Red Deer Festival of Trees gift shop cancelled:going virtual for auctions

I have to say 2020 has not been easy trying to adapt and find new ways to sell my iron work . The only Christmas market that I was going to do this year was the Red Deer Festival of Trees, but it has unfortunately been cancelled this week and had gone to a virtual platform . Today was suppose to be opening day and I was going to make Christmas masks to wear for my volunteer days in their gift shop. I had it all planned out. This event is still going on virtually for the trees and auction but not for the gift shop. Which is a shame since it was a win, win situation where locals could come in and buy at the gift shop which supports the hospital and also local artisans and crafters. But with the rising covid numbers in Alberta it was decided to do a virtual only event. I understand why but I am sad for everyone involved who had been counting on this event. So as I mulled this over the last week I decided to update my website square store and start adding the items I would have been selling at the Red Deer Festival of Trees and from today November 14 to December 14 any ironwork sold from the store I will be giving a 10% donation to the Red Deer Festival of Trees. Hopefully the store site has updated properly and is working (please let me know what you think of the site since I’m not a computer tech savvy kinda smith) I know I’m only one artisan but I want to do something to help out this wonderful event who helps out our local hospital and who also has given many artisans and crafters a platform to sell our pieces as well. This whole year has been trying for many of us, that I have decided to look on the positive side of this and hopefully others who had also been looking forward to selling their pieces in the gift shop will find a way to pass on the Christmas cheer as well! FYI “my store” and my Etsy store links are in the menu listing on the website. 👍🔨🎄

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