My two picks of the week (a.k.a. the two picks I made that are on the website. Y’all, this is so much harder than you might think, because we have 10,000 items on our website but we have 30,000+ items in the store! You’re just going to have to come and see for yourself; I have so many favorites that you can call to order but haven’t yet been added to www.christmasplace.com. It can be quite maddening, especially if you love Christmas like I do.):
Even if you aren’t a collector, this gazebo would be a great addition to your holiday decorations. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Department 56, they have released a special gazebo for the Dickens Village, Snow Village, and North Pole Village. This is the [North Pole edition gazebo], with Santa and Mrs. Claus offering a toast to all the residents of the Pole as they celebrate the completion of another successful Christmas Eve delivery. (They do each have a glass raised in celebration, trust me, it’s just hard (impossible) to get into the photograph.)
Yes, this is where the line begins to try out for the [Reindeer Games]! Who can resist these crazy reindeer in their knit sweaters and scarves with over-sized noses and booted feet? Not Santa! These fellows would look so cute leaping out of a stocking on Christmas morning…
It’s 116 days to Christmas. That’s 17 Saturdays. Yes, you can officially start to get excited about Christmas, please. We’re here for you!
~Janet @ The Christmas Place
P.S. Our Labor Day Tent sale starts this Friday – but remember, we’ve moved the tent to a location behind the store, not in the courtyard. It’s definitely happening, even if can’t see the red-and-white stripes from the parkway. Come on in and find the bargains you’re looking for to get your holiday decorating underway.
P.P.S. I almost forgot – National Tailgating Day this Saturday! For all you North Americans, you know what this means – school colors, a grill, preferably some unhealthy-type food groups. More to come, but Santa will be tailgating in our courtyard starting at 10 a.m., and the first 500 guests will receive a Santa-autographed football.