24 November 2016

Christmas Craziness Begins

Years ago my hubby and I started buying 1 or 2 every Xmas.
Here's our chance to add a few more to our small collection!
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This weekend is a blur of Christmas activity! As well as the Candlelight Christmas at Commissariat House and the Open House at the Plantation the other two events I'm looking forward to are the city's Christmas parade (Sunday) and the Ten Thousand Villages festival which starts today!

For those of you not in the know "Ten Thousand Villages is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), a coalition of handicraft and agricultural producer organizations, and Fair Trade organizations from both the North and the South."

Yep. Back in the day, before big box stores and online shopping, the Ten Thousand Villages local shop was a hive of activity this time of year. Regardless of your budget you were always sure to find something fun, funky, and fair trade. But times changed and the little store downtown could not compete and they closed :(

But they come back around this time of year to set up shop somewhere. This year they are at The Lantern. Which is only three blocks away!

For those of you who can't make it check out this link for 7 Days of Deals from Ten Thousand Villages.ca.

And check out this link for The Overcast's list of other upcoming events in the city and environs.


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