Oh, the South. It’s hard not to love. It’s charming, polite, warm (most of the time), and it has some amazing makers and artisans. Yep, the South has some incredibly talented folks in it. If you don’t believe me, talk to the people at Made South. They’re so confident in the South’s talent, they created an entire company around it. Not only does Made South host great events and sell cute t-shirts (gotta get one of these!), they curate an amazing subscription box each quarter full of goodies from the South’s most talented makers.
Just before Christmas, I got to check out one of those awesome boxes and we also gave one away on Instagram. I wanted to give you the full run down of the box’s contents and all of the great things Made South is doing. If you live in the South, the subscription box is a great way to support local makers. If you don’t live in the South, the boxes are a great way to experience all that we have to offer down here. The boxes are great to give as a gift or great as a little treat to yourself each quarter. We all need those!
This winter, the Made South subscription box contained:
Peppermint Marshmallows from Wondermade (Orlando,FL)
Talk about delicious! These marshmallows are great by themselves or pop it into a cup of hot chocolate. My son and I were fighting over them from the minute we opened the package. Wondermade is a family business that started as a little hobby and grew into a delicious and wonderful brand. They have shipped their handcrafted marshmallows all over the world!
Southern Art Prints from Stately Made (Birmingham, AL)
There’s just something about the South and its crazy sayings. Stately Made makes those sayings into beautiful art. They make so many great prints, you need to go check it out. Find your state to frame proudly! The owner, Jordan, loves the South and its ways. After taking a calligraphy class, she started to hand-letter and create the beautiful prints she is selling today.
The Grand South Jigsaw Puzzle from True South Puzzle Co (Nashville, TN)
This gorgeous puzzle celebrates the home states and hometowns of the South. The puzzles that True South creates are all works of art. Also, how handy is this for these snow days?! True South Puzzle Co was born from Susan’s love of puzzles as a child. It was holiday tradition to work on a puzzle together as a family. When you’re sitting around a puzzle you lose track of time and gather with friends and family to talk and laugh.
I hope you’ll check out the amazing boxes that Made South puts together. You won’t be disappointed. Also, if coffee is more your thing, they have just launched a coffee subscription where you can enjoy the South’s best coffees each month.