We all know what outsourcing and moving manufacturing overseas has done to the US economy. But several small businesses are fighting the trend by selling only Made in USA Christmas ornaments, decorations and other holiday products.
Help the US economy, and do something special for your family by buying Made in USA holiday ornaments, gifts and other items.
A recent Gallup Poll found that 72% of Americans are paying “heightened attention” to the country of origin of the products they buy, and 65% are making an effort to specifically avoid products made in China or other countries.
While it is clear that a majority of Americans want to buy products made in the USA, they are simply difficult to find.
A few years ago, I was horrified to find mostly foreign-made articles in the gift shop of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Yeegads — you would think the West Point gift shop would feature t-shirts and other souvenirs Made in America. But, as I said — they are tough to find, because the manufacturing of such items is almost exclusively done overseas and imported to the USA.
Here are four resources for Made in USA holiday decorations:
Bronners, with items starting at $5.
Ornament Shop, including personalized items such as “baby’s first Christmas” tree ornaments
Nortons USA, including an old-fashioned holiday-themed wooden yo-yo stocking stuffer
Christmas Treasures, including scented potpourri and carved wooden accessories
Sadly, the company named A Christmas Ornament Co., which we have featured in the past, is no longer in business.
If you know of any other companies which are promoting American-made products, email me so I can write about them, too.
photo turquoise tree ornaments courtesy Bronners