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Gifts Made Local gets ready for Valentine's Day

EASTON, Pa. - Buy local and give your valentine something that will always remind them of Easton.

That's the goal of two local entrepreneurs who have come up with a new business.

Sarah Clark and Katie Antonson are working hard in Easton to make sure the orders are filled for Valentine's Day.

The box and the idea for a company called, Gifts Made Local, came about when this graphic design artist and handmade gift shop owner worked together over the holidays.

"We both kind of started talking and said hey this looks like an industry we can kind of get into and what makes people more happy than gifts," said co-owner, Sarah Clark.

Inside the gift box are chocolates from Chocodiem, located in the Easton public market, a candle from Mercantile, on Northampton Street, and handmade paper flowers by Katy, owner of Lille Syster.

"It's really important to support the makers,” added Antonson. “Because these are people that are creating ideas and driving the economy be making things with their own hands."

The outside of the box, also designed by hand says it all, Easton Made, a product to showcase the good things going on.

"Easton has so many hidden gems or artists and culture and it's an endless treasure trove of what you can find," said Clark.

The goal is to keep everything local, meaning every dollar collected gets reinvested into another business right here in Easton.

"By supporting local, you're making your neighbors able to feed their family, buy dance lessons for their children, to put food on the table," said Antonson.

The boxes are currently being sold online, and at the Easton Public Market.

Also, Valentine's Day is just the start, there are plans for other holiday boxes and corporations looking to keep things local.

To check out more from Gifts Made Local you can visit their page here.



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