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Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Gifts that Really Give

Each item on this page is handmade by artisans around the world and adhere to Fair Trade guidelines so you not only will be giving a unique gift but more of your money will go to support the artists who created each item. Memory Cross also donates a percentage of all sales to The Foundation Center of Helping Hands Orphanage in Barahona Dominican Republic. If you are on Facebook click here to find out about how this orphanage is changing lives. We've listed the principles of the Fair Trade Federation below.

One of our partners, Mike Vitamvas has been on a number of mission trips and has seen artists create beautiful items, but with no sales outlets other than local traffic and an occasional mission trip they labor along barely earning a living. That is why we have partnered with the Fair Trade Federation. Members agree to the following:

The Fair Trade Federation principles are:

  • Create opportunities for economically and socially marginalized producers.
  • Develop transparent and accountable relationships
  • Build capacity
  • Promote fair trade
  • Pay promptly and fairly
  • Support safe and empowering working conditions
  • Ensure the rights of children
  • Cultivate environmental stewardship
  • Respect cultural identity
Artists are paid a fair price for products with most receiving 50% up front and the balance upon shipment. This allows them the ability to purchase raw materials and hire other craftsmen. Take a moment and check out the unique handmade products on our site. We've included a little of their story on each product. Through your support independent artisans around the world support their families while creating great products, many using traditional techniques handed down for hundreds or thousands of years. When browsing be sure to check out their stories.