I buy handmade for many different reasons. I love knowing someone created something with their own hands and ingenuity. I love knowing that the item is made with the utmost care and with quality. I love knowing that the craft/art is being sent out into the world to bring joy and inspiration to others. I love knowing that this love of handmade is being passed down from generation to generation, and that the skill to make more handmade items is being passed down too! I am forever grateful that my mother nurtured her love for the handmade and passed her skills down to me, so I could continue the tradition. SO, why do YOU buy handmade?