I know you're all being inundated with emails from big box stores and chains letting you know about all of their special Christmas deals. Now is your chance to say 'f - that' to the big guys and buy handmade this holiday --- support local artists and businesses, and give friends and family something really meaningful! There are tons of holiday art and craft fairs all over the country this weekend. I hope you'll pass up that special at Walmart and get out this weekend!

Happen to be in the New York this weekend? Stop by the 3rd Ward for their Handmade Holiday Craft Fair -- if not for me for tons of other vendors, local foods, drinks and music! Doors are open from 12 - 6 and its FREE. The first 300 people get a ton of fabulous swag, so come early!

In Philadelphia? Get on over to The Print Center for their annual auction -- support a non-profit and snag deals on some great art. Oh yeah, and don't forget to pick up my honey Tim's KEYSTONER #1: Natives in The Print Center's Gallery Store.

Detroit? Get on over to Midtown Detroits Noel Night and snag some lovelies from Brittany of The Homeground.

More events in more places? Comment below and happy handmade holiday shopping!