A Christmas Fair

November brings planning for Thanksgiving get togethers and Christmas Fairs at our local churches, schools and hotels.

As I browsed through some blogs, I saw invitations to Fairs in different States and some totally charming ones in England. “Oh, I wish I could go!” Hey, wait a minute...I was thinking...

Why not have a Christmas Fair here on the blogs?


I am hosting a Christmas Fair on Friday, November 21st. Most Fairs are held locally on the weekends, so Friday should be a great day for us to host a virtual fair so that we can still travel to visit the local ones.

A-Christmas-FairYou can create whatever your imagination leads you to do. At a Christmas Fair there are tables filled with cakes, Christmas cookies, sweets and gingerbread houses. There are tables of crafts for sale, and quilters create beautiful quilts. Oh, and there is always a raffle too. Knitters, painters, crafters, Jewelers, artisans, seamstresses and kit-makers all create beautiful tables filled to the brim with their creations. Hand-made Christmas cards, tags, Holiday ornaments, and decorations are a fun find.

You're InvitedSo, show off your Christmas crafts for sale in your shop, create a table filled with sweets for us to enjoy.

CUPCAKE-FOR-FAIRHave a giveaway raffle or perhaps share your favorite Christmas story, ornament, decoration craft tutorial or recipe. Share photographs of your favorite local Christmas Fair. Maybe create a piece of art just for show and tell.

A virtual Christmas Fair is an imaginary place, an invitation to create, show, and share the magic of the Holidays. A meeting place that allows you to visit all the States, and Countries to learn about the different ways people celebrate the Christmas Fair. I have been busy in Santa's Workshop creating lots of surprises.

looking for Christmas

Write a post for Friday November 21, 2008, then stop by that day and add your link to Mr. Linky. I will have my post up on Thursday November 20th to accommodate those dreamy far away places in Blogland.

CUPCAKE-FOR-FAIRIf you are just visiting, well, you can still enter my raffle with a comment and your e-mail address. Who knows, you might just find the perfect gift for Christmas, or take home inspiration to create one. Mark your calendars and please add my badge to your blog.


The song for this post is Christmas Time is Here.
Happy Inspiration!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Great idea, Karen. I'll definitely be a part of the fair and thanks for organizing it! :)Nancy


Hello Karen,

Fantastic! How fun!

~ Gabriela ~

LiLi M. said...

What a fabulous idea! I do hope that I can join the fun with my own Christmas fair booth on my blog, but I'm not sure, as I have a private swap; mail date november 21st, very big plans for my daughters birthday December 12th, Sinterklaas (as I told you) is the party of the year here with my family on December 5th, but I'm going to do my utmost best to create a post, perhaps just a small one, because I really really like this idea! Have a great Friday!

. said...

I think it's a nicxe idea making a blog Christmas Fair.


MARIA said...

Amazing job, Karen!
I'll be try.

Have a happy Friday!

jeanne said...

Karen I am joining your fair. A lovely idea to share what we do. I used do all kinds of fair type things but I stopped when I moved here. Now I am excited about having fun with your idea. Count me in. I am thinking of a give-a-way too. All Christmas. I will put your idea on my post tomorrow.


Kathleen Grace said...

What a great idea Karen! I will definitley be there:>)

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Oh goodness, this sounds like so much fun!!! Please, count me in! Thank you Karen!

Margie said...

Karen, a great idea, I will have to figure out exactly what I have to do and hopefully join in from afar. Thanks for the inspiration and the idea. Sounds just perfect. Margie.

Tara said...

Great idea (but, of course!)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

What a great idea. Can't wait to come back and see what is offered! :) ~Rhonda

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Karen,
This is a wonderful idea!

I'll try to do a post.

Charlie McGee said...

Hi Karen, It doesn't surprise me at all that you are doing this. How fun!!! I hope to be able to enter and have something to show that day. Going to the doctor tomorrow and I hope he can give me some relief on my right side so that I can get back to creating. Lots of good ideas for the fair.

CIELO said...

Oh how exciting! Oh yes, count me in.... I already know what I would do... tee hee!

I'll copy and paste your logo on my blog as a reminder to everyone who visits... thanks Karen!


TattingChic said...

Karen, it's me again, LOL! I see there are two posts here, great, all the more space to write comments in, LOL! Karen, I think it is neat that you love to paint lace and tatting would looks so lovely painted up in one of your beautiful prints. If you ever do paint some tatting I'd love to have a copy! :)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Sounds like fun! I'm snagging your the button from your sidebar now and will put it up pronto.

jenny said...

i will take your button and pass to word on and stop back by on that day as well.

CIELO said...

Good evening Karen.... I changed the link I added on my blog about your party and now looks good... it redirect us there... :)



Jorgelina said...

I would like to participate!
What fun!!
This is a wonderful idea!

Anonymous said...

This looks like fun, Karen! I've added your badge to my blog with a link back to you.

Neabear said...

I am going to try to participate in this. I will post a link on my blog to direct others to this special event. Looking forward to seeing what others do for it.

Elizabeth said...

I plan on posting a craft and a giveaway on Friday as part of the fair. I also have previous craft posts. Would it be OK to add them to Mr. Linky on Friday?

dana said...

Karen, I thought I left a comment on this post! OK, I'm losing it.
I will participate in your Fair on Friday! Dana

Barbara said...

Hello to all- I'm having a drawing for a new pashmina shawl (valued at $99.00) on my blog The Serenity Gate. All you have to do is become one of my Followers. When I see the photo of your blog pop up, I'll enter you. Leave a comment and you will be entered twice. It's open to all bloggers. The drawing will take place on Thanksgiving weekend. Come on over!!