Support Artists in your Holiday Gift-Giving

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Every year during the holidays, I purposefully purchase gifts that benefit artists, and I encourage you to do this, too.  My gift recipients appreciate the time and care I took to find something that fits their style, talent or interests.  And I feel good knowing that in a small way, my purchase supported a master artist who brought something beautiful into the world.


Let me share my holiday list of jewelry, children's books, sweets, and cookbooks with you this year.


Jewelry

I find myself clicking the "heart" button on so many of Silvana Sagan's gorgeous jewelry creations.  If you have a someone on your list who loves Bohemian or mixed metal looks, then you need to check out her Etsy shop.



Children's Picture Books

Who doesn't want to sit by the fireplace, curled up with a good book this winter?  My children, who are now 12 and 4, still love to read these richly illustrated books by Laurel Long.  Check out her online portfolio to see her incredible work.  
I recommend her version of the classic, Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates,




Delicious Edibles

Is there someone on your list who has everything?  Then a special, homemade sweet treat is your best option.  P.S. Sweets is an Etsy shop run by Chef Gretchen.  She is famous for her mouth-watering marshmallow, but her pralines and cookies are my favorites.  Don't forget the treats this holiday season!





Cookbooks

If you have a baker on your list, then these multi-artist cookbooks are sure to please.  They Draw and Cook, a website run by brother and sister creative combo Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell, compiled illustrated recipes in two cookbooks:  Holiday Sweet and Holiday Savory. Find them on Amazon, feast your eyes on each new page's surprise, then buy yourself copies so you won't have to give yours away.  (But also buy for your friends.)  :)




I hope you found a few items that inspire you to support artists this holiday season.  
Keep it merry & bright



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