This #HeartOfHati review post has been compensated in the form of gift card, Macy’s product, and/or service received at a reduced price or gratis. As always, my opinions are my own.
For these last minute shopping quandaries, consider gifts that give hope. And giving purposefully gets even easier with the Macy’s Heart of Hati product line. From baskets to storage, home decor, and entertainment; every time you purchase one, you have an opportunity to make a difference.
Personally, I was able to add these unique handmade Heart Of Hati ornaments to my tree this year. Complete with organza ribbon and bead, they really allow for a wonderful addition to the traditional bulb ornaments. The kids loved them, and I was thrilled they can’t break. Not to mention they also look great nestled in the tree.
White and understated, I loved that they aren’t “perfect”. Meaning you can tell they’re handcrafted and unique. And it’s really cool to see just how many of the metalwork artisans in Hati complete their work too! As well as knowing that this Macy’s partnership still helps employ so many artisans after the earthquake of 2010.
And that’s because the Macy’s Heart of Hati is a trade-not-aid program. Meaning artisans retain 22% of the purchase price for their work. Like any community rebuilding after a natural disaster, establishing sustainable living is key. Where the average wage is $1 a day, this program employs 550 local artisans.
With so many waiting to shop those last few days before Christmas? Make it easy for yourself all while also helping bolster the traditions of Haitian art. Because the world is full of opportunities to be kind. Both in how we gift and from whom. And with a wonderful array of Heart Of Hati goods on Macys.com (as well as select stores), you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for!