Have you ever seen an item sold by an artisan and thought, “That’s so expensive! I can get this for less at Walmart!”? As a small shop owner and cardmaker, I hear this all too often. I’m writing this blog post to explain why handmade goods are often more expensive than similar items from big box stores. How? Well, I’m breaking down where your money goes after you buy one of my cards.
If you need a gift for a girl boss, this blog post is perfect for you! I put together a gift guide earlier featuring Canadian small businesses that have products perfect for women entrepreneurs and busy leaders. Today, I'm featuring Books & Nooks' books and book accessories, The Flax PAC's heat packs, Teal Tiger Creations' jewellery and metal bookmarks, That Gurl Images' custom mugs and Thoughtfully Handmade's handmade birthday cards! Scroll down to read!
Have an athlete who has an upcoming birthday? If you’re stuck on what to get them, you need to check out this athlete gift guide featuring 5 Canadian small businesses! JAM Designs Boutique, In at the Mill Design Co, Trias Bracelet, The Urbivore, and Thoughtfully Handmade have you covered. From handmade bracelets, scrunchies and birthday cards to helpful essential oil products and beautiful yoga mats, it’ll be a great gift! To read, keep on scrolling!
Know any fashionistas with an upcoming birthday? If you’re stuck on what to get them, you need to check out this fashion lover gift guide featuring Canadian small businesses! Femme Faire, Love & Light Jewels, Upscaled Utopia, The Curated Closet and Thoughtfully Handmade have you covered. From handmade hairbands, jewelry boxes and birthday cards, to beautiful staple clothing items and reiki infused jewelry, it’ll be a great gift! To read, just keep on scrolling!
A while back, I made the announcement that I’m giving 10 cents from every item purchased to Toronto Environmental Alliance! So, I decided to go in-depth and explain my rationale for choosing Toronto Environmental Alliance as the non-profit that I’m supporting. Keep reading to learn about the three reasons why I picked TEA!