Craft as therapy for veterans, courtesy Crafty Christy’s

26 May

When Christina Barnum opened her adorable Crafty Christy’s Boutique last October, she had a few simple goals.

She wanted her shop to be unique. She wanted to specialize in vintage clothing, handmade jewelry and artisan pieces designed “for the flower child in all of us.” She endeavored to recycle, reuse and recreate as much as she could in the items she made and sold.

And especially, she wanted to support the military, reflecting her own service in the Marines. One of the ways she hoped to accomplish that was to offer craft therapy classes for veterans.

Last weekend, Christina held the first of those classes, and reported that it was a “huge success.”

She wrote,

Eight ladies came last Saturday and all had a great time. I am proud of myself for reaching my goal of reaching out to the community. My thanks go out to the generous donation that enabled me to give each veteran a gift certificate to pay it forward to other veterans. All the ladies are looking forward to attending more classes.   

Here are a few photos from the afternoon:

In her own small way, Christina Barnum is making the world a little better for our veterans.

Crafty Christy’s Boutique is located at 7 West Main St. in the Village of Webster, in the lower parking lot across from the gazebo. Find out more on her Facebook page and website. You can also click here to read the blog I wrote shortly after the shop opened.

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(posted 5/26/2022)

2 Responses to “Craft as therapy for veterans, courtesy Crafty Christy’s”

  1. Lucy May 26, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

    On your dedication on all your Hard work and never giving up.
    You have continued to be an inspiration along with your creativity to inspire others.
    Always an inspiration with a kind caring ❤….
    Lucy Wilson. 😊

  2. Kathy Taddeo May 27, 2022 at 6:41 am #


    Your first blog sent me to Christy’s shop. She does beautiful work and a great service to the community.

    Thanks for the reminder to get there again soon!

    Sent from my iPhone


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