Saturday, November 26, 2011

Getting in the Spirit with a Holiday Craft Fair

The day after Thanksgiving really starts the Christmas season for us, so we thought that we would partake in some holiday activities.  Since we had a few gifts to pick out for my daughter's teachers and activity leaders as well as some relatives, we decided to venture out to the Holiday Store at the Grove in Glenview.

I have never been to the Holiday Store before so I did not know what to expect.  Let me tell you, after going this year, I am definitely adding the Holiday Store to my list of go-to places for holiday shopping.  This particular craft fair is housed in one of the historical buildings on the grounds.  When I first walked up to the home, I thought that maybe they had a room or two full with crafts.  In actuality--all of the rooms of the first floor were full of all sorts of crafts.  My first time through, I was a little overwhelmed.  However, since there was only one type of vendor for each craft, I quickly got the layout and was able to enjoy perusing all of the holiday wonderments.  There were all sorts of ornaments--Christmasy ornaments, Bears ornaments (of course!), and even some ornaments made out of Christmas candy.  There also were knitted creations, food concoctions, and bejeweled necklaces and earrings.

After leaving the fair, my family and I were definitely in the holiday spirit.  We left with ideas for some cute holiday crafts as well as with some treasures for some of the important people in our lives!

The Holiday Store will be open Wednesdays-Sundays Nov 23-Dec 23 10 AM-5 PM for those in the area.  If you do bring your kids with you, be sure to check out the Interpretive Center which houses a number of animals from the region.

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