1. It makes gifts more special.
Handmade gifts are more special because you know they weren't mass produced or bought in a chain store. They support artists and craft makers who take more time, care and skill than with a mass-produced product. Handmade gifts usually have a story to tell and and are often one-of-a-kind.
2. It connects people.
Mass-produced items and chain store products create a more bland culture and strip away the uniqueness of individuals. Buying handmade strengthens the human touch and builds upon the human and local side of products by supporting local artisans.
3. It helps the environment.
Mass production adds to global warming and pollution. Buying handmade can make a difference - even if just a small one - in helping our environment.
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