This past weekend we did the holiday craft show in Big Sur. I was reminded of the JOY of shopping for holiday gifts. The energy that is exchanged when you buy from a local person in your community who made something by hand is far greater than anything you can buy that is made in a far away country. I started to think about giving gifts that are a true joy to give and that they must be a joy to make, buy or trade for. How sweet to give your daughter a pair of home made slippers from your friend, rather than a pair bought at a box store or on line. To be able to think of those crafters as you give the gift and to think of them every time you see it worn or used. This is community. This is what keeping your dollars local is about. I have started to think of all the local people that I want to support this holiday season and then I just have to think of people to match up with those producers! You will have such a chance this SUNDAY, December 8th from 10-4pm in Pacific Grove. We have CAREFULLY CURATED a group of local artists to delight you in your holiday shopping. Local talents include and are not limited to: glasswork, ceramics and pottery, knitting and crocheting, baking, preserving, air plants, candles and cordials, kids corner, printmaking, paintings and MORE!!! We are really going to pack it in to the cafe. Please come and enjoy the live music and cozy atmosphere. It is going to be fun and you will have a chance to connect with your community in a new way!
You can also do all of your holiday shopping on our website if you can not make it this Sunday!