It is the Holiday shopping season and as we all seek out gifts for our loved ones, I want to encourage you to consider local, small, and Heathen businesses to buy from. This Small Business Saturday, lets support our Heathen Community.
Growing up in the Christian church, I heard a lot of ministers and leaders encourage their followers to purchase only from fellow Christians – usually with some admonishment to non-Christians and encouragement to evangelize if you couldn’t find a fellow Christian to patron. While I dislike the other part, I do with Pagans and Heathens would support each other as much as monotheists do.
“We should be supporting our polytheist artisans. What money we decide to spend on non-essentials should, as much as possible, be recycled back into our own communities. It’s one of the things that can help to make a community vibrant and strong. If i could, I would only do business with polytheists. Now, that may not be possible yet and probably won’t be in our lifetimes, but inasmuch as we can, I think we should consider doing so. ”
Some Artisans of the Heathen Community
Wyrd Curiosities – Galina’s shop for paintings, prayer cards, and more. I adore her prayer cards so much, they’d make great gifts for the polytheists in your life.
Asphodel Press – for devotional texts and books about the Northern Tradition.
Blagowood – woodwork for your Pagan altar
Deb’s Burnt Offerings – more gorgeous altar pieces
The Slavic Way – Norse and Slavic statues and books.
Norhalla – Heathen children’s books and dolls (we’re getting some things for Pumpkin from here)
The Saga of Bjorn Thorolfson by Eric Sjerven – a family friendly tale written by a heathen who’s YouTube channel and work I really appreciate. My review of the book coming soon (this is an affiliate link).
The Northern Herbalist – teas! (I plan on getting some stocking stuffers here)
If you have or know of a Heathen small business that you would like added to the list – please comment below or email me at TeaAndPumpkins(at)gmail.com
Thank you for reading. May your Gods bless you.