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Find the Holly Jolly at Boston Handmade's Downtown Gallery

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Deck it. Tinsle it. Hang it. Light it up.

It’s the season of festivities, fun and, oh yes, giving.

But what do you get the hard-to-buy-for’s or those who already have every Seinfeld season on DVD?

Well, you’re in luck. Now you don’t have to cross your fingers and wait for the fat man in red to make holiday dreams come true. You can grant the wishes yourself, thanks to Boston Handmade. Now, until the eve of the big day, you can find hand-made artisan crafts—like jewelry, clothing, accessories, home goods, art, photography, holiday décor, and toys—at their special Downtown Crossing gallery, located at 505 Washington Street (between West Street and Temple Place).

Open for business Wednesdays through Sundays, 11am – 7pm, the gallery is the perfect place to find hard-to-get, smile-inducing gifts for family, friends, secret Santas and—maybe, especially—the mother-in-law with a penchant for classic and unique gifts that come with braggin’ rights (free of charge). Just be sure to tell her it’s a one-of-a-kind piece.

So, do it—spread the holly jolly this year, and put the happy in the holidays.

Visit http://www.bostonhandmade.org/Downtown2009.htm to learn more.

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Boston Handmade was founded in March 2007 by artist Jessica Burko with the goal of gathering Massachusetts artists and craftspeople actively engaged in selling their handmade work on Etsy.com, a web site dedicated to the handmade life. Gathering like-minded, independent, creative people to work together towards reaching common, professional, and artistic goals continues to be the focus of the group. Visit www.BostonHandmade.org for more info.