I know many of you are probably very grumpy with me that I have been slacking on blogging all of our 2013 events and for that I am truly sorry. However I am only one person, and this is an exceptionally busy time of year for us as we are booking new 2014 weddings and in the midst of our first ever holiday season.
Even though I am so busy I still feel that it is very important for me to post this blog today. This is a time of year for us all to reflect on the past year and celebrate the season of being thankful and giving back.
With that being said, I am completely blown away by the efforts of Kristen Hergenhan and her organization, Hudson Valley Kids this season.
Kristen posted an announcement a few weeks ago offering to help out families who would not be able to give their children a Christmas. Each day she posts more and more stories of families in need, and each day more and more people and businesses offer to help! These families aren’t asking for much either, some just want a new pair of gloves or work boots. As a parent myself, I cannot even imagine how difficult this time of year must be for these families. This is the greatest act of kindness I have seen all year, and I truly applaud Kristen and her efforts!!!! We are doing what little part we can to help them out and encourage you all to help if you can, even if just by reposting on your social media outlets!
Our second announcement is about all of the local shopping opportunities we have this weekend!!! As we all know Sinterklaas is happening in Rhinebeck on Saturday. We have had a great time hosting one of the Crowns and Branches Workshops a few weeks ago at our studio, and loved seeing the little ones all decked out! The celebration and parade here in Kingston took place on Small Business Saturday, so everyone had a chance to support our local shops here. Now, this upcoming Saturday, there will be tons of opportunities to support local businesses in Rhinebeck, but just a short drive right over the bridge via Route 209 will land you right in Kingston, where two craft fairs are taking place!
The Hudson Valley Hullabaloo is happening right in uptown, at 323 Wall Street : http://hvhullabaloo.com/. Here you will find plenty of amazingly talented craft vendors, food trucks, DJ, kids crafts, photobooth and more!
And right in midtown, our neighbors down the street, at Cornell Street Studios, will be hosting their annual Craft Fair, which always seems to have a great turn out! Here you will find more talented crafters, live music and models featuring vintage couture! http://www.cornellstreetstudios.com/Cornell_Street_Studios/Upcoming_Events.html
We may even decide to open our doors as well. Stay tuned, we will post to our Facebook page in the morning if we do! No matter where you shop this holiday season, please consider supporting small businesses!
Have a wonderful weekend folks and enjoy this beautiful season of giving!