Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy National Craft Month!

The Craft & Hobby Association has declared March as the National Craft Month. They are challenging us crafters and non-crafters to take the Craft Night Pledge of crafting one night a week with your friends and family. By participating in just one craft per week, there are many therapeutic benefits to be gained including reducing stress and promoting self-care through relaxation.

The "Craft Night Pledge" is easy, beneficial and affordable:

  • Saving Cash: A family of four can save more than $150 a month by having a Craft Night at home instead of going to the movies or out for dinner.
  • Interaction with Children: Parents can help their school-going kids keep up with the latest fashions with a DIY craft night at home. Personalizing lunch boxes, t-shirts, jeans, headbands and more.
  • Couples Crafting: Spend more time together painting photo boxes, personalizing throw pillows, or making affordable gifts for family and friends.
  • Memory and Relaxation: Young professionals can unwind and bond with friends while creating customized jewelry or scrapbooks with pooled materials - saving cash and improving focus and memory.
I'm taking the Craft Night Pledge, are you? Don't forget to upload your creations to Flickr and tag your items with "Craft Night" so others can marvel at your crafts.

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5 comments:

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

This will be an easy one at my house. We are all a bunch of crafters! Thanks for the info.

Danielle

ChezChani said...

I don't think a day goes by that I don't craft. If I could give people one thing, it's the joy of craft. I know too many people who are just bored most of the time.

Kathy and Carrie said...

Great blog! Thanks for sharing your information.

storybeader said...

that's a great pledge! Thanks for the post!

The Fab Miss B said...

What a lovely idea! No doubt that crafting can save money and add special personal touches to the home!

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