While attending a birthday party recently with my son, a 5-year-old boy excitedly glanced over at me as the birthday girl was beginning to open her presents. He asked if he could tell me a secret. I leaned over at the ready.
“I know what gift she’s going to open,” he proudly declared.
“It’s puppets. And you know what?”
I shook my head.
“I made them!”
I smiled. “She’s going to love those!” I whispered back. “Do you know why?”
It was the boy’s turn to shake his head as I told him, “Handmade presents are the best presents ever.”
He already knew that. I really should have handed him my card.
As I watched the kids’ flurry of excitement over opening gifts I found I too was eagerly awaiting this child’s handmade gift being opened.
It’s the same way I feel sourcing products at Nurtured: A handmade item is so carefully crafted, so proudly made to impress, it’s sole purpose is to be used and to be loved. I know you’re going to enjoy giving or receiving them.
It’s a honour to fill our shop with many handmade products.
The next time you’re at Nurtured, ask to see some of these specialty products from local Canadian companies to fair trade partnerships.
It’s no secret, we’re just as proud to share these as if we made them ourselves!