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It's the Official Start of the Holiday Season!

I hope everyone had a wonderful start to their holiday season yesterday. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year, second only to Christmas Eve. As the days get shorter and colder, it feels even better than normal to share a drink and eat some fantastic food with family and friends. The Broadway District is beautifully lit up with lights on all the trees and lots of businesses have beautiful holiday window displays- it has the effect of making you feel warm inside even when the temperature is in the teens.

To sum up, the holidays are a wonderful time to reflect on your life. I'm grateful for my family, my friends, and my community. I'm grateful for my wonderful job where I get to work in a unique little shop in a beautiful building that's situated in a wonderful part of town, and I'm grateful for the outpour of support we've gotten from the people of our community over the past 20 years. So here's to all of you- without you, we would not be able to make our dreams come true!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and wishing you all a wonderful start to the holiday season! If you're looking for a unique Christmas gift, as always we hope you'll stop in and see us! We're starting our holiday hours this week, which means we will be open until 9 on Fridays and Saturdays!  


Come Celebrate With Us!

As promised, we will be throwing a party to celebrate Rachel's one year anniversary as new owner of The Gift Itself! As our customers are the people to whom we owe our continued success, we would like to invite you all to join us on November 22 from 5 to 9 for refreshments and good conversation!

During the party, the annual lighting ceremony on Broadway will also be taking place, so there will be lots of fun activities for everyone of all ages, so bring the family down to the district and engage in the festivities!! Santa Claus will be making an appearance, there is live music, and (my personal favorite) there are carriage rides! This event is always a good time, and the normally beautiful Broadway District will look even more gorgeous than normal with the start of the holiday season! We hope you all can join us! It's going to be a blast!!

!lighting ceremony on broadway

Upcoming education seminar

In the interest of fine tuning our skills, The Gift Itself will be closed this Saturday, November 9th. Rachel will be attending a three day seminar where she will be brushing up on her stone setting skills. Thank you everybody for your understanding!

Rachel's One Year Anniversary!

Today at the store we are marking the one year anniversary of Rachel Sowinski becoming the new owner of The Gift Itself!! The year has flown by, and she has consistently proven herself a dedicated member of the arts and business community in Green Bay. For the 19 years we have been in business, the driving mission behind The Gift Itself has always been to bring affordable, beautiful works of art to our customers. And speaking of our customers, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued patronage of our business! Without you, our dream of being able to create unique works of art would not be our reality, so again, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! 

Stay tuned for more information, because we will certainly need to celebrate this momentous occasion and would like to invite you all to celebrate with us!

The Gift Itself will be Closing Early

Just an FYI to all our wonderful customers- today The Gift Itself will be closed for a town meeting at Titletown Brewing Co. Both as a local business and as local residents of the downtown area, we feel it is an extremely important part of our civic responsibility  to attend these meetings in order to help ensure that we are well informed about the changes happening in our community (of which there have been many as of late). The meeting starts at 5:30 and is open to the public, so we hope to see lots of our customer's faces and making their presence known! Happy Wednesday, everyone!