Today I’m excited to kick off a special holiday series I’m starting this season called “Handmade Holiday”. Before I begin and a special note —I’m creating this series pro bono as my contribution of giving back to such an important creative community I’ve embraced over the years.
For those of you who have been around with us these past 16 years online, you’ll remember our Poppytalk Handmade online marketplace (perhaps we were ahead of our time— in light of the now pandemic and all the online marketplaces popping up these days). Our support to the handmade community over the years has not waivered, and I’m proud to continue this tradition with this season’s series. Fun fact: Our tagline since inception (2005) has been “The beautiful, the decayed and the handmade”.
I’m also starting a little early (for those asking about posting anything holiday before Remembrance Day) due to the well-known fact of the possibility of shipping congestions, supplies, etc) due to the Pandemic. Back in 2008 we posted 101 Reasons to Buy Handmade, and this year that post seems even more valid than ever, but I’m adding one more to it that I came across the other day from @snakeoakfarm on Instagram — Because “The work of artisans is not sitting on cargo ships”.
I can’t wait to share more throughout the days ahead, and to start, I’m proud to feature one of my most favourite artists, Clare Elsaesser. Check her work out below!