by Volunteer Blogger Richard Wade
The holidays are fast approaching. With less than a two weeks until Christmas, people are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for all their friends and family members. Gift giving doesn’t have to be difficult. Don’t battle long lines at the nearest shopping mall, only to leave empty-handed.
The Western New York Book Arts Center can handle all of your holiday shopping needs. On Friday December 18th from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday December 19th from 12-6 p.m., the 8th Annual Last Minute Holiday Panic will take place. Located at 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo, Western New York Book Arts Center will host over 45 vendors from across the region. Various handmade gifts from vendors will include jewelry, posters, knitwear, and many more items.
New to the holiday sale this year is the ability to print your own holiday cards. Instead of buying the same hallmark card everyone else buys at a big-box store, you can use one of our antique Vandercook printing presses to print a greeting card, all for a suggested donation of $1. If wrapping all those presents isn’t your specialty, we can take care of that for you as well. For a suggested donation of $5, WNYBAC volunteers will be on hand to offer assistance and tackle those gift wrapping conundrums.
Giving the right gift can make the right impression. An original and thoughtful gift will go a long way to gaining extra brownie points from your significant other. Here are just a few of the vendors who will be on hand this Friday and Saturday:
- Love Canal Press
- The Owlery
- Lady Fingers Handmade
- Sunrae Love Jewelry
- Moon Rabbit Press
- Deconstructed Designs
- ButterBlock (just in case you’re hungry for delicious hand-made pastries, croissants, and cookies!)
Make sure you clear your calendar this coming Friday and Saturday. Still looking for a gift, you will likely find it here at WNYBAC. If you have any questions, you can call 716-348-1430 or visit wnybookarts.org for more information. We hope to see you there!