The NCJ Gift Guide offers tempting and inspiring gifts from local businesses, but what about our neighbors who are creators but don't own shops? I don't often go shopping but wishing to support a friend who is exhibiting her wares in Pierson's display of Made in Humboldt crafts pushed me to venture out into the holiday rush. I was amazed and so very impressed by the inspiration, quality and pure craftsmanship of the goods offered in the Made in Humboldt section. In this world where most everything available is mass produced and the opportunities to express imagination and creativity productively are so very limited, it is a joy to see this offering of what our neighbors create.
Lynn Robbins, Eureka