But if you're like me, you've made a pledge to do things a little differently this year. I'm a small business owner, and I know just how vital small business is to the life of our community. And with the (very) finite amount of money I plan to spend on my (massive) holiday shopping list, I plan to spend at least half on local small businesses and artisans. Because behind a small business there is a real person with a big dream, contributing in a real way to his or her community. I'm so excited to be a big part of that this year!
And if you are, too, there are some great opportunities coming up this weekend!
Central Park's 3rd Annual Craft Show
Central Park Recreation Center- 9651 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
An arts & crafts sale featuring pottery, holiday-themed decor, jewelry, fabric arts, tasty treats, and more!
Stapleton Artist Group Holiday Art Bazaar
2667 Xanthia Court (Right next to Westerly Creek Elementary)
Come meet local artists and find beautiful and one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list!
I hope you'll join me in my pledge to support local small business and artisans this year. Amazon.com might be easy, but this is FAR more fun!
Katie Bradford Osborne is a Stapleton Mom and local professional artist. She graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia with a degree in photography in 2009- the same year her daughter, Ana Gray, was born- and now pursues her passion of shooting women including maternity, boudoir, and her very favorite- Empower Her portraits- along with logo design and mixed media jewelry art under the umbrella of her business- The Roaring Artist.
Katie also offers Mamarazzi workshops and personal classes to local moms with DSLRs who are interested in more in-depth knowledge of their cameras and how to capture their children from behind the lens.Read the full story »