We live in a world where many things are mass-produced. Not that there is anything necessarily wrong with that. It’s great that some things are manufactured in massive quantities in order to fill a worldwide demand for them. But it’s also wonderful that more people everywhere are beginning to embrace things that are made by hand in small quantities.
To buy a handmade product is to affirm and give continuous life to that human voice. When done throughout a community, multiple times over, an entire city can find new life. We see it happening all across the world today and it’s making our world a better place, one community at a time.
”It’s more important to grow your income than you cut your expenses. It is more important to grow your spirit than cut your dreams – Robert Kiyosaki ”
Why Handmade Matters
When you make something with your hands, you leave a part of yourself in it. When you are finished creating, you take pride in the work partly because you see yourself in it. When you buy something someone else made, you are reflected in that purchase. Whether it’s the color, the texture, the shape, or just the mood you happen to be in, an item that has been crafted as an expression of the creative spirit person who made it is treasured and valued far beyond an item that was made for worldly mass consumption.
No two handmade items are the same. Variations in color, shading, texture, shape and grain are inherent in a handmade item. No two items are alike so that every single one is one-of-a-kind. This means that every handmade item you purchase is also one-of-a-kind, just as the one who created them.
This is why handmade matters. Surely everyone can understand that.
More and more, people are willing to be educated about the value of a item that is made by hand.
Log onto and search for “artisan local handmade in [your city, state, country].” Find something wonderful. It won’t take long. Go ahead and buy it. Then come back here and tell me all about it in the comments below.
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