Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas Open House

I all want to know how I manage to do everything and keep up with this blog....LOL!! Anyway....

The annual Christmas Open House held by the Downtown Merchants will be Sunday, November 30th.....We will not be participating this year because we have chosen to do the things that we are supposed to do on the Sabbath. (And I don't mean that in a preachy way.) I wish the downtown Merchants all the luck in the world, and I hope that they will have a great turnout. We will still be having an Open House, but it will be on Saturday, November 29th, from 10a.m. until 3p.m. During the Open House, we will be having a FREE CROP, Make-n-takes, refreshments, and a really great sale. This will also be a great time to special order any gift items that you need so that I can get them in before Christmas.

We've got some really fun classes on the schedule for the holidays. This week we will be doing Christmas cards and using some cool techniques including using Brass Stencils, JAC Paper, glitter, and flocking. 6 cards for $12.00 Not bad at all!

As for the week before Thanksgiving, I will be open Tuesday, and closed the rest of the week until Saturday (for the Open House).

*December 2nd and 5th we will be making a great winter Snowman decoration.
*9th and 12th will be our Tags and Bags class.
*16th and 19th is our Annual Christmas Mini-Album this year it will be featuring the Snowy Jo collection from Imaginisce. We will also be having a pot luck during this class because it takes about 4 hours, so we might as well party a little! Please bring your recipe to share with us.
Tuesday, December 23rd, I'll be open from 10a.m. to around 2p.m. for those last minute shoppers, then I will be closed until the following Tuesday.
*December 30th and Jan. 2nd we will be making a Christmas Layout
I do hope that you will come in and join us for the holidays. I know how tight things are for all of us this year, so consider saving some of your money and spending some of your time making a special gift of memories. I guarantee there won't be a dry eye around the Christmas tree.
One final daughter Rachel is selling SEE's Candy bars to help with the cost of costumes for dance this year. They are $1.50 each and come in Dark Chocolate, Dark with almonds, Milk chocolate, Milk with almonds, and Milk with Toffee bits. They make really great stocking stuffers, and we've even go cute ideas for making them a great gift for the folks at work. Rachel is also selling tickets for a Baked Potato Dinner to be held on Friday, December 12th (I think). This money is to help her earn her way to a dance competition this winter. Dinner includes Baked Potato, yummy toppings of choice, dessert, and a drink. There will also be a silent auction.
In the spirit of the season, I just want you all to know how much I appreciate you, and how much fun I've had getting to know all of you. What a blessing it has been for me to have a place to meet such wonderful, talented, sweet women such as yourselves. In case I don't post before Thanksgiving....Happy Thanksgiving! (And don't forget to take pictures of all of those great Thanksgiving meals so that you can scrap them!)