Online art sales are higher than ever right now. Valued at $1.57 billion in 2013, the online art market has grown to $3.27 billion in the last two years alone, and is expected to reach a whopping $9.58 billion by the end of the decade — an exciting time for artists, art-buyers (and us!) indeed.
As an artist, making what I love is a priority, and as an art-lover, keeping up-to-date on what art-buyers and the general public are interested in inspires me to redecorate and enhance my gifting plans (and I always want to do more of what I love). So, let’s check out these art trends for 2018. Continue reading “Art Trends 2018”
It can be tempting to shower your loved ones with tons of tiny gifts and stocking stuffers, but studies suggest that they’ll appreciate one larger, more thoughtful gift in the long run. So why not take advantage of group-gifting to pool your efforts with family and friends and chip in for one really impressive gift for those extra special people in your life? Continue reading “Why You Should Group-Gift This Year”
Looking for a statement piece this holiday season? Look no further. Fiber Artist Laura Hunter creates luxurious hand-dyed silk scarves, jackets, and dresses for any occasion, with some practical as well as aesthetic benefits!
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October is here! And while you’re probably just thinking about Halloween, now is the perfect time to prepare for the gifting season.
So many of us dread the holiday season, procrastinating and worrying our way through the months until December is knocking obnoxiously at our door. We at StoriesToArt believe you don’t have to merely “get through” the coming months, but can actually enjoy the process and thrive in the act of finding and giving truly meaningful gifts.
The secret? Find personal ones, and get them early.
Get them in October, to be precise. That way you can avoid burning out closer to the holidays and spread out your costs.
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Give Better Gifts. It’s a simple concept but difficult to execute. And with online shopping and Black Friday madness, sometimes I feel like I’ve lost touch with the most important and magical aspect of gift-giving: Connecting.
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