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Christmas Memories

By: Liisa St-Aubin

We all have Christmas memories from days gone by that transport us right back to specific moments in time. From the smell of the fireplace to the taste of pie, I have many merry memories! Luckily, I was able to find some treasures to help keep my memories alive each Christmas season.

My Grandma’s Ceramic Christmas tree
My siblings and I always loved Grandma’s ceramic tree. We would take turns moving around the colourful pegs coming up with different patterns to suit our moods. The best part was the star that, if removed, would create a cool vortex of light that shot right out the top!

7" Ceramic Light-Up Christmas Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RetroFestive Store Grand Opening 2017

Oh-So-Much-Fun on November 4, 2017

Hurray, hurray! Our grand opening day of the 2017 season will soon be here!

Get a jump-start on Christmas when you visit our Oakville, Ontario Christmas store, chock-full of festive fun! Our Grand Opening event takes place November 4, 2017 from 9am til 5pm.

Ride the Polar Express Train

Polar Express Train is coming to the Grand Opening of  RetroFestive on November 4th, 2017.

Kids (and kids-at-heart) are invited to take a ride on our Polar Express-inspired train. It will be set-up outside our store between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Enter to Win a Genuine Talkboy!

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Win a genuine Talkboy Voice Changer at our Grand Opening event

Visitors to our Grand Opening can enter-to-win a genuine Talkboy Voice Changer, as seen in Home Alone 2. (One ballet per purchase. Draw to be held at 5pm store closing).

Meet Bumble and Santa Claus Too!

Meet Santa and Bumble
Meet Santa Claus and Bumble at RetroFestive, Nov 4, 2017

Santa Claus and Bumble the Snow Monster will be on-hand to greet you and take as many selfies as you want! (10am til 2pm)

Have Our Cake, and Eat it Too!

RetoFestive Cake Cutting

We’ll be serving a giant Christmas cake to celebrate our 10th season! (Cake cutting will take place at around 11am).

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Practical gift giving

By Liisa St-Aubin

When it comes to gift giving, we all have that one family member that likes to throw a few caveats into the mix. Whether it be simple practicality or ratio of bedazzlement, it can be hard to stay within their parameters.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the traditional Christmas gift box.

Jelly of the Month
What can be more practical than feeding a loved one for a full year? Bonus: it comes with a monthly checklist where they can jot down notes about the taste and what they like about each jelly. Win, win!
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Weeping Angel Tree Topper
For the perfect balance between traditional tree topper and an object of bowtie-quivering fear, you’ve got to go with the Doctor Who Weeping Angel Tree Topper. Why have a tree if no one looks at it, right? This will keep them staring…forever. Just Remember: Don’t blink. Don’t even blink.
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Friendship Doves
Who doesn’t want to have a friend for life? Next!
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Christmas Toilet Paper
Give the only practical gift this Christmas that will help with the clean up…and because everyone forgets to decorate the bathroom. Also, if your neighbour is being a Grinch, why not spread some holiday cheer and TP the heck out of their house!
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Handmade Holiday Cards
Save them from having to do the work of making cards next Christmas (or this one if you gift it to them early enough). Or, you know what? Just write them a sweet message and send them a homemade card in the mail. Everyone loves snail mail. Plus, these come in a big enough bundle you can check 24 people off your list at once.
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Social Media Gift Guide

Although we are all mourning Vine, and remember the five seconds that Ello was cool, there are some people on our Christmas lists who know and love social media more than life itself. They Tweet, they Snap, they Pin – they do it all!

But what do you get for your friend, who has seen it all (online anyway)? Here are five savvy social media gift ideas:

Punctuation Ornaments

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Sometimes it can be difficult to get your message across in 140 characters and still be grammatically correct. These punctuation ornaments add some much needed structure to tree trimming and are approved by the grammar police!

 

 

 

 

#SorryNotSorry Santa
Maybe your friend had too much eggnog at the office Christmas party, or used a bit too many swear words in their latest Facebook status. Either way, this t-shirt will let everyone know the score!

Hashtag Ornament
#omg #noway #Blessed This ornament says it all. But Twitter followers not included.

Adult Mad Libs
A good social media manager knows that great ideas come from interactive brainstorming sessions. Give your colleague a copy of Adult Mad Lib to get those creative juices flowing!

Santa Unfriended Me Coffee Mug

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If your friend has made their way onto the naughty list, maybe it’s best to tell them with a mug full of egg nog . . . this mug full of egg nog.

Speaking of social media, follow us @RetroFestive on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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Big Savings During our Season Kick-Off Event!

Sweater deals online and in-store this weekend!

Saturday, November 12th marks our annual Season Kick-Off event at the RetroFestive flagship store in Oakville, and you’re invited to join us! For our friends who can’t come to Oakville, we’ve got special deals online, so you won’t miss out on all the fun!

It's an Ugly Sweater Party!

Join the fun at our Oakville flagship store!

Featured guests will be the Misty Kids from the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. So bring your kids for hugs and photos. Also appearing will be an all-female barbershop quartet named Skyfall. Saturday, November 10th, only!

  • Everyone who arrives in an Ugly Sweater wins a prize!
  • Special discounts on almost all Ugly Sweaters in store.
Misty Kids and Skyfall appearing Saturday!
Misty Kids and Skyfall appearing Saturday at our big Season Kick-Off event in Oakville.

Appearance Times:

Meet the Misty Kids: 11am, Noon and 1pm

Listen to Skyfall Barbershop Quartet: 10:30, 11:30 and 12:3

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