I have decided to buy most (if not all) of my Christmas gifts this year from Etsy. There are so many fantastic, original and quality items on Etsy these days that I feel it would be a waste of my money to shop in multi-million dollar chain stores and shopping malls. I know I am not the first person to feel like this, and I certainly won't be the last, but I just felt that it had to be said. Make it my second 'simple life' pledge.
So tonight the search began. As some of our family are now living overseas, posting gifts to them through Australia post will be a nightmare! Take my gift to Mill when she moved to the US. I sent her 6 50g balls of wool plus two sets of knitting needles. It cost me over $20 to post it! More that the gift had cost! Never again.
So I have turned to Etsy for help. While it will be kinda weird to have a stranger send our loved ones their Christmas presents, hopefully the beauty of the item will distract their eyes from seeing the unfamiliar 'from' address printed on the bottom of the parcel.
Tonight the search began, to find the perfect gift for a 2 year old lady.
Doesn't it just make you wish you were a kid again?