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5 Things to Give: Fall Lover Edition

Who knows a fall lover? They love cold weather, seeing the leaves turn red and live for pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! But what do you get an autumn fanatic for their birthday, anniversary or a thank you gift? Well, I have the answer for you! From hand-knit toques, scarves and mittens, to handmade cards, jewelry and floral arrangements, there are many gift ideas for you to choose from. Featuring Foreversonflowersandmore, Thoughtfully Handmade, FuzzyCakes Knitwear, Hugs An Stitches and Meyari Jewelry., we want you to gift more thoughtfully. What's even better? They are all Canadian or American businesses! Continue reading to see all that they have to offer!

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Craft Market Review: Port Credit Farmers Market

As a vendor, I understand the worries of selling at a market that you’ve never sold at before. I’ve heard about other vendors getting ripped off, and I’ve personally sold at unsuccessful markets where traffic was low, and little to no marketing was done to promote the market nor its vendors. This past summer, I did two markets with Port Credit Farmers Market- one in June and one in August. Since I’ve sold at other markets before this, I have some expectations for how a successful market should be run. That’s why I’m continuing my blog series called “Craft Market Review.” I will give a thorough review of my vending experience at the market that I’ve been to. Now, I’m...

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5 Things to Give: Masculine Birthday Edition

You’ve been loving these gift guides and I love sharing other Canadian small businesses, so here is another one! This time, it’s a compilation of 5 different birthday gift ideas for anyone that has a masculine aesthetic. Featuring Go Wood, Basket by Baskets Case, Rural Creative, Oh Ya Leather and my handmade birthday cards, this is a blog post you don’t want to miss!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Send a Handmade Card

You’ve seen my posts about giving a handmade card on Instagram. You’ve read my Thoughtfully Gifted blog post series. But if you’re not in the habit of sending letters or giving cards, you might be wondering why you should do it. Are there any benefits to mailing a handmade card? Of course, there is! So, in no particular order, here are 3 reasons why you should give a handmade card.

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