Make your list and check it twice: Hospice Christmas Treasures store in Medina will open on October 17th
MEDINA, Ohio – Christmas is coming! Yes, we know it’s still technically summer, but is it really ever too early to think about decorating for the most festive holidays?
The elves of Life’s Treasures, the Thrift Store in Medina’s Hospice, are actively preparing their annual Christmas Treasures store in the main store at 317 S. Court St.
Generous donors have been bringing new and lightly used Christmas items to the store since the beginning of July, and a team of nine volunteers have been sorting and evaluating items since August 20.
The Christmas store will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 17 to coincide with the upcoming Mill Street Makers’ Mart. Buyers can prepare for Christmas with unique decorations and gifts, all during the same shopping spree. All proceeds from in-store sales will be donated to Hospice of Medina County.
Customers who have not had the pleasure of browsing the Christmas store in the past will be delighted with 3,000 square feet of Christmas items of all kinds arranged artfully: Santas, angels, tableware, outdoor decor, door- stockings, puzzles, books, cups, candles, etc.
Collectors will find exactly what they need to add to their ceramic house displays, nurseries, nutcrackers, cookie jars, teapots, snow globes, music boxes and Hallmark ornaments.
Cooks who want to highlight their Christmas dinner with a beautiful table will find tablecloths, napkins, china sets, chargers, glassware, and cute figurines and knickknacks to add to centerpieces.
Need a gift for a child? The store also offers holiday books and soft toys.
Want a conversation starter? There is a wide choice of animated characters. A donor brought a car full of new boxed items from a closing store.
Ceramic trees count for only a few of the dozens of Christmas trees – tall or short, skinny or wide, lighted or not, some decorated, some bare. One can find glass trees, wooden trees, and silver or gold trees.
To make decorating these trees easier, the store has everything you need to prune a tree, from boxed ornaments and garlands to unique vintage trims.
In addition to the trees, the store will feature dozens of wreaths in a variety of colors and styles. Need a crown with a purple bow? It is probably there. Want some artificial fruit on your crown? You will be able to find it.
Even after the store opens, new items will be arriving every day, making a weekly shopping trip a must to find the right treasure.
From now until mid-December, residents can donate Christmas items between 10 a.m. and noon Monday through Saturday, except Thrift Thursdays – September 23 and 30, October 28, and one more day in November.
The main area of the Life’s Treasures store will always be open, offering furniture, clothing (even ugly Christmas sweaters), electronics, cookware, books, and more. All of these items will also be accepted as donations.
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