How to Find the Best Local, Handmade Gifts
- Wednesday, 22 December 2010
The holiday season is in full swing, and that means one thing: the spirit of giving--and shopping--is everywhere.
But all that giving can mean a lot of excess waste, plus a huge carbon footprint. We know how much kids (and adults) appreciate a special gift from a loved-one, so we're not going to suggest you stop buying gifts, but there is a simple way to go greener this holiday season: shop local and handmade.
When you purchase goods from local artisans, you're supporting their business, which helps strengthen your local economy, and buying local also reduces your environmental footprint significantly.