As the holiday season approaches, conversations about wish lists and heartfelt gifts begin to fill rooms at family gatherings and friendly get-togethers. During several of these conversations, my own friends and family expressed a desire to buy handmade and support artists but weren’t sure where to get started or felt overwhelmed by the search results on Etsy. I have been so fortunate to find a supportive, encouraging, loving and incredibly talented artistic community both locally and on Instagram and wanted to find a way to share this list of unique and creative artists with my friends and family this holiday season. So, I began reaching out to my community and once I had compiled the list of artists, my amazing friend, Jenny Maroney, volunteered her design skills to create a beautiful and interactive PDF to showcase the artists and their work.
And I’m excited to share that after weeks of hard work and collaboration, the guide is finally complete and ready to be downloaded! Please click here or the button below to download your copy (and be sure to share it with your own friends and family!).
I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to every artist included in this guide and especially to Jenny Maroney for her hard work in designing this PDF and bringing my big, crazy dream to life. I am so thankful to know each of these artists and to feel their love and support every day. Being an artist can sometimes be a lonely, scary and difficult endeavor and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be who or where I am today without their encouragement, compassion, kindness and support.
Thank you for downloading the guide and choosing to buy handmade this holiday season! Below is a sample of the work included in the guide, but for a complete list and links to purchase work, please download the 2019 Handmade Holiday Buyer’s Guide. And be sure to keep checking the artists’ shops as many will continue to refresh product throughout the holidays!