In light of my love for all things American and locally made, I wanted to share a site with you I recently discovered. In their words,
"aftcra is an online marketplace where you can buy and sell American handmade products. Our mission is to support local artists and artisans living in America by connecting them with handmade admirers across the globe."
In hopes of spreading the word about this up-and-coming American artisan site, I've created this Mother's Day guide featuring products from aftcra. Don't worry, don't worry--you didn't forget; Mother's Day is still about five weeks away. But, in order to support artisans, it is important to look ahead for the necessary turnaround time for production.
I know my husband and I often forget to show appreciation for the moms in our lives. For this reason, I'm taking some time to think about all the things I'm grateful for about them, and beginning to plan which of these aftcra treasures might show them our love when May 8th arrives. You can click on any of the photos to go to the artists' links, none of which are affiliate sites. Enjoy!!
For your Crunchy Mamas
For your Wine-Loving, Hostess Moms
For your Homebody Mamas
For your Gardening/Homesteading Gals
For your Ladies who are always behind the Lens
For your Eclectic, Book-Loving Ladies
And of course...your E-Book Worms too
For the Mothers who taught us the value of Traveling
For the Mums who've always wanted to live in a Hobbit Hole: "Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
And lastly, for the Moms in your life who've heard far too many times, "I can build you that!"
I'd love to hear your ideas for great Mother's Day gifts! Fill me in by commenting below :)...
Thanks for joining me, and don't forget to check out aftcra!!