Category Archives: calendar frames

Back in stock . . .

We have a few MERRY CHRISTMAS (lighted) Radiance canvas prints that came in this week.  This is our third order of this particular print, and sadly we were not able to get as many as we wanted.  Some of you who asked to be called upon delivery have been called, and we have just a few more to put out for sale.  Stop in soon if you want one!

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Christmas music from GreenHill Productions has arrived.  We will be playing it in the store beginning Black Friday, but we have it for sale now.  Celtic and Irish music; Smokey Mountain; Gaither Vocal Band; Oak Ridge Boys; BlueGrass and more music is available now!

Door County Coffees and Cocoas have just been restocked, including Jingle Bell Java (our best seller) and much more!

We will again decorate one of our trees with an assortment of ornaments that can be bought for a donation that we will make to the Red Cross (and maybe another local organization).  The tree will be decorated by Black Friday for your donation purchases!  More info on that to come.

Candles and melts from Cheerful Giver, Swan Creek, Goose Creek, 1803, McCalls are here, with more to come!

Like us on Facebook (ABitOfCountryGiftShoppe) and keep up with other new happenings, including our Holiday store hours!

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‘FOMO’

I don’t text.  Once in awhile a text arrives on my cell phone, I read it, but I don’t text back.  My phone doesn’t take pictures either.  Some day when my phone dies,  I may have to go to something more technologically advanced than my old ‘flip phone’.  But for now, it does exactly what I want to do with it — make and receive phone calls.  Something else my phone doesn’t do — call someone by accident while being bumped around in the bottom of my handbag.

Because I don’t text, I don’t understand most of the texting lingo.  However, it’s fun to guess the meaning of groups of letters — language shortcuts — kinda like reading personalized license plates – the ones without vowels.

I read this (part of a longer article) in a recent online newsletter from John Tesh’s Intelligence for Life:

“Psychologists say, that it’s almost become culturally acceptable to text people at the dinner table – or check out the score of the game on an app while we’re with other people. They call that “FOMO” – fear of missing out. We feel compelled to keep checking our phones so we don’t miss out on anything.”

We all have various opinions about cell phone usage in public – talking, texting or checking an app – but, we know for sure that we don’t want our customers to worry about or fear missing out on great stuff that we have going on right here at A Bit of Country!  For example, right now we have to make room for new product coming in next month, so we have some really great prices on things we are clearing off our shelves!  Now that you know, don’t delay – you will miss out!

“Christmas in July” – snowmen and more from Blossom Bucket are priced at unheard of clearance prices.  And the best part . . . 50% of the sale of these pieces will go to the local Red Cross.  Make sure you come in before the end of July so there is no FOMO!

2014 wall calendars are soon arriving – Lang, Legacy, Crossroads and Kay Dee cloth calendars – and as always, if you purchase before the end of August, you get a discount.  Get your wall calendars (and wooden frames) early so you have peace of mind and no FOMO!

Fall Open House – second weekend in September from 12 thru 15. It’s become a tradition – bobbing for apples, give aways with purchase, sign up for other give away items.  Remember to bring some non-perishable food items for a discount on your purchase.  Come by one of these four days so you can relax with no FOMO!

If you’ve been traveling this summer, we’ve missed you.  But we have met lots of folks who end up here in Hanover from some pretty far away places . . . Maine, Florida, Arizona, California, Germany, England, Denmark, Australia and more that we might not even know about!  We hear all the time, ‘We don’t have any stores like this where we come from’.   We’re always glad to have visitors from out-of-town, close by or far away.

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE

This year, we are doing our 12 Days of Christmas Sale a little differently.  We started on December 1 so we can end on December 12 with the biggest sale that we’ve ever had in our ten Christmases!  Today is our third day sale — 25% off ornaments [except for our local made Dottie’s Snowmen and Handmade by Cheryl] — only on sale today!  You can check here each day to see what will be on sale or give us a call or just check in when you are by the mall to see what is on sale that one day.  Some of the items to come (in no special order) are mugs, soaps and lotions, wall calendar frames, plush, jar candles, magnetic art, snowmen, dips and mixes. 

And then . . . the 12/12/12 twelfth day of our Christmas Sale!

Stay tuned in!

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