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Unique Oklahoma Gifts

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If you live in Oklahoma or you’re going to be visiting soon and doing a little holiday shopping, you might want to consider buying some unique and authentic Oklahoma gifts.  There are a few different things Oklahoma has to offer that just aren’t available in other states.

The first item on my Oklahoma gift list is Watonga cheese.  I was afraid there would be a Watonga cheese shortage for Christmas since the main plant was destroyed by a tornado, but I’m glad to report that they’re back up and running, so there will be plenty of cheese to go around this year.

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Black Friday in Oklahoma

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Well, it’s come and gone—the biggest shopping day of the year.  I’m talking about Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving in which stores offer huge discounts on great holiday gifts.  But this year, like every year, we’ve heard some horror stories, too.  A Wal-Mart employee was tripped and trampled under the feet of eager shoppers at one store in another state.  Other locations had people fighting over the last piece of merchandise.

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The Paseo Arts District

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One of my favorite parts of Oklahoma City is the Paseo Arts District.  It’s a really neat little cultural area full of fun shops and restaurants.  But you could say that about a number of places.  What makes the Paseo different?  It’s difficult to put it into words.  Part of it includes the events, workshops, and classes the Paseo offers.  Part of it is the people themselves.  And part of it is just the experience.

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An Affair of the Heart 2012

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Here at ClearlyOKC, I’ve noticed that our blogs on the An Affair of the Heart craft show always get a lot of comments.  It’s one of the biggest events held in Oklahoma City, and people love it.  That’s why we’re once again bringing you all the latest news on this event, including the 2012 dates!

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The Spirit of Giving

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The holiday season is upon us, and many people are shopping, planning parties, and preparing to celebrate.  But here in Oklahoma, just like all over the world, there are those who aren’t as blessed as others.  There are a number of needy families who simply don’t have the means to provide a cheerful holiday for their children, and there are some who are completely alone during the holiday season.  Oklahomans have always shown their giving spirit all year ‘round, but we really dig into our pockets during the holidays to make everyone feel loved.  If you’re in Oklahoma City during December, here are some organizations you can give to who will pass it on to those who truly need it.

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25th Annual Fall Peace Festival

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Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?  Well, time is starting to tick down!  If you’re looking for some really unique or different gifts, we’ve got just the thing for you: the 25th Annual Fall Peace Festival.  This festival features more than 50 different local craftsmen and social justice groups.  It will be held on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Admission is completely free, too!

The festival has two main features: shopping and entertainment.  Who doesn’t love at least one of those?  The shopping feature will be handled by local groups and artists.  You’ll find jewelry, clothing, and many other decorative items just in time for the holidays.  Plus, you’re sure to find at least one great holiday gift for someone.

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Valentine’s Day in OKC

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Every year, there are different events and specials in Oklahoma City for Valentine’s Day.  This special romantic day is a great day for celebration, so take your significant other out and show him or her an awesome time (and then go home and snuggle!).  Here are some great V-Day events happening this year.

If your significant other is a big fan of the OKC Thunder sports team, send them a personalized Valentine’s Day message and gifts delivered by the Thunder mascot Rumble the Bison.  He will make his deliveries from February 11 to the 14.  In addition to the gift basket you select, Rumble will take a picture with the recipient and sign autographs.

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Unique Valentine’s Day Events in OKC

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This Valentine’s Day, everyone’s going to be heading out to romantic little restaurants or cooking intimate little dinners.  Buying flowers, giving chocolates, and exchanging other gifts are all traditional Valentine’s Day events, but what about those who want to do something a little different?  Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas that are unique to OKC.

 

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Give Back This Holiday Season

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As the holiday season begins here in Oklahoma City, I’d like to take a short minute to remind everyone that the season isn’t just about buying gifts, eating a lot of food, and spending time with friends and family.  The holiday season is also about giving back and about remembering and helping those less fortunate.  OKC, like all major cities, has its share of homeless, jobless, and those who have fallen on hard times. 

 

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An Affair of the Heart Returns to OKC!

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Love crafts? Love craft shows?  Looking for some amazing homemade gifts for birthdays, weddings, and Christmas?  Then you won’t want to miss An Affair of the Heart, aka AAOTH, one of the largest craft and art shows in Oklahoma.  You’ll find lots of booths with crafts, including some by bloggers such as sewcuteandcraftye at the show.  Affair of the Heart Oklahoma City runs October 24, 25, and 26 event at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, and it’s $6.00 for admission to all three days of the show.  If you want to know about the history of the biggest craft show in Oklahoma City, where this year you’ll also find Raggedy Ann Dollys, check out my earlier blog post on the event.

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