Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photos: Christmas Displays 2011

They say this weekend is the official start of the Christmas shopping season, so it's hard to believe it's been nearly a month since I first started setting up our holiday displays here at The Blue Pear. Luckily, sales have been good, so I keep adding to and rearranging things as the days go by. I've tried my best to snap pictures as the shop has evolved, though I can already tell I missed a few things. I'll add more later. Enjoy for now!

Small Business Saturday

Thanks to everybody who came out to support us on Small Business Saturday! It was a huge success! And of course it didn't hurt that Santa Claus was in the house. He'll be here every Saturday until Christmas. Also, The Blue Pear will be OPEN ON SUNDAYS throughout the rest of the holiday season! Stop by when you're in town!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Literally!

First, let me thank everybody who came out this weekend for the Courthouse Holiday Open House! It was an amazing weekend! I opened The Blue Pear in January, so this is my first holiday season in the courthouse, which not only makes it extra special, but it's also been a learning experience. One lesson I learned is More Is More when it comes to being a retailer during the holiday season: more product, more bags, more tissue, more extension cords!  More time to accomplish everything wouldn't hurt either.

Back to Santa...
He will be arriving in town via helicopter (yes, it's true) this upcoming Saturday. He already has a big comfy chair set up in the rotunda of the courthouse - just down the hall from my shop. He and The Missus will be in the courthouse every Saturday afternoon throughout the rest of the season. Come visit him and then swing by The Blue Pear for holiday decor & an amazing selection of gift ideas!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Big Holiday Weekend!

Without a doubt, the holiday season is in full swing here in Crown Point!  The shop keeps evolving on a daily basis - with even more product still to be put out!  Tonight, right here on the courthouse lawn, we'll be lighting the Crown Point Christmas Tree. They'll also be serving cookies & hot cocoa.

Sunday is the big Holiday Open House for the courthouse shops from 11 - 4.  This will be my first Christmas in the courthouse, so I'm not sure what to expect, but the other shopkeepers say it's the busiest day of the year. Plus, all the shops will be serving lot's of goodies - so be sure to stop by! If I have time I might even bake up a couple batches of my Lemon Love cookies.  

Also, photos coming soon - I promise!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

'tis the Season!

Let the shopping begin! Today is the first day of our Holiday Open House at The Blue Pear! This is our preview weekend, but our specials and goodies will last throughout the entire month of November. The shop looks amazing - I will try to take some pics before I leave tonight. I actually still have some holiday product to unpack and tag, so there will be more to come!