Year 2016: Hand made to make presents and stay afloat

Author : Mariya Kapinos

Source : 112 Ukraine

With the devaluation of dollar Ukrainians find their own ways to stay afloat. Some of them devote themselves to hand made stuff
21:50, 31 December 2015

New Year is not only very interesting time but also very expensive. Many people decide to make presents on their own. Another reason: handmade presents show respect and carrying for the ones you are giving it to.

Darya makes Christmas wreaths. She gives them to all her friends and sometimes – for sale. She is a student and for her it is a good way to earn so money by doing what she likes.

“At winter I do wreaths of Christmas trees. At summer - of flowers or something. I believe such a beauty will find its owners" - says Darya.

For the last two years hand made things are everywhere. Special adding: a small writing on the side. It says: made in Ukraine.

Tanya, shopping assistant in Kyiv shopping center “Globus” says: “People like Ukrainian. Usually it’s cheaper. It`s unique and buying it you are supporting national producer. Isn`t that what we should do?

Among handmade stuff are also soups of different shapes. Tanya says, in winter Christmas themes are the most requested. She shows square shaped green trees and Santa Klaus. Everything looks so good you almost feel pity to use it as a soup.

Another branch of are leather or fabric bags. They are individually made and will not wear out for the next decades.

This stuff will not only help to express themselves but, eventually, to save a hell of a money. 

Related: You drive me crazy: Christmas in Western Ukraine

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