After picking a poster, well, actually, before, during and after, picking the poster, i went around to all the businesses on or close to main street and started visiting!
and you all know i am good at that!
the whole purpose of this event is to get our community (town AND farms!) to come together, share some Christmas spirit and fun and get to know each other and the businesses and owners in town. this day and age we are highly digitalized and so fast paced, this event is all about slowing down, enjoying things that have been Christmas traditions for years and have a great family night out! and who doesn’t want to do that?!
about 90% of the businesses were more than enthusiastic about this. we have so many ideas and different ways that they are supporting this, i have been overwhelmed! donations, activity planning, advertising help, etc, etc…it has been fantastic!
i started out with a list of ideas that i came up with (thanks pinterest!) and brought it with me when i met with the businesses. i figured for some they would want to be involved, but might not know what they would want to do. so i was ready with things to suggest like facepainting, different kid crafts, types of snacks, etc. most were happy to do whatever i suggested, one less thing for them to do! others had fabulous ideas of their own!! all i have been doing is making sure that there is not going to be any overlap. kids only want so many candy canes!
these are some of the ideas that i had prepared just in case…
* ideas and images from here*
*idea and image from here*
i wanted all the craft ideas to be short and sweet, no need for kids to have to take their snowsuits off or to be standing there sweating…all moms know, nothing gets madder faster than a sweaty toddler!
that’s it for now!!! more to come…and i can’t believe we are only two weeks away from this event! ack. so much to do, so little time!!
p.s. please don’t forget to enter to win yourself some fabulous jewelery!!!
AND happy belated thanksgiving to all my american darlings!!