It's a sure sign that the Christmas season has begun. At least for me anyway. No, we don't put the tree up until December. And no, I don't start any real Christmas shopping yet. But the one thing I do that sparks a little Christmas spirit, is attend the local holiday craft fair at Alex's old Elementary School.
I've done this for many years now, and it's a nice tradition. Even before we moved to NY, I would try to attend a local craft fair. It's nice to support the local artisans, although I don't usually buy much. But it's also nice to take in the sights and the smells and get that little bit of Christmas spirit going.