Christmas Craft Sales #NaBloPoMo
The first weekend of November is always met with anticipation.
It is the time of year that two of the biggest Christmas craft sales are held in our communities.
Years ago (before children) I would get so excited over the Christmas craft show, especially the big one at our local community hall.
We actually lived just down the street from the hall at the time. I was lucky to be able to avoid the traffic and the hassle of finding a parking space near and around hall. Some people would even park all the way down main street or on the perimeter highway just to attend the show.
I remember one year that the sale was so good, I went three times! Once by myself, another with my then boyfriend, and I ended the day by exploring the sale with some girlfriends. I could just not get enough.
These sales have everything you could imagine from gorgeous homemade jewelry, fabulous wooden furniture/toys/signage, delicious baking, homemade soaps/creams, knitting and sewing creations, and many consultants for businesses like Pampered Chef, Epicure, Tupperware and so on. I won a free facial from a makeup table one time. I love tables that have giveaways for their customers.
The craft sales provide an amazing opportunity to start crossing names off of your Christmas shopping list. But they are also a way for me to build my own list.
One year I coveted this one table which had amazing wooden crafted mirrors. I told my dad and step-mom to check out this particular booth because I knew they would be very interested in the creations as well. Guess what I found under the tree for me that year?
It was my favourite gift that year! And it is still proudly hanging in my house.
This year’s craft sales were great. They do not seem as elaborate as they used to but there were many great items to choose from.
I was able to buy a few gifts for my son’s teachers as well as one for a gift exchange I am participating in.
I may have also spoiled myself a wee bit.
Do you go to any Christmas craft sales?
What are your favourite items to purchase?
Do you buy anything for yourself?
I am a participant of
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