A different kind of Christmas faire

Nakusp has a lot of people working as independent consultants for large brand organizations.

Trisha Shanks

Arrow Lakes News

Nakusp has a lot of people working as independent consultants for large brand organizations such as Tupperware, Scentsy and Pampered Chef, who rely on word of mouth to get their names out and make their sales. This year many have grouped together to create an event for one-stop Christmas shopping.

Organizer Jessica Godtmark came up with the idea after being rejected from traditional craft fairs because she doesn’t personally make her inventory but represents South Hill Designs, a jewelry company specializing in customizable lockets. She and the other representatives for larger companies aren’t exactly retailers nor are they artisans so they don’t exactly fit into events put on for either.

Godtmark says, “I am hoping that this event helps a lot of the vendors with sales for Christmas so that they can earn extra money to provide for their families at Christmas and that it helps buyers with doing their shopping locally.”

 

The event is called Home for Christmas and it will be held on Friday, November 21 at the Senior’s Hall at 210 8 Ave. between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served. In addition to the sales reps there will also be some tables of home crafted items such as soaps and stained glass. A draw will be held for anyone who makes a purchase or books a party — names will be entered for a gift basket, which will include items donated from each of the vendors.