Monday, November 21, 2011

Thank You for Another Great Christmas Mart

It was another great Christmas Mart hosted by The Charity League of Atlantic County and held at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point! Over 22 vendors attended, Santa greeted children and families for pictures, and there was always something wonderful to eat in Gourmet.

Tree Skirts and Stockings produced fabulous sequinned items that were snapped up, and took additional orders for items to be picked up for next year. Those committees work hard throughout the year to create special heirloom items than be passed from generation to generation. The Tree Skirts are legacy designed items that have been favorites for three generations. The Stockings are custom made for each person, and usually includes their name and decorations that are important to them -- a pair of ballet slippers here, a hockey stick there.

Fixings had a banner year, producing beautiful ornaments to deocorate a favorite Christmas tree or give as a gift. Each of the ornaments is specially designed and a limited series of them is created. If you didn't have a chance to buy them this year, you'll have to wait till next year's Mart!

The pin this year is a lovely pair of holly leaves with bright red crystal Swarovski berries, finished off with a silver bow with curled ends. A well received pin, it garnered many ohhs and ahhs. What will next year bring for the 2012 pin? Everyone will just have to wait and see!

Over 22 shops were present for early holiday shopping, and the Greate Bay Country Club again hosted lunch for all attending.

Its never too early to mark your calendars for next year -- the weekend before Thanksgiving, Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17.

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