Three reasons to shop locally and buy handmade for the holidays.
1. Find thoughtfully designed, one-of-a-kind gifts that last.
2. Get happy before the holidays- take a break from overcrowded malls and isolating online shopping. Browse specialty shops, visit independent restaurants, and enjoy some fresh air to lift your spirits.
3. Learn something new. No matter the price, handcrafted gifts come with a story, and artists love to share the inspirations and techniques that make their work unique.
As the election season finally ends, and the holiday season swings into gear, I’m excited to be participating in my first open studio sale event in West Concord, MA next weekend. November 8, 9, and 10- from 10 to 6, visit me at Hilary Taylor’s wonderful studio- Merlin’s Silver Star at 50 Beharrell Street. Click for directions.