I know it's too early to be shopping for Christmas, so I'm embarrassed to tell you that I've already bought a present. It just seems shameful. No, I'm kidding—not about the present because I really did buy that, but shame is too strong a word. How about over motivated? Whatever the case, I usually try and wait to begin the glorious shopping season until the weather is at least seasonally appropriate, and that usually winds up being sometime in October. Not September.
But October is okay. It's still a little early, but I have found that if I go ahead and get some of it done before Thanksgiving, it gives more time for other things during those busy December weeks. You may be wondering, why all the philosophizing on timely Christmas shopping? By all means, let me tell you =). My sister, Rachel, has been busy the past month planning a Christmas crafts fair extravaganza, complete with 14 vendors, special deals, and lots of giveaways, that will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 10-3 at my mom's house (4822 Valley Birch Drive Arlington - 38002). I'm really excited about it because not only will I be participating with some kind of sewing and applique items, I also plan on getting some of my shopping done!
It will be a free event, and each and every vendor has promised to give a special one day discount. On top of that, there will be giveaways and door prizes all day long! I'm kind of hoping to win the free photo session from Ava Grace Photography myself. Just to give you a taste of what will be offered, there will be casseroles you can purchase for Thanksgiving or Christmas, children's accessories and monogramming, Christmas cards and stationary, frames, jewelry, makeup, house decor, and more.
My sister has entitled it Christmas in the Valley, named aptly for my mom's neighborhood where the event will be taking place. If you're in this area, we would love to have you come by! I am adding the event button to my blog, and I'm told anyone who does the same will have double entries in each and every drawing that takes place that day! In the comment section, feel free to ask questions, suggest a vendor that you think we might want to consider adding, or just let me know your coming. I think it will be fun =).