I’m a HUGE supporter of buying or creating handmade for holiday gifts, and I think it’s such an important movement to get behind. Why would you give more money to giant corporations when you can support someone who is building something unique and filled with love? For example, my best friend from high school settled down and married the love of her life in Savannah, GA. They threw caution to the win and quit their day jobs that they hated and started working really hard to live entirely off of their passions. He writes for a living (you can actually snag his two scary story anthologies right in time for Halloween HERE and HERE) and she works non-stop days to both take care of their 2 year old and create handmade geek goods for kids at her shop Growing Up Geeky. Buying from them would ensure that your money is going to supporting passion and the lives of real people who are struggling to get by, and not billionaires who pay their employees poorly. So you get good karma points PLUS a beautiful and unique gift for your loved ones.
To celebrate, I’ve teamed up with Keeping Up With Ashley and Cody and her other sponsors to offer one lucky winner a $25 Etsy Gift Card just in time to start their holiday shopping. Giveaway ends on the 21st!