There are many Christmas ornaments on the market, but handmade ornaments have a special something that sets them apart. They have a uniqueness that can’t be copied by something that’s mass produced. Here are some reasons why you should go handmade when you shop for ornaments this year.
They Show the Artist’s Personality: When an artist makes a handcrafted item, they put something of themselves into them. They show a special attention to detail and add elements that tell their stories. They put extra care into the craftsmanship which shows in the final product.
They are Unique: When you buy a mass-produced ornament, you can count on them being the same as every other one that was made. With a handmade ornament, no two are the same. This means you will own something no one else has.
They are Meaningful: Handmade ornaments often tell a story. They may be an heirloom passed down through your family. They may represent something near and dear to the maker. Or they may offer a combination of both.
They are Eco-Friendly: Most ornaments are made in factories that emit toxins and use wasteful materials. Handmade ornaments are made in the artist’s home or workplace cutting down on atmospheric waste. They also tend to be made of woods instead of plastics and other materials that are biodegradable.
They are Well Made: When an artist makes his or her own ornament, they pay attention to detail. They use advanced crafting methods to ensure they stand up to the test of time. This differs from factory produced ornaments that will show signs of wear after a few years of seasonal use.
They May Be Worth Something: Not many people will want to part with their handmade ornaments. But if you choose to sell them at some point down the line, they will be worth more than a mass-produced item. And if you do hold on to them, they will make a great collector’s item.
They Support the Arts: it can be difficult to make it in the arts. When you buy a handcrafted item, you are supporting an artist helping them to continue their craft.
They May Support Disadvantaged Countries: It’s not unusual for home and clothing accessory companies to employ people in underserved countries for their fine crafting abilities. If this is the case, buying an ornament could mean putting the food on the table of a poor family.
Handcrafted ornaments may be more expensive than mass-produced varieties, but they are totally worth it. They stand out for their durability and unique characteristics. Will you be adding one to your seasonal collection?