Craftiness brings happiness this holiday season

Following the success of Craftadian’s first year at the First United Church, Craftadian’s Christmas market returns to Port Credit on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Discover some of the best in local, handmade design with a carefully curated roster of more than 40 makers. The event is a great opportunity to discover gorgeous jewelry, art, fashion, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, and skincare.

Instead of shopping big box retailers this holiday season, consider supporting local business. Here's a round up of Craftadian favourite gift ideas:

 Not just puzzles, they’re art! Rosewood Puzzle Co. combines traditional puzzle manufacturing methods with creative and trending images that are crafted with the finest quality prints. Moose print on newspaper background puzzle, $65.

Not just puzzles, they’re art! Rosewood Puzzle Co. combines traditional puzzle manufacturing methods with creative and trending images that are crafted with the finest quality prints. Moose print on newspaper background puzzle, $65.

 Personalized Fun!Cutts Studio will cut anything, literally, including table top games! Personalized Connect Four, $64.

Personalized Fun!Cutts Studio will cut anything, literally, including table top games! Personalized Connect Four, $64.

 Into the WildThese gorgeous hand-thrown mugs by Kristy Wilson Ceramics are sure to impress anyone on your gift list!

Into the WildThese gorgeous hand-thrown mugs by Kristy Wilson Ceramics are sure to impress anyone on your gift list!

 Lips ServiceScore points by gifting a Boosh lipstick in these stunning, limited edition rose gold tubes, made with no chemicals. Period. Lipstick, various colours, $26.

Lips ServiceScore points by gifting a Boosh lipstick in these stunning, limited edition rose gold tubes, made with no chemicals. Period. Lipstick, various colours, $26.

 Greenie in a bottleNeed we say more…mini worlds by Terrarium House add green to your holiday season! Necklace, $30.

Greenie in a bottleNeed we say more…mini worlds by Terrarium House add green to your holiday season! Necklace, $30.

 The NaturalistA Craftadian favourite, this all natural skincare set by Holly Berry Body, made in small batches, not only nourishes skin but helps protect and tighten up skin’s appearance of fine lines. Toner, serum and face wash trio, $50.

The NaturalistA Craftadian favourite, this all natural skincare set by Holly Berry Body, made in small batches, not only nourishes skin but helps protect and tighten up skin’s appearance of fine lines. Toner, serum and face wash trio, $50.

In addition to a vibrant line up of local artisans selling their unique wares, the market is enhanced by a homemade food stall, a visit by Santa, and children's interactive stations by Oak Learners.  

What's more, a portion of the proceeds go towards Crafting for a Cure,  a not-for-profit registered charity that looks for opportunities to ensure children are having a positive experience when a hospital visit is necessary. Tickets run for $3 a person, and the first 50 families in line at 10 a.m. get a free swag bag filled with handmade goodies.

Visit www.craftadian.ca for full maker listing.

What: Craftadian Mississauga Christmas Market (formerly Made by Hand Show)

Where: First United Church
151 Lakeshore Road West, Port Credit, ON, L5H 1G3

When: Saturday, November 11
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Admission: $3 (Under 16 years of age free)
*Free Swag bags to the first 50 families in line at 10 a.m.