Once again, things just seem to happen at just the right time for my little retail biz. This year is the first year for Holly Jolly GR, a downtown holiday shopping event helping to promote local downtown businesses like myself!
The event kicks off at Rosa Parks tomorrow night at 5pm with a choir welcoming the guest of honor, Santa himself. The GRAM tree is lit soon after and everyone is encouraged to check out all the window displays. Forty-seven retailers and vacant storefronts downtown are competing in a window display competition where the public votes (much like artprize without the “top ten”). Click here for info on how to vote.
6.25 Paper will be celebrating this fun, new event with some super duper specials on holiday cards, ribbon, tags, bags and wrapping paper. Follow me on twitter or facebook to see what these specials will be tomorrow! We’ve also teamed up with local artist and painter, Elizabeth B. Mayville, to create our window display (made of paper scraps, packing peanuts and TONS of glitter). Photos coming!
Also very exciting, we have teamed up with the UICA to give shoppers a special gift when they spend $100 or more at the Holiday Artists Market. The market presents all local artists and it’s one of my favorite places to shop each year! If you spend at least $100, you’ll get a coupon for a free stationery set from me or a free porcelain ornament from Vue Design (one of my awesome neighbors)! The Market is Friday, Dec. 2nd, 5pm-9pm and Sat., Dec. 3rd, 10am-9pm.