‘Tis the season for craft sales

Christmas craft sales have become a popular pastime for Calgarians, with more than 25 markets held annually across the city.

Kaylie McDonald, 20, attended The Salvation Army Christmas market on Nov. 21 and said craft sales are important for Calgary communities.

“People can gather around and buy something made by hand from a neighbour,” said McDonald, adding that her favourite part of craft sales is seeing the creativity and effort the artists put into their products.

“You can buy a gift for almost anyone at a craft sale. You just need to put some thought into it. I’m probably going to go to a craft sale at least once a weekend until Christmas.”

Even younger Calgarians enjoy the craft sales. Joey Roberts, 12, attended the Salvation Army market with his mother and father. What he likes best about craft sales is that he gets to spend time with his parents, he said.

“Shopping is great and fun, but it’s not worth anything unless you have people to spend that time with,” he said. “I like going to places like this with my family. We get to look at all the stuff people make, and I like getting food.”

People can gather around and buy something made by hand from a neighbour. – Kaylie McDonald

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About Jessica Phillips 7 Articles
As a writing and communications major in the journalism program at SAIT, Jessica Phillips worked as a reporter for The Press during the 2015-16 academic year.

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