not only because it is green but sentimental reasons also.


Esther November 24, 2007 at 5:58 pm

My family always make handmade gifts for each other at Christmas – it’s great because it eliminates souless present lists and you never know what you’re going to get (except I sort of cheat because I handmake organic skin care for a living so everyone knows what they’re going to get from me!).


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