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 Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas ornaments, decorations and other holiday products.
Help the US economy, especially small businesses, 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 — holiday decorations with the Made in America label are difficult to find, because the manufacturing of such items is almost exclusively done overseas and imported to the USA.
Two resources for Made in USA holiday decorations:
Bronners, with items starting at $5.
Christmas Treasures, including scented potpourri and carved wooden accessories, and offers FREE shipping.
Sadly, the company named A Christmas Ornament Co., which we have featured in the past, is no longer in business.
Nortons USA no longer has a Made in USA page of holiday items, so we have deleted the link to them for 2020
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
This article was published originally in 2014 and is updated annually, including for the 2020 holiday season.
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