It’s Canada Day coming up and just like every other holiday, there is a lot of controversy around it. So before going through some of my favorite items from the Etsy Editor’s Picks for Canada Day, I thought it would be good to talk about some of this controversy.
I highly recommend reading this article that was posted on CBC called “What I Choose to Celebrate on This Day Called Canada Day.”
‘I am refusing to be negative’
On this day that is called “Canada Day,” I am refusing to be negative and repeat the same message I have been giving for too long because it hasn’t worked.
Today, I focus on what I celebrate for this part of Turtle Island. We are here to stay, we will not be silent and we will continue our struggle on the land, in the courts, in international forums, in the media, whatever works.
On this day called “Canada Day,” I hope Canadians stop and think about what is missing and wrong in this great land that is still First Nations land, and look for ways to change the narrative we have been bogged down in for far too long. Continue reading here…
What I am choosing to celebrate on this day, is an amazing talent, creativity, and artistry that is shown by Canadians. Etsy put out an Editor’s Pick for their favorite Canada Day items by Canadian artists and here are just some of my favorites.
Canada Day Gift Ideas :: Etsy Edition
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Artist – Suzanne Faris
A stunning bag to show off your Canadian pride.
Artist – EyePoetryPhotography
A beautiful print of beautiful Canada.
Artist – LisaWhitehouseArt
A stunning watercolor of our Canadian loon.
Artist – CoastToCoasterCanada
Some Canadian coasters to celebrate the big 1-5-0.
Artist – Flint&Feather
A gorgeous necklace representing the Canadian Rockies.
So make sure you check out this awesome selection by the Etsy Editors now to see how you can support Canadian artists! Support your neighbors, your communities, your country.
Etsy is filled with incredible Canadian artists, just take some time to find an artist near you and give them some support.
Patriotic and an honor
With a hand on my heart
To the greenest of greens
To the rockiest mountains
And everything in between
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