Christmas is less than 10 weeks away! Here are a couple of alternative suggestions for avoiding the crush of the High Street on Saturdays or the frustration of crashed websites on Black Friday:
Imagine spending a few hours doing something creative, unwinding and enjoying yourself while making gorgeous little gifts & unique decorations for Christmas. Come with a friend or two and have even more fun. After all, you deserve a bit of a break. Christmas workshops
Do you like the idea of buying locally produced, hand-made, artisan products with the added bonus of knowing it benefits the community in which you live? Look for quality local events; artisan craft shows and local farmer’s markets are great.
And the ‘Christmas Fair’ at your local school, church or community hall may offer the chance to pick up cards, wrap and stocking filler gifts as well as fresh & locally made cakes, mince pies, jams and chutneys.
In Shropshire, you might like our ‘Gorgeous Christmas Contemporary Craft Fair’, an annual event, now well established in the Christmas calendar.
Held at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale (Ironbridge) and organised by The Ironbridge Museums Trust and The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft, there will be ‘skilled craftspeople and artisans from across the West Midlands showcasing a huge variety of handmade designs and individual artworks’ (I couldn’t put it better myself). Meet the maker and know the inspiration for the piece.
Take a look at Gorgeous 19th and 20th November make a note of the date now (I’ll be there!)
Let me be the first to wish you a Gorgeously Merry (and less stressful) Christmas.