I often think about how much of what I do in the course of a day is electronic. It is more than I care to admit. There is definitely a use for it and in many ways, the keys on my laptop, make my life easier. That is why I think that a handwritten card sent via the postal service is very special these days. And, with all of the mass produced goods from overseas, a handmade item has a way of standing out.
I handmake my Christmas cards each year. They are certainly not as beautiful as those which come from the printers. And believe me, the burns on my hand from the glue gun, the sore back from bending over them, aching hand from signing each one, make me reconsider every year around this time. But I end up doing it because it is not that often that you receive something that people take the time to make? I do it because I love the impact that it can have.
Here are a few items from my shop which I have created and I think would make nice gifts, for the right person. Let's be honest. Not everyone feels the sentiment I am expressing in this post. But I know a few who do.
(I believe that the same person who would appreciate this also shops at farmer's markets)
Vintage grain sack apron finished with French linen ribbon
Shams which are clearly well loved
Maybe for the hostess, hand monogrammed tea towels
And my newest item, white linen napkins
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