For the last five years or so, my family and I have made it a tradition to attend a local craft fair about a month before Christmas. It’s a pretty big event for our little area, and each year I am so impressed and inspired by the many beautiful creations. It’s become a really fun time spent with family, and it doesn’t feel like Christmas now without it.
We first stop by Starbucks for a frothy holiday treat, then take our time browsing the booths and admiring the unique handiwork. Mom always leaves with a handmade snowman for her collection, and I always leave with a small trinket or two like a necklace or journal. (This year it was a pendant with a vintage telephone on it.) Alicia (my older sister) is the most unpredictable as to what she’ll buy, but it usually involves something that Mackenzie wants.
I grab a bag of kettle corn on the way out, and Mom grabs a bag of caramel.
So much fun! I’ll miss this once we move, but I’m confident we’ll find something similar to continue the tradition.
Here are a few of the captured moments–moments I treasure and am so thankful for.