Buying Handmade

Sunday stroll through Etsy’s aisles

I can’t believe it’s the third week of August, and this is my first post. This is also the first August in 12 years that I have not been immersed in Destination Imagination doings, updating the state Web site, putting together a training outline, and assembling marketing materials. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about …

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As the word turns

Despite the fact that cursive handwriting is being taught less often in schools today (see Are pens becoming relics of the past?), and despite the fact that bookstores everywhere are struggling to stay in business, it strikes me that we use words—handwritten, hand- or machine-printed, hand-painted, screen-printed, block-printed, carved, incised, tattooed, and so on—in more …

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Holiday sales & promotions are around the corner

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday—not to mention December holiday sales and special promotions—are just around the corner. Although many of us make or purchase gifts year-round in anticipation of holiday gift-gaving, there are usually some people left on your list. Take advantage of all the lowered prices and specials coming up in …

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