Not long ago, andthebee was living in the remarkable Montreal. In fact! It was there where my blog began. During my time there I met a ton of local artists and I wanted to discover a way I could support them. I came up with the idea to write a blog to showcase some of the small businesses who were creating unique original items as well as the shops supporting local handmakers and Canadian artisans. Now, this holiday season many of those very artists have put out a selection of holiday-themed items! So why not support real artists this holiday season and do your gift shopping on Etsy. I have gathered 10 holiday gift ideas from Montreal based artists to get you started on your hunt. #supportlocal Read more
Fathers Day, with a seemingly positive intention, has been a controversy for many many years. The history of both Mothers Day and Fathers Day is interesting. And, regardless if you are pro-Parents Day, or against it, for me, an excuse to give thanks to my father and father figures is just fine.
I have included a section from history.com about some of the history related to Fathers Day. After the short read, you will find some suggestions of Etsy Fathers Day gift ideas.
The items I selected below are all handmade in Canada and are made with eco-friendly production, eco-friendly materials, recycled materials, or all of the above. Read more
Mama’s Day! And although I’m not completely on-board with the Hallmark-hijacked-holiday as far as its main incentive being consumerism. The original creation of the holiday was with good intent, and any excuse to appreciate our amazing mothers is okay with me. Read more