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National Craft Month is celebrated every March. This means you have an excuse to drag out your crafty-ness and create. Follow our tips on how to celebrate National Craft Month.
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Who Sponsors National Craft Month?
Sponsoring national craft month is the craft and hobby association.
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The perfect opportunity to rediscover all that crafting has to offer. 
Whether you craft to reduce stress, build self-esteem, or for the sheer satisfaction of creating something with your own hands – crafting provides benefits beyond the initial project.  In celebration of National Craft Month sponsored by the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA), stores will be taking part in a variety of craft demos, activities, classes and special events throughout the month re-introducing consumers everywhere to the joys of crafting.  Everyone is welcome to visit craft stores for fun-filled, in-store events complete with free projects, expert advice and ideas for crafters of all ages.

What's the purpose of National Craft Month?
Craftandhobby.org tells us "With over 56% of U.S. households crafting each year, National Craft Month is a great opportunity for retailers to host in-store events, hold contests and special promotions and to simply celebrate the joy that crafting brings to so many people's lives." Craftandhobby also provides stores with helpful press release information to promote National Craft Month.
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Press Release For Stores
National Craft Month in March Inspires Fulfillment & Deep Sense of Well-Being
Did you know that crafting can reduce stress, build self-esteem and increase physical dexterity? In fact, recent studies from NYU and Harvard have shown that activities ranging from scrapbooking to knitting can actually improve concentration, while enhancing health and mental wellness.

Since March is National Craft Month, there is no better time to try a new craft or hobby. Throughout the month, (stores) will explore the many different benefits of crafting by hosting numerous demonstrations, displays and exciting opportunities that highlight the many ways you, friends and family can spend time creating items that provide both joy and fulfillment.

“There is nothing more satisfying than creating something on your own. “The activity is not only engaging, it’s fulfilling on so many different levels. Plus, there are so many ways to approach crafting. There is literally something for everyone. So, drop by and let us help you find the ideal craft and hobby that best fits your lifestyle.”

Please visit (stores) during National Craft Month in March and learn first-hand about the joys and pleasures of crafting that can:

Bring Families Together – Spend quality family time on a vast number of enjoyable activities that can save money, while producing handmade gifts, jewelry and home decorative items. In fact, during the week of…. our store will be…..(some stores will advertise a specific craft or product that parents and kids can do together).

Relax and De-Stress – Pick a craft to sharpen your senses and focus your attention. In March, we will hold numerous demonstrations related to….(some stores suggest crafts or projects that promote rhythmic activities such as knitting, crocheting or candle making).

Create Lasting Memories – Create a special moment for a loved one, while highlighting achievements or performances in a scrapbook or display. Throughout the month, we will…… (some stores offer specific details on new products, promotions or demonstrations.) 

Make Family Connections – Frame-it-yourself photo montages can proudly display family trees and accomplishments for everyone to see.  Tell a living story of your family history…

Salvage and Reuse old items – Recycle and add beauty to any room by crafting discarded mirrors, windows or other household items into works of art.

Revive Clothing and Jewelry– Create beaded fashion necklaces and bracelets that match favorite clothing or school colors. In March, locations will hold numerous promotions related to the promotion of local teams, clubs or schools.

Entertain Kids and Pets – Develop matching outfits and accessories for kids and favorite pets. For instance, many fashion-conscious adults would love to match their beloved Chihuahua’s sweater with a revamped purse or tote bag.  In the coming weeks, locations will offer a promotion that takes advantage of local pet trends.)
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The Hobby
Arts and crafts comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with one's hands and skill. These can be sub-divided into handicrafts or "traditional crafts" (doing things the old way) and "the rest". Some crafts have been practised for centuries, while others are modern inventions, or popularisations of crafts which were originally practised in a very small geographic area.

Most crafts require a combination of skill, speed, and patience, but they can also be learnt on a more basic level by virtually anyone. Many community centres and schools run evening or day classes and workshops offering to teach basic craft skills in a short period of time. Many of these crafts become extremely popular for brief periods of time (a few months, or a few years), spreading rapidly among the crafting population as everyone emulates the first examples, then their popularity wanes until a later resurgence.
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How To Celebrate National Craft Month

1) - Plan A Craft Theme Party
First visit our party planning section where we help you decide the what, when, where and why's of planning a party. Then read "     " to get some great pig theme ideas, food ideas and entertainment ideas.

2) - Learn About Creativity
Wiki tells us Creativity refers to the phenomenon whereby a person creates something new (a product, a solution, a work of art etc.) that has some kind of value. What counts as "new" may be in reference to the individual creator, or to the society or domain within which the novelty occurs. What counts as "valuable" is similarly defined in a variety of ways.

Scholarly interest in creativity ranges widely: the relationship between creativity and general intelligence; the mental and neurological processes associated with creative activity; personality type and creative ability; creativity and mental health; creativity in education; and ways of fostering creativity through training and technology.

Creativity and creative acts are therefore studied across several disciplines - psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies, and economics. As a result, there is a multitude of definitions and approaches.

3) - Visit Craft Stores
Visit craft stores in your area and see what classes they offer for the month. Most will host a variety of classes for all ages.

4) - Host A Community Craft Day
It's fun to get together with neighbors and friends and provide a day of fun for the whole family. Pick someone with a big back yard and work together at setting up craft tables for some outside fun.

5) - Send National Craft Month Greetings
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