This year I have discovered the ideal store, Winter Arts, for my Christmas shopping. Winter Arts is a collection of approximately thirty local artists gathered together in one venue. The store is only open from Black Friday to Christmas Eve each year. This time, they are located in Saddle Creek, in the old J.Jill suite. They offer woodcarvings, glassware, knitted apparel, paintings, ironworks, jewelry, pottery, and so much more. The store is staffed by the artists, so finding expert assistance is never a problem. Whether you need a small hostess gift or a monumental "Wow!" present, Winter Arts will likely have the perfect solution.
A full list of participating artists is located on their website: http://www.winterartsmemphis.com/, but for even more information and images, visit them on Facebook.
May your lives be touched by the glory of His love, and may the true meaning of the season be ever present in our hearts and minds.