Monday, November 7, 2016

Thinking Happy Handmade Holiday Thoughts

By Sharon Parker
Sharon's Compendium

Perhaps especially during times of uncertainty (you know, like, this Tuesday, and whatever happens after that) it's good to remember that human beings have been celebrating light and joy just as everything seems to be getting darker for millennia — ever since our ancestors figured out that the winter solstice means the sun isn't going away after all.

So, yay for the tilting of the earth's axis and the eventual lengthening of days once again!

And now let's all leap ahead and think happy holiday thoughts, with a little help from the makers of HandmadeMN.

Holiday joy bunting from Spread Love

Because, you know, it's really not too early to start gathering your holiday decorations ...

Felted acorn ornaments from Rainy Day Yarn Shop

Upcycled glass holly leaf from Western Art Glass
And sending good cheer through the mail ...

Peace and Joy mistletoe card from Cindy Lindgren

Bright Lights holiday card from RetroFutures Designs

Wild bird greeting card from Open Cupboard Designs

You can find more Minnesota handmade items for the holidays by clicking on the topic headings to the left, which will take you to a selection of things from Minnesota makers on Etsy. 

If you like to shop in person at events where you can meet the makers, check out our page of arts and crafts shows here.

And be of good cheer! It'll be fine! Really!


Cindy said...

Thank you for sharing some much needed peace and joy.