National Handmade Day


National Handmade Day is celebrated every year on the first Saturday in April. It is a day to honor, celebrate and recognize handmade craftsmanship and the people who perform such wonderful acts, from baking to pottery to knitting. Registered in 2017 by Amy Bierstadt and proclaimed as a holiday in 2018, the day recognizes the painstaking dedication that is required to create items by hand. Handmade items are also commonly known as handicraft, artistry, and arts and crafts. Bierstadt also wants to honor those whose businesses are to provide custom handmade items to clients.

From Scratch Farm is responsible for the creation of National Handmade Day. It is a website run by Amy Bierstadt, who describes herself as “Maker extraordinaire. Single mom to a high school senior, a sixth-grader, three hens, a corgi, and a Quaker parrot… Creator of National Handmade Day.” On her website, Amy writes that even though most holidays posted on social media are just “made for laughs,” National Handmade Day is important because it holds value for small business owners.

Handmade products are products that are made either partially or completely by hand, without the use of machinery.


Buy a handmade product: Support a local business or entrepreneur by purchasing something made by hand. Whether it’s a lace doily or a loaf of artisan bread from a bakery, celebrate by buying a handmade item.

Do it yourself: Get creative and make something from scratch! Watch videos or read D.I.Y articles to prepare yourself for all you’ll have to do to bring your creation to life. You never know — it may spark a new hobby or business idea!

Give a handmade product: Show some love by making or buying a handmade product for someone. Go the extra mile by making it personalized. No matter how small, there’s a charm and thoughtfulness associated with handmade products.


It boosts the economy: Buying handmade products is a great way to boost the local economy. This makes it possible for producers of handmade goods to remain in business, thus leading to job creation in the local community.

It supports craftsmanship: National Handmade Day is important in a world of mass production and robots. We’re reminded of the beauty and craftsmanship that comes with simply making things by hand. The day supports and recognizes good craftsmanship.

It celebrates quality: As opposed to machine-produced goods, handmade products are usually of a higher quality because so much attention is paid to detail during the crafting

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