Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Few Reasons to Love Handmade Teddy Bears and Raggedies

Why should you love handmade teddy bears and raggedies? Well, let me count the ways!

1). When you purchase a teddy bear or raggedy doll from an artisan, you're getting something that isn't mass produced by either a machine or in a sweat shop. Because of that, you'll sense the love and care that is put into each teddy bear and raggedy doll.

2). Because handmade teddy bears and raggedy dolls aren't mass produced, each one will be slightly different. You could say these differences give them personality! Some creations are considered an OOAK - one of a kind. Something mass produced certainly can lay claim to that!

3). Purchasing a handmade teddy bear and/or raggedy also helps the artisan who created it. Making a commitment to buy handmade - whenever you can - keeps food on the table and a roof over the heads of all the talented artisans around the world, instead of filling the coffers of multi-million dollar corporations.

4). Besides...who can resist something made with love - especially when it's a handmade teddy bear and/or raggedy!

Can you think of other reasons why you should love handmade teddy bears and raggedies?

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