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Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping has definitely begun!  Right now, we are in the middle of York County’s Best Kept Secrets Holiday Highlights Tour — featuring 17 shops —  17 gems that are scattered throughout the county.  Let us know if you are interested, we still have tickets!

Many folks are stopping in for the first time since we moved over a year ago.  Our new location is great and some who just happen to be in the area are checking us out and liking what they see.  Our local, faithful customers are also out shopping early for the best selections.  We appreciate everyone who comes in to shop ~~ for the first time and our 13 year supporters.

We are known for our home decor – curtains, braided rugs, framed prints, candles (both real and battery operated) and more.  But we also have a great selection of gifts starting at under $5.00.  And, right now we have lots of holiday goodies filling our shelves (and trees)!

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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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CELEBRATIONS!

Our local area is recognizing 2 big anniversaries this summer.  This month, Hanover is celebrating its founding – its 250th birthday! And along with that, the Civil War battle at Gettysburg took place 150 years ago in July.  A few days before that well known event happened, there was a lesser known, but important skirmish in Hanover

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This week Americans all over celebrate Flag Day on June 14.   In many towns, there will be events honoring the history and symbolism of our country’s flag.  And of course, the Fourth of July is a big celebration of independence in most cities and towns across the United States.   At A Bit of Country on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we have all our flags and buntings on sale at 15% off our everyday prices! 

What’s a birthday celebration without candles – and a 250th birthday deserves alot of candles!  Right now, we have our string taper pairs on sale and beginning on June 25, all of our in-stock (wax) candles will be on sale thru July 5th!  If you need candles now, or will need them in the future, stop by to see the selection we have and take advantage of the great prices!

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Shop Our Store

We’re getting ready for the holiday shopping season to begin — starting with Santa coming to the mall this Saturday – November 17 at 11:00.  He will be joined by Curious George!  While you are in the mall, stop by the store and check our Ganz and Nat & Jules plush animal sale!

We wanted to let you know that on Black Friday, we will be opening our store at 5:00 am.   So, if you are up and in the area, you can stop by  the mall to see us early (or later . . . we’ll be open till 10:00 pm).   There will be a gift with purchase on Friday and thru the weekend, as a thank you for your continued support as you shop our store.  You will also find some specials throughout the store during the weekend.

Saturday (Shop Small and Shop Local Saturday) hours are 8:00 am thru 10:00 pm and Sunday’s hours are extended to 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

All year long we proudly support local businesses  .  .  .  Handmade by Cheryl, AcornWoods Designs, Jills Jams Mixes & More, Stampin Up Cards by Pam and of course – Dottie’s Snowmen!  Our candles, potpourri,  wrought iron, framed art and many of our word boards are made in the USA.   Coffees and cocoas come from Door County Wisconsin, Country Home Creations mixes from Michigan and Pelican Bay mixes from Florida.  Beaumont and Sugar Loaf Pottery is made in Ohio, Off the Beaten Path Cookie Cutters in Missouri and Irvins Country Tinware is made right here in Pennsylvania!  SallyeAnder Soaps hail from New York and Sweet Grass Farm soaps and lotions from New Hampshire – and they can all be found right here! 

We may have left out some of our local and made in the USA suppliers — and apologize for that.

See you soon!

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FALL OPEN HOUSE #2

Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday for the first day of our Fall Open House. 

Today’s featured on-sale item is Button Wax Melts.  Our regular cost is 99¢ thru $1.29 . . . but today we have them on sale for 89¢ each!  A really great price . . . but for today only!

Don’t forget, tomorrow morning, Dale will be here for a hands-on demonstration of Embellish Your Story by Roeda™.  Get familiar with the product, and sign up to win a gift certificate to use towards the purchase of Embellish Your Story product!  Dale is also bringing along the magnetic embellishments for the new Nativity Scene.  Orders can be taken for any product we do not have in stock!

See you soon!

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They’re back . . . and more!

Everyone is counting down the last shopping days till Christmas.  We are counting also — only 15 more days till we are back to regular store hours!

We have our $1.00 tree set up . . . buy an ornament and the $1.00 donation goes to Hanover Area’s Red Cross.  Last year you donated almost $250.00!  We matched that amount and donated a total of $500.00!  All from a few ornaments!! 

Before they disappear completely, come take a look at Dottie’s Snowmen, Handmade by Cheryl, wreaths and table decor from Acorn Woods Designs and many other local and made in the USA products we carry!

We mentioned in an earlier blog that we now have McCall’s Candles.  We have picked our favorites,  . . . many of you are already familiar with them, and are excited that we have them in stock.  Don’t see your favorite scent?  Let us know and we can add it to our next order!

Be on the lookout for our 12 Days of Christmas specials starting Monday December 12 and ending on Friday December 23.   A different product on sale each day – one day only – for twelve days.   Check this blog every morning to see that day’s special, or if you are in the mall, stop by to see the special for the day!

Let the Christmas countdown begin . . .

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Wake up to Warm Caramel Sticky Buns!

Or at least the scent of them!  You love fragrancing your home and you love candles.    And you love to burn candles when there’s a chill in the air.  Who can resist scents that remind us of Grandma’s Kitchen and Gingerbread or Warm Caramel Sticky Buns?  We’ve been stocking up on the jar candle scents you love the most from our favorite candle companies.  Try out Candied Fruit from A Cheerful Giver™, Biscotti from Woodwick™, Dutch Apple Pie from Swan Creek™.  These smell great and make our mouths water!

Along with jar candles, we also have wax melts if your scenting preference is to use a wax warmer.   Some of our best sellers are Angel Kiss from Goose Creek™. Buttered Maple Syrup from Crossroads™ and Old Dough Bowl from 1803 Candles™.  We’ve just recently added McCall’s™ jar candles to our shelves — and we are trying out their wax melts to come up with our favorite.  That’s going to be a hard decision!

Your interest in soybean wax candles has increased and we now have soy based jar candles from 4 companies — Mostly Memories Candles™, 1803 Candles™, Swan Creek Candles™ and Woodwick Candles™.  We also have a small selection of soy wax candles from A Cheerful Giver™.

Now — good news for you . . . during the whole month of November, bring in any candle jar and trade it in for any (1) of our in-stock  jar candles @ 15% off .  The jar you are bringing in can be any size — empty, full or anywhere in between.  You’ll get to enjoy a new candle, and we’ll recycle the glass!

PS    Looking for taper candles?  We have 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″ in the most asked for colors.  And, of course, we have a selection of candle warmers and wax warmers on hand for you and for gift giving .

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