I have attended the Junior League Holiday Olé Market every year that I have lived in San Antonio. I love the opportunity to get a lot of my Christmas shopping done while supporting small businesses and A charity that I love.
Proceeds from the event advance the Junior League of San Antonio’s mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve our community. They help fund Junior League of San Antonio programs and projects, including their signature project working toward eradicating childhood obesity.
The infamous garlic press dishes!
In my mind I’m a Junior Leaguer, but in reality it’s not something I can commit to, so I love being able to support them through the holiday market (and their cookbooks!).
I’m not exaggerating when I say that this year’s market was the best one that I’ve been to. This is their second year at the Freeman Coliseum, and although I don’t like the drive, I do love how much extra space there is! I spent way too much money this year (Visa actually thought there was something suspicious going on and put a hold on the card … it might have been for the best!).
Foil Print from Zella Press
It’s horrible of me, but the market always has amazing children’s things, and I didn’t look at anything for my kids! I did however get my wedding ring polished and bought a necklace that I’ve been eyeing for a while at a very reasonable price ($25).
I also found a new shop that I’m a little bit in love with. Is it pathetic that I’m a grown woman with six kids and a husband, but that all day I’ve been thinking about the most amazing desk calendar from Zella Press? I’m not ashamed. I own my love of luxury paper products!
If you’re in San Antonio, The Junior League Holiday Olé Market runs from today until Sunday. Handmade Mood is doing a giveaway for four tickets on their facebook page. Head over, and plan an awesomely productive Saturday with your girlfriends!