Chip and Joanna Gaines Launch Virtual Vendor Fair So You Can Support Spring at the Silos Online
With coronavirus impacting events worldwide, Chip and Joanna Gaines had to cancel their annual Spring at the Silos event at the couple's Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas. A difficult decision for sure, but a necessary precaution to heed the CDC's call for social distancing imperative and more recent ban on gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.
Now, with some creative thinking, the Gaineses have been able to bring their Spring at the Silos celebration partially online.
"Spring at the Silos is one of our favorite events of the year—and it’s made special by all of the vendors, small businesses, and musicians who come out every year and pour so much thought, time, and energy into making it such a unique experience for our guests," Gaines wrote in a recent post on the Magnolia website of the heart-wrenching move to cancel the yearly gathering. "Chip and I are deeply saddened that this year’s event won’t go on as we’d hoped and are just so sorry that the decision to cancel had to be made. We wanted to highlight each of the amazing artisans and shop owners who make this event so special so that you can easily see their product and shop their websites directly. We hope you’ll take a moment to look through these amazing vendors and consider supporting them in whatever way you can!"
Those interested in supporting these talented makers can do so on the "virtual vendor fair" here. From handmade soap and dried floral art to natural soy candles and children's play mats, there's no shortage of amazing options to peruse and shop.
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Yesterday, Jo took to Instagram to share some words of encouragement during this difficult time. "So many beautiful reminders that when hard things happen and we choose to look up, it helps us see the opportunities we may not have before — to give or receive a helping hand, an encouraging message, or a simple smile. When we lift our heads, quiet the chaos, and look around us, we can see the good, feel the good, and then be the good for someone else," she wrote. "Thank you to everyone who has shown us grace this week and supported our amazing vendors. Kindness is the simplest yet most extravagant gift, and it has the power to turn a difficult circumstance into a beautiful opportunity."
The last line of her post will surely resonate for many in the trying weeks to come: "As things feel unsettled and unsure in our world today, we want to lean into what we know to be true: We believe in human kindness, knowing we are made better when we work together." What one act of kindness can you start with today?