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  •  Find a local artist (2+ / 0-)
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    salliezoo, OleHippieChick

    Lots of folks are making and selling homemade cards, and most of us sell competitively.  You'll get something unique, locally made, generally environmentally friendly, and support your local artist.  Look for artist fairs, and farmers markets which also have artisans working.  Or email me, and I'll sell ya some of mine :)

    •  Look on Etsy, too. (0+ / 0-)

      I sell vintage jewelry, so don't have a dog in the hunt, but there are tons of cute cards on Etsy.

    •  I do buy local and artisanal stuff, but I also buy (1+ / 0-)
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      OleHippieChick

      Union-made (no pun intended at the moment) mass-produced items, if I like their quality. It's a form of solidarity that's every bit as important to me as supporting independent artists. (I'm both, myself--Union member and freelance artist.)

      It worries me that a successful boycott of American Greetings could give the company an excuse to shut down a Union shop . . . in Kentucky, no less.

      •  Yeah, this is a real point of conflict for many of (2+ / 0-)
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        reasonshouldrule, UnionMade

        us in the community who like to buy union made. Koch doesn't own the company, they just gave AG a huge amount of capital, if that helps you fell better about supporting the company in order to support the union.
        I share your fear, and will explore this further.

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