Put the card before the horse.
HB Designs Trunk Show
What: Paperie queen Heather Centurioni debuts holiday cards, invites, stationery, and gift tags in jolly-patterned textiles.
Why: Score free personalization on all items.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Swoozie’s, 8417 Preston Center Plaza (214-890-0433).
Merry and Bright Facial
What: Freshen weathered skin with an invigorating yam and pumpkin peel plus relaxing facial ($75).
Why: With each service, Empowered by Light provides a Zambian family living in the dark past dusk with a solar-powered LED light.
When: Thru Dec. 31.
Where: Facelogic Spa, 4518 Lovers Ln. (214-696-3223)
Cedars Open Studio Tour
What: Stroll the downtown hood for photography, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, blown glass, and furniture from 40-plus creatives.
Why: Get your fill of smoked ribs, sips, and art demonstrations.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Locations at 2012.cedarsopenstudios.com/artists.
What: Before pirouetting over to the dessert table next week, firm up with a new class ($15-$30) that mixes ballet, yoga, and resistance training with suspended Thera-Bands.
Why: Take five canned goods to support North Texas Food Bank and earn 20 percent off merch.
When: Mon., Wed. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: The PilatesBarre, 6915 Hillcrest Ave. (214-706-9988).
What: Texas native and astrologer Lex Rice signs her book, By the Numbers: as Easy as 1, 2, 3.
Why: Zero in on the best time for making money, big purchases, babies, and more.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, 2121 McKinney Ave., 2nd flr. (214-922-4820).
Photo: Courtesy of HB Designs