Tonight I had the opportunity to attend Hometown Christmas 2010 in the town where I work. This event started a couple of years ago, but this was my first time being able to attend. All the businesses in the downtown area stay open until 8:00 p.m., the business owners serve hot drinks and snacks, and visitors get to socialize and do a little shopping too.
It was really pretty with the luminaries lighting up the available streets, Christmas decorations everywhere. The local middle school band played Christmas songs and of course, there was a visit from Mr. Claus himself! I spotted many of my students and their families, some people I hadn't seen in a while (even though the town is very small), but you know my eye will always find the crafter in the crowd.
Out of all the vendors, my eye was drawn to the booth with the monogrammed purses and the tables filled with handmade jewelry and other small accessories. I spotted a bag with one of my initials on it and made it my own. The bag is very well made and should have really been priced higher, but I find that crafters have a hard time pricing their work. Anyways, the crafter, her crafting sister-in-law and I shared ideas, business cards, and I went home a happy camper.
Being that I stopped by Hometown Christmas right after work, I was without my camera. Fortunately, however, I spotted my long-time photographer friend who had his. So, if you want to get a glance at our Hometown Christmas, check this link to his blog.