International rescue

We have family in New Zealand, so I am forever trying to remember birthday dates (not very successfully) as it takes 7-10 days for mail to arrive. So the other day I notice on facebook that it’s my sister-in-law’s birthday next Saturday! Yikes! So I think on my feet, how to buy handmade and still get it to her in time?

Answer, geo-locator on Etsy! So I do a search for her home-town and considering it’s just a small town in NZ there were a few members, sadly nothing suitable though, so I search wider afield and in the end find a jewellery maker in Auckland. I drop her a quick email asking if I can get the gift sent directly and within hours we have arranged for delivery and she even offered to include a gift card with a message.

I am so glad I have been able to stay true to my handmade pledge, even if it is on an international scale.

Big thanks to Cleobelle for her service above and beyond the call of duty!

2 Responses to “International rescue

  • The internet is a wonderful place and handmade is fantastic. We are having a handmade Christmas

  • I love to support this sort of business – and the service is way better than ever you would get from a big operation. I really try to buy from small-scale makers and traders – I feel that way my money is working far more for the benefit of others than supporting global corporations running call centres and huge exploitative factories.

    Pomona x

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