I applaud all who take the “Handmade Pledge” and proudly display the button—the pledge to buy only handmade things this holiday season. I make the pledge with some exceptions. Although I am an avid fan of buying handmade and make many gifts myself, I cannot say I will shun all mass-produced products completely. We are huge book fans in our house and like to support our local businesses as well, which include toy, gift, and book stores. But if we all pledge to consume a little less and think a little more about where we buy our stuff, who makes it, and how it is made, we can make the holidays more meaningful for our families and our community.
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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids.Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.