With Christmas right around the corner, do you want to give gifts that do not come from a department store? Also, want to help out a local organization. Then mark your calendar for Ribbons and Bows Arts Craft and Gift show on Saturday November 12th.

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I got a call the other day from Frances Neville, President of the Friends of Peninsular asking if I would be willing to share with you the information about the upcoming arts and crafts show for the holiday season.

Well, of course. I mean come on! I enjoy finding the unique perfect gifts to give my friends and family and I can't think of a more unique gift than something that was hand made right here in the mitten!

Here's the press release

There’s a family friendly event being held at Aquinas College in the Wege Student Center coming up in a couple of weeks to kick off the holiday season. It’s the Ribbons and Bows Holiday Arts and Crafts Show.

As your holiday list gets longer we know you want to find distinctive gifts. The Ribbons and Bows Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at Aquinas College has gifts that will delight.

There are:
• book signings by Marie LaPres and Ingar Rudholm for those who love to read
• African handcrafts - your purchase supports African artisans
• LulaRoe women’s and children’s clothing - for those who love to make a fashion statement
• small antiques
• doll clothes up to 18” including clothes for American Girl and Cabbage Patch dolls
• beautiful handmade jewelry
• quilts to keep the winter chill away
• handmade fabrics and fabric art
• and many other extraordinary items for holiday and special occasion gift giving

The Ribbons and Bows Holiday Arts and Crafts Show is being held at Aquinas College in the Wege Student Center on Saturday, November 12th from 9am to 3pm. The show is a collection of unique artistry and talents from across Lower Michigan. Attending the show at Aquinas College during the fall also gives you a delightful opportunity to enjoy the campus and to see the beautiful autumn colored trees.

So, save the date on your calendar for the Ribbons and Bows Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at Aquinas College in the Wege Student Center on Saturday, November 12th from 9am to 3pm. $1.00 for adults, children are free and always handicap accessible.

How are you connecting with community this holiday season?

I'm going to be 100% honest. Dolls freak me out. So you won't get any competition from me buying the dolls. However, quilts?! YES PLEASE!

I had to retire my old quilt not too long ago as it was in literal tatters. I've been using a fleece fabric blanket lately, it's alright, but there's something to be said for a legit quilt. Like let me find a nice one like my grandmother used to make and you better believe that's a Christmas gift for ME!

Anyway, admission being a buck and it helps out a non profit, it's definitely worth the price of admission to mosey around and look (if not buy) something cool to give a friend or family member for Christmas.

Here's a link to the event page on their website.