One day this week i got a copy of a gift catalogue through the post and after drooling over the many lovely items in it i began to wonder how it compared with Etsy. After looking up similar items on Etsy it became apparent that not only could you buy something very similar but hand made on Etsy but often the price was considerably lower.
I don't want to mention the name of the company since
i really do enjoy their products too,
but i though it would make some interesting comparisons, clearly the items are not exact matches, (that would be odd!)
but still, you get the idea.
(The images on the left are from the catalogue and the one on the right are from etsy shops).
I know that things are pretty tough, financially for most of us all right now and with the festive season coming up, perhaps we have less to spend than in previous years,
although i know we are truly blessed to have anything spare at all for Christmas presents,
so it seems to me if ever there was a time to shop at Etsy this is it. And not just for financial reasons but also the ethical reasons for supporting artisans, crafts people and small businesses.
I think what I'm trying to say is...
Okay i promise that's my rant over : )