Happy HoliDIYS

 

Sometimes, when I am traveling for LTD 7, I get lost in window displays and store themes. I can spend hours looking at all the beautiful and clever ways retail owners come up with to display their wares and beckon customers to come in. Do you ever do the same? Do you sometimes wish you could copy an idea you see in a store window as you pass by?

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My hope for all of you this week, as the season gets into full swing is that you can find a quiet evening or weekend afternoon to tap into your creative side. I can picture you as you enter the room, sit down at the table, wearing fresh pjs, a warm drink of choice beside you, as you get ready to spend a few quiet hours listening to holiday music and making a few handmade items for your special friends and family. It might be a baking session, a time to frame small pictures of the year just past for the tree, or working on mantel decorations…whatever relaxes you and brings out your love of vintage, handmade and gifts made with love.

For those of you who are running around feeling like a chicken with your head cut off, too busy to even think, I have come up with a few simple do-it-yourself ideas that might get the creative juices flowing. Have a look:

An Advent Calendar:

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Glistening Candles on the Mantel:

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No Sew Homemade Felt Stockings:

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Pinecone Projects:

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Monogrammed Gift Tags:

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Typewritten Gift Tags:

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Citrus Ornaments:

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There is no need for directions on any of these, because your mind will take you to the ideas of things you can use to create some of these or similar ideas. It only takes a few hours of time to make your house a home for the holidays.

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Special thanks to the many of you who came out today to our Open House at the Rowe LTD 7 location and to those of you who joined us in support of our Benefit Shopping for Jake Bailey last evening. It does my heart good to give back to such a deserving family. Let’s all continue to keep Jake and his mom, Renae, and their entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

I hope you have had some time to swing by LTD 7 downtown to see our window displays that we entered in the SDDA Store Window Contest and while there, stopped in to say hello and check off a few items on your gift lists.

We still have many holiday events planned. Here are the many ways to stay in touch with us:

Visit our website www.ltd7.net for more information and shop online.

Join our Loyalty Page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LTD7VA

 

I will see you soon. Have a terrific week creating something special and enjoying the special sights and sounds of the season. Be grateful, everyone and hug those loved ones a little tighter tonight.

Living the Dream,

Lynne

Project designs from http://www.marthastewart.com/856465/easy-christmas-crafts/@center/1009041/christmas-crafts-projects

 

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