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The Legend of the Indianapolis Cherub

The Indianapolis Cherub is a long-standing Christmas tradition, started by graphic artist Virginia Holmes, who started her advertising career at L.S. Ayres. When it came time to design the Christmas catalog in 1946, they were short on merchandise and long Read more >

One of a Kind Gifts Are Back!

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Last year I highlighted Hendricks County one-of-a-kind gift guide and I’m happy to report … it is back!They have made their site so easy to use. You just pick the category you want to (kids, teens, women or men) and Read more >

Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo is going to get in on the Christmas fun this year — like they do every year, actually; this is the 47th year the Zoo has decked the halls and hung the mistletoe. They’re kicking off the Read more >

Vevay, Indiana to Host Christmas Kick-Off

If you’re looking for a way to kick off the Christmas season, consider heading to Vevay in southeast Indiana along the Ohio River. Switzerland County Tourism and Vevay Main Street are coordinating their holiday activities to give residents and visitors Read more >

Christmas at the Orchard

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Last year I visited Beasley’s Orchard for the first time and wrote about their apple festival (which I sadly had to miss). But, I just heard about their annual event Christmas at the Orchard which is set to take place Read more >

Bloomington Handmade Market

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Imagine that Pinterest and Etsy got together and opened a one-day pop-up shop, and everything happened to made in Indiana or the Midwest. That’s the vibe at Bloomington Handmade Market, happening this Saturday from 10am-5pm at the Bloomington Convention Center. Read more >