Top Ten Reasons to go to the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade

There are so many reasons to go to the upcoming Holiday Handmade Cavalcade --- at least as many as there are ways to get there! But in case you're running short on your own reasons to attend, here are a few of the biggies.

Virginia Kraljevic

1. Shop local. More choices, better value, superior customer service, and contributing to the local economy. What's not to love?

2. Distinctive gifts. Beautifully made items for everyone on your list! Check out our shopping guides for himherteachersteens, and others for a preview.

3. Shop Indie. Support handmade! Big chain stores don't appreciate you. Promote retail diversity!

4. Support our charity partner, Brooklyn Community Foundation, whose motto is "Do Good Right Here." More local action!

5. Shop niche. Gifts for people with an offbeat sensibility or specialized interests. Not available elsewhere.


6. Tasty treats! Cookies, pies, confections. Mmmmmm! Holiday cheer!

7. Goodie bags! Expand your knowledge of local bricks-and-mortar and virtual indie/craft outfits with swag from our excellent sponsors.

8. Fun, Fun, Fun! Music, food, neat stuff, creative energy. Chicken soup for the soul. And an afternoon's (or morning's) activity that can't be beat!

9. Fabulous prizes! Seven lucky raffle winners, tons of amazing stuff. A sampling of some of the items on sale at the Cavalcade. Give as gifts or keep for yourself!

10. You want to!

Soooo, see you December 3 at Public Assembly!

Purty Bird