I am passionate about supporting local businesses, and in particular, people running their own crafty businesses from home. So I wanted to encourage all of you to buy handmade products as gifts this Christmas. There are so many ways you can buy handmade presents, whether it is from local craft markets, Etsy.com, or MadeIt.com.au which is an Australian version of Etsy. How much nicer would it be to open up your wrapping paper this Christmas to find something lovingly handmade, rather than mass produced in a Chinese factory? Of course, it would be even better to make your own presents, but if you are like me and simply don’t have the time, than take the next best option and buy hand made this Christmas!