|My necklace and earrings made|
by Annie at Bracelets Beads and Bling.
It's worth checking it out when you're looking for unique handcrafted gifts, from jewelry to artworks, to scarves, to toys, and the range keeps increasing.
All of the businesses listed have one important thing in common: each is owned/run by someone with a chronic illness.
Aside from the obvious physical issues that come with having a chronic illness, we also face a serious financial issue - our capacity to earn a living is reduced along with our physical abilities, while the costs of medication and doctors increases our expenses.
|My grand-daughter's "ugly|
duckling" made by Anne
at Miniature Monkey Creations.
So when you buy from a business listed in the directory, you don't just get some amazing products you couldn't get anywhere else. You also get to help someone with a chronic illness to pay the bills, buy the pills, have a just that little bit extra financial freedom.
Our little small and micro-businesses won't make any of us rich, but every time someone buys something we produce, it does make a difference.
So if you haven't looked at the directory for a while, why not take a look now? I'm sure you know someone having a birthday some time soon, who would just love something they can't find in the local shops.