Just a few of the many hand-crafted items available at the Christmas Memories Artisans Fair

Just a few of the many hand-crafted items available at the Christmas Memories Artisans Fair

Local artisans help create ‘Christmas Memories’

The 13th annual Christmas Memories Artisans Fair is a great place to shop and to support two local worthwhile causes at the same time

As holiday music plays softly in the background, shoppers at the Christmas Memories Artisans Fair can wander among the hand-crafted items that are perfect for gift-giving or for setting the festive theme at home.

The 13th annual fair takes place Nov. 20 and 21 at Trinity United Church. Once again, the Christmas Memories Artisans have been busy creating all year to offer hand-made treasures, many of which are one-of-a-kind.

“These artisans only participate in this once-a-year craft fair,” said Marilyn Radonz, organizer and artisan. “The absolute beauty is that you will enjoy a relaxed shopping experience in our Christmas store-like setting, where customers can browse comfortably in our festive atmosphere while listening to Christmas music.”

Radonz said some of the treasures to be found at the craft fair include bears, socks, quilts, intarsia (wood work), tree ornaments and painted wood treasures.

Also available for purchase are home-baked Christmas cakes, preserves and sweets, all made by members of the Philanthropic Education Organization. The P.E.O. Sisterhood uses the proceeds from the products they sell for a scholarship for one local woman to further her education.

As well, for a donation of a loonie, you will receive three chances for a door prize, with items for door prizes all donated by the artisans. All proceeds from the door prize raffle will be donated to the North Okanagan Hospice Society.

“Every year, the artisans come up with new ideas to make for those special gifts for loved ones,” said Radonz. “The selection is enormous and the quality of the crafts is beyond excellent.

“Come and enjoy a very special shopping experience, which is enhanced by the artisans’ welcoming attitude to all who enter their Christmas store.”

Christmas Memories Artisans’ fair takes place Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr.