Local Craftsperson Offers Saco Residents on a Limited Budge a way to give First-class Holiday Gifts! | Arts & Culture

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Local Craftsperson Offers Saco Residents on a Limited Budge a way to give First-class Holiday Gifts!
Local Craftsperson Offers Saco Residents on a Limited Budge a way to give First-class Holiday Gifts!

Creating gifts that look expensive, but cost a lot less!
Saco, ME, December 9, 2010 - - Do you have more people on your holiday gift-giving list than you thought?  Does your child need the perfect gift for her favorite teacher or best friend?  Were you forced into the office Secret Santa Gift Exchange? 
With the winter holidays fast approaching, people everywhere are assessing their gift-giving needs, and trying to figure out how to stretch their budgets to pay for it!  For some, unfortunately, this means removing people from their lists or waiting until the last minute for a super sale. 
Indeed, stress and frustration have become synonymous with holiday shopping for some... but  it doesn’t have to be that way.  Creating your own, hand-made gifts can save money and show others you cared enough to take the time out of this busy month to do something very personal. 
According to a recent survey conducted by a nationwide retail craft chain:
• 63% of respondents said they plan on making gifts to save money this year. 
• 75% said they plan to make some, if not all, of their holiday decorations as well.
Stepping in to meet this need is local craftsperson, Tara Travis. She offers a sentimental, yet inexpensive solution for those who are looking to decrease the money they spend, while increasing the quality of the gifts they give.  She works with area residents both one-on-one and in groups to create exceptional, hand-made gifts which cost less than the undistinguished, everyday gifts found in the big stores.  She believes investing your time, instead of your money, gives you an economical, sincere expression of your feelings for your loved ones. 
“A quick, easy, and inexpensive gift that resembles something you would see on a store shelf is a holiday wrapped box of chocolates,” says Travis.  “One of my husband's co-workers looks forward to ‘my chocolate’ every year, however it is simply a few Hershey’s Nuggets, packaged using some cardstock and scrapbook paper.”
If you are interested in crafting holiday gifts for your family and friends, visit Tara’s website, www.stampwithtara.com, or contact Tara at 207-590-8631 or tara@stampwithtara.com.