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!